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Do I drink too much coffee?
Mar03

Do I drink too much coffee?

By: Michal Coret/ SHEC University students are recommended to sleep seven to nine hours a night. Ha! That’s funny. Thanks, science. With increasing sleep debts due to schoolwork, social life and other obligations, many of us turn to caffeine as a solution to stay awake. Caffeine is the most popular substance on university campuses, and also worldwide, with approximately 70 percent of university students addicted. So how much is too...

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys
Feb25

6 ways technology is ruining our lives It’s time to get cynical about society’s new toys

By: Rob Hardy With society having been in the digital age for about two decades now, we are not unschooled in the many problems that technology can bring, along with its purported conveniences.  But with the explosive outreach of global communication and new smartphone apps every day, old problems are multiplying and morphing, while new ones are also rearing their ugly heads. Viruses, Malware and Spyware are expanding their reach It...

Battle scars It’s time to stop stigmatizing breast reduction
Feb25

Battle scars It’s time to stop stigmatizing breast reduction

By: Allison Mizzi/ SHEC In early February, Modern Family actress Ariel Winter shocked the world by attending the Screen Actors Guild awards with visible breast reduction scars peaking out from her dress. Headlines read “Ariel Winter not ashamed of her scars?” and “Winter shows scarred chest from breast reduction.” Fans and critics alike were quick to judge and pick at her so-called imperfections, but the teenager took to Twitter,...

A heart healthy Valentine’s Keep your hearts healthy and your pockets full this year
Feb11

A heart healthy Valentine’s Keep your hearts healthy and your pockets full this year

By: Alex Killian/ SHEC Want to celebrate the day of love but feel sick at the thought of corporate associations with Valentine’s Day? Do you know that expressions of love are important everyday, but want to do something extra special with someone special? Luckily, it is possible to ignore the complex marketing scheme behind the holiday. The day can be a wonderful opportunity (or excuse) to spend time with people that you love and tell...

Gratitude is the New Black: Hacking into Positive Psychology to Live a Happy, Positive Life
Feb10

Gratitude is the New Black: Hacking into Positive Psychology to Live a Happy, Positive Life

By: Sohana Farhin/SHEC An experiment conducted at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that the single biggest contribution to leading a happy life is showing gratitude to yourself and others in life. Being present in your experiences, taking in all the moments and pausing to show thanks is a significant factor in what makes life worth living. Keeping a gratitude journal to write down what you are thankful for each day is one of...