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pasta | good carbs and bad carbs

Ask the nutritionist: “What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?”

Sugars, complex, refined... Which carbs are "good" and which are "bad?" And, which foods and drinks contain them? Here's how to become carb-savvy.
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Ask the academic advisor: “Any tips on managing anxiety when speaking in front of...

How can you transform from anxious orator to confident communicator? It takes some work, but here are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
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Ask the trainer: “What are some exercises I could do while studying or sitting...

Avoid feeling stiff from sitting too long in class with these dynamic stretches.
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Ask the health educator: “How do I deal with the pressure to be sexually...

A health educator offers advice on what to do if you're feeling pressure to be sexually active.
Holding hands

Ask the counselor: “How can I help a friend through a breakup?”

—Amy, Nova Scotia, CanadaWe’ve all been there. What do you say? What can you do? We want to ease the pain and cheer them up, but at the same time, the hurt is real...
Girl on laptop

Ask the academic advisor: “What are some good strategies to get over writer’s block?”

—Amy, Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaHmmm…what can I say about writer’s block? Oh look, there are some funny cat videos I need to watch on YouTube.In all seriousness, writer’s block affects everyone who has ever...
Shin splints

Ask the trainer: Shin splints

“How can I prevent and fix shin splints?”—Michael, New Castle, DelawareFeeling a nagging, sharp pain in the shin after an intense workout or run? This is shin splints, miniature stress fractures in the bone....
Therapist office

Ask the counselor: Asking for help

“I am aware that I struggle with anxiety and depression, but I can't bring myself to talk to a professional about it. I know that talking to someone will help me. How do I...
Ask the Doc

Ask the doc: Anemia and health

“Does being anemic mean I’m unhealthy? How do I fix this?”—Marla-Ann, Sackville, New BrunswickTo answer your question, first we need to define anemia, discuss the most likely causes of anemia in your gender and...
Acid reflux

Ask the doc: Acid reflux

“How can I reduce acid reflux?”—Sherie, Gainesville, FloridaAcid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) is one of those complaints where the treatment sits on the fence between self-care and professional medical care. For young,...