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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

SEE Tip: EAT Well: Avoid portion distortion! Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. Many restaurants serve more food than one person needs at one meal. Take control of the amount of food that ends up on your plate by splitting an entree with a friend. Or, ask the wait person for a "to-go" box and wrap up half your meal as soon as it's brought to the table. For more information, click here. Stop by the SEE for Yourself on Monday table at the Breezeway today from 11-1 pm for more tips!

Quit Tip from HKB: Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, causing approximately 443,000 premature deaths annually. Want to help make Hopkins a healthier, smoke-free environment? Join HKB in the fight against tobacco! Our first meeting will be held TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the McCoy multipurpose room. We will have free pizza and an opportunity to learn more about the organization's goals and projects. The truth will set you smoke-free, so we hope to see you there!

Mellow Out Monday: Let Stressbusters melt your stress away every Monday at MSE Library, Q-level, from 8-10 pm. The Stressbusters program enhances campus life by continuously training and dispatching teams of students to give free backrubs, health information and resource referrals at events, residence halls, libraries and wherever else the stressed gather! To be placed on our Alert Me List so we can email you when Stressbusters will be out and around campus, email us with the subject line “alert me” to stressbusters@jhu.edu.

Minimize Monday: Sometimes our biggest environmental impacts are hidden in the seemingly harmless actions we perform on a daily or weekly basis, such as dry cleaning. For many professionals, dry cleaning is a necessity; however, you may want to look into safer options since the cleaning agents in most dry cleaning operations are neurotoxins which also contribute to global warming. Luckily, many dry cleaners are going green! They have decided to use a cleaning process in which compressed CO2 carries biodegradable cleansers over the clothes. This is a win-win situation for your health, your wardrobe and our environment. Just make sure your dry cleaner doesn’t use DF-2000. While DF-2000 is a compressed CO2 product, it is also considered to be toxic. For more information, click here.

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