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Exam Prep for the Dorm Kids: Making Personal Space

I’ve never had trouble making friends. I love being around people, and I like to think that I’m fun and interesting enough that people like to be around me. But as my exams came rolling around, I quickly realized that I no longer want to sacrifice my grades for a social life. Don’t get me wrong- I can unequivocally say that I made the right choice in the on-campus residence I picked here I the University of...

Achieving Balance in The New Term

Many, many moons ago, I wrote an article here on Gearfire about balance being the key to success as a student. One thing I never really went over though, is how to achieve that balance. I was young, and didn’t really know what to say on the topic. So, I spent many, many hours over the past many, many moons, doing my own personal research on how one goes about walking the middle path. At this point, I’d say that...

Powernap to Improve Focus & Concentration

First of all, this post isn’t about HOW TO powernap. It is about how to USE a powernap. You probably all know already how to powernap (or supercharge nap, whatever you call it). Probably not the coffee trick, but I will keep that for later. Do you also know how to USE the powernap? ‘What do you mean, you just take a nap right when you are feeling tired?’ Indeed. But not only when you are feeling tired. Big problem...

Flickr Showcase: Organization Systems to Draw Insp...

The year is quickly coming to a close. We’re in the very last of the double digits of the number of days left of the year until we’re at 2010. Whew! Say that last sentence 20 times fast! If anything even vageuly related to “get organized with how I use my time” is on your New Year’s resolution list, well then congratuations. You’ve taken the first brave, bold step towards doing so by coming...