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Canines for a Cure: How Man’s Best Friend Can Help Defeat Depression

Friday, January 11, 2013

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Friday, January 11, 2013

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Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,

"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.”  Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.

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Bullying: It doesn’t stop in high school

Friday, December 21, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Friday, December 21, 2012

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Middle and high school are notorious for being difficult. Changing bodies and expectations have been the inspiration for many books, movies and TV shows. These tough times of life have been stereotyped and turned humorous. Bullying in middle school and high school has been considered normal- almost a rite of passage in modern America.

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Can Stress Levels Affect Your Health?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago. 

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Read for Leisure and Read for Your Mental Health

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Autumn can be a wonderfully relaxing time of the year, with the weather cooling off, and new festive activities becoming more and more abundant. Although for many college students, when the foliage starts to change, so does the pace of schoolwork. And fall is always a time for exams, which can be taxing on your mental health. It is also a time of increased risk of sickness as cold and flu season encroaches.

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Staying Calm After Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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New Hampshire was extremely fortunate not to receive the full force of Hurricane Sandy; however, students here come from all over the country. If you happen to be from one of the hard hit areas, such as New Jersey or New York, do not hesitate to talk to a friend or a support system about it. Keeping one’s mental health as high as possible during a time of devastation can be very difficult, but reaching out to a friend or to family members back home can help your emotions stay elevated.

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How to Handle a Disappointing Grade

Monday, November 5, 2012

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Monday, November 5, 2012

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Now that we are officially a month into the semester, the first wave of exams has come and gone. Having more than one test in a week is tough, especially when it comes to managing your time.  Getting a low or failing grade on a test is not the end of your college career, but it should be used as motivation to do better the next time around. As a student one can blame a bad exam grade on the teacher, any distractions, that one class you missed, or just overall bad timing.

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Foods For Every Mood

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Ever feel like your moods are out of whack?

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Surround Yourself with Happy People to be Happy

Monday, October 15, 2012

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Monday, October 15, 2012

Who makes you happy? Chances are it is someone that you spend a significant amount of time with. A study done by Dr. Nicholas Christakis of Harvard Medical School and Dr. James Fowler of the University of California in San Diego conducted a study on how an individual’s social network affects their happiness levels.

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Get a Handle on Stress

Friday, September 21, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, September 21, 2012

Stuart Miles

After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.

1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best to get the recommended 7 to 10 hours worth of sleep.

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Physical Activity Affects the Mind

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

The physical benefits of exercise are commonly known, such as weight control, cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance.  However, studies show that although exercise is a physical activity, it has an effect on our mental state as well.  A study conducted at the University of Haifa International School found that exercise reduces depression and burnout rates.  The study analyzed 1,632 Israeli workers through que

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