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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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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

February 14, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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 »