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Feeling better can be dangerous

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You’ve probably heard about the power of positive thinking. In a nutshell, the theory states that when we affirm something and believe in ourselves, it’s more likely that we will achieve our goals.So it comes as no surprise that the reverse process works just as well. Thinking about the negative parts of something in your life can change your beliefs and actions toward it.


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Rent responsibly; A nominal fee can protect your property

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When moving off campus, students should seriously consider acquiring a renter’s insurance policy. Recent events have emphasized how important this protection is. A group of four students were displaced last month when a fire started in the home they rented. None of those students had renter’s insurance. There was also a noticeable jump in robberies last fall.








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Preaching prosperity gospel not Christian

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A crowd of more than 9,000 gathered last August for a Christian conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Those headlining the conference focused on teaching the “prosperity gospel,” a doctrine that promises abundant financial blessings from God in exchange for your own generous giving to a pastor or ministry.





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Education more than what is ‘practical’

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In our current economic crisis, college students are more concerned than ever about their degrees’ value in a competitive job market. It takes a sort of stubbornness these days to decide to be an English, history or romance languages major, as students in these fields are forced ad nauseam to answer the elusive question “What will you do with that?”



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QuickHits for March 23, 2010

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SpringThumbs upIt was a cold and dark winter. But we braved through it and now, as of March 20, spring is officially here. Now we just have to get through six weeks of an inappropriate amount of upper man-thigh.  Time WarnerThumbs down