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Better Brainstorming with a List of 100

As students, we’re constantly brainstorming. Paper topics. Key terms. Cool costumes for parties. You know what I mean. For me, my first idea is rarely my best one. I come up with something atrociously awful, and have to just hope someone tells me it’s a terrible idea. Eventually, after tons of failures, I often happen upon something better. Even still, I don’t always come up with the best idea. I find that...

Avoid Stress Overload with a Task Kill Day

  Right now, for many students, is the busiest part of the year. It seems like somewhere around mid-November, most professors realize “hey, we’ve got to give out more work!” and then give projects, papers, tests, presentations, and the like- all due, seemingly, on the same day. This, though, isn’t the sole cause of stress for me. Often, the thing can stresses me out the most is all the other things I...

7 Reasons Why I Love OmniFocus (and Why You Should...

“You can’t expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday’s tools and expect to be in business tomorrow.” One of the biggest challenges of GTD lies is finding the right tools and system for you. There are many tools available across all platforms, including online. The hardest part is choosing a single tool that fits your personal needs, and ultimately something that you will stick to and not...

Tips for Acing Final Exams @ Zen College Life

Ibrahim over at Zen College Life offers his insight on how to ace your final exams this semester. From Zen College Life:  ”Snacks and Supplements: This one I still have some work to do on.  I always have green tea, so that’s not an issue.  But since I work out so often, I’m always hungry.  This semester I’m going to try mixed nuts, carrots and celery, and something sweet.  I don’t recommend candy, because...

Gadgets that Aid the Studying Process

There’s much more to studying these days than the time you relied on just your trusty notepad and humble pencil to get you through those hours of poring over books, drinking mug after mug of state coffee and chewing on any junk food that you can get your hands on. Gadgets have percolated into every aspect of our lives, and present day students never had it so good. There’s a plethora of options for them to choose from,...