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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The social effect: How our peers can help us or hold us back

Rate this article and enter to win“One friend influenced me to become a better person when I wasn’t doing the best,” says Dharma, a sophomore in Thornton, Colorado.“I have been pressured to not study...
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Could you help a friend with an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are serious health conditions that require medical attention, and personal and professional support. It’s estimated that in the US, 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder at...
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Is it abuse? Recognizing and coping with unhealthy relationships

Rate this article and enter to winYou’ve finally achieved that coveted title: “bae.” When it happens, you’re beyond excited that your crush wants to be in a relationship with you.But wait. It’s not quite...
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Join the conversation!

Embracing people who’ve had many different experiences can help you see how similar we all are. But sometimes spending time with people who seem different from you can be intimidating. You might wonder what...
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Ask the counselor: Getting over a betrayal

“When someone betrays me, I have a hard time getting over it. Any tips?”—Shane, Victoria, British ColumbiaIt feels terrible when someone betrays you. It might seem like the relationship is broken forever. How could...
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Are you social or nocial? Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winBeyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Kim Kardashian have all “broken the internet,” but what would you do if the internet was really broken? If Instagram was down, would the...
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The bully experience: How to be a friend

Rate this article and enter to winYou may not realize it, but bystanders (witnesses) to bullying can suffer consequences just from seeing someone get bullied. These consequences can include anxiety, difficulty trusting others, and...
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The art of active listening

Rate this article and enter to winWe all know that listening is important, but when is it most important, and how do we make sure we’re doing it in a way that helps us...
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Your social circle: The surprising effects of kindness

Rate this article and enter to winAre you in or are you out? If you’re like Simon, a junior in Indianapolis, Indiana, you’ve been both. Standing on the sidelines while his friends were having...
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Creating your own happiness: 20 ways to enjoy being single

Rate this article and enter to winRoss ends up with Rachel on Friends, Han Solo with Leia in Star Wars. Neil Patrick Harris has David Burtka, and Beyoncé has Jay-Z. Sometimes the media can...