Let’s play a word association game. When I say “exercise,” what are the first things that pop into your mind? I bet they are visions of running, elliptical training, and getting sweaty and out of breath — you know,...
Over the past year, many people experienced mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, quarantining and social injustice. This uptick in mental health struggles and crises was reflected in the number of services offered to our student body by...
A reader signed up for summer classes and questions whether she can make it through.
We’ve all heard of the “freshman 15” — a colloquial term for the weight gain that many new college students experience when living on their own for the first time with access to delicious (and abundant) on-campus dining options. But...
A reader asks: What advice do you have for re-taking a failed course?
It’s springtime! Days are growing longer. The air is getting warmer (on its way to hot!). Azaleas are blooming. Robins are singing. The bare, wintery branches of the oak are starting to dress themselves in their summer greenery. And,...
When it comes to healthy habits, whether you’ve failed once, a hundred times or never got started, you can start again today and be successful.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in the U.S., and almost all trace their roots to 19 origin groups from East Asia, Southeast Asia and...
A reader asks: I'm about to graduate. Do you have any advice for finding the energy to cross the finish line victoriously?
Seven years ago on March 21, 2014, I was walking through the parking lot of the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mercer University’s men’s basketball team was about to play the Duke University Blue Devils in their first game...

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