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Sometimes, it can be hard (really hard) to admit that your parents know what’s best for you. Remember when they used to yell, “Sit up straight!” and “Don’t slouch!”? However annoyed you felt then, it’s time to accept the fact that they were right. Along with looking confident, sitting and standing straight makes for a healthier body. Wish you had listened to Mom? Don’t worry; it’s not too late to fix your posture! We spoke with several experts to get their tips and tricks on how to straighten up. What is Good Posture? Posture is all about body alignment! Aaron Lundgaard, a Michigan-based...
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...

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