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SEE for Yourself on Monday!

This week, strengthen your body while strengthening your mind! Take study walk-breaks. When you are studying for long periods of time, try to stand up once an hour for a few minutes. The University of Pittsburg School of Medicine has found that short bouts of exercise enhance weight loss and cardio-respiratory fitness. Click here for more information.

Quit on Monday from HKB: Quit now, work later! With the state of the economy, recent graduates have found it increasingly difficult to find work. Want to get a leg up on some competition? Be a non-smoker. More employers are beginning to show preference to or even requiring non-smokers for their company. Just think about it; non-smokers take fewer breaks, take less sick days, and are generally healthier than their smoking counterparts. Commit to quit now and you may find a healthier and weathlier life ahead! Click here if you are  in support of a smoke-free campus.

Have you been working on a paper for three days straight now? Can you even see what you're writing anymore for your chemistry lab? You could be stressed because you're being too focused on getting everything done. Don't forget that your brain is like a muscle, and even it needs a break! Take a break from all the studying and go for a walk or hop on the Collegetown Shuttle and spend a few hours at the Inner Harbor. Of course getting a free back rub from Stressbusters is another great way to melt your stress away. FREE five-minute seated back rubs are available every Monday night at the MSE library, Q-level from 8-10 pm.

Minimize Monday Tip: Unconsume. Be a conscious consumer and save. For things that you know you will not be able to reuse or recycle in the future (especially for people making the summer move) pass it on to someone else who might be able to have better use for it. Have a yard sale, donate it to Goodwill (or the upcoming JH-U-Turn), or give away your stuff to your friends.