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Summertime: Fun and Healthy Ways To Keep Busy

June 11, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

What are your summer plans? This post from June 2012 has some great ideas to help you pass the time. School’s out! It’s time for ice cream, BBQs, and lazy days at the pool. And then? Read More »

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Getting Enough Sleep: The Impossible Dream?

May 09, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Are you a “morning person”? If you’re a teen, the answer is probably no—but that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It has to do with a brain hormone called melatonin. Read More »

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Thin at any Cost?

April 11, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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

April 02, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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?

March 05, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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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