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Is your brain exam ready

With the semester end exam nearing, studying properly is not the only thing you have to worry about. To keep your brain attentive and working efficiently, a proper, balanced diet is as essential. Christine Clark, dietician at Northeastern Dining Services and University Health and Counselling Services at Northeastern University lists out five foods that will keep your brain ready for exams.   Whole grains are the first...

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  Pain is an irksome consciousness and emotional ordeal that links to tissue impairment. People feel pain when a signal transmits through nerve fibres to the encephalon for interpretation. Sometimes, it endures for a prolonged period, that is, three to six months or more. This long-running pain is called chronic pain. Sometimes, it takes a toll on physical and emotional health. One-fourth of the people, who...

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Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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Exam stress can get the better of anyone. No matter how calm and composed you maybe otherwise, preparing for exams can get you tensed up. Lydia Young and Eric Winter of the Northeastern University have come up with five simple tips to get any student through this stressful time.   Their first tip towards having a good study routine is to make a checklist of all the...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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Meditation boosts compassion

The word ‘meditation’ stems from the Latin word ‘meditatum’ meaning ‘to ponder’. The history of India is commemorated for recording the practice of Dhyāna or Jhāna (the training of mind) dating back to around 1500 BCE. Meditation is a pure, delicate, authentic, disciplined, and pious method of training one’s mind through utter concentration and practice to achieve complete calmness over the mental and emotional health of the...

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Starting a life different from sports dreams

Gambling has been around for a long time and people gamble to win money, for enjoyment and excitement, to socialise, and to escape negative feelings arising in their personal lives. In due course, different types of sports were discovered which eventually led to betting in sports. Sports betting can be defined as the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. ...

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In 1939, research was conducted to study how a preventive intervention affected a child’s criminal behaviour. For this research, around 506 students were selected, aged from 5 to 13. These children were specifically selected, because they were caught in some anti-social acts, such as stealing, absenteeism, etc.   As a part of the research, these kids were divided into two groups. One of the groups was provided...

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Fear

It is in human nature to fear the unknown. When we don’t know what is going to happen or what is coming next. Most phobias work on ‘what if’. What if I drown? What if something comes out of the dark? Such questions arising in our minds are what get us reeling. We get anxious and start panicking.   Feelings of fear “often have to do with...

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