The shocking truth about university drinking

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Young person thinkingThe start of the college and university year for many teens and young adults marks their first foray into the world of post-secondary education. It’s a heady experience, for first year students especially, as they trade the high school scene for the “grown up” environment of campus life. Of course this experience is even more intense for those who live in residence and away from parents and home. Unfortunately, a large part of this experience is the expected and encouraged consumption of large amounts of alcohol. A move into college or university life is seen as a rite of passage, and pub crawls, keg parties, and fraternity and sorority initiations …

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Childless by choice

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group of womenKids – can’t live with them, can’t live without them! Or can you? The women and men choosing a childfree lifestyle get along just fine without kids: while a minority in society, a United Nations World Fertility Report states that almost 20% of 44-year-old women are childless, and according to the CDC, half of these women are childless by choice. So why do some people choose childlessness and would it be awkward to invite them to your next dinner party?

Childless vs. childless by choice

Although many people don’t have children, they all are not “childless by choice.” Childlessness comes to some through circumstances and timing, infertility or other medical …

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The must-have app for your teen at university

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teens talkingYou’ve prepared your children all their lives for the moment when they walk out the door into the great wide world. You’ve given them all the necessary talks and shared all the crucial lessons on how to stay safe and succeed, including how to properly do laundry and shop on a budget. Now they’re heading off to university and there’s only one thing left to do: download a healthy lifestyle app, like MyEAP, on their mobile phone or tablet. This digital mobile application can provide information and even advice when life happens and you aren’t close by to help them out.

Teens, apps

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What you are not seeing: a look at teens’ stress

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female chattingWe all know the feeling: sweaty palms, an elevated heart rate, headache, and a restless stomach that can sneak up on us when we’re stressed. These are some of the physiological sensations that date back to pre-historic times when we were hunters and our bodies released “Fight or Flight” hormones in response to perceived threats. The induced alertness, heightened muscle preparedness, and sweating would help us get away from or attack the predator more effectively.

But what do these sensations mean in contemporary times?

Now they can mean a lack of sleep, muscle tensing, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. And this …

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Sharing with parents is not always easy

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Student reading at tableI have always found it difficult to talk to my parents about my problems. It’s not that I don’t trust them or that I think they won’t understand, it’s more that I feel like I need to sort out the issues I have on my own. Sometimes I feel that the problems surface at inopportune times, so I leave them alone for a while until they accumulate and exceed my brain’s holding capacity. To be specific, these things usually include a bad mark on a test, social pressures, or feeling overwhelmed.

Over the years, my parents have identified when the appropriate time is to intervene and how far to go before drawing the line. I have also found ways …

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