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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut I’ve recently become increasingly aware of how obsessed we are with productivity. We often brag about how busy we are and how little sleep we get. In fact, 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. While this obsession with productivity isn’t necessarily indicative of a healthy lifestyle, it has still become the norm. As students, we’ve been taught that if we’re not studying, earning money or...

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There are many reasons why students visit Counseling Services; anxiety is often one of them. Students frequently come to me after having received a whole host of mixed messages. Most are aware of the rising national prevalence of anxiety among college students. As a result, they receive messages about “self-care” and “making mental health a priority.” On the other hand, students are told to expect anxiety, to tolerate it and — for some — to...

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A new year marks old disordered eating habits masked as “healthy eating.” Every year until this year, my resolution was to lose weight. It’s important to note, however, that I have never faced weight discrimination in my life. Instead, it’s been an internal struggle that I’ve faced as a result of misogyny both in my house and in society. I used to enjoy engaging in sports and exercise without thinking about how it was going...