Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Coffee. The word alone can perk up the drowsiest of college students, but this deliciously addictive pick-me-up’s resume lists more than just keeping you awake during that boring lecture. For those of you who add an extra 20 minutes to your walk to campus just so you can get your tall, nonfat latte, coffee has been making quite a name for itself in the news recently.

In September alone, coffee has been found not only to decrease regular drinkers’ risks of developing skin cancer, but also to cut the risk of depression in women, and reduce the risk of potential strokes. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Well, the good news doesn’t stop there.  According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, coffee has plenty of other health benefits, including decreased risks for: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and types of dementia.

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I’ve come up with a way to best describe senior year and see what wisdom I can impart on all you wee-little underclassmen when I depart from this world. I’m talking about the college world, so relax before you start calling the suicide prevention hotline. You know that thing called a “mid-life crisis” that many of your dads probably went through and you hear about so much?

Well, when I turned 20, I made a big joke about how I’m having a “quarter-life crisis.” I guess I kind of thought I was having one, mostly because I wasn’t a teenager any longer. But quarter-life crisis is actually a pretty good way to describe the feeling I’m having now, graduation looming within the year and what not. When you hit this time, you start to take a look back and reflect on just what exactly you’ve spent your entire college career doing. Personally, what it makes me think of is who I used to be.

Anyone who knows me in-depth, as you soon–yes, you there, sitting at the computer, I’m talking to you–will know when you read my every post and follow me throughout the semester, is that I like to think philosophically. I personally believe that you are not the same person you were years ago; experience, age and jadedness take its toll in many ways.

No, not that kind of Jade.

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