How Nature Can Help Your Mind

It is no secret that hectic urban environments and fast-paced technological lifestyles can lead to mental fatigue. Media, traffic, and social and emotional stressors can all bombard us with engaging stimuli that unintentionally wear out our minds. Although at times…

Groundbreaking Research — Total Wellness

Through soft drinks, syrups, and desserts, Americans consume an average of
27 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year. The consumption of high
levels of fructose, a sugar found naturally in small concentrations in
fruits, has long posed concern because of its purported role in the obesity

For the Love of Chocolate — Total Wellness

Whether enjoyed in batches during the holidays or as an occasional
indulgence, chocolate is an American favorite. The average American
consumes 9.5 pounds of chocolate per year. But that’s nothing compared to
the average Swiss, who consumes around 20 pounds of chocolate per year!

Going Nuts — Total Wellness

Have you been feeling nutty lately? Maybe you should consider adding nuts
to your life! Nuts are becoming a popular health fad, and many people may
be wondering whether nuts are actually worth the hype. According to the
USDA, nuts are considered an integral part of a diet that’s low in

Going Offline: What Really Happens During a Digital Detox

by JASON LUNA Most of my life takes place online—and I’m almost certain yours does too. Whether we’re playing video games, writing articles, or even studying, we’re almost always plugged in. Though I no longer have Snapchat or Instagram, my world, like many others’, still revolves around the dig

Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda

There is a constant debate about drinking soda, particularly on drinking diet vs regular. Some believe that diet soda is worse because of the “cancer-causing chemicals,” while others believe that regular soda is worse because of the “sugar.”  In terms of popularity, though, the competition

Downtime is Productive: Accomplish More by Taking Breaks

Work-related exhaustion, or burnout, is an increasingly common phenomenon negatively affecting human health on a global scale. By familiarizing yourself with the signs of burnout and learning to harness the power of downtime, you’ll be on your way to a new decade of prolific success.

Easy Ways to be Sustainable

Following are tips on how to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. If implementing these changes can make the world a cleaner place, make you healthier, and pad your bank account at the same time, why not…

Dorm Room Recipes: Sweet Potatoes Galore!

Fall is in the air. Which means students are layering on their Bruin sweatshirts, enjoying the crisp air as they walk down Bruinwalk, and savoring each sip of their pumpkin spiced lattes through class. But ’tis the season for sweet potatoes as well. These colorful tubers are particularly cheap and a

All About Sleep – Total Wellness

The average person spends about one-third of his lifetime sleeping. Though this may be surprising in the college culture of pulling all-nighters and taking power-naps, it is true that much of our time is devoted to simply resting. Despite the clear importance…

Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen — Total Wellness

Most people would choose to take a pain reliever or fever reducer from their medical supplies, but do you choose to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)? Read on to find out what you should in each scenario!

A Letter From: Your Eyes

by AASHI PATEL Hi there! This is going to sound absurd, but it’s me, your Eyes. Yes, you read correctly. This is a letter from your Eyes. Now before you go all technical and say Eyes cannot speak or write, let alone communicate (well, that’s a matter of opinion on the communication bit; som