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Green the season: Holiday waste reduction tips

Nov. 12, 2015—In honor of America Recycles Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 15, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable.

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Tennessee Poison Center physician offers tips to prevent holiday poisonings

Dec. 22, 2014—Families with young children, and those who might have an occasional young visitor, should take special care during the holiday season to make sure that decorations and other signs of the season don’t pose a risk to children. One of the most important poison prevention tips is to make sure that alcoholic drinks and products...

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to avoid holiday stress

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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MyVU to take break over holidays

Dec. 18, 2014—The MyVU e-newsletter for faculty and staff will be on hiatus Dec. 25-Jan. 1.

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A wingman can help when trying to resist sweet holiday treats

Dec. 10, 2014—Need some help resisting those fattening cakes and cookies this holiday season? One difference maker could be the company you keep at holiday parties.

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Vanderbilt dietitian offers tips to prevent holiday weight gain

Dec. 9, 2014—With family get-togethers, holiday parties and the abundance of special treats available during the holidays, it can be a real challenge to avoid putting on pounds. “It’s a good idea to eat in a healthy way all year round, but for a lot of people it’s especially challenging during the holidays,” said Jessica Bennett, a...

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20 fun learning activities for the holiday break

Dec. 9, 2014—Just because school is out for the holidays doesn’t mean children have to take a break from learning. Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt's Peabody College offer 20 learning activities that are so much fun, they won’t feel like homework.

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10 tips for managing holiday stress

Dec. 8, 2014—The words “holiday” and “stress” do not belong together, says Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist with Vanderbilt’s Work/Life Connections–EAP.

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Power down before leaving for the holidays

Dec. 5, 2014—If you are going to be away from your office or home for an extended period of time over the holidays, please remember to power down before you leave.

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Hanging of the Green set for Friday

Dec. 2, 2014—The 93rd annual Hanging of the Green will take place Friday, Dec. 5, at Vanderbilt Peabody College.

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Vanderbilt neighbors offer Holiday Lights Carriage Tours Dec. 6-7

Nov. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt is a sponsor again this year for the Holiday Lights Carriage Tours in the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood.

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Vanderbilt doctors warn against holiday heart attack spike

Dec. 26, 2013—Studies have indicated that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season. “It is not uncommon to see a heavier patient volume in the hospital during the Christmas and New Year’s period of time. Some years that’s true, but some years it’s quiet,” said cardiologist Keith...

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