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Perks of relaxing

You’ve had a long day. Your muscles are tired from sitting hunched over a laptop and you can feel the tension creeping up into your temples causing a slow, dull ache. Shutting your laptop with a snap, you walk into the bathroom, light a couple candles and turn the hot water on. With the tub…

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Procrastinate procrastinating

Bing. A new notification pops up on your phone as you write an essay that’s due tomorrow. You decide to use this opportunity to take a quick break. Next thing you know, this “quick break” has lasted the whole night. Does this scene sound familiar? But what is procrastination anyway? Why do we, as students,…

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Do more

It’s time to stop pretending that our conversations about terrorism are useful. Remember when terrorists’ truck bombed the Parliament Hill, CSIS and CBC? Or when the trains got derailed from New York to Toronto? No. Because our security agencies were able to investigate and apprehend those responsible. Canadian law enforcement agencies are good. Groups of…

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Tips and tricks for exam season

It’s that time of the year again—exams are just around the corner! Many of us may be tempted to pull all-nighters, drink countless cups of coffee, binge watch Netflix and leave studying to the last minute. I am sure that this is not the first time you’ve heard this, but—those are ineffective ways to prepare…

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Safer Sex

There is nearly an infinite number of ways people can have sex; “From licking an armpit to having a five person penetrative orgy, sex isn’t limited,” says Kaleigh Trace, the education co-ordinator at Venus Envy, Halifax’s award winning sex shop. With so many ways to have sex, there is also an array of risks to…

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Lets talk about HEALTH

It shocks me how uncomfortable 20-somethings get when talking about health. If you ever have the opportunity to sit down and talk with older folks about their health, they will gladly (even if sometimes you wish they wouldn’t) delve into all the details of their most recent colonoscopy or bunion removal. But, for some reason,…

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Why I don’t work out and why it’s stopping you too

We’ve all done it. We’re tagged in a picture and realize that we may be fatter than we think. This requires immediate action. Tomorrow it starts: gym/running/whatever, life forever changes tomorrow. A month later we’re tagged in a picture and realize that we may be fatter than we think. This requires immediate action. The cycle…

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Don’t do drugs, m’kay?

We’ve all been in those lectures before. I think they started in grade six for me. A police officer will stand in front of the class and tell you all the ways your life will be ruined by pot. Then he moves on to the harder stuff and you internalize it. Until high school, of…

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