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Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The pursuit of perfection: What is the cost of your high standards?

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s 4 a.m. and you’re triple-checking the verb tense of a Spanish assignment. You don’t hand in a draft of your English paper because it’s too rough, even...
How to be happy: Why your experiences matter most

How to be happy: Why your experiences matter most

Rate this article and enter to winWhen stress runs high and cash runs low, it’s reassuring to know that our experiences, not our possessions, are our main source of happiness. The emotional boost we...
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Keeping it classy: How to stay above the negativity

Rate this article and enter to winPicture this: You just found out that a person you thought was your friend is spreading rumors about you and trying to turn your mutual friends against you....
5 surprising benefits of volunteering

5 surprising benefits of volunteering

Rate this article and enter to win%CODE1%You may not realize it, but you can be a great asset to the groups that are working to improve your community. “High school students who volunteer with...
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Test stress much? Try this 30-second, in-the-moment mindfulness trick

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s your favorite thing about school? If you said “the exams,” you’re either Hermione Granger or you’re an anomaly. I’m done with school now and free of academic...
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Meditation: Easy as 1-2-3

When you hear “meditation,” you may think of the phrase “clear your mind.”  Ummm…yeah right. Between school, homework, and your social life, that probably seems like an impossible task.Practicing meditation is much easier than...
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Ask the counselor: I have a mental health issue. Will I be stigmatized if...

“I have a mental health issue. Will I be stigmatized if I seek treatment?”—Mark, Portland, MaineMark,You’re not alone in your concerns. Feeling stigmatized because of a mental health condition makes many people feel discouraged...
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Mind your mind: This February give the gift of mindful communication

This February give the gift of mindful communicationJamal knows why he and his girlfriend have problems: “I bottle up my feelings and then lash out at her later.” Monique says the fights she had...
Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Rate this article and enter to winMindfulness techniques are like apps or pieces of software. The apps might be great, but they won’t work perfectly if you run them on a slow, clunky, out-of-date...
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Stress effects: How stress shows up in your body

Rate this article and enter to winYour teacher announces a pop quiz on the same day that a huge essay is due. You’re already feeling anxious, and when you get home from school your...