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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 ...

5 foods to buy locally

You probably know there are advantages to buying locally grown food: It’s fresher because it hasn’t been transported from thousands of miles away, it can taste better and be more nutritious, and you’re helping support your community.

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 ...

Are environmental toxins making people fat?

Wonder where those extra 5 pounds you can’t lose are coming from? Some scientists think environmental toxins might be part of the cause.

These toxins are non-natural, lab-produced chemicals — including pesticides, artificial sweeteners and plastics — found in an array of foods, cosmetics, ...

Is your office chair affecting your health?

“We’re a society that wants to be sedentary,” says Vicki Greenberg, a registered nurse practitioner and nursing program instructor at the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus. “We sit and watch TV, look at our computers, play video games. And we spend an awful lot of time in our office chairs.”...

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 ...

How women in business can “lean in”

“Professional women often struggle as they try to balance their work and personal roles, while still trying to grow in both,” according to Alexandra Escobar, who holds a master’s degree in education and is campus college chair for the College of Education at the University of Phoenix South Florida Campus....

Advice for students going back to school

If you’re a new student who’s wondering how you’re going to balance daily and weekly requirements for your degree program with everything else you have to do, you’re not alone.

“The biggest issue most new students have is making the adjustment to the ...

5 ways to strike a better work-life balance

In an age when work follows you home on your laptop, and home life can intrude on office time in email and cellphone calls, it’s hard to strike a balance between your career and the rest of your life.

And yet, according to Leslie Baker, a licensed marriage and family therapist ...

5 things to know about whooping cough

Once common in childhood, whooping cough — a serious bacterial lung infection — became a thing of the past beginning in the 1940s, thanks to effective vaccines. But a series of whooping cough outbreaks in recent years has alarmed public health officials, who discovered that instead of a one-time shot, the latest vaccine requires boosters throughout your lifetime....

How to decide when to call in sick

You don’t feel well. But you’re debating on whether to take a sick day. You’re a conscientious employee, so perhaps your devotion to the job usually wins that decision.

You’re not alone: 80 percent of office workers go to work even when they ...

5 reasons to seek premarital counseling

“Many couples tend not to realize the challenges that blending lives will bring,” says Juergen Korbanka, PhD, area chair for the College of Social Sciences for the University of Phoenix Utah Campus. Premarital counseling can help you prepare for these changes and start your married life happily. Here are five reasons to sign up:...

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 tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions

Committing to run in next fall’s marathon might sound like a cool idea on December 31 after you’ve sipped some champagne, but New Year’s resolution statistics prove that many ideas that look entirely promising on New Year’s Eve often fall to the wayside several weeks later.

5 ways to choose the best hospital

We go to the hospital for care when we’re the most vulnerable, so we want to pick the best one we can. But how can the average person make a good choice? Our expert suggests five things to consider:

“Let’s face it, one of the most important factors anyone will consider when ...

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 ways to come back from the holidays refreshed

If you’re like a lot of people, your list of holiday experiences may include activities like eating three pieces of pumpkin pie, shopping too much, sleeping on your mother’s fold-out sofa and indulging in a football-watching marathon with members of your extended family. And there’s nothing wrong with that....

5 things you should know about energy drinks

How do you stay on top of your homework after a full day of work?

Like many people, you might reach for an energy drink that promises to get you “amped,” “juiced” or “buzzed” through a combination of caffeine, B vitamins and sugar. However, according to a recent article in The New York ...

5 ways virtual health care makes access easier

Open your mouth, stick out your tongue and say “ahh” … for the computer camera.

If you haven’t had a virtual checkup, you probably will soon, experts say. Health care providers are increasingly turning to online applications for ...

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 questions to ask before seeing a doctor

Finding the right doctor for you or your family doesn’t have to be a daunting task if you know what to ask before committing to an appointment.


5 reasons to become a morning person

Does the idea of waking up at 5 am make you cringe? While young people — especially students — tend to rule the night, recent studies indicate that morning people do better in the business world.

Even if you’re not a natural morning person, it’s possible to shift your ...