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Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff

April 22, 2019

At a time when “Treat yourself” has become more of a marketing tactic than real advice, it’s important to practice self-care. Millenials spend twice as much time as baby boomers do on self-care, according to a June 2017 NPR article. Even with that in mind, it’s hard to remember to de...

This year, do self-care for you

This year, do self-care for you

Izzy Abraham

January 25, 2019

Mid-way through January, many people have New Years’ resolutions dictating their daily routines and choices. By opting to work out more frequently, eat a healthier diet or cut back on alcohol and drugs, many people are picking up self-care, a significant pop culture trend. However, I want to thro...

Practice self love with a sex toy

Practice self love with a sex toy

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

February 16, 2018

Whether single or taken this Valentine’s Day, self-love is in order. Let’s be honest: we can’t talk about love without talking about sex. It’s time to treat yourself to a sex toy. Whether you’re a sex shop regular or new to the game, the season of love is always a great time to explore sexualit...

Self-care projects are the perfect gift

Self-care projects are the perfect gift

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Snow begins to fall, dry skin begins to crack and the time spent caring for your body after chilly walks to class becomes especially important. Not only does winter weather indicate an increased need for self-care, it also marks gift-giving season with major holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kw...

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

Self-care: a remedy for self and others

Libby Camp and Kailey Bates, Staff Writers

October 25, 2017

October is Bullying Prevention Month, an important time to reflect not only on how people treat those around them, but also how they treat themselves. People often treat others better than they treat themselves, and this can lead to poor self-image, depression and increased substance abuse, accordin...

Self care is vital to managing time

Self care is vital to managing time

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

October 5, 2017

Whether it’s by using a bulleted list, Google calendar or mind palace, students need to keep track of their commitments. With exams always lurking around the corner, scheduling is a priority. “I think that poor time management can negatively affect our overall health because we feel rushed an...

Positive thinking promotes health and wellness

Positive thinking promotes health and wellness

Lily Spechler

March 11, 2017

According to Buddha, “all that we are is a result of what we have thought.” When we experience negative emotions over and over again, we are affected on a physical level. Anxious thoughts are rooted in fear, whether it be fear of the future of fear of the past. When we feel fear, ...

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

December 7, 2016

Our education goes far beyond what we learn in the classroom. Though the ultimate goal of an undergrad is to earn a degree, there is so much more to gain from a college experience than enhanced knowledge, especially at UVM. College is about the trials and tribulations of learning to overc...

The importance of self-care in college: Dorm Spa Edition

Isabella Alessandrini

October 12, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you probably have about a thousand things racing around your mind at the same time. Either exams are coming up, or an essay is due in the next few hours, or an academic adviser is putting the pressure on to answer existential questions about the future — big, scary lif...

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