Category Archives: Health

Pro-Ductive-Crastination

A short one for once, promise: A dear friend writing her final paper was somewhat stuck on said paper, and it had her down. Her strategy at the time was what we often do (myself included, usually related to weight … Continue reading

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Quick Physical Stress Relief… And a Bigger Lesson

The goofily-named “Stressbusters” program at Columbia involves a mere 5-7 minute back/neck-rub. Pretty simple, which is nice. The really interesting bit is that more than half of those that received the “treatment” reported that they felt significantly less stressed even … Continue reading

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A H2CC Blog Short: Meditate During Finals

I’ll keep this brief. I am lousy at meditation and have been long skeptical of it. Sadly, it is often hyped (in the west) by new-agey types and this causes it to get grouped unfairly into the same bucket as … Continue reading

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Losing Weight Agnostic of Diet: A Parable to Meeting Your Goals

Those of you who have read the preamble to H2CC know I quickly put 20 lbs on in my first semester at MIT. While I got that rate under control during the winter, it continued to climb quite a bit … Continue reading

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What to Do With the Flu

I can tell flu season’s here, because the most common question I’ve gotten from readers in the past few weeks was some iteration of this: “Hey Erik: this is great for making a plan, but plans never survive contact with … Continue reading

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