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27 Ways to Have the Healthiest (Awesome-est) School Year Ever
Ah back to school, the best time of the year, right? OK, school is generally a downer. Summer is over and work is starting up. But. But. We’re here to make sure that this year is the best year yet. We have tips on how to survive the cafeteria (or any buffet), cool dorm room hacks, and lots of ways to boost brainpower, wake up early, and remember just about everything. Recent grads, we haven’t forgotten about you either with lots resources on working better and even choosing one of the best cities for any 20-something.
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Deskercise! 33 Ways to Exercise at Work Feeling sluggish while working? Get energized and burn a few extra calories with this crash course in office-friendly exercises.
13 Health Stats Every 20-Something Should Know Lets face it — we're not all young and invincible. Here are the heath stats young adults should be aware of to stay healthy for years.
40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less Mangoes, meditation, and massage are just three easy relaxation techniques. When stress strikes, check out these 40 ways to unwind.
The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S. Getting in the mood for some higher education? Academics and student life are important, sure, but don't head off without checking our list of the healthiest colleges in the U.S.
The 20 Best Cities for 20-Somethings Hot child in the city! Hey all you young professionals, pack up your stuff and hit one of the best cities for you.
Ultimate Guide to Good Posture at Work [Infographic] Back aching from late night study sessions or long days at the desk? Check out Greatist’s ultimate guide to sitting up straight and giving your back a break.
Feng Shui in the Bedroom: Practical Tips for Better Chi Looking for a little more zen? Whether you’ve got a master bedroom, dorm room, or the tiniest studio around, check out these practical feng shui tips to help make your living space more happy and harmonious — at any time of day.
Hey Sleepyhead! How to Be a Morning Person Early morning classes may not sound like a good thing, but morning people may be healthier and happier than the rest of us.
How to Never Be Late Again It’s too late to apologiiiiize. From office meetings to surprise parties, stop saying sorry and just get there on time.
How to Carry a Heavy Bag Without Wrecking Yourself Lugging a heavy load is no fun. Whether it’s an overloaded backpack, tote, or messenger bag, learn the best way to carry that weight.
How to Create and Injury-Free Workspace Oh, my aching back! Avoid common office injuries like muscle strains and vision problems by setting up a workstation the right way. We’ve got all the tips to make redecorating a snap.
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30 Healthy Breakfast Snacks for Mornings on the Run Rushing out the door and need something hearty, healthy and fast? Greatist picked 30 of the best, tastiest breakfast options, perfect for packing as snacks, too!
16 Tips to Conquer Buffet Binging Buffets and access to free food bring out our worst eating behaviors. Whether you’re back at the college cafeteria or hitting an all-you-can eat wings joint tonight, Greatist has 16 science-backed strategies to stop you from overindulging.
How Much Is Too Much Caffeine? Got the shakes but can’t stop pounding those venti macchiatos? Caffeine consumption is near universal, so read on to find out how much is too much.
Will Eating at Night Make Me Gain Weight? Scared of the freshman 15? Maybe the sophomore, junior, or senior 15 as well? We examine whether those late-night nosh sessions are really ruining our weight.
35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches Need a healthy lunch? With a little planning, all 35 of these options can be prepared in seven minutes or less. It’s time to kick that brown-bag lunch up a notch!
15 Healthy and Creative Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix For the days a cup ‘o Joe just won’t do it, here are some seriously creative ways to get that little extra kick.
How to Get Sh!t Done Working From Home Working outside of an office is becoming more popular for employees and college students alike. Studies suggest telecommuting makes us less stressed and more productive, so how can we do it? Find out here.
10 College Hacks to Own Any School Year The new school year is almost underway and Greatist has 10 amazing hacks to help you make the most out of your dorm room.
How to Remember Everything From names at a party to where we left those damn keys, here are all the tricks for remembering the most important stuff.
How to Stay Focused at Work Having trouble concentrating on the job at hand? Learn some tips on how to stay focused while working, no matter what disruptions occur.
47 Ways to Boost Brainpower Now Bust out the suspenders and the Star Trek DVDs, here are 47 ways to boost your brainpower. Simply floss, go golfing, and play video games to be the coolest geek around in no time.
28 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Energy Instantly Struggling to stay awake? No need to prop open those eyelids — one of these quick and easy ways to boost energy is sure to help.
60 Healthier Drinks for Boozing Shots, spritzers, cocktails, and more — we rounded up 60 of the healthiest drink recipes out there.
10 Healthier Beers (and How to Choose the Right One) Imbibing in a few brews doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Find out which beers will let you indulge while keeping your health goals in mind.
The Truth Behind Binge Drinking From college kids to senior citizens, Americans are drinking more often than ever. And forget hangovers and a maxed-out credit card — binge drinking can take a toxic toll on our health.
13 Legit Ways to Stop a Hangover Indulged in an extra glass (or four) of wine? Read on for 13 ways to prevent or cure that hangover the next time that bottle ends up empty.
What are your tips for rocking the back to school months? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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