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Your friends are your rock; you can always count on them for a good laugh or a shoulder to cry on. You’d be lost without them, right? Well, not necessarily. Your friendships could actually be hurting you and your health much more than you might think. Some friends might be unhappy or unhealthy themselves, but you shouldn’t be afraid to move on from friends who are just plain bad news for your health. We asked collegiettes to share their bad friendship experiences, and we checked in with experts to make sense of these situations and help you (and your friend!) through some sticky situations. 1...
There’s a lot to love about summertime. No class! Shorts and tank tops! Casual patio parties! But beyond all of the obvious seasonal perks this season brings, there are actual biological and physical reasons why summer puts you in a good mood. We talked to Dr. David Neubauer, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, about the connection between summer and your good mood. 1. You can eat more fresh foods While you can certainly get fresh foods year round, summer in particular seems to be teeming with fruit and veggie...
Whether you're busy being a superstar intern, cranking out essays for your summer classes or putting in a hard day's work at your mimimum-wage summer job, you definitely deserve a break. Those long hours of work can take a major toll on your mental health, so invest some time in some R&R for your own happiness's sake! We at Her Campus know what hard work is like--we've just put on a super successful National Intercollegiette Conference (thanks to a lot of help from collegiettes like you!), and we're all about treating ourselves for a job well done. Check out how Her Campus treated their...

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