Self-Improvement

Defeat Winter Blues

Defeat Winter Blues

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Is it just me, or is the weather in State College getting colder and colder as the days go by?

For those of you who are dreading the chill and grayness of winter, there is hope. Winter doesn’t have to be the most depressing season. Here are some warm, fun and easy ways to defeat those blues.

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To Tip, Or Not To Tip: That Should Never Be the Question

To Tip, Or Not To Tip: That Should Never Be the Question

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This past summer I bartended to support myself through an unpaid internship, I came to rely heavily on tips, as my hourly base pay was only $2.83. After this experience, I never tip less than 15 percent at dinner, always tip 20 percent or more if the waitress goes above and beyond, and base my bar tips on how expensive my order is (i.e. $4 bill gets a $2 tip, $8 bill gets a $4 tip, etc.).

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The Flu Shot You Won’t Be Afraid Of

The Flu Shot You Won’t Be Afraid Of

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Fall has arrived… and with it the season for flu shots. Per usual, the Student Health Center will offer fall flu clinics every Tuesday and Thursday of this month (check the UHS website for posted dates, hours and locations) – and, even though students are aware of the benefits that come with vaccination, there will always be those who hesitate. To many, needles rank among the scariest of Halloween’s ghouls and goblins. With that we couldn’t agree more, which is why we looked for (and found) a much less frightening option.

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

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Do you have the mid-semester blues? Have tests, quizzes and essays got you down? Are you too stressed out eat, breathe or shower? If any of these questions apply to you, listen up! Meditation may be just what you need.

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Handling Homesickness

Handling Homesickness

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Parent’s Weekend has come and gone, and your homesickness may be even harder to suppress than before. Missing home is common among all college students (upperclassmen included!). It’s okay to long for the comforts of home, but if you’re fighting back tears, let us at least help you get through until winter break.

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