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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...

Walk Yourself Fit

Image source: Hamed Walking is a much underrated form of exercise. The general perception is that the energy expenditure to time taken ration is biased in favour of time taken, therefore people assume that a 30 minute walk is close to useless when trying to improve one’s fitness. I for one disagree. When I refer to walking I am describing outdoor walking as a means of getting from one place to another and not simply...

Wikipedia? No, Citizendium!

Here is the story. Fresher student wants to write the single best essay they have ever attempted. Student searches keyword in Google. Student clicks on first entry on the page that will usually end with, for example …/wiki/French_Revolution. Student reads, believes, cites, and references Wikipedia. Student hand in essay, waits, and fails. Or maybe does not fail but is told in no uncertain terms NEVER to reference...