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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (Okay, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
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Sleep debt might be the reason you’re always tired—here’s how to avoid it

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you’re all revved up for the new semester, it’s easy to skip sleep in favor of studying. OK, let’s be honest—it’s easy to skip sleep in favor...
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Ask the doc: Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in...

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in class or while studying?" —Larry, University Park, Pennsylvania Short answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon...
Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Rate this article for a chance to winJune is here, and several massive changes are just around the corner. First, no more mindfulness columns until next fall! (I know; I’m sad about it too.)...
Ask the doc: “What can students do to stay healthy while under stress?”

Ask the doc: “What can students do to stay healthy while under stress?”

“What can students do to stay healthy while under stress?”—Jamie*, city and state withheldI spent a winter break working at Okemo Mountain as a lift operator. I was staying on a hill across the...
Sleep science: What we know, what we don’t, and why it matters

Sleep science: What we know, what we don’t, and why it matters

Rate this article and enter to win“Basically everything you do, you do better with a good night’s sleep,” says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine....
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 The apps might be great, but they won’t work perfectly if you run them on a slow, clunky, out-of-date...
Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)

Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)

 Vishal, Lawrence, KansasAlarmy (Sleep If U Can)By Delight Room Co., Ltd.“If you can’t jump out of bed in the morning (e.g., most people?), this app is for you. It’s a creative alarm system that...
Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

“Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?” —Taylor, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to do well...
The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

 Ever wonder how alcohol gets people drunk? Let’s look at the science behind it.Alcohol is made using a process called fermentation (in which yeast breaks sugar down into ethanol). As someone drinks, ethanol makes...