How to Get Better at Math (While Spending Less Time Studying) – Did you know that if you pick any three numbers in a single row, column or diagonal on a dial pad, all the numbers are divisible by 3? This is one of my favorite party tricks to make people think I’m a math […]

How to Overcome Test Anxiety – 5 Strategies That Work – Anxiety on test day can make you feel like you’re alone in the wilderness. You might feel trapped in your own mind, afraid that one wrong answer could collapse your entire semester (or future career.) The next thing you know, your mind has wandered […]

21 (Creative) Answers to Common Interview Questions – A Google search for “common interview questions” yields more than 800 million results. The web is oozing with information about what questions you’ll be asked in an interview, but few sites offer insights into best practices for answering these questions. And if they do, the advice tends […]

How to Use Informational Interviews to Land Your Dream Job – Your parents, professors, or friends have probably told you that it’s hard to get a job these days. There’s some truth in that, but a more accurate statement would be that it’s hard to get a job these days if you rely on conventional […]

The One Question to Answer When Choosing a Career – What’s the starting salary? Does this career have upward mobility? These are common questions when choosing a career. But there’s one important question that often gets neglected: Does this work give me energy? This might seem like some vague, zen-like question, but it’s crucial nonetheless. […]

This Technique Can Help You Focus Like an Elite Athlete – The “AMRAP” Mentality – Tucked within the training programs of many athletic disciplines is a particularly challenging type of workout called the AMRAP workout. Standing for “as many reps as possible”, AMRAP workouts challenge athletes to try to perform a movement – such as […]

Watch and Learn: The Top 75 Educational YouTube Channels in 2018 – If you’re like a lot of people, you probably use YouTube for listening to music, watching videos of cute animals, or just for procrastinating on homework. While it is a platform for all of those things, there’s a whole other side to YouTube […]

11 Key Lessons from Books You’ll Never Be Assigned to Read – In college, I was notorious for reading everything except the books we were assigned to read. My classmates would notice me reading in the library and ask for a synopsis of whatever chapter we were being quizzed on, to which I’d reply, “I’m […]

Silver-Medal Mentors: Mastering the Art of 21st-Century Apprenticeships – What do Benjamin Franklin, Michelle Obama, Charles Darwin, and Sheryl Sandberg have in common? It’s something critical to the formula for success, but it’s also something that each and every person has the opportunity to obtain: a mentor. I’m nowhere near qualified to be a mentor […]

How to Deal with Essay Questions on Exams – If you’re a normal person and not a weirdo like me, then you probably hate essay questions on exams. I mean, exams are already a huge source of anxiety….but essays, too? This means that you actually have to think; you can’t just circle “B” for each […]