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Lean on me: Using a mentor to support your success

Rate this article and enter to winWhen Lisa T. transferred to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work, she found herself needing a mentor to help her stay on course,...
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Present yourself on paper: Effective résumés and cover letters

Rate this article and enter to winIn this increasingly competitive job market, your first chance to make an impression is often the only one you’ll get. Most employers spend no more than 10 seconds...
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Red hot or red flag?: Test your relationship

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate relationship, we deserve to feel appreciated and supported, just as our partner deserves the same from us. Sexual coercion within relationships tends to be part...
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When is alcohol a problem? How to talk about lower-risk drinking choices

Rate this article and enter to winMost students make healthy decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol, including the more than 20 percent who didn’t drink at all in the last 30 days, according...
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Summer safety

June is National Safety Month. Here’s a checklist for summer safety: Always wear seat belts in vehicles. Wear a reflective vest and lights (front and back) when biking, running/walking, skateboarding, etc. at night. Check bike and other...
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Are we best friends for life (BFFLs) or frenemies?

Rate this article and enter to winAll relationships have their ups and downs, and it’s normal to have disagreements with friends on occasion. But if someone demands a lot of your energy or leaves...
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What makes us creative—and what kind of creative?

Find your typeCreativity is hot in psychology research, and researchers are finding creative ways to explore it. They’ve shown that openness to experience is the key personality trait associated with creativity. But what does...
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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to winThe process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way to...
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Stop, collaborate, and listen: 5 tips for successful group projects

Rate this article and enter to win“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Sound familiar? This famous quote from Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) is applicable when people are working together to...
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Coping with homesickness

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s not unusual for new students to miss home-family, friends, teachers, and even pets. It’s natural to long for face-to-face time with people who know you well and...