Archive for May 2016

Keeping healthy amid Zika fears

Keeping Healthy Amid Zika Fears Have you heard of that scary word, Zika? It seems to be everywhere – from the news to the Olympics. But what is it? Should you be worried? The Zika virus is spread generally by the Aedes species of the mosquito. While that may sound fancy, the virus is not.…

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How Starting College Can Mean Starting Fresh

How Starting College Can Mean Starting Fresh: I didn’t take high school seriously, and I hung out with what some people might refer to as the “partier crowd”. After starting college, I became a straight-laced pre-med student who studied 80+ hours a week. My sister has a similar story. She was kind of a rule-breaker in middle school,…

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SCHOOL HACK: Tricks for Writing Literary Analysis

SCHOOL HACK: Tricks for Writing Literary Analysis   You’ve got your thesis down, and you’re on the road to greatness. You’ve written your topic sentences, and you’ve plopped a super awesome quote in your body paragraph. Great. [Long pause]     Now what? Now you need to explain yourself. Tell the reader how your quote proves your…

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5 Misconceptions about College Athletes

5 Misconceptions about College Athletes                     1. They don’t have to study: No, they study as same as other students. In fact, they need to meet GPA requirements to be eligible for the college and the sports division.   2. NCAA is only way: Although the NCAA is…

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Inspiring Books for High School & College Grads

Inspiring Books for High School & College Grads Okay, so reading a book might not be directly getting involved, but we hope these books inspire you to get out there and reach your fullest potential.   High School Grads:   –Please Send Money (Dara Duguay)                 –The Naked Roommate…

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Can't Get to the Gym? Workout at Home!

Can’t Get to the Gym? Workout at Home! Sometimes, you might find yourself without the right equipment for a workout. But that’s no excuse to sit on the couch!   Legs & arms workout/stretch with a bed                       Abs workout with a chair There are a lot…

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5 Amazing Summer To-Do's

5 Amazing Summer To-Do’s   1. Travel St. Augustine said the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. If you can afford it, go on an adventure or two… or ten. It doesn’t have to be St. Barts… Load your best friends in the car for a road trip. Take a day trip…

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PAPER HACK: Super Easy Formula for a Thesis Statement that Works (Almost) Every Time

PAPER HACK: Super Easy Formula for a Thesis Statement that Works (Almost) Every Time   Get ready for your mind to be blown.               Here’s the secret formula:   The author uses ____(insert character/symbol)________ to show/symbolize/demonstrate ___(insert theme/argument)__________. Example: The author uses the carousel to symbolize the difficult transition from…

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The Early Bird Catches the Worm

The Early Bird Catches the Worm The book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, cites a poll of 20 executives in which 90% said they wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, for example, wakes at 4 a.m. and is in the office no later than 7 a.m. Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger gets…

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