New York Times. Memory is colored by location, and changing your study locales increases the likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned.
Study and Homework Groups - Never underestimate the power of your peers, especially when working
through a difficult problem set or reading assignment. Dividing and
conquering is an effective way to reduce your workload -- and to make
sure you understand the material. You might even make a friend in the
Flash Cards - Sometimes the best habits are the ones we’ve used forever. Flash cards
are oldies but goodies –- writing notes and definitions more than once
will help imprint information in your memory, and the cards are a great
way to develop and use mnemonic devices and associative phrases.
Take Tests - As much as we may hate tests, the New York Times
reports that formal evaluations not only affirm knowledge but enhance
it. Consistent testing can help us relearn and recall information, and
it pays off when preparing for final exams.
Sleep - A tired mind is a slow mind. Get enough sleep and watch your GPA rise.
Don't Categorize Yourself - Students often categorize themselves as visual or auditory learners, or
as being left-brained or right-brained thinkers. According to the New York Times,
research has shown that these distinctions are largely erroneous. It is
more important to figure out which study strategies work for you than
to worry about where you lie on the learning spectrum.
Go To Class - This one might seem obvious, but large lectures and early start-times
often make class feel, shall we say, optional. The best way to prepare
for tests is to attend classes and participate. You’ll have already
begun the process of reviewing and will know what to expect on the exam
(especially if you haven’t done the reading.)
Don't Immerse Yourself in Subject Material - In keeping with the age-old proverb that values quality over quantity,
scientists have found that immersion is not an effective method of
study, the New York Times
reports. Rather than sticking to one subject and spending hours
attempting to master it, you should switch between a few (related)
topics. It’s less boring -- and you’ll learn more.
Manage Your Time - The only thing worse than having a deadline is missing a deadline. Stay
organized, cut down on procrastination and your work load will feel much
Friday, February 7, 2014
Dramarama - I Haven't Got A Clue
Morcheeba - The Sea
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
Squeeze - Wrong Side Of The Moon
Alice Cooper - Halo of Flies
The Beach Boys - Feel Flows
Michael Petak - Wrecking Ball
Aimee Mann - That's Just What You Are
Katatonia - The Racing Heart
Steven Wilson - Drive Home
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
- "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk." --Doug Larson
- "There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place." --J.K. Rowling
- "Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else." --Judy Garland
- "None of us is as smart as all of us." --Ken Blanchard
- "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." -William Arthur Ward
- "Fall seven times and stand up eight." -Japanese Proverb
- "There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela
- "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -George S. Patton
- "You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can be grateful that thorn bushes have roses." -Tom Wilson
- "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama
Doctor BarterAccording to Consumer Watchdog, everything in health care is negotiable. Ask for a discount! You can get a medical costs report from HealthGrades.com. Click on “Health Manager” to find the going rate in your area for more than 50 different procedures. Armed with the facts, you’ll be in a better position to negotiate. Or call your insurer’s customer service number and ask about the rates it pays physicians in your area. These rates are typically lower than the sticker price set by providers. Ask your doctor if she’ll accept a similar amount.
Go to a walk-in clinic
For routine issues like an earache or sore throat, visit a clinic (even retail stores like Walmart have them). Some take insurance, but if they don’t or you don’t have coverage, the cost will typically be affordable. Plus, no appointment is necessary.
Dental school is cool
Try going to a clinic at a major dental school; it will be staffed by closely supervised students in their final years of training. The cost is about 50% less than for dentists in private practice. To find a school, go to ada.org and search under the “Dental Professionals” section.
Evaluate Insurance plans annually
Last year’s plan may not suit you this year. If you have health insurance through an employer, review your options each year. Did you get married? Divorced? Does your spouse have a better plan that would be cheaper? Here’s your chance to switch without losing benefits. Shop around for auto coverage as well, a lot times your current provider will match or beat competitor's prices.
Milk - Instead of buying milk at grocery stores, go to mini-marts and gas stations, which sometimes offer a better price than grocery stores. Powdered milk also is an option, replacing liquid milk in recipes that need it.
Beef, pork and poultry - Buy in bulk. To avoid spoilage, put the meat in the freezer. Consumers also can save money on ground beef by mixing it in with ground turkey or another type of cheap, ground meat. Consumers also should try to find cheaper cuts because there are ways to make them just as appetizing as their pricier counterparts. With chicken, find cuts with the bone, because boneless and skinless cuts can be more expensive.
Buy fruits and veggies "in-season." When you buy produce in season, you're getting a huge price break, Cellfire says. Here's a good list of in-season fruits and veggies from Wisebread.com.
Stack manufacturer and store coupons and stock up (within reason) when things are on sale.
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Friday, January 31, 2014
There are many legitimate ways to earn extra cash and supplemental income online. Nowadays, anyone can do it.
If you want to bring in some additional income to help with the household bills, save for a vacation or get yourself out of debt, there are many websites online to get you started. You don’t have to be highly experienced or have a long resume to work with any of these four websites to begin making money online.
4. Amazon Mechanical Turk
HulkCoin is a website where you earn HulkCoins. You can earn these by doing surveys, playing games, completing offers or you can watch HulkTV! I spent a good amount of time watching Food Network Videos and got a nice amount of HCs while learning new recipes.
You can then spend these on a vast selection of gift cards or prizes. They also have raffles for paypal gift cards that you can enter for a small amount of HulkCoins. This site is more geared toward having a good time rather than making lots of cash.
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