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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
1. Start studying early. The earlier you start to review your notes, the easier it will be to learn and remember the information. Review a little every day so that when finals come around the material is well-rehearsed.
2.Schedule breaks between studying. Always take a ten-minute break after studying for fifty minutes, and take a longer break after studying for three hours. Get something to eat, call a friend, go work out, or do something to get your mind off of what you have been studying.
3.Vary the subjects you study. It's hard enough to sit down and review your chemistry notes, but to look at calculus right after is even worse. What you study one hour directly affects your ability to understand what you are studying the next hour. Review for a science course and then look at English or a foreign language—something different. It makes studying less tiresome and you'll remember the information better.
4. Eat right.Always in a hurry, students often resort to junk food during finals. But to do your best on final exams, you must eat well.
Research shows that eating smaller meals more frequently is vital to maintaining high energy levels.
Avoid foods with high sugar and fat; they will make you sluggish.
Breakfast boosts your energy and metabolism throughout the day, so be sure to include it in your diet if you are working hard.
5.Get enough sleep. When you stay up late, your body accumulates sleep debt, and few students find the chance to make it up during finals week.
Seven to eight hours of sleep is absolutely necessary to remain attentive and think clearly throughout the day. Sleep deprivation can have consequences similar to intoxication.
People who are sleep-deprived are more irritable, more negative, and are generally more prone to mistakes.
Research has shown that prolonged sleep deprivation can result in higher incidences of chronic disease and a shortened lifespan.
Don't hang around others who are always stressed out—it's contagious!
The top four non-academic stressors are relationships, parents, financial obligations, and roommates. Try to deal with these worries before finals, so that you can focus on any academic problems that may arise.
Make time for yourself. Avoid spending too much time on school work by allowing a few hours every day for personal things—your friends, personal interests, etc.
7.Take care of your body. Exercising is always an excellent way to take a break from studying. It helps to reduce stress, and research has shown that it can improve your brain's ability to retain and comprehend information. Besides getting enough sleep and eating right, avoid caffeine stimulants like coffee, sodas
When we held each other I prayed you would stay.
I loved the way you looked at me.
I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
I thought you loved me undesirably.
Didn't you know you were my everything.
You were all I thought about.
In my mind there was no doubt.
Now I see your not in love.
It wasn't something from above.
Your heart are with someone now and you're happy.
I'm the one who's mopey and sappy.
That's ok though because if I had to pick the one to sufferI'm glad it was me.
I love you more than ever.
My love for you will never go away.
But to tell you that I would never say.
It's so hard to let you go.
But it's now time to move on slow.
So this is my goodbye.
My darling, my love, my only one.
For this is the last time I will cry.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
My kids came trampling down the stairs to breakfast, ate their breakfast, and didn’t say a word to me. So when I made it out of the house and started for work, I felt pretty dumpy and despondent.
As I walked into my office, my secretary Joanne said, “Good Morning Boss, and by the way Happy Birthday!” It felt a bit better knowing that at least someone remembered. I worked in a zombie like fashion until about one o’clock, when Joanne knocked on my door and said, “You know, it’s such a beautiful day outside, and it’s your Birthday, why don’t we go out for lunch, just you and me.” I said, “Thanks, Joanne, that’s the best thing I’ve heard all day. Let’s go!”
We went to lunch but not where we’d normally go. Instead she took me to a quiet bistro with a private table. We had a couple of mixed drinks and I enjoyed the meal tremendously. On the way back to the office, Joanne said, “You know, It’s such a beautiful day… We don’t have to go right back to the office, do we?” I replied with “I suppose not. What do you have in mind?” She said, “Let’s go to my apartment, it’s just around the corner.”
After arriving at her apartment, Joanne turned to me and said, “Boss if you don’t mind, I’m goinna to step into the bedroom for just a moment. I’ll be right back.” “Ok.” I nervously replied. She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake…
Followed by my wife, my kids, and dozens of my friends, and co-workers, all singing “Happy Birthday”.
And I just sat there…
On the couch…
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