In a world where social media is a primary way of communication and a major platform for influencers and brands, it is natural for people to scroll through their Instagram numerous times a day or update their Snapchat friends on their whereabouts.Read More
Kind acts are a simple way to do a good thing: they can be done from home or out in the world, they can support the mental health of ourselves and those around us, and they can simply spread a bit of joy.Read More
When you’re first getting to know someone, one question you might ask is, “what kind of music do you like?” From sharing playlists or even playing background sounds during a Zoom study session, music has a powerful ability to bring people together even during the toughest of times.
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.Read More
At some point, we’ve probably heard the words “We regret to inform you…” But rejection emails don’t need to be the end of our careers. Knowing about the effects of failure and rejection on our health, and having strategies to deal with these types of situations can help us turn our rejections into opportunities.
The concept of minimalism not only refers to a decluttering of your living spaces and lifestyle, but it can also translate to your mindset and how you approach certain activities. Here, we’ll be discussing different concepts of minimalism, how it may benefit your mental health, and some advice on how to get started!Read More
In this article, I hope to clarify the meaning of loneliness and to provide strategies on how we can alleviate loneliness in both ourselves and our loved ones. Most of all, if you are experiencing loneliness, I want you to know that your feelings are completely valid, and not matter how lonely you may feel, you are not alone.Read More
Stress is commonly seen as a threat to our productivity and wellbeing. College students are notoriously known for being one of the most stressed-out groups in society. But what if we reinterpreted stress for the better? Discover why stress may actually be a friend, and not a foe.
Although the topic of mental health is becoming increasingly normalized, there remains an overwhelming amount of stigma around mental health disorders, particularly in regards to medication. Let’s delve deeper into why stereotypes surrounding mental illness and medication are unfounded.Read More
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live: professional sports seasons have been suspended, places of worship are closed, and schools across the country are set to be held online for the rest of the academic year. Yet the duration of this new normal still remains a question.Read More
As college students, we often have to juggle many different aspects of life simultaneously. And keeping track of classes, extracurriculars, job applications, hobbies, cooking, and social activities in parallel can get overwhelming.
On March 13, 2020, UCLA announced that the remainder of the academic year would be conducted online due to the threat of COVID-19. In an instant, my mind was consumed with questions about moving out of my dorm, staying in touch with friends, and rearranging my plans for the spring quarter. Most of all though, I began to fear for the safety of my friends and family.Read More
Weeks into the shelter-in-place order, people may struggle to find the motivation to get up. Many people might be scared to leave their homes, or intimidated by new social distancing rules. The feeling of being stuck inside can worsen moods and exacerbate stress.Read More
Panic attacks and anxiety disorders are becoming more and more common, especially due to the increasing amount of stress one goes through in today’s world. So what can you do when a friend suffering from panic attacks or anxiety turns to you for help?
As you scroll through beautiful pictures, unique experiences, and amusing content on social media, you may feel excited and inspired by the posts you see! But, sometimes this initial feeling of awe manifests itself into FOMO–the fear of missing out–taking a jab at your own self-confidence.Read More
Fall Quarter is often spent making new friends and catching up with those you haven’t seen since the beginning of summer. With all of these relationships in your life—new and old—it may seem like there is no time for yourself. But there is always room for “me” time—you just need to make it a priority.Read More
With final exams coming up, many of us are probably feeling stressed, frazzled, and even unmotivated. For me, coping with these negative emotions has always been a struggle, considering that I often resort to junk food as my source of comfort.Read More
Wouldn’t it be great to have photographic memory so that you don't have to read through those notes again and again? Although not everyone is blessed with perfect memory, you can certainly improve your memory by incorporating these tips into your daily routine!Read More
It’s been a long night, and you have an even longer day ahead of you. You’re tired, and you debate between taking a nap and pulling an all-nighter. What do you grab to drink for a caffeine boost?Read More