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This is what it’s like to live with ADHD

For most students, the worst thing about multiple-choice tests is the ScanTrons with rectangles instead of bubbles. You know the ones I’m talking about. For me, choosing the correct answer is only half the battle. My mind creates an obstacle course of random thoughts and distractions as I try to …

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Take Back The Night provides a unique opportunity to address misconceptions about sexual violence, for survivors’ voices to be heard and for community members to support them. (Emerald Archives)
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Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.

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There are lots of natural remedies suggested by medical professionals and studies found online like Eucalyptus Oil, Butterbur, or Nettle Leaf. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Surviving Oregon allergy season, naturally

The spring allergy season is approaching, here are a few natural options to try and beat pesky allergies.

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Whether it be a few miles during the day or an overnight adventure, the McKenzie River Trail holds beautiful views and the famous "Blue Pools" to admire and swim in. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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The 7 best hiking trails for springtime

The weather is getting warmer. Perfect for going out and enjoying some fresh air. If you’re bored of Spencer’s Butte, here are some other hikes in the area you can enjoy.

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Making oatmeal or “overnight oats” can keep you full and focused all morning. (Photo courtesy of The Oatmeal Artist)
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Enough with the juice cleanses — there are healthier options to help you look your best

Warmer weather is approaching and so is drastic diet season. Try these delicious and healthy recipes to get you looking and feeling your best.

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The goal of Yoga Nidra is to relax every part of the body and to release emotional, muscular, mental and spiritual tension. By quieting their minds the students learn to simply observe their thoughts but not act on them. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Namaste: Yoga Nidra helps bring out the ultimate zen

Find the inner zen within yourself through this form of guided meditation. The breakthrough in Yoga Nidra is key to anyone looking to eliminate stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety.

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Just shake off the bad vibes

Taylor Swift’s 1989 has been number one on the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and “Shake It Off” – the album’s first single – was number one for 21 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. Perhaps you felt a bit happier than usual during Swift’s reign on the radio. Well, …

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Warrior Sisters fights to end sexual violence, holds free self-defense training sessions for women

Lane County is consistently recording more sexual assault cases than the national average, according to the Warrior Sisters, a Eugene based organization of women who are fighting back. Sam Krop was originally inspired to start this program after learning about the Gulabi Gang in India, another group of women standing together …

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SMASH uncovers correlation between weight loss and social networks

Following a three year study, the Semantic Mining of Activity, Social, and Health data project (SMASH) searches to find the connection between the influence of social networks and physical exercise, leading to weight loss.

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So you signed up for an 8 a.m. class. Here are 4 ways to deal

We’ve all been there: You frantically type your winter term CRNs and press enter, but it’s too late. Your perfectly planned schedule is impossible and that one class you have to take for your major is full. Your only option is any college student’s worst nightmare: 8 a.m. class. The future …

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Video: Civil War Blood Drive

Before they meet on the football field, the Ducks and the Beavers have a friendly competition that nearly all students can get involved with. For 13 years, the Civil War Blood Drive has helped thousands of people in the Corvallis and Eugene communities. The Ducks have won the last four …

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Women’s self-defense classes boost confidence as well as safety

Even a woman who is weaker, shorter and lighter than a potential attacker can protect herself, according to local women’s self-defense advocates. Women who learn self-defense not only fend off assaults, but prevent assaults from happening in the first place. Even athletes find that the classes make them more confident …

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New self-harm support group creates rare safe space for healing

If you dealt with emotional pain by causing yourself physical pain in the form of cutting or burning yourself, you would probably be wary of revealing your secret to a group of strangers. But the leaders of a new support group at the HEDCO Clinic on campus want self-harmers to …

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Satisfy cravings the healthy way while cramming for finals

I think we all know the feeling — sitting in the library, overcome with writer’s block, exhausted from lack of sleep and looking forward to another nearly sleepless night before a final the next morning. The coffee doesn’t work anymore, the Red Bull is empty and it’s closer to tomorrow …

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Prioritizing breast cancer awareness is important for college students

As college students, finding time in your day to take care of your health is rarely a priority. With constant pressure to make bad lifestyle choices — like that bottle of wine you drank watching Juan Pablo on “The Bachelor” — it’s difficult to keep your body on a healthy track. …

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These seasonal soups will soothe the soul

Dreading winter quarter’s dreary, gray arrival? The 8 a.m. classes you’d kill to sleep through and even the noon ones? Even the closest dorm foods seem far come frosty February mornings. Downtown lunch strolls, outdoor dinner seating and morning cafe stops before class: These are a few of our favorite …

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Health: Aaachoo! Tis the season to catch the flu bug

Germs. Lots of them. Flu seasons in full swing and the University of Oregon Health Center asks that everyone follow simple steps to combat the ick: Wash your hands Cover coughs Get a flu shot as soon as possible Stay home when you become ill Keeping a small bottle of …

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Health: Unusual causes for acne

Unfortunately for many including myself, acne is something that will never go away. No matter how many times we clean our faces with soap and special creams, it becomes annoying when we wake up in the morning to find a nice surprise on the top of our foreheads after all …

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Health: What your sleep position says about you

When you crawl into bed at night, the type of position you tend to sleep can have something interesting to say about your personality and what kind of person you are. In an article published on Yahoo! Health, author Lisa Collier Cool gives an insight as to the most common sleep positions …

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For stressed-out college students, it's important to take a step back

The second floor of the Knight Library is quiet, save for the clacking of computer keys. Movement, however, is abundant, if only you know where to look. There, a young woman sits, chewing absently on her pencil. There, a man stares at a computer screen while tapping incessantly on his …

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Making a difference in the bike culture of the UO campus with self-service repair stations

Between the whirling sounds of tools scraping metal and a classic hip-hop Pandora station flowing out through speakers, Aaron Rourke drowns out all outside noise and concentrates on replacing a broken tire valve. He looks like he’s done this his entire life, when in fact he’s learning as he goes …

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Health: World's Fittest Women

Last month, Men’s Health deemed U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps world’s fittest man. CNN Health presented its list last week of the world’s fittest women of the year, ranging from athletes to actresses and fitness personalities. Plenty of U.S. Olympians from the 2012 Summer Games made the top ten list and covered …

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Health: Hangover cures from around the world

It’s common courtesy when visiting foreign countries to become enriched in their culture by ways of cuisine, lifestyle, and, if you’re over the legal age, the certain nightlife that they offer. Hangovers, however, are universal — the aches and pains all speak the same language. Each country has its own …

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Three gross ingredients that you don't know are in everyday foods

Have you ever looked through ingredient labels to certain foods and read something that you couldn’t pronounce? What about those that state “natural flavors” and ever wonder “what does that mean and where does it come from?” Some foods that we enjoy might contain some scary ingredients that help produce …

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Health: New ways to defend yourself

We like to think that we are safe when walking through campus from potential threats, but as the days get shorter and darkness falls around late afternoon, things can get sketchy quickly without warning. Women on college campuses across the country are advised to carry items such as pepper spray, …

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Starting up a vegetarian lifestyle the right way

If you have ever had the idea of becoming a vegetarian, be aware that it likely won’t happen overnight. Like any lifestyle change you make, dedication and you will need to put in work to make the switch toward cutting meat and embracing the vegetarian diet. While watching films such …

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Health: Michael Phelps named fittest man ever by Men's Health

It really shouldn’t be any surprise that the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, at 22 total medals, can also claim the title of “fittest man ever.” Retired United States swimmer Michael Phelps, who won four gold and two sliver medals this past summer at the London Olympic Games, was recently …

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Should I cut back on coffee?

Some of us won’t admit it, but we can be addicted to caffeine, whether we get it from sources like soda, energy drinks or coffee. We don’t care where we get it but we love it and don’t think we can function without it. Waking up for an 8 a.m. …

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How to workout at home when the rec is packed

Classes are over for the day and you’re heading over to the Student Recreation Center to get in a quick workout. The only problem is that everyone and their mothers are using all the equipment, and it’s packed with people. Or, you find yourself at home and wanting to get …

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How to overcome homesickness when it strikes

Students may find at first they don’t experience any feeling of sadness, but once a school routine kicks in and everything doesn’t seem as new anymore, these feelings can hit anyone at any time.

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