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Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

April 1, 2020

Take care of yourself: A phrase that, for obvious reasons, you’ve probably heard more in the last two weeks than in the past two years combined. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, health, both mental and physical, is critically important. Dr. Jeffrey Ng, director of Counseling and Psychological Services for Fordham University, shares his advice on staying healthy — mentally, while practicing social distancing.

Fordham Alumnus and Professor Training STEM Students to Solve Problems of the Future

Fordham Alumnus and Professor Training STEM Students to Solve Problems of the Future

April 1, 2020

After graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Martin Di Grandi Ph.D. spent seventeen years as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry synthesizing potential antiviral and anticancer medication. Following his departure from the private sector, he returned to his alma mater to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists.

30 Minutes, 5 Ingredients, 1 Day of Meals

30 Minutes, 5 Ingredients, 1 Day of Meals

February 18, 2020

A great way to save money and time is to make your own food at home. Here are just a few recipes that any Fordham student can put together in no time.

How to Get the Most from Your Avocado Toast

How to Get the Most from Your Avocado Toast

February 11, 2020

Avocado toast is not only good for your Instagram feed but when paired with the right toppings can also have significant health benefits. Whether you are looking to put a tasty spin on your favorite breakfast or increase consumption of protein or vitamins, avocado toast is the vessel for all of your nutritional needs.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

How Men Approach Depression Differently

February 11, 2020

Did you know only 32% of male Fordham students seek help from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), but 61% of Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment are men? Jeffrey Ng, CPS director, points to recent psychological research indicating that men may avoid seeking help for psychological issues like depression to align with rigid masculine gender roles.

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

Should You be Wearing a Face Mask This Flu Season?

February 5, 2020

You might see people wearing face masks more often in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Though face masks may help prevent the spread of the virus, both the WHO and CDC do not recommend that healthy individuals wear them. Other precautions may have a bigger impact on protecting you from the coronavirus.

Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

Inside the Mind of a Fordham Food Blogger

February 4, 2020

Tessa Burns, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’23, creator of the health-food Instagram account @therawalmond, sat down for a Q&A with The Observer to give the inside scoop on running a health blog as well as reveal some of her favorite foods, bloggers and spots in the city.

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

The Ins and Outs of Digestion

January 28, 2020

Optimal digestion is not always the primary focus of students scrounging for food between classes, internships and other various commitments. Proper nutrition, exercise, hydration and stress management can help students to avoid digestive drama.

Finding Antioxidants at Fordham

Finding Antioxidants at Fordham

January 28, 2020

In the last decade, antioxidants have been extensively marketed to health-conscious individuals. However, the scien...

Which Gym Is Fit for You?

Which Gym Is Fit for You?

January 22, 2020

Based on different convenience factors, there are four main gyms best suited for Fordham Lincoln Center students. The West Side YMCA, the free student gyms at the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses and the Vince Lombardi Center all have something different to offer Rams looking to get fit.

Booze Won’t Help You Lose

Booze Won’t Help You Lose

January 22, 2020

Nutrition labels may not be provided on alcoholic drinks, but that doesn't mean the calories don't count.

A Guide to Dining with Severely Allergic Friends

A Guide to Dining with Severely Allergic Friends

December 4, 2019

Dining with friends who have severe food allergies is no joke. Simple steps like learning how to use an EpiPen or just checking in with you your friend can help to make the experience less stressful.