Alexa DiCostanzo


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Breaking Bad (Habits)

How long does it take to break a bad habit? According to the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes 66 days for the mind and body to accustom to meaningful, lasting change.


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Keep on Swimming: Trajectories of Confidence

This isn’t another article about the Dartmouth “duck syndrome” trope that’s been discussed half to death. We get it! Kids here want to put up a good front. The best front. They want the Goldman Sachs job, the place at a top med school, the hot significant other who will become their alum trophy spouse to have supergenius, Dartmouth-green-clad babies with. 


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This One Goes Out to All My Girls

This one goes out to all my girls (and guys) who have ever walked away from someone they loved. Let me preface this by saying that I don’t always follow my own advice.


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To All the Frackets I've Lost Before

Nothing about fracket-stealing culture makes sense to me. (In case you’re late to the party, a fracket is a cheap second coat brought to frats, in anticipation of it being doused in beer or stolen.)