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How To Catch Up On Missed School Work After A Vaca...

I just spent the last two weeks in Nigeria (my birthplace) visiting family and eating. Except some days when we ate, then went to go see family. The first week of the vacation was my March Break, but the second week involved me missing those days of school. I am now back, it’s halfway through the week and I am quickly learning what not to do when you have a full week of school work, assignments and projects to catch up...

Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

(photo by Maria Schwartzman 2008) It’s a fact: the world is globalizing. This means that people not necessarily speaking the same language must come together to communicate. In this day and age, it is extremely useful to know more than one language, especially if your native language is English. Also, most universities and colleges require you to have some competency of a foreign language. In this case, it might be...

Map Your Run

In the olden days to measure the distance of a running route I would jump on my bike and proceed to cycle the route. Attached to my bike was a odometer that measured the distance of the route. This set up was all well and good in the early days when I used to run urban routes, and along the promenade at the beach, but not so good when I wanted to change the route to a cross country trek. The bike I used was only suitable for...

GTD Mastery 100: Step 15

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post. Step 15 to GTD Mastery is: I have a paper file system which is fun and fast to use, perhaps using an automatic labeler. A couple of months ago, I put out a call for help to our readers for the creation of my paper file system. Many of the responses advocated a paperless system. After weighing my options, I chose the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 scanner (Mac version...

Student Tools: OneBigU

OneBigU’s slogan says it all, “Answer Questions, Help Darfur.” OneBigU is the brainchild of Eric Cheung, a University of Toronto graduate. The idea came when I was stuck on an assignment for school. Sure, I could call up a friend or pester them with messages, but why do that? I was pretty sure I wasn’t the only student in the world to be stuck on this particular problem. If only there was a place...