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Ask the health educator: “How do I deal with the pressure to be sexually...

A health educator offers advice on what to do if you're feeling pressure to be sexually active.
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Ask the counselor: “How can I help a friend through a breakup?”

Here's exactly what to do if your friend just got dumped.
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Ask the professor: “Any tips on managing anxiety when speaking in front of people?”

How can you transform from anxious orator to confident communicator? It takes some work, but here are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
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Ask the trainer: “What are some exercises I could do while studying or sitting...

Avoid feeling stiff from sitting too long in class with these dynamic stretches.
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Ask the doc: What can students do to stay healthy while under stress?

—Jamie K.*, Ashford University (online) (*Name changed)I spent a winter break working at Okemo Mountain as a lift operator. I was staying on a hill across the valley from the mountain and had a...
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Ask the professor: How can I get myself to focus when studying?

—Jordan V.*, University of North Dakota(*Name changed)As I write this response, I’m listening to a radio station, checking Facebook (for the news, really), and monitoring my email for…well, in case I can find something...
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Ask the trainer: What are the best pre-workout snacks?

—Jessica G., Our Lady of the Lake University, TexasNo matter what time of day you’re going to be active, having a pre-workout snack is a good idea. Our body needs energy, and you’ll get...
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Ask the professor: How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?

—Jennifer W., Pasadena City College, CaliforniaGlad you asked this question, but I am going to use my “editor” cap to add the word “good” before “recommendation letter” as I know that is really what...
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Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

—Jayden*, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to get good value out of their investment in higher education?...
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Ask the health educator: Can ‘pulling out’ prevent pregnancy?

—Cris M.*, Georgia Gwinnett CollegeI get a lot of questions about the pullout method, also known as coitus interruptus or the withdrawal method. It’s the third most commonly used form of birth control among...
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Ask the health educator: Are there physical benefits to sex?

—Carson G., University of North Dakota(*Name changed)Yes!First, it’s important to define sex. Sex can be with yourself (masturbation) or with others. It’s a consensual act between partners engaging in any agreed-upon activity. Here are...
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Ask the trainer: What are the signs that you’re working out too much/inefficiently?

—Catherine N., University of WyomingIf you’ve been on a regular workout routine and aren’t seeing the results that you want, or aren’t feeling great despite your efforts, that can be very frustrating. Working out...