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Emotional Theory: Getting Physical

When I arrived at his office half an hour early, the door was open. Sitting comfortably at his neatly paper-laden desk was UCSB Researcher and Sociology professor, Dr. Thomas Scheff (or “Doc”, as ...
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Santa Barbara Allergist Suggests A Nutty Solution for Peanut Allergies

One in 50 children between the ages of five and 11 have a peanut allergy. The CDC reports that peanut allergies have risen by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, accounting for over three million cases ...
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Commonly Abused Drugs – Ecstacy

Molly, Molly, Molly Methylenedioxyphenethylamine (MDMA), commonly known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly,” is one of the most popular recreational tablets that has been hitting the dance and party scene...
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Commonly Abused Drugs – Adderall

Adderall: Proceed with Caution Most commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), Adderall has gained popularity in recent years as a “study tool” among college students du...
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Commonly Abused Drugs – Heroin

Not So Heroic, Heroin First synthesized in 1895 by Heinrich Dreser, who worked for the Bayer Company in Germany, heroin was originally marketed as treatment for a variety of illnesses, such as asthma,...
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Commonly Abused Drugs – Cocaine

Although not a new trend, cocaine use has been portrayed in media — from soap operas to trap music — as an increasingly glamorized lifestyle. Cocaine has had a tumultuous history and continues to ...
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Coffee Addicts Rejoice

I invite you to question a friend who has recently acquired a coffee habit: chances are they will speak of their consumption with a tone of culpability, admitting a need to cut down as soon as finals ...
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Ecstasy: What It is Doing to Your Brain

In the past few years, the rate of people in the United States using some form of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — better known as Ecstasy or Molly — has skyrocketed. Psychiatrists have begu...
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Costs and Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Over the past couple of years, omega-3 fatty acids have received profound media attention due to their wide range of health benefits. Although they serve as a powerful source of nutrition, excess omeg...
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Got Health? Awareness Week Comes to Campus

For many of us, college means eating a bag of Doritos between classes because you don’t have enough time for a real meal, and drowning in coffee during late night study sessions. Many students strug...
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There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

One-third of the world’s population consumes coffee on a regular basis. The average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. Many people — especially college students — indulge in the revital...
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Yoga: More Than a Trend

You are in your biweekly evening yoga class. Your mind is cleared from the clutter of your busy day; you’re calm and there is an equal boost of energy with every pose and breathing exercise. Finally...
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A Breakdown of Nutrition Labels

When deciding what to eat, we want the most filling and flavorful foods. Given that students are pressed for time and money, it becomes more difficult to meet nutritional and caloric needs.
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Health and Wellness Columnist Toasts Graduating Gauchos

As We Take Our Last Breath As Undergrads My Fellow Graduates, When you took your first breath on Earth, you underwent a beautiful, irreversible transformation. Before, your lungs were fully immersed i...
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Harvard Happiness Study Analyzes Keys to a Lifetime of Joy

With graduation fast approaching and our days of care-free living slipping away, many of us have pondered the age-old question, “What makes us happy?” Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe,...
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