If you’re feeling anxious and stressed lately, you’re not alone. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about overwhelming uncertainty. From financial worries to health concerns, the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of numerous Americans. While the extent of your concern will depend on your individual circumstances, there are several positive mental health practices that everyone can engage in to help reduce stress and promote self-care during this time.

Saikiran Bomma is a resident of Fairfield County, Connecticut. She attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in biological anthropology. In her last year at…


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many people. From the way Americans work and study, to how we spend our personal time, nothing has been untouched by this global epidemic. Social distancing measures have kept us away from friends and family and a general sense of uncertainty has lingered. One of the most significantly impacted groups — college students. In fact, today, due to COVID-19, the life of a college student in the United States looks significantly different than it did just a year ago.

Saikiran Bomma of Fairfield County, Connecticut, completed the last year of her undergraduate…


Just as everyone is getting somewhat used to the new normal of life under COVID-19, employees are starting to wonder what work will look like after the pandemic. Whether you liked working from home or not, that long hiatus from the office must have had an impact on your work life and daily routines. So, you must be wondering what changes a return to work will have on your life in 2021.

Saikiran Bomma is an anthropology student and a recent graduate from Penn State University. Having spent the last year of her undergraduate studies coping with the realities of…


What anthropology teaches you is to set aside your established norms and values and observe people within the context of their own cultures. These abilities to think out of the box, be open-minded and objective while being able to express yourself clearly, and put your observations down in lucid writing all set you on the right path to career success.

Saikiran Bomma of Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an anthropology student and a recent graduate from Penn State University. Having spent the last year of her undergraduate studies coping with the realities of being a student during a global pandemic, she…

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