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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The 15-min brain-boosting study strategy that works

Rate this article and enter to winStudying much? You might be using the classic moves. You know—rewriting all your notes into one giant, never-ending, note; highlighting everything important; and my personal favorite, cramming everything...
Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

 Feeling overwhelmed has become an integral part of being a teenager. Why is it so tempting to take on more than we can reasonably manage? Saying “no” is crucial for our time management, healthy...
Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take notes. Any tricks to help my posture?

Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take...

—Angel*, Lowell, MassachusettsYour posture is leading to some imbalance and probably overusing certain muscle groups. It’s a common ergonomic problem, especially during exam times.How to improve your study posture Sit in a comfortable chair...
The no-burnout guide to busy

The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the school year with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline. But now that we’re halfway through, many of us are pleading for extra time...
Test better: How to remember that stuff you forget

Test better: How to remember that stuff you forget

 No matter how many hours I spent rereading physics principles, I couldn’t keep the equations straight. Like many students, I was going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes is the most popular study approach...
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Ask the trainer: Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class...

“Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class or studying?”—Kelly, St. John’s, NewfoundlandFor many people, especially students, sitting is a major part of the day. Although sitting isn’t necessarily a bad...
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Mastering a plan with Kanban: Your next organizational tool

Rate this article and enter to winWe could all use a little help in the get-stuff-done department—especially within the first couple of weeks back at school (summer brain, anyone?). What if we told you...
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Ask the nutritionist: Sugar habits

“Sugar (e.g., candy bars) is the only thing that gets me to sit down and study. How do I stop this habit?”—Madeline, Newark, DelawareSugary foods cause a spike in blood sugar that can amp...
Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Retrain your brain: How to do what you think you can’t

Rate this article and enter to winDid you know that you can train your brain to improve at certain tasks? You’ve probably seen ads for brain-training computer games and apps that use your brain’s...
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Ask the college student: How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying,...

“How do you stay social in college without drinking, partying, or losing study time?”—Taylor, sophomore, Indianapolis, IndianaThere are a lot of ways to meet people and be social without drinking and hurting your study...