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22 Nov 2017

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Student Life

How To Understand and Empower An Introvert 

Across all industries, prospects that are open, engaging, and sociable tend to be preferred by hiring committees. High demand for these traits are mostly bad news for introverts. Being stereotyped, introverts are often labeled as shy, indecisive, and remote. In this post, we would like to clear away some of the misconceptions about the main characteristics and behavioral patterns of introverts. In addition, we include several approaches for helping an introvert have a happier social life.

Student Life

Top 10 Free Travel Apps for Planning Your Next Adventure 

Who doesn’t like to travel? According to the U.S. Travel Association, spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.7 billion a day, $113.1 million an hour, $1.9 million a minute, and $31,400 a second in 2016. People spent $683.1 billion on leisure travel, and $307.2 billion on business travel. U.S. residents had 1.7 billion trips for leisure purposes, and 457.4 million business trips in 2016.

Travel planning can be stress-free and fun with the help of technology. Luckily, there are apps that can assist you in all your travel needs, from booking a hotel to picking up a new language.

Productivity

How to Stop Procrastinating and Achieve More 

Procrastination is defined as the behavior of voluntarily delaying an intended course of action despite the negative consequences of this delay. Someone who is procrastinating postpones the initiation or completion of a commitment until the last minute, until after a predetermined deadline, or indefinitely. Sounds familiar? As you can see, there is a variety of ways we can procrastinate.

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.

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.

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.