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Jaime Haines

Jaime Haines is an exuberant puppy-lover and “House” addict and plans to use her psychology degree to encourage activism and well-being through counseling, workshops, speeches, and the written word.

November 11, 2011

Lifestyle improves by downsizing material possessions

American society is based on owning objects. Women are portrayed as “shopaholics” who love sales because then they can buy even more. Men are known to always want more video games and faster vehicles. Families often wish for larger houses and for more things to fill them.

November 4, 2011

How to proactively fight the winter blues this season

Despite the weeks of denial, it can no longer be contested: winter is almost here. As November begins, it brings cold days, bone chilling winds and eventually, snow deep enough to bury us entirely. While some eagerly await the pristine, glittering wonderland, many dread the dozen layers of clothes, the slow, diffi cult walks around […]

October 28, 2011

Off-campus living: Tips, advice for finding your own starter bungalow

Moving off campus is a huge decision that requires a lot of preparation to be successfully done. You must meet the University’s eligibility requirements, begin your search early, consider basic factors like location and expense, choose your roommates, and create a list of questions for your potential landlord. With the completion of these steps, moving […]

October 21, 2011

Wavering anti-depressant medication myths debunked

More than 10 percent of Americans take anti-depressants, medication which helps alleviate depression. Unfortunately, most believe myths surrounding their problems and their resulting treatments. Most anti-depressants alter brain chemistry by increasing the amounts of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and/or dopamine available in the brain. Once the availability increases, people typically experience elevated moods. Because […]

October 14, 2011

Advantages gained from taking risks

“God sends each person into this world with a special message to deliver, with a special song to sing for others, with a special act of love to bestow. No one else can speak your message, or sing your song, or offer your act of love… These have been entrusted only to you” (Fr. John […]

October 7, 2011

The importance of prioritizing

In college, many students find themselves overwhelmed with the multitude of options available. After attending events like the Involvement Fair and Rock the Cause, students return to their room with promotional sheets from dozens of organizations. With this slew of papers, along with posters, peer recommendation, parental advice, and advisor suggestions, in addition to lacking […]

September 30, 2011

Thrifty tips for students

In America, people seek faster, cheaper, and better. However, in this unreasonable quest for immediate satisfaction, people overlook quality, long-term solutions. Instead of using one-stop shops like Wal-Mart, society as a whole benefits when its members choose to shop at thrift stores, flea markets, consignment shops, and natural or organic food stores. Additionally, the consumer […]

September 23, 2011

Expand your thinking: Individualism, ‘right’ way to live

Society defines success in an extraordinarily narrow manner, by obtaining good grades, a high-paying career, a plethora of material goods, physical attractiveness, and time each week devoted to particular tasks such as volunteering, extracurricular involvements, and leadership roles.