How to Deal With Stress in College


A long time ago in a galaxy unfamiliar to most of us, existed a place where the merits of a college degree alone were enough to guarantee us a high paying job with wonderful opportunities at building our 401K. Nowadays — well at least the degree still looks pretty. The pressures that constantly weigh on a college student are heavy.  Maintaining high marks in all classes while working, being involved in greek… Read More

5 Ways to Get Work Done without Actually Working

Everyone is aware that our college work habits are vital to our success. But most don’t realize that our non-work habits are as well. Believe it or not, there are a few ways to use your free time to your advantage. Below are 5 non-work activities that will help you get more work done without actually having to do work.   #1 Socialize If you’re the type to spend weekends slaving over… Read More

The Biology Of Sex: Rutgers Univ Study

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Let me just get this out of the way upfront: I had an orgasm in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. That is, as background research for my book, “Dirty Minds: How our brains influence love, sex and relationships,” I participated in a study at Rutgers University where scientists measured the activity in my brain as I self-stimulated to an orgasm. I wasn’t the first woman to participate in one of… Read More

Forget A’s, B’s, and C’s—What We Need Is More Zzzz’s


Some advertisers routinely entreat us to undermine our health, but rarely through overt attacks on healthy behavior. When one such unhealthful message assaulting sleep reached my university’s campus this fall, I began to hear about it from offended and sympathetic colleagues. One saw it in her freshman daughter’s dorm. Another saw it in a campus convenience store. The makers of the energy drink Red Bull advised students that “Nobody ever wishes they’d… Read More

Protect Your Testicles From Technology


Your Future Children Will Thank You If you dream of spawning a mini me or three one of these days, you might consider keeping that laptop off your lap and curbing your cell phone use just a touch. Don’t panic. No one has proven for sure that technology damages male fertility. But increasing evidence links the heat and/or electromagnetic frequencies coming from cellphones and laptops with less-than-optimal sperm. A report out today… Read More

5 Ways To Stay Healthy During the Holidays


Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Why? Because it’s a holiday that is essentially dedicated to food. And I well who doesn’t love food. Yes, I know, we’re supposed to be giving thanks and thinking about Dead Native Americans, but I’m really just looking forward to some Candied Yams (can I get a witness). There are just a few problems with all this. The holiday season tempts us to go way… Read More

7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dorm Clean

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I am no stranger to dirty dorms. I’m not a neat freak, but I’m not a slob either. I’ve had sparkly clean roommates, a roommate who puked in the sink over Christmas Break and didn’t clean it up till school started back…yeah gross. Over the years I’ve learned that keeping your room clean, not only helps clear your mind and keep you slightly less stressed but overall it helps keep your college… Read More

Your Parents Lied: High IQ Linked To Drug Use


The “Just Say No” generation was often told by parents and teachers that intelligent people didn’t use drugs. Turns out, the adults may have been wrong. A new British study finds children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children. The data come from the 1970 British Cohort Study, which has been following thousands of people over decades. The kids’ IQs were tested at the ages of 5,… Read More

Twitiquette: Why You Should Watch What You Tweet


Ashton Kutcher’s recent foot-in-mouth statement about JoePa’s Penn State scandal and trending topics like #LadiesWeWantAnswers  have caused me to really think Twitter might need some rules and etiquette. At least for us classy folks. We all  have some pretty flagrant things that we really want to tweet , but should we tweet them? Below I Have Outlined Twitter Rules To Live By Grammar: Text speak isn’t cool anymore.

Night Owl Students Have More Nightmares, Study Claims


The early bird might catch the worm because it sleeps better than the night owl, not just because it awakens earlier. At least that appears to be the case for humans, according to a new study. Researchers found that night owls — “evening-type individuals”– are significantly more likely to suffer from poor sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and disturbing nightmares than early birds — “morning-type individuals”– or folks whose bedtime falls somewhere between… Read More