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Take care of yourself, dude

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At the end of every January, the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, asks Canadians to talk about mental health. Though some have a harder time starting those conversations than others.   “While rates of mental illness are comparable between men and women, men are less likely to recognize, talk about and seek treatment for their illness.” This is according…

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When is the last time you finished a book?

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Picking up a book is a hard thing to do during the semester. With all your labs, essays, and tests, where’s the time to simply read for fun?  The thing is, there is always time to read. It’s worth it to try and find it. Here are some tips to get you flipping through some pages this…

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Swept Up with Summer Employment?

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Sifting through job post listings and internship applications are a burden that students face every year, especially during the early winter months when they are on the search for a summer position.   It can be stressful to read a job description and not know if you’re qualified. The intimate stares at your resumé, wondering you’ve got what employers want…

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Home for the Holidays?

In this image: someone putting an ornament on a Christmas tree.

Heading back home for winter break can mean a lot of great things: relaxing nights watching cheesy Christmas movies, or fun days making gingerbread houses with your relatives. But that’s not all.  Being back at home for three whole weeks also means getting some tough questions from your parents and relatives. Things can get awkward. You’ll probably…

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Nay to Holiday Diets

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Holiday dinners vary across cultures and families. One commonality that links us together is the knowledge that delicious feasts aren’t going to be kind to our waistlines.   But should we give a shit?   Every year, bad Lifetime movies and Christmas decorations accompany headlines across the world spreading “tips” for staying trim during the holiday season. Prepackaged snacks to avoid grandma’s baking. Drinking two liters of water so you…

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Exams aren’t everything!

BY TANAKA SHUMBA AND MEGHAN CHISHOLM Exam Encouragement  Exam season is finally upon us. In a few weeks we’ll all be writing our final exams before heading home for the holidays. Before you take your exams, there are a few things you need to know.   Yes, exams are important – but remember that they don’t assess what makes each of us exceptional…

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Open Cuffing Season

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Winter months bring the holidays. The air gets colder and the snow in Halifax will start to fall. It’s also cuffing season.   Cuffing season is a time of year where people often find themselves wishing to be in a committed relationship. But why?   A study done by the dating app Hinge found that men are 15 per cent more likely to look for a…

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Beginner’s guide from pot

A pile of cannabis.

For those who are well versed in being high, feel free to skip this article. For the dozen of you who waited until cannabis became legal before trying it, here are some helpful tips from a fellow newbie.    Munchies  Thanks to pop culture tropes, everyone is aware that the munchies are a thing; people who are stoners like to eat food. If movies are your only…

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Think flu shots ain’t shit?

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity.   This could include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who can’t be vaccinated due to other health issues. Health Canada states that our flu vaccination rate should be at…

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Cramming isn’t that bad

Cramming. I’m doing it right now. I was supposed to submit this article yesterday. But I stood no chance against my inner procrastinator.   Whenever exam dates are approaching, the Killam becomes packed with masses of hard-workers. The library seems to come to life like buzzing beehive. The academic spirit seems over the top. No one can explain the…

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