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Healthy Eating Tips for Stressed University Students

One of the first New Year’s resolutions that students abandon is the promise of healthy eating.  Indeed, as January progresses, and exams, essays, labs, and assignments mount, student vows to stick to whole foods and nourishing beverages are dismissed.  It is well-established that stress is a primary trigger for overnourishment.  Alternatively dubbed ‘stress eating’ or ‘emotional eating,’ students drift from eating salads to pizza, and toss the protein shake in…
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Dating Advice for University Students

Whether it be Channing Tatum’s split from Jenna Dewan, Jennifer Aniston leaving Justin Theroux, or Johnny Depp dumping Amber Heard, stars always seem to be breaking up.  But celebrities aren’t the only ones who have trouble maintaining relationships in today’s faced-past society of instant gratification.  Longevity in relationships is especially fragile in environments susceptible to stress and scrutiny.  This is why celebrities, high-powered executives, police officers, and students are particularly…
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Borders and Barriers: Over the Essay Wall

  Many Presidents have campaigned on platforms verging on the absurd; however, no American President has made such an infamous promise as Trump, whose border wall now looms much larger over public debate than it does the Mexican-American divide.  In 2016, Trump demanded Mexico pay for the barrier.  In 2019, this ridiculous notion has been abandoned by Trump, in favor of coercing budgetary concessions from the Democrats through government shutdown. …
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Can you get away with Plagiarism

Plagiarism: Just the word has ended careers. Yet some of the most successful people in the world have plagiarized. They managed to beat TurnItIn – so maybe your professor’s dire warnings are overblown. Maybe the whole issue is more complicated than it sounds. Here are some of the top five plagiarizers and accused plagiarists – you’ll be shocked. 5. Malcolm Gladwell. His plagiarism is the sneakiest kind. He wouldn’t have…
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Make This Semester Your Best One Yet

College can be tough to navigate for anyone, as you strive to strike a balance between schoolwork, social life, and, often, work. Things fall by the wayside, and, eventually, something in your life starts to suffer. When priorities become neglected, things can fall apart, and one thing you definitely don’t want to lose control over is school. College is expensive and time-consuming, and doing poorly in class can mean repeating…
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Overcoming Winter Lethargy

Winter is in full force, and overcoming the bitter doldrums associated with this frigid season is proving to be a constant battle. Low energy, sickness, and stationary lifestyles are rampant in winter, and sometimes this combination can add stress to an already hectic life. If you find that winter sometimes sucks all the energy out of you, have no fear; there are steps you can take to not only make…
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Grades in college: Do they matter?

Lots of people wonder if striving for excellent grades in college affects the rest of their life at all. After all, depending on whom you ask, “B’s (Or C’s, or D’s) get degrees.” However, did you know that a low GPA can also affect your lifetime earnings? A 2014 study of pay data and college GPA’s found dramatic differences among different GPA’s. For investment banking professionals three years into their…
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Powerball vs. a college degree: Which is more likely to make you a millionaire?

            If a college degree costs a fortune and sometimes has a questionable ROI, you might be tempted to forego school and play the lottery instead. Last week, the American Powerball lottery hit $440 million, which is enough to pay for four years of full tuition and room and board at Harvard for approximately 6,981 people. With numbers like that, one might wonder whether playing…
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Should College Education be Free?

One of the most expensive things most people will ever pay for is a college education. Gone are the days when people could live comfortably with a high school education, and the competition for jobs is fierce. Careers are requiring more advanced degrees than ever before, and tuition rates are higher than they have ever been. Most people are not blessed with families who are able to pay for an…
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How to Write a Thesis/Dissertation Introduction

For some Master’s degree programs, and all Ph. D. programs, require some type of thesis or dissertation for completion. This is one of the most important steps in attaining a higher-level degree, and it requires significant time and research to complete. A thesis must investigate something concerning your field, and demonstrate expansive research. Then, these works must be defended in front of an examining committee. This is generally a time…