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22 Nov 2017

Author: Tanya Ince

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Student Life

7 Ways to Get Better Sleep 

We spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping. For something we do with such regularity, we know very little about sleep. Scientists have not yet fully figured out the exact functions of sleep. There are many theories about the role of sleep in our lives, as it appears to be a very complex and important process. In this TED Talk, a neuroscientist Russell Foster shares three reasons why we sleep and discusses how much sleep people generally need.

Productivity

Top 7 Productivity Podcasts To Get The Most Out Of Your Commute 

For all commuters out there, we put together a list of productivity podcasts that you can listen to while driving. Commute can take up a lot of time in our schedule. The average travel time to work in the United States is 26 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you commute 26 minutes in both directions 5 times a week, that adds up to a total of nine full days in a year spent traveling to work and back. As the economy continues to grow, daily commute time is likely to increase.

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Productivity

The OGSM Planning Model: How to Move from Vision to Results 

Looking at the people around us, we naturally notice those whom we can call “overachievers.” You know who I’m talking about. These people have it down! In other words, those are the people who can define and realize their vision.

Among the variety of planning tools, there is one that is designed to do just that – turn a vision into tangible results. Today, we are going to introduce this simple and effective planning tool to you. This planning strategy is called the OGSM model.

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Productivity

How To Start Your Semester Off Right 

As the new semester starts, commitments and school work will quickly pile up. Adjusting to school life at the beginning of a semester is stressful, regardless of how many times you did it before. It takes time to get used to your new routine, set your course goals and expectations, meet your new professors, and learning their teaching styles.

In today’s post, we present a guide with practical strategies you can immediately start implementing to set the right tone for the new semester. I’m very excited to share these tips! My own undergraduate and graduate school experience would have been much more enjoyable had anyone ever shared these tips with me.

5 Tips to Save Money on Organizing Your Dorm Room or Apartment
Personal Finance

How to Save Money on Organizing Your Dorm Room 

On average, around 40% of college students live on campus. However, there are many schools where close to 90% of students live in university housing. If you are going to stay in a dorm for the next four years, it is important to spend some time making your room feel like home. It will help you to reach your academic goals and unwind after a long day at school.

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Student Life

Book Review of The Five Love Languages: Do You Speak My Love Language? 

What do you think of when you hear the word “love”? According to Dr. Gary Chapman, the author of The Five Love Languages, everyone experiences being loved differently. What seems loving to you might not mean much to me, and vice versa. In fact, each person has a unique love language that they use to communicate love. We learn our love languages in early childhood.

Student Life

How to Set Up a Home Gym Under $200 

Have you ever joined a gym, paid membership dues and maybe, a new member fee, and never could find the time to fully use this membership? The complexities of rearranging your schedule and driving to the gym can add extra unnecessary stress to your already busy life. Instead of spending your money on a heavily under-used gym membership, you can spend the same amount or less to set up your own home gym on a budget.