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Exposure to greenery could reduce stress levels

By Caroline Vakil

April 22, 2015

Trees have healing powers. At least, that is the conclusion of landscape architecture researcher Bin Jiang. He, along with fellow researchers — Chun-Yen Chang, researcher at the Laboratory of Healthy Landscape Healthy People of the National Taiwan University, and William Sullivan, professor of land...

Tea steeped in health benefits

By Susan Szuch

December 8, 2014

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits, and Natural Gourmet at 2225 S. Neil St. in Champaign, and the Common Ground Food Cooperative at...

7 Ways to Relieve Stress

By Ariana Conner

December 18, 2013

As finals approach, students find themselves having to write papers and study for multiple tests in a short amount of time. Tight deadlines and other time commitments can cause students to feel stressed. According to the University's Counseling Center, “stress is the 'wear and tear' our bodies experien...

How to stress eat the smart way

December 12, 2013

It can be easy to feel the pressure as the pile of study materials grows higher and the number of hours until one’s next final exam quickly declines. But there is always that special something that will be there for comfort and support: food. Final exams at the University are set to begin Friday and will ...

Students can adopt techniques, habits for optimal studying

Students can adopt techniques, habits for optimal studying

By Stephanie Kim

December 3, 2013

With finals looming, students now have to put on their thinking caps — the right way. Students can adopt certain techniques and habits for exam studying to best avoid end-of-the-semester stress. While a great deal of research surrounding educational psychology exists, “the psychology science underly...