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Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

November 25, 2019

The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?

This year’s flu vaccine is only 29% effective. Here’s why you still need to get that shot

This year’s flu vaccine is only 29% effective. Here’s why you still need to get that shot

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 23, 2019

When enough people in a community are vaccinated against a disease, it can’t travel as easily from person to person, and the entire community is less likely to catch it. This phenomenon is called herd immunity, and it helps keep everyone safe.

My story with birth control

My story with birth control

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

September 25, 2019

Although I came in feeling like a strong woman taking charge of her health, I immediately felt like a teenage girl being warned not to get pregnant. My doctor took me through a birth control tour unprompted, showing off an IUD like a brand new Mercedes. I said I would think about it.

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

September 9, 2019

In the presence of a stressful academic life and thriving social life, it can be hard to make sure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Here are five ways to avoid the freshman 15.

Season 17 of ‘The Biggest Loser’ inspires audiences

Season 17 of ‘The Biggest Loser’ inspires audiences

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2016

The most recent season of “The Biggest Loser” boasted new features — a new gym, a new house and new host Bob Harper. For season 17 which began Jan. 4, the theme “Temptation Nation” dominated the contestants’ time on the show. During the premiere episode, competitors were tempted with a...

Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

Four Days of Fit is looking to kickstart your March

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

As Spring Break approaches, Mercer students are looking to lose the extra pounds inevitably gained over the holidays. But finding the motivation and time to work out can be a real challenge. In response to these obstacles, Quadworks is hosting Four Days of Fit the week before Spring break. Four D...

Loving your body and yourself

Elizabeth Bibb

February 23, 2011

In the past few years, a movement has gained traction to promote a healthy body image for women. Dove, for example, started an advertising campaign celebrating natural beauty that featured “average” women in their underwear, presumably not Photoshopped or retouched. The basic idea is to encourage w...

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