Archive for February 2016

How to Start (or Maintain) an Exercise Routine: Finding Your Why

How to Start (or Maintain) an Exercise Routine: Finding Your Why At some point, that illusive 8-pack will not be enough. Really. Vanity can only take you so far when it comes to healthy living. This is when you’ve got to find your Why. When the going gets tough and you swear your brand new…

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Get Involved with American Red Cross

Get Involved with American Red Cross The American Red Cross (ARC) provides compassionate care to those in need in five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services, and International Services. We interviewed Victoria Hong, who has been an ARC volunteer for the past 7 years to give…

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New SAT Practice Tests

New SAT Practice Tests   Just what you’ve all been waiting for! Below you’ll find 4 practice tests for the new SAT, complete with answers and explanations. Enjoy!                                         Practice Test #1: https://s3.amazonaws.com/KA-share/sat/2-5KSA09-Practice1.pdf Answers & Explanations: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-practice-test-1-answers.pdf Essay: https://s3.amazonaws.com/KA-share/sat/2-5LS05E-PracticeEssay1.pdf…

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The New vs. Old SAT (and Why Change Matters)

The New vs. Old SAT (and Why Change Matters):   The New SAT Basics: Scoring is Between 400-1600 3 hours + 50 minute Optional Essay First Test Date: March 5 (But you won’t get scores until May)   A Few Differences Between the Old and New SAT: Only Two Sections—Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing…

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From Taco Bell to Triathlon

Hooray! It’s Get Physical Friday! I guess it makes sense to write your first bog post as an introduction of sorts. Aside from the super cool, book-loving, grammar-correcting, and Jeopardy!-watching me, I am also (dare I say it?) — an athlete. For me, this is a fairly new classification. I’ll give you a brief history.…

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Get Involved in the Houston Community

Hello enrichment-seekers! Let’s Get Involved! Join me as I blog about the best ways to get involved in Houston, whether it is through volunteer work, community events, or other academic opportunities. COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT ON:       What is the Houston Food Bank? Houston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food…

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Galentine’s Day: Why Our Friendships Make Us Smarter

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Get Smart portion of The Enrichery blog! As my blog posts are supposed to be educational, I’ve decided to start the first one off with a quote from Bill Nye (yes, as in Bill Nye the Science Guy).                   Today’s Get…

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