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Friday, January 19, 2018
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The common cold: Care vs. cure

You wake up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, and feeling a little achy. Throughout the day, you’re constantly reaching for tissues, sneezing, and coughing. Sound familiar? Chances are, it’s an upper respiratory infection,...
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Ask the doc: What should I do for oozing scrapes?

"What should I do for oozing scrapes? I’ve been letting them air dry as much as possible. Should I be doing something else?"—Joyce, Fairbanks, AlaskaJoyce,Taking immediate, proper care of oozing scrapes, a.k.a. abrasions, or...
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Ask the academic advisor: How do you write a good thesis statement?

“How do you write a good thesis statement?"—Lauren, Peterborough, Ontario, CanadaThis is a great question. I’ve been teaching college writing for almost 20 years and have read a lot of essays that haven’t included...
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The study drugs debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winPrescription medications, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, are often used to treat people with a condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But they’re not the only...
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Ask the academic advisor: Is it better to read the whole passage, or skim...

"Is it better to read the whole passage, or skim and pick up important points?"—Trenton, Boston, MassachusettsI imagine you know what answer you want to hear. I would love to say that all you...
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Ask the counselor: How to calm anxiety before an attack happens

“How can I calm my anxiety before an attack happens?”—Allegra, Regina, Canada Allegra,Anxiety is something that all of us wish we could control. It makes us feel bad and hangs over our heads.Anxiety is often...
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Ask the academic advisor: Motivation for assignments

“What are your tips for getting motivated to start an assignment?”—Jamie, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania If you only knew how long I procrastinated before answering this question, you would realize that we all have trouble getting...
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Fitness for focus: How to power up your brain

Rate this article and enter to winIf an exam or assignment deadline is too close for comfort and your study session has become a struggle, you may feel you don’t have time for a...
Doctor's office

Ask the doc: How to get rid of an ear infection

"How do I get rid of an ear infection?"—Christian, San Bernardino, CaliforniaChristian,Ear complaints are common among high school students. They can be caused by infections of the ear canal and middle ear, or fluid...
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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...