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Need to manage stress at work? Try these 4 tips

If you’re among the more than one-third of U.S. employees who drag themselves to a stressful work environment every day, take heart.

There are ways to help you deal with your chronic situation, according to Vicki Greenberg, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and nursing ...

Want to be a better studier? Check out these tips

Did you know that the amount of water you drink can affect your concentration? Or that reading your coursework aloud can make a difference in how well you grasp the material?

Employing these and other surprising tips, along with some creativity, can ...

Why donate blood?

January is National Blood Donor Month. You might want to consider making a New Year’s resolution to give blood.

“There are many reasons someone in your community may need a blood transfusion — cancer, complications from surgery or childbirth, bleeding ...

Should you listen to music while studying?

You’re cramming for an exam or finishing a paper that’s due tomorrow while listening to music.

It may be more pleasant to study with the Beatles or Cozy Danger keeping you company, and plenty has been written about how listening to music stimulates ...

5 ways to stay motivated in college

Now that you’ve gone back to school, how do you stay focused when you’ve got a sink full of dirty dishes, your child needs new soccer cleats and you have a paper due in eight hours?

To help you stay motivated until­­ graduation, Sandra Moody, an instructor ...

5 ways exercise boosts your brainpower

Working out provides more than just physical benefits. Just ask Dean Hebert, an applied sports psychology coach and former nurse who teaches psychology and human resource courses at the University of Phoenix Main Campus.

“I work with athletes of all disciplines — mixed martial arts fighters, ...

5 reasons to end a toxic friendship

Do you have a friend who’s toxic, and really more of a frenemy? “If someone you’re friends with repeatedly crosses boundaries and makes you feel bad about yourself despite being asked to stop, that’s abusive behavior,” says Leslie Baker, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an area chair for the counseling program at the University of Phoenix Bay Area Campus....

5 ways to reduce stress by focusing on the present

You’re worried that a pending merger means you’ll be laid off. You’re terrified you’ll botch next week’s big presentation. You’re also worried that your annual review is coming up in mere months. Meanwhile, today’s project sits untouched on your desk.

5 rules for healthy eating with Pinterest

When it comes to using recipes you find on Pinterest® pinboards to plan your next meal, don’t let a mouth-watering photo guide your diet, says Lauren Dauro, a dietitian and health and wellness instructor for the  University of Phoenix College of Natural Sciences. “There are some big misconceptions that ‘homemade’ always equals ‘healthy.’”...

5 ways “fight or flight” shapes your decisions

What do a prehistoric caveman and a modern hedge fund manager have in common? Thanks to thousands of years’ worth of evolutionary biology, their bodies react to impending threats — whether a charging saber-toothed tiger or a collapsing stock market — in similar ways. When humans prepare to stand and fight or flee a scene, their adrenaline surges and their heart rate jumps....

5 customized diets for common health issues

Have you ever tried a new diet that offers a universal key to wellness or weight loss? Although such diets’ simplicity may be tempting, take a second look at these all-purpose plans. Just like a good suit, your diet should be tailored to fit you, not one size fits all.

5 healthy lunch ideas for busy people

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but let’s not forget about lunch. It’s the meal that gets you through your tasks and the one that gives you a break from the monotony of the workday. A proper lunch, according to Thad Phillips, personal trainer at the University of Phoenix Rev Fitness Center, will help prevent overeating that occurs later in the day....

Watching football is more than a spectator sport

Anyone who's watched a Super Bowl that kept you on the edge of your seat knows what an emotional roller coaster it can be, especially if you're a fan of one of the teams, or you have money on the game. For many people, watching a game isn't merely a spectator sport — they often undergo similar physical stressors as the players....

5 best brain foods for study sessions

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could eat something delicious and magically become smarter? Here on Earth, nothing like that exists; however, you can increase your brain's abilities by eating certain foods that "improve memory, mood, concentration and overall clarity" (Brantner, 2010). Read on for the best brain foods to eat while studying....