May is the Mental Health Awareness Month I asked my dear friend, Kristi Hugstad, the author of Beneath the Surface, to write a blog for us to honor this month. The UCI Counseling Center will be hosting two events this month: 1) viewing of “The S Word” documentary on May 14 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM [...]
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Did you know 80-95% of college students procrastinate on academic work? Are you included in this statistic? If yes, continue reading…If no, continue reading so you can help your fellow procrastinator friends. A 2007 meta-analysis by the University of Calgary psychologist Piers Steel, PhD, reports that 80 percent to 95 percent of college students procrastinate [...]
As an undergraduate student, budgeting should be one of your most important tasks. With a low job experience level, time dedicated toward studies, and responsibilities for extra-curricular activities, having a consistent and satisfying income stream is hard to attain. Not to mention, saving and investing money in your young adulthood is critical in maintaining financial [...]
Guarana is a popular plant extract found in many supplement products including energy drinks that claim to boost performance and energy levels. It comes from a little black seed that grows on a tree indigenous to South America, and it contains high concentrations of caffeine – much higher than the average coffee bean. In 2001, [...]
Being part of a study group is key to your academic success. The best way to learn something is to discuss it and teach it. Here are some tips for a successful group study: Allocate a minimum of two hours for each group study session. Do not study with your friends! Study with classmates you [...]
Classes, exams, study groups, extracurricular activities, work, etc. when combined with poor time management all lead to academic stress. I am not going to tell you that you need to have a stress-free life. Academic life comes with stress, but I am hoping to help you alleviate some of that stress by a simple time management [...]
I am sorry, but I cannot help but talking about why you need to sleep more. Sleep deprivation is a huge problem among college students, and this fact should not be taken lightly. Various studies have shown that a continued lack of sleep leads to an increased likelihood for memory loss, and higher risk for [...]
A colleague texted me this afternoon to see if I had time for a coffee. I was in the middle of a writing project when she texted me. On one hand, I really wanted to have coffee and see her, but on the other hand, I really needed to finish my work. I paused and [...]
The results of a landmark study that evaluated the impact of Vitamin D on cancer in 25,871 people was just published! I recently posted a blog titled, “Does Vitamin D have a protective effect against cancer?” My short answer to this question was “We don’t know!” Due to the lack of clinical randomized studies, it [...]
The holiday season is a great time of the year to relax, recharge or catch up with things that have piled up on our “to do lists”. But the holidays also gives us the opportunity to develop a good habit or break a bad habit. Every year, I teach two courses during the winter quarter; [...]