Health

Can Over-Caring Parents Cause Depression?

This information is directed to high schoolers, college students, and (perhaps most of all) the parents of teens. Here’s a question for you high schoolers and college students: How involved in your life are your parents? In other words, how much independence do you enjoy within your lifestyle? Are you able to go about your ...

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Spring Break Sites: Rank(ed)

I never went on a wild and crazy spring break. Of course, back then, most of today’s favorite spring break locations were just swamps, weed-filled fields, or too hot to occupy since the earth was still cooling after its formation. Yeah, that was a while ago. Anyway, it’s that time of year again, when thousands ...

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Fighting The Freshman 15 (or 20, Even)

I’ve posted a few times here about what to pack for college. Those of you who will be headed out to the higher education hinterlands next fall need to include one seldom mentioned but absolutely critical item: a bathroom scale. Don’t laugh. Take it from a guy whose weight chart looks like a ride on ...

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Don’t Let Spring Break Get Broken

This is the time of year that makes parents nervous. It’s spring break season. I have to wonder how popular Mexico is these days for spring breakers. It seems as though every day there is some new news story about drug gangs shooting up police stations or ambushing cars at road blocks. Parents don’t want ...

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Study: Mental Illness Up in College Students

The topic of mental well-being among college students is a timely topic, especially now, in light of the recent Arizona rampage shooting. The shooter was a recently expelled community college student whose scary behavior in class and on the Web was the stuff of TV dramas and true-crime programs. Bill Curtis’ American Justice comes to ...

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Reboot Your Life

Our world is frantic. There is very little time for repose and reflection. It seems as though everything is hurtling toward some unknown, undefined goal that requires constant motion and agitation. This situation is especially evident in the young generation of today’s high school and college students. Have you ever noticed that on TV network ...

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Higher-Weight Education

Hey, high school seniors, how’s your physical conditioning? Are you active in sports or do you keep yourself in shape with your own exercise regimen? “Why is this important?” you may be asking. Well, it looks as though at least one college has made it mandatory that its students be in shape (at least BMI/weight-wise) ...

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Cornell Student Dead from Swine Flu

As a parent of two former college students, I can certainly identify with the concerns of today’s parents about the so-called Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu). Due to the close proximity of students in dorms, with many shared facilities, the transmission of flu viruses, even in “normal” times can be a real hazard. Now, however, with ...

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Colleges Face Swine Flu

Now that students are back on campus, bringing in with them a wealth of germs from all over the world, the Swine Flu reports have started to roll in. First up: Emory University: Emory moves students with swine flu into one dorm Emory University has moved about 50 students with swine flu into a separate ...

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