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Three people show off Zoom Backgrounds

What Your Zoom Background Says About You

April 22, 2020

If you use a virtual background during your Zoom calls, it means two things: You are rich enough to own a computer capable of handling virtual backgrounds, and you have something to hide.

graphic of healthy habits to practice for immune health

Four Ways to Maintain a Healthy Immune System

April 21, 2020

Although there is no scientific link connecting specific lifestyle choices with increased immunity, according to medical professionals, practicing healthy sleep, exercise and nutritional habits and managing stress can all help to maintain regular immune system function.

SAD lamps are used to treat seasonal affective disorder through a practice called light therapy.

Finding Your Light: SAD Lamps Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder

March 10, 2020

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that heightens during the winter months. Some Fordham students treat their lowered spirits with light therapy, which involves sitting in front of a specialized SAD lamp every day for up to an hour. This seemingly simple treatment produces positive changes in mood for those with SAD.

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Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

November 14, 2018

As students, we are constantly faced with the choice between work and sleep. This common trade-off is...

For students who get less than the previously recommended eight hours of sleep per night.  (HANA KEININGHAM/ THE OBSERVER)

Are Students Getting Enough Sleep?

November 6, 2015

By USAMA BHATTI Contributing Writer It is a well known fact that college students tend to overloo...

Take time for power naps! They’ll keep you healthy and energized. (Paula Madero/The Observer)

Nap Nooks: The New College Craze

February 26, 2015

By MARTIN NUNEZ-BONILLAStaff WriterPublished: February 26, 2015 At Fordham and other colleges around the...

Snow Day Survival 101: What To Do When You’re Snowed In


January 28, 2015

Published: January 28, 2015 Nothing feels better than getting an email from Fordham saying that classes are cancelled. Not everyone may like snow, but it’s safe to say that no one is going to object to having a snow day, especially when our winter break was so short. (We’ll probably regret it when the University takes ou...

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Coursework Overload: Quality Over Quantity

December 22, 2014

By JANELY FERNANDEZStaff WriterPublished: December 10, 2014 Between four to five courses, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and you know, life, I would ...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics graph shows the average time college students spend on certain activities. (Courtesy of American Time Use Survey)

Counting Sleep: Examining Student Shut-Eye Statistics

February 15, 2012

By FREDERIC ADOR Contributing Writer Published: February 15, 2012 If one applies the “Quiet Hou...