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How I (Finally!) Learned to Turn My Brain Off Before Bed

Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on honing habits that aren’t just good for my body, but for my mind, too. And (like many other […]

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The Checkup: How Doing Too Much Of This Is Actually Backfiring On You

• Creativity is a highly appreciated skill, both in the workplace (hello, pitching ideas to your boss) and in social situations (hello, not coming off […]

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What to Do When Anxiety Is Driving You Nuts (No Deep Breaths Involved)

If you never again want to hear the words “Take a deep breath” when you are freaking the f$#@ out about a work presentation — or […]

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Is Milton Hershey School to Blame for Abbie Bartels’ Suicide?

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Milton Hershey School. It has been three years since 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl Abbie Bartels died […]

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The Checkup: Words for All the Emotions You’ve Never Been Able to Explain

• Humans are strange creatures and our brains are filled with all sorts of odd thoughts (“I wonder what Missy Elliot is doing today”) and emotions […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Best Cities for Fitness in America (No, Philly Did Not Make the Cut)

• Looks like D.C. is kicking our butt when it comes to the fitness game. The District was just ranked the fittest city in the […]

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The Checkup: The Ultimate Arsenal of Yoga Poses for Killer Abs

• The nice thing about yoga poses is that, as long as you have a bit of wiggle room, you can do them just about anywhere. […]

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New Study: How Taking Tylenol Can Turn You Into a Bit of a Jerk

Welp, here’s an unexpected side effect of popping a Tylenol: A new study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience found that acetaminophen […]

City Life

Petition Demanding Penn Mental Health Reform Approaching 5,000 Signatures

On April 11th, Penn junior Ao “Olivia” Kong was killed by an oncoming SEPTA train near 40th Street Station. The death was later ruled a suicide. […]

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Does Your Sanity Depend on Running?

You know those conversations you’ll never forget because they just left you so confused? I had one of those with my best friend, Anja, when […]

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How I Learned to Live With the OCD That Disrupted My Life for Years

I spend a lot of time in my own head. Sometimes, being inside my own head can be fun. I like playing games in my […]

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6 Ways to Detox That Don’t Involve Going on a Juice Cleanse

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good green juice. But juice alone for days on end? No, thank you. But ’tis the season for lifestyle […]

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The 19-Year-Old CHOP Patient-Turned-Playwright Whose Poetry Will Make You Cry 

Elizabeth Kennedy, 19, is a poet and playwright who occasionally rocks purple hair. “I dyed it purple after I had pneumonia,” she says. “I was […]

City Life

Mythbuster: Suicide Is Not More Common During the Holidays

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at Penn has some good news for people who appreciate accuracy in media: Last year, for the first time in […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

• It seems, in this day and age, we are all obsessed with the idea of achieving — and flaunting on social media, of course […]