Are you a part of the recent sunburn art social media trend? (Please say no)

If you have ever seen There’s Something About Mary, you know why worshipping the shiny orb in the sky isn’t the best idea. Not only can sunburn prevention ward off skin cancer in your future, but it also can keep you looking younger, longer. I’ve always said, if pale is good enough for Madonna, it’s good enough for me.

Getting a sunburn on purpose? Not worth it. (Credit: Pinterest)

Getting a sunburn on purpose? Not worth it. (Credit: Pinterest)

A recent social media trend of creating so-called “sunburn art” on your body by deliberately allowing your skin to get burnt in patterns indicates that many of us need a reminder of how dangerous too much sun can be. Read more

What college students should know about e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes or e-cigs, simulate the act of smoking tobacco by producing a flavored vapor that has the look and feel of tobacco smoke. Many college students and adolescents are choosing e-cigarettes thinking that they are safer than tobacco. But that is not the case.

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As a nicotine delivery system, e-cigarettes have fewer toxic chemicals than burning tobacco, but there are still e-cig health risks. Here is some stuff you should know about e-cigarettes. Read more

The 5 best workout routines that won’t break the bank

Even though I’m not a college student anymore, I still completely know what it’s like to be on a budget (I still am!) However, I still think it’s important to take care of myself and workout. And if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “Yes, I want to be active and in shape, but how can I do it without paying an arm and a leg?”

It's possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

It’s possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

Well, I have some ideas for you. Time to share 5 of the best workout routines that are effective, yet inexpensive. Read more

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious.

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news. Read more

Ideas for your summer break hair care routine

Summer break means lots of fun in the sun, swimming and other outdoor activities. But wind, sun and chlorine in swimming pools can really damage your hair. One solution is to just cut it short and forget about it.

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

But if you’re like me and like longer hair styles, you need a hair care routine to help you maintain healthy hair all summer long. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to take care of your hair this summer. Read more

How college students can deal with chronic depression

Even though you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you, it’s still common for college students to suffer from mild depression. It’s usually nothing to get too worried about. But when your levels of depression deepen and a few incidents turn into chronic depression, then it’s time to consider that you might have a mood disorder.

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Without help, depression can turn into a serious problem. There is a lot that you can do to deal with depression and live the life that you want. Here are a few life hacks to help you conquer depression. Read more

Health info and the Internet—How to know if it’s valid

Want to find out what tomorrow’s temperature will be in Montserrat? Need to know the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Internet searches can help with any of these things you need to know. And the World Wide Web is a great resource for health info on the thousands of health care website options.

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

A recent Northwestern University study found that eight in 10 U.S. teens ages 13 to 18 use the web for answers to health questions. Are you one of them? But how to know if the facts you are finding are reliable and accurate? Read more

How to fight hunger with healthy snack ideas

Healthy snack ideas—sounds like an oxymoron, right? When you want to learn how to fight hunger, you aren’t really interested in whether or not what you are eating is good for you. No, it probably goes more like this: “Self,” you say. “Self, I’m hungry. Time for a snack.”

Do you head straight to the fridge when you crave a snack? (Credit: Boldomatic.com)

Do you head straight to the fridge when you crave a snack? (Credit: Boldomatic.com)

And all you care about is that quick energy boost the vending machine provides. But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can create your own nibbles that will satisfy your cravings AND be good for you. Read more

How to keep your cool and stay healthy this summer break

Summer break is a time to kick off your shoes, lie in the sun and take in as many summer drinks as you can. Just because it’s a break from studies doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise your brain cells, though.

Everyone finds a way to stay cool through the summer heat. (Credit: Bootstrap Labs)

Everyone finds a way to stay cool through the summer heat. (Credit: Bootstrap Labs)

Using your ingenuity and stuff that you have on hand can be used in affordable ways to help you stay cool and protect your skin health. Here are a few life hacks for summer including a DIY air conditioner and home remedies for bug bites. Read more

What college students should know about mental health problems

Mental health problems can strike any one, at any time. How to cope when they do is chief among the things you need to know.

Find out how to best cope with mental health problems. (Credit: emPower)

Find out how to best cope with mental health problems. (Credit: emPower)

Equally important is seeking help from mental health professionals as needed to help you. Read more