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iPod Playlists for the Academic Within

The power music has to get us in a particular mood is pretty, well, powerful.I’m a big believer in music. When Madonna’s 4 Minutes comes on the radio, I can’t help but dance. Obnoxiously. When T.I.’s Hurtis playing, it makes me really want to jump behind the wheel of a low rider and cruise through the streets of suburbia and disturb the peace by playing it as loudly as possible. When Magenta...

Why You Need to Ask For Help As Soon As You Need I...

I used to think asking for help was a sign of weakness. And that saying No to people was mean and hurtful. And that if I was happy, I was doing something wrong. But then again, I also used to think Dutch people came from a country called Dutchland and spent years wondering why I could never find it on a map. (True story!) When you’re using a Windows computer program, if you get stuck, you can press F1 to get help....

Summer Goals

© Maria Schwartzman 2008 Summer is the perfect time for students to take advantage of the (hopefully) extra time they’ve gained since completing school. It is a chance to do all those interesting things you just couldn’t find time for during the school year. Make some goals for yourself this summer. It will help you be productive, plus you can take more advantage of your summer. Here are a few examples of some...

GTD Mastery 100: Step 23

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post. Step 23 to GTD Mastery is: I attend a weekly productivity group centered around the GTD methods. Image: Ted Patrick Or not…. The number of people I’ve talked to about GTD can be counted on two hands (not including the readers here at GearFire who I’m grateful for sticking around despite another vanishing act on my part). Edit: Feel free to join...

My Finals Study Schedule (for Today)

Today is going to be a day filled with a lot of studying and not too much else. Here’s my schedule: 8am Wake up, shower, eat, check mailboxes (IRL and virtual), write in blog 9-10 Study for German final 10-11 Study for Geology final 11-12 Study for Russian final 12-1 Free BBQ at Bowman Park; Meet Melissa 12 in Hub Lobby 1-2 Study for Spanish final 2-3 Take a break! 3-4 German 4-5 Geology 5-6 Russian 6-7 Eat dinner 7-8...