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Yoga is a relaxing and rejuvenating activity, but it is also a good workout that helps with flexibility and increases your strength. When you think of yoga, you might think of flexibility, but yoga also works out your core and strengthens your muscles. 

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If you’re interested in improving your physical, mental, and emotional well-being this summer while also fostering community with your fellow students or co-workers, there’s still time to sign up for The Whole U’s Raise the Bar Summer Wellness Challenge.

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When springtime ends, school is over for many students at the UW. However, some students, myself included, decided that summer quarter was a perfect opportunity to squeeze out a few credits and are still on the grind. Many of my classmates think it is easier to stay focused during the summer…

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When Phillip Thurtle was given a full ride to a graduate program at Stanford, he shared the news with his mother in excitement. Her response was, “What do you want to do that for?” This opposition may have been prompted by the abrupt change Thurtle was making in his career. 

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People have been using plants to improve their physical and mental well-being for thousands of years. While modern medicine has made great strides in isolating specific compounds for pharmaceuticals, many people continue to use teas and herbs as inexpensive natural supplements.

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Graduating senior Erin Weisman considers herself to be “the product of a little Grateful Dead heartbreak.” What was the end of a festival era for many loyal Deadheads after the band’s breakup gave way to a new era of traditions and festivals that are popular today.

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Once a week, associate professor Rick Bonus meets with students for a few hours through Pacific Islander Partnerships in Education (P.I.P.E.) to eat, study, and talk. As Bonus put it, “it’s not this triumphant scene,” but having a place on campus where people can get to know each other can h…

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For many students who go the traditional route of attending college straight out of high school, the idea of raising a child while getting their degree might be far from their minds. But here at the UW, there is an entire community of student-parents working to support themselves and each ot…

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Mental illness can feel like the elephant in a UW classroom. A recent study found that nearly one-third of Washington state college students are suffering from depression. Memes that allude to symptoms of mental illness, like dissociation and “depression naps,” are abundant on social media. …

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The spine is, quite frankly, an incredible construction. An adult spine is comprised of 26 bones, including a stack of 24 independent vertebrae cushioned by discs, plus the sacrum and coccyx. Enclosed within this column is the spinal cord, which, with the brain, forms the central nervous sys…

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Chelsea and Christine are back with some spicy new content that you may need some liquids to cool down with. This week, they discuss the myths, facts, and how to’s around squirting and why squirting videos were banned in the UK.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I trekked out to Discovery Park one Friday for a forest bathing session. It was cold and rainy, not exactly the best conditions for spending an hour and a half in a forest. Yet as our small group walked along the trail, I began feeling more calm and open to …

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The best part of spring quarter, besides the sunshine and the plants coming to life around campus, might just be that now’s finally time to make “it” happen. Maybe it’s starting a new job or joining an intramural that actually meets outside. It could even be renewing the fight in classes. Wh…

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Do you ever wish that you could sleep better at night? Do you stay up so late that you’re tired in the morning? Are you lying awake for hours before you can get some shut-eye? Then it is likely that you need to practice better sleep hygiene.

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At noon on May 2, more than 1,100 UW students, faculty, and staff in purple t-shirts spilled into the gigantic Husky Stadium to participate in one of the most massive fitness events of the year. With forty stations spaced evenly around the field and fitness coaches monitoring each station, t…

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When officers at a fraternity get word that one of their members may have committed a sexual assault, they don’t encounter the same barriers a woman who has been assaulted does. For a survivor, reporting a sexual assault is no easy task. It can be a traumatic process ridden with shame and em…

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When GOP candidate Leslie Gibson called Emma Gonzalez a “skinhead lesbian” — and subsequently dropped out of his race for the Maine House of Representatives — he joined in on a national chorus to berate any woman who dares to enter the civil discourse, especially one as uncivil as the gun debate. 

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If you walk nonstop at an average pace of 30 minutes per mile, you would walk around Earth’s circumference in approximately 746,208 minutes, covering a variety of terrain along the approximate 24,873.6 mile journey. 

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Imagine living with chronic inflammation or anxiety, or dealing with the chronic pain associated with cancer or HIV. Now imagine a single medication that could help manage, if not help heal, all of these problems. Don’t think it exists? It does, and you’ve most likely already heard of or tri…

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After Jasmine Bryant’s first quarter as a freshman at Caltech, she sat in the dark with only a string of Christmas lights on in her room. Listening to Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration,” she ate Cup Noodles and cried. She had failed her first math class in a quarter filled with physics, chem…

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As you walk down the steps into Local Point, it’s hard to miss the large black poster board adorned with the words “Myths vs. Facts.” Under the large print are a variety of cards you can flip open, each with a “myth” or “fact” informing those who pass by about the validity of nutritional sta…