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Make the Most of Your Years at UCSB

Ah yes, College. The habits you adopt during your time here are likely to stay with you for life. As I approach my last year at this incredible institution, there are a few tidbits I wish I knew earlier during my career here. Be more conscious about your eating habits. […]

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The Down Low on Dopamine

Do you find yourself taking Facebook breaks every five minutes? Well, it may just be your human nature. According to a recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University, researchers found the neurotransmitter dopamine is concentrated in the brain differently in ‘slackers’ than in ‘go-getters.’ The experiment collected data through a technique […]

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How Spicing Up Your Plate Can Spice Up Your Health: The Truth About Peppers

Watch out salt, pepper just got even spicier! For most of our post-Gerber days, many of us have been aimlessly smothering black pepper on our meals to enhance its taste. Although this act is immediately delectable to the taste buds, what you can’t taste but might be happy to know […]

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Exercise Your Brain Power: The Smarter Study Break

Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that not all procrastination is bad. In fact, hitting the gym before the books may actually help commit the dreaded Krebs cycle to memory. Conventional health advice consistently demonstrates that working out leads to physical gains (in particular, a “Baywatch” body), but many are […]

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New Devices Help Users Track Fitness Goals: How One Local Company Marries Tech and Health

As springtime approaches, many of us may have already returned to the couch, having forgotten our ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Nonetheless, we’ve all experienced or seen the “freshman 15” and are aware of the weight gain associated with the habits typically formed in college (hello, late-night Freebirds food babies and […]