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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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No blurred lines: Clarifying consent

Rate this article and enter to winConsent: What does it even mean?At an early age, we learn the ability to discern agreement and refusal—like in preschool, when you noticed that touching Jamie's hair made...
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Thumbs doing all the talking?: Six ways to manage your messaging

Rate this article and enter to winWhich would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your closest friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half our waking lifeStudents appear to...
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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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10 FYIs on STIs: Everything you ever (and never) wanted to know

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The job prob: How learning to lead can help you succeed

Rate this article and enter to winMidterms month: time to evaluate our national or local leaders, get into bitter online arguments, and even vote. But as much as we complain when our leaders fall...
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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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Drinking? The science of the buzz and how you can control it

 The science of drinking: How to make it work better for youIf you choose to drink alcohol, you’re likely familiar with the relaxed, chatty buzz that may come early in the evening—and the slump that sometimes...
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Sexual violence in LGBTQ communities: How we can help prevent it

Rate this article and enter to winGabe Murchisonis senior research manager at Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization in the US. Murchison’s postgraduate research at Yale University examined sexual assault risk factors...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...