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Workout Your Mind and Body While You Study

We all know we should exercise on a regular basis. It is recommended that people exercise for at least half an hour three times a week. But for those of us who are working, taking care of families, and earning a degree, this can seem impossible. This is where your multi-tasking skills can come in to play. Why not use study sessions to work out the mind and body? Here are some exercises you can do while literally sitting down:

June 29, 2011
Student life / ca

10 Ways to Help You Eat Smart – to be Smart!

  • Meet your daily vitamin and mineral requirements, especially iron and B vitamins. Both are essential to maintaining mental and physical energy. Foods containing iron include red meat, leafy greens, and fortified cereals. Wheat germ, whole grains, eggs and nuts are all good sources of B vitamins. Fish and soy are also excellent brain foods.
  • Don’t substitute real food with dietary supplements. For example, a chewable vitamin C tablet has just that- vitamin C. But an orange has vitamin C, fiber, beta carotene and other minerals. So it makes sense to choose food over pills. When you’re headed to the library grab an apple, orange, carrot sticks or a banana to take along for a quick pick-me-up.
June 22, 2011
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6 Steps to Help Students Learn Better Time Management

Is there anything more stressful than feeling like you just don’t have enough time to get anything done? The overwhelming anxiety some of us experience when we realize there just aren’t enough hours in the day can be… well… overwhelming. Here are some useful tips to help ensure you maximize your time and de-stress your life:

June 2, 2011

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Student life / ca

Don’t Fear Your Student Loans Are Here!!

Most students seem to be overwhelmed at the thought of paying their Federal Student Loans.  Many of them actually think that if they act as if they don’t exist, they will go away.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

These are government backed loans and they do expect to be paid back!  The good news is that by communicating with your loan servicer, they are willing to work with you and your financial situation.

May 25, 2011
Student life / ca

Go to College = Live 7 Years Longer!

After teaching 27 sections of Psychology of Motivation to incoming freshman, I have observed 3 prevailing themes in earning a college degree:

April 13, 2011

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What Matters Most Is How You See Yourself

Focus on the positive, work industriously, and celebrate your achievements! 

April 6, 2011

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career tips / ca

Six job seeking strategies that will send you to jail

There are countless strategies for scoring the perfect job as well as some gravely wrong ones.  Promise yourself that you will never do what you see on this list, even if you are desperate.  The following may not necessarily get you thrown in the slammer, but they will get you blacklisted in a heartbeat or immediately fired when you are found out.

March 9, 2011
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