Sleep Tight + Shine Bright At School

There’s one important thing that students lose more and more of as they proceed to higher levels of education: sleep. As students make the transition from high school to college, their workload skyrockets. In the midst of their academic struggles, they often end up sacrificing their sleep hours and, as a result, become vulnerable to sleep deprivation and its related health problems. 

Unraveling the Enigma of College Dating

Learning how to navigate the college dating scene can be intimidating, because college students engage in numerous and diverse forms of relationships. Some students choose to be in long-term, committed relationships, while some prefer to participate in casual hookups and others decide to stay single. Some students tackle long-distance dating and some utilize online tools or apps in order to meet other single people.

Q+A: Homesickness

You’ve just moved into college, and you feel like you’re ready to roll. You’ve got a brand-new comforter set to fit your twin XL bed, a shower caddy to survive your floor’s communal bathroom, and a laundry bag to (unfortunately) do your own laundry. You’ve met your roommate, checked in with your RA, and mapped out your classes on campus. You’re prepared to mingle with new friends, use up a lot of money on textbooks, and spend long nights studying. You think you’re ready to tackle whatever the new college life has in store for you. But wait, what’s this?

In the News: Keeping Yourself Informed

Stronger social networks in the real world predict longer lives. Do stronger social networks in the online world predict the same? A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego suggests yes.

Just Smile

Our founding fathers were not messing around when they established our nation upon the words “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The study of how individuals lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and enhance their experience of love, work, and play is a field known as positive psychology, and it has been growing more than ever...

How To: Stop and Smell the Roses

How To: Stop and Smell the Roses

At a loss for time? Try doing nothing: relaxation can go a long way for the heart, mind, and body. Busy-ness is an addiction of the modern-day century. Think that’s too grand a statement? 

Health Coaching

Health Coaching

To get better acquainted with the rising popularity of health coaching and what it entails, Total Wellness obtained an inside look from Julie Skrupa, an American Association of Drugless Practitioners board-certified health coach...

Hear This: How to Properly Clean Your Ears

People clean their ears for several reasons: better hearing, comfort, hygiene, and more. However, these individuals might be using harmful tools and employing dangerous...

iStrain: Rise of Latent Computer Vision Syndrome

iStrain:  Rise of Latent Computer Vision Syndrome

Time flies when surfing through the web, texting with friends, or watching television. Ever looked at the clock and wondered how an hour had already past when it felt like only five minutes have gone by...

Hocus Pocus Halitosis

Hocus Pocus Halitosis

A guide to combating the unfortunate dis-odor of bad breath. Bad breath, often referred to as halitosis in the scientific world, is surprisingly common...

What Your Mouth Is Telling You

A toothache is your mouth’s way of saying something is wrong. Regular episodes of debilitating toothaches can be avoided by maintaining good oral health. However, when a toothache strikes, it may help to know...

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health

What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health

Not just for taste, the tongue is a vital organ in the body that plays key roles in facilitating digestion, forming speech, and providing the ability to taste. It contorts to assist swallowing, repositions to form phonetic sounds, and receives and relays salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and...

Understanding Your Stool

Understanding Your Stool

The color of fingernails, the strength of one’s hair, or the lines under one’s eyes are aspects of the human body that can serve as indicators of whether a person’s body is in...

A Hairy Situation

Did you know that the average human has over 100,000 hairs on his or her head alone? Whether for practical or aesthetic reasons, hair removal is sometimes desirable or even necessary. With the advancement of technology, new treatment...

Brighten Your Smile!

Brighten Your Smile!

Over the last two decades, increasing numbers of individuals have taken advantage of tooth bleaching in order to enhance and beautify their smiles. Tooth bleaching and tooth whitening are often used interchangeably both colloquially and in dental practice, but...