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A watering can with a heart symbol waters two polka-dot flower figures in front of a yellow, plaid background. Taking care of yourself is the most selfless thing you can do. (Camilla Dziadosz | Northern Star)

Taking care of yourself is selfless

By Camilla Dziadosz, Opinion Columnist | February 7, 2024

Self-care may sound like a selfish concept, but it’s actually the complete opposite. Caring for yourself is caring for others.  The paradox is crystal clear when we reflect on the way of the world. When those around us are healthy, we are influenced....

Well-o-ween 2022 will offer Halloween themed activities on campus to practice wellness.

Self-care and scare during Well-o-ween 2022

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | October 21, 2022

NIU Mission Wellness is offering Well-o-ween, a week of Halloween themed activities to practice self-care and to partake in the spooky season. Mindfulness and You: Glitter Jars 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Holmes Student Center Room 306 or virtually,...

The era of self care emphasizes consuming products rather than taking care of the mind and body.

Unpopular Opinion: The era of self care is a consumerist charade

By Yusra Jaleel, Opinion Columnist | August 20, 2022

I can’t recall the last time I’d scrolled through any social media platform without seeing a softly filtered video curated with angled shots of a beautiful person gently applying product after product from frosted-glass skincare bottles, clipping...

A photograph of two body washes that are good for dry skin, due to the winter weather.

5 body washes to help hydrate dry skin

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | January 14, 2022

Winter is in full swing with freezing temperatures and strong winds. With these conditions comes dry, scratchy skin that can be helped with nourishing body products. Here are five body washes to help combat dry, winter skin.  Method Body Pure Peace...