Parents: Ask your college-bound kid these 8 health questions

College-bound teens should be able to answer some key questions about health, such as naming their primary care doctor and health insurance plan.

U. Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Huge mental health gap for gender minority college students

"There has never been a more important time for colleges and universities to take action to protect and support trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students on campus."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety college-students depression gender higher-education lgbtq suicide transgender

Young women’s reasons for sexting aren’t clear cut

What motivates young people to sext? It's complicated, research finds, especially for young women.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Aug. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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How to fight mental illness stigma at college with fun

Getting college students to engage in fun activities centered around honesty about mental health can help cut mental illness stigma.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety bias college-students communication depression stigma

‘Brain boost’ drugs hamper sleep and memory with little upside

Taking psychostimulants to do better in school or focus at work offers only a small short-term boost and can negatively affect your sleep and memory.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine attention college-students drugs memory sleep

College money habits shape when we see ourselves as adults

The way we budget, spend, and save our money in college could shape when we begin to form an 'adult identity' and see ourselves as grown up.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture aging college-students identity money relationships

Add-on text cuts gender bias in course evaluations

A simple intervention could make course evaluations more fair for women instructors of college classes.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | May 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias college-students gender higher-education

Intramural college sports boost student grades

Getting involved in a fitness class or intramural sports could help boost grades and keep college students from dropping out.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State | May 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students exercise social-lives sports

Applications dip after scandals at prestigious universities

A big scandal can cost a prestigious university as many new applications as falling 10 spots in a prominent college ranking, research finds.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State | May 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture college-students higher-education

1 simple change could cut student loan default rate

A high number of people who borrow money for college end up defaulting on their loans, but a simple solution could help.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | May 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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