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Foods, scents fuel brainpower for finals
Foods, scents fuel brainpower for finals

It seems every time you turn around, those pesky finals rear their ugly heads. Stress, hunger, exhaustion, are all a part of the game now. But they're also the same things that can keep students from getting good grades. Read on to find out what students should be eating, drinking and "smelling" (that's right) in order to ace finals.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Help for the sleep deprived
Help for the sleep deprived

It's something everyone wants, but few of us get enough of... Sleep. If you're a college student burning the candle at both ends - read on to find out what your lack of sleep is doing to your health. Plus, get the secrets of napping, why all-nighters and cramming could hurt your grades, and how to get a good night's sleep - even if you live in a noisy dorm.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Reading your dreams
Reading your dreams

Cars, naked bodies, animals, a term paper that's overdue... You name it; you dream it. Ever wake up more confused than when you laid your head down to sleep? It could mean your subconscious is trying to tell you something - even teach you something. Move your mouse to get the secret to reading your dreams.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Sexual abstinence hip on college campuses
Sexual abstinence hip on college campuses

It's not all one-night stands and drunken hookups for today's college crowd. Some students are hittin' the road less traveled, borrowing a line from the war on drugs -- and "just saying no" to sex. Heck, even some of the young pop stars are jumping on the bandwagon. Is this just another phase? Or are these students really serious about hanging on to their virginity? Read on to get that, plus the results of the recent CPNet Poll, including why some sexually active collegians regret their decision to lose it.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Students: Get covered or pay up
Students: Get covered or pay up

How many of you pay your own insurance - insurance for anything, from your car, to your personal belongings, to your health? Probably not many. But guess what, that could change - at least when it comes to health insurance. There's a good chance you won't be covered by your parents' health plan in the near future, if you haven't been dropped already. If that doesn't rattle your cage, listen to this: More and more colleges and universities are requiring students to have health care coverage. If you don't -- you'll have to pay up (and it ain't cheap!). Can your school really force you to get covered? And what's with Mom and Dad's policy? Get the story right here.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Just say ahhh... For an AIDS test
Just say ahhh... For an AIDS test

Lots of students do it all the time... Practice unsafe sex. In the heat of the moment, they find themselves without protection, but they do it anyway. Not smart. What is smart, is getting tested for AIDS if you're sexually active. So why aren't hordes of students flocking to on-campus health clinics to get a clean bill of health? You'd be surprised. Okay, no more excuses! A new test being used by doctors right now is taking the anxiety out of it all. Instead of students rolling up their sleeves, they just have to say ahhh... Get new information on that, plus a look at why some students get tested, but never come back for the results - decisions that put us all at risk! Read on.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Against all odds
Against all odds

They are things most college students take for granted. Taking notes in class, getting to and from campus... Even buying books. But one group of students doesn't, because completing those simple tasks takes every ounce of determination they can muster. These special collegians are challenged on a daily basis just to keep up with the rest of the student body. If you think your life is hard, wait 'til you read one student's story of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. She's getting a college degree, despite the odds.
Read article by Kimberly Edwards

Donating your body to science: The Igor factor
Donating your body to science: The Igor factor

A handful of university medical schools are accused of practicing some seriously weird science. Bodies donated to the schools for educational purposes, or to help in medical research, are ending up... Well, not where they're supposed to be. What exactly is going on -- and what's causing these cadaver catastrophes? Read on to see how these schools are goofing up, breaking the law, or worse... And why you might want to read up on the "Igor Factor" before signing your bod over to science in exchange for a few bucks.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Are you carrying the suicide gene?
Are you carrying the suicide gene?

Everyone gets depressed at one time or another. Whether it's a bad grade, or your girlfriend or boyfriend dumps you - bad things happen to good people. But will a downer like that send you spiraling down into a dark hole, leaving you feeling like there's no way out except to end it all? You may not think you're capable of killing yourself, but new research shows many of us may carry a gene that says otherwise. Get the latest on the suicide gene theory, plus how one pressure-cookin' college is fighting the dark road to death -- a path that has taken the lives of several of its students already.
Read article by Kelly Kaufhold

Students suffer in silence from Social Phobia

Ever heard the term "painfully shy"? Well, hundreds of thousands of college students suffer from a disorder that leaves them just that -- even the most routine social interactions are nearly unbearable. Some students become prisoners in their own dorm rooms, shunning the outside world, skipping class and sometimes getting kicked out of school - all in an effort to avoid the human touch. These students are social phobics. Before you make a judgement, read on to find out what it's like in their world... And see how you can help someone suffering in silence.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Diet supplements: Do they really work?

Creatine, Ripped Fuel, Endurox... Powders, pills, drinks and nutrition bars... Do these things really work? Will they really transform you into this healthy, buff bod or a mega-cut athlete? Some say yes - and that's why more and more college students looking to trim the fat or bulk up (muscle), are using supplements to reach their goal. They - and the experts - weigh in on which ones work and why, plus what kind of side effects you'll face.
Read article by Minauti Dave

"The pill" for men

Throughout history amorous Casanovas had few choices when it came to birth control: Condoms, diaphragms or abstinence. Then came the sixties and "the pill" -- which kicked off the sexual revolution. Now, nearly 40 years later, we may be looking at another revolution - a birth control pill for men. Has the time come for "the other sex" to start taking responsibility -- and can science really deliver? Move your mouse to find out.
Read article by Andrew J. Pulskamp

Sex are you hooked?

Most college students expect to get a little crazy once they arrive on campus - now that they're free and clear of Mom and Dad, at least for a few semesters. Along with the parties, the drinking and the dating comes a three-letter word that can lead to trouble for some. Sex! In fact, some students will become addicted to it. So when does "amore" become "addiction?" It's a fine line - and one you may have already crossed. Think we're not talking about you? Read on.
Read article by Kelly Kaufhold

Banning booze on campus

It's as big a part of college life as books, classes and professors. We're talking beer, booze and underage drinking. Students look forward to it even before they're enrolled. But in light of recent tragedies involving binge drinking students (some who've died), many schools are tightening the cap - busting those who break the rules. Is Drinking 101 a life lesson that needs to be taught through experience or by school officials? Read article by Kelly Kaufhold
Cyberdiets: Log on and lose weight

Looking to lose weight? All you need is a little self-discipline... And a computer. Sounds crazy, right? Wrong. More and more men and women are peeling off the pounds just by letting their fingers do the walking on their keyboards. In fact, there's new information that shows cyberdiets can help you lose more weight than other kind of diet. It's an e-secret you need to read more about.
Read article by Minauti Dave

AIDS Epidemic hitting women

The face of AIDS is changing. This deadly disease is no longer picky - it's taking out one race and one gender in growing numbers. No longer are the victims mainly gay, white and male. If you're sexually active, you need to read on.
Read article by Kimberly Edwards

Dr. Atkins' Diet: Does cutting the carbs really work?

Fat isn't your enemy - carbs are. That's the latest buzz around Hollywood that's got lots of curvaceous celebs clamoring to get on a low-carbohydrate diet. One of the most popular plans is Dr. Atkins' Diet. He's got more than 20-million people hooked... So it must be good, right? Not so fast. There are some skeptics who say carbs may not be the issue.
Read article by Minauti Dave

Hot new workouts for 2000

Aerobics and kickboxing just aren't cutting it these days... Little or no time and short attention spans have college students looking for a workout that's quick, effective, and one that's going to get - and keep - their attention, not to mention burn calories. Now you have a choice other than aerobics or kickboxing. This new breed of workouts run the gamut from club dancin' to hoola hoops to basic training. (Think: military!) The latest information - including calories burned - is just a click away.
Read article by Minauti Dave

Caffeine: Is the kick worth the risk?

Tens of thousands of students all over the country are cramming for them right now. Finals. The last blast of education before the big holiday break. For most of you, though, the only way to study for all your exams is to look to artificial means to help you stay awake. This means lots of caffeine. Whether it's coffee, tea, No Doz, Vivarin, or some other kind of illegal substance -- students, beware. Caffeine may give you the boost you need now, but it could hurt your ability to learn in the long run. Click here for your guide to caffeine and the latest information on the health risks you face.
Read article by Kelly Kaufhold

Use of Ecstasy explodes on-campus and in clubs

A clash of the titans in the war on drugs. The Feds say international imports of club drugs like Ecstasy are putting college students in a state of euphoria - but also putting them at risk for lifelong health problems. Is it worth the trip? Read article by Kelly Kaufhold
Fast food warning: Looks can be deceiving

Wraps, pitas, salads... They sound healthy - but are they really? The menu at your favorite fast food restaurant could be hiding something from you. In fact, the next time you order up a wrap... Think about this: You might as well have grabbed the hamburger with everything. (They both have the same amount of fat!) If you're a fast food junkie, this is a must-read. Click here before your next "run for the border." Read article by Jay DeFoore
Singin' the holiday blues - when is it serious?

'Tis the season for merrymaking, presents and all-around love and joy. But for some seeing the colors red and green can mean they'll feel more blue than anything else. So if you find yourself opting to hear Elvis' "Blue Christmas" over "Here Comes Santa Claus," you might be suffering from the holiday blues. The question is... How do you know when it's serious? Read article by Jay DeFoore
Is your dorm room making you sick?

It's where you live, study, sleep and sometimes where you eat. Some of which you may never do there again after you read this article. See... What's lurking in your dorm room or apartment could be making you sick - or affecting your health in some negative way. We're talking mold, mildew and dust mites. In fact, chances are good wherever you sleep tonight, you'll be bedding down with millions of the nasty little critters. It isn't pretty... But it's the dirty truth. Click here to see what you're up against and how to fight back.
Read article by Jay DeFoore

Live in a dorm? Better get your shot!

Warning: College students are at risk for a deadly, contagious disease, if they live in a dormitory. It looks like the bug, it feels like the bug, but it's not the bug. It's a disease masquerading as the flu... but with deadly results. What you read here could save your life or the life of a fellow student.
Read article by Pat Nolan

Aids on campus

They are two words that once took the fun out of sex for the single and not-so-single crowd. AIDS and HIV. But now a lot of students are back in the swing - having sex with multiple partners. The question is, is the threat of AIDS still as big going into the year 2000 as it was in the 80s... And, are your fellow classmates practicing SAFE sex? Read about that and get the results of our recent Poll: Aids on campus. See what the real deal is right now, when it comes to sex habits on college campuses nationwide. You may be surprised.
Read article by Jay DeFoore

The new "buzz": household 'drugs'

Forget alcohol and tobacco, many collegians are looking for a whole new high - a cheap thrill. And to get it, they're experimenting with foodstuffs, (Think smoked banana peels.), household products (Hello, paint thinner!) and legal meds, (Robitussin, much?). But experts say - word to the wise: these over-the-counter, under-the-sink drugs are surprisingly dangerous, even deadly.
Read article by Sara Lyle

Working out on-campus or off:
What's the best deal?


You see the ads, one low monthly fee, first month free - and they've got your attention. You visit the club and see the opposite sex working out in little or no clothing - you're hooked. But are big name, off-campus fitness centers really a better deal than the virtually free facilities on-campus? Check it out.
Read article by Sara Lyle

Feng Shui in Your Dorm Room

Take a look around your dorm room or apartment.. does it have feng shui? If not, your grades.. heck.. your health.. could be suffering. Read on for more about this ancient Asian science and how it could add balance and peace to your life. Hmmm..
Read article by Pat Nolan