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Thin at any Cost?

Sara Bellum
April 11, 2013

You only need to stand in a supermarket checkout line to realize our society is obsessed with how people look. Magazine headlines scream, “Guess Who!” next to a picture of a flabby stomach. Or they praise “So-and-So’s Awesome Post-Baby Body!” Read More »

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Expectations and Alcohol: The Fun May Be in Your Head

Sara Bellum
April 02, 2013

Some common reasons people give for why they drink alcohol in social situations include: Read More »

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Are You Sure You Want To Drink That?

Sara Bellum
March 05, 2013

At first glance, energy drinks seem like a great idea—they give you increased energy without sleep—but be careful. Read More »

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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Sara Bellum
February 14, 2013

A phobia is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Phobias can cause a lot of anxiety, panic, and even fainting. Read More »

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Fear of Stigma: Does It Hold You Back?

Sara Bellum
February 12, 2013

If you’re like most people, you may try to avoid revealing anything about yourself that will make people think differently or negatively about you. Basically, you’re avoiding stigma—which is being marked by shame or disgrace. But what if you have a drug problem and want to get help? Read More »

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