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Having panic attacks doesn’t make you weak. In fact, it makes you pretty badass.

I started having panic attacks when I was 16.<p>They kicked off after I struggled with night terrors and insomnia, and had the sudden realisation that …

The 7 most common mistakes kids make on their college applications

During such a stressful time, students may make obvious mistakes that could end up crushing their college dreams.<p>Business Insider talked to Abby Siegel, a college-entrance consultant with 19 years of experience, who shared the seven most common mistakes college applicants make.<p><b>1. Using generic</b> …

College & University

Cat companions are good for our mental health

We tend to know it instinctively and individually, but a survey has confirmed that the companionship of cats is beneficial for our mental health and …

Mental Health

Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing… and ignored

Humanities scholars are making strides in sectors from sustainability to robotics – why are so few people aware of their work?<p>Deep in the corridors of Stanford University’s English department, graduate student Jodie Archer developed a computer model that can predict New York Times bestsellers. Her …


Why a Well-Written College Application Essay Isn't Enough

A couple of days ago, after my student Lorena and I had spent hours brainstorming and editing her college application essays, I was pretty sure we were ready to finalize her longest Princeton supplemental essay.<p>"What do you think?" I asked her as I hit save. She'd written about how learning to …

College & University

How Do I Know if I Need Mental Health Services?

If you have ever wondered if mental health services are right for you and have been reluctant to reach out for a consultation, here's a quick reference questionnaire that may help you determine that.<p>Everyone experiences difficult times throughout their lives accompanied by deep emotions and …

Mental Health

8 Thoughts That Are Stuck In Anxious People’s Mind Throughout The Day

If you have anxious thoughts you will identify with this account. Anxiety is explained here using real world examples with helpful tips on management

Mental Health

The Spooky Effects of Sleep Deprivation

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning. But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that can …