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6 tips to reduce stress for college freshmen

For college freshmen, this time of year can be full of stress, loneliness and overwhelming feelings. You have to deal with classes, homework, social interactions, new living conditions, roommates and new independence.

Reduce stress with our simple tips. (Credit: Punchy Reviews)

Reduce stress with our simple tips. (Credit: Punchy Reviews)

Too much stress and you can lose interest in schoolwork, become emotionally upset and even feel physically ill. Here are some tips to reduce college stress and adjust to campus life. Read more

4 ways to avoid feeling overstressed

My name is Maeve Clair and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Biology and Psychology. I hope to pursue a career in medicine, so my schedule consists of mostly science classes right now. Having completed three semesters of college, I am very familiar with the feeling of stress.

What helps you from becoming overstressed? (Credit: Alys Tomlinson, Getty Images)

What helps you from becoming overstressed? (Credit: Alys Tomlinson, Getty Images)

Although I wish I could, I cannot tell you that there is a quick fix to never feeling stressed in college. Fortunately, I can provide you with a few ways to prevent feeling overstressed with your college course load. Read more

Five ways to make the first few weeks of school stress-free

Back to school time is just around the corner and (hopefully!) you’re not worrying too much about being prepared for the upcoming semester. Oh wait, you are? Trust me, there’s no need to stress yourself out when you have CengageBrain here to help you through the first few weeks of school – and the entire school year for that matter.

Below are the five ways CengageBrain can make your first few weeks of school stress-free. Read more

How to handle the stress of college life and living with roommates

Let’s face it: we’ve all got a lot going on in our lives, and sometimes the stress of everything is a lot to handle. Roommates, jobs, college life, significant others, friends, extracurricular activities—all of these things demand attention. Sometimes we can let the stress of one demand consume the others, and it can be too much to handle. Here are a few tips on how to handle the stress of school and living with roommates before it consumes the entire household. Read more

Stress Awareness Month: How to listen to your body, mind and spirit

Managing stress with relaxation

Downtown relaxation (© Chris LeCroy)

We are all probably feeling a little restless this time of year. Most of us have been cooped up inside since November and we’re more than ready for a little spring cleaning. But, before you begin sweeping the floors and cleaning the closets, it’s important that you take time to spring clean your body, mind and spirit. April is Stress Awareness Month and it’s about really taking the time to listen to your body, mind and spirit. Here are a few things to get started to a healthier you! Read more