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Here's proof that what we watch really does affect how we think and feel — and, thus, how we behave. Researchers at the University of Michigan have documented that hormone levels significantly rise and fall with the mental and emotional stimuli on the screen. For example, male study subjects watching The Godfather Part II had their testosterone levels rise by upwards of 30%.

Source: News-Medical.Net, July 23

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Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.