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Ask any average student what is essential for his or hers survival during exam season and its most likely the first answer will be coffee. A great number of students, myself including, go to Starbucks in the evening to get a soothing atmosphere and fuel to prevent us from falling asleep in our notes.

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If it were possible to even begin imagining what it would be like to have cancer, now imagine that your only viable treatment is chemotherapy, which gives you, sometimes crippling, anxiety and severe nausea that often leads to vomiting. Imagine this happens every time you go for treatment, sometimes before you even get to the room. Having cancer is hard enough, so if there was a positive, drug-free way to treat the anxiety and vomiting that comes with cancer treatment, why wouldn’t we want to try it? Music therapy is the answer. It has shown to be significantly effective in individuals undergoing chemotherapy, so why not implement it in more hospitals?

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Domestic violence is a topic that is actually quite secretive. Most people keep their experiences of domestic violence to themselves, mainly out of fear. Contrary to popular belief, violence in a relationship does not only happen to females. According to Amy E. Bonomi et. al., past studies have concurred that a high rate of domestic violence happens to females and males (2012). 44% to 88% of females and 36% of males have reported dating violence.

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Mental Illness seems to be one of those taboo subjects in today’s culture, but people don’t realize that talking about it can help you in the long run! This study shows how changing your perspective on mental health disorders can impact your likelihood to reach out for help if ever you found yourself suffering from a mental illness in the future. Thinking more positively of others now could help you later. Andres Martinez’s studies have shown a positive relationship between humanizing mental health disorders, compassion, and help-seeking behavior.

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The purpose of this article was to find out the content, motivation, and intention behind what the researchers are calling “fat talk” among adolescent girls. To be more specific, the authors wanted to find out why young women are using negative language in reference to their bodies when engaging in conversation with other adolescent women. In order to accomplish this, the researchers gathered a sample size of 186 undergraduate women ranging from age 18-23.

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Robert Whitaker began his career working as a scientist and medical reporter at the Albany Times Union newspaper in New York. His journalism articles won many awards, including a George Polk Award for medical writing, and a National Association of Science Writers' Award for Best Magazine Article. He co-wrote a series for The Boston Globe that earned him the position as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Later, he wrote four books. A majority of his writing revolves around psychiatry, the pharmaceutical industry, and medical histories.

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   The use of anti-depressant is increasing exponentially as is the number of people whom are diagnosed with depression. Of course the correlation between both is absolutely normal. However, more than a few people are being misdiagnosed for depression.

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It has always baffled me that Americans are able to claim to be animal rights activists while simultaneously sitting down to a nice steak dinner. It seems to me that “ignorance is bliss” should be a slogan printed on every neatly packaged corpse able to be purchased in a super market. Namit Arora, author of “On Eating Animals”, brings up an interesting point: why are we okay with eating some animals, such as chickens, pigs, and cows, but are outraged at the idea of eating “cute” animals such as cats and dogs (p. 28)?

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This paper looks at an article involving the relationship between the development of racial prejudices and how humans view other non-human animals. Research shows that children who strongly believe themselves to be superior to animals also show strong prejudice toward other races and ethnicities of humans.

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