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Friday, January 19, 2018
Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winDid you know that you can train your brain to improve at certain tasks? You’ve probably seen ads for brain-training computer games and apps that use your brain’s...
Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

 Anxiety is a normal phenomenon; it’s something we all experience. Anxiety is “just our body’s way of letting us know it is uncomfortable,” wrote Dr. Robert Myers, an adolescent psychologist and professor at the...
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Crushed by your crush? How to move on when the feeling’s not mutual

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever been in a situation where you liked someone who didn’t like you back? Three out of four students say they have, according to a recent...
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Dealing with depression: Student stories, expert strategies

 Everybody has bad days. Hey, between disappointing grades, arguments with your parent, drama with your friends, and rejection from your crush, you’ve probably experienced a few bad weeks.“We all experience sadness—when we lose someone,...
How to avoid online drama

How to avoid online drama

Social media and other online communication can be a breeding ground for gossip, exaggeration, and finger pointing. Instead of getting sucked in, follow these steps to stop the drama. Limit your use of social...
Don’t believe everything you see: How to filter the Instagram effect

Don’t believe everything you see: How to filter the Instagram effect

Rate this article and enter to winThat fashion blogger posted a shot of her gorgeous designer dress. The trainer you follow has been Snapchatting his perfect body during his trip to the Caribbean. And...
Mind your mind

Mind your mind: What is mindfulness?

Every time I enter the BuzzFeed black hole or scroll through my Twitter feed, there’s an article about how mindfulness can improve your life. Mindfulness is supposed to be good for you, but it...
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Get thee to a theater

Why watching live performances is a fabulous use of our timeWe all know that plenty of learning—and becoming better people, etc.—occurs outside the school building. Now we’re getting a sense of how effectively it...
Understanding self-injury: What it means, why it happens, what to do

Understanding self-injury: What it means, why it happens, what to do

Rate this article and enter to win"I get so sad sometimes and I just have to let it out somehow,” Miguel, a junior from New England, told me during one of our therapy sessions....
Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winWhen did you last talk about race? Chances are, it was within recent days (maybe hours). Racism is a major element of national and lunch-table discussions, and a...