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 […]

Listen and Learn: The 42 Best Educational Podcasts in 2018 – I daresay, my good fellow – you look like you’ve got quite the conundrum on your hands if I do say so myself! You see, you’re sitting at your computer, reading this blog post and trying to learn something. And of course, that’s all […]

How to Write a Thank You Note for Any Occasion (With 3 Examples You Can Use) – From an early age, my mom instilled in me the importance of writing thank you notes. I can’t remember the exactly how old I was when I wrote my first one, but I imagine it was as soon […]

How to Succeed as a Commuter Student: 18 Proven Tips – Throughout university, commuting has been both a productive and frustrating experience for me. I studied in downtown Toronto while living with my parents in the suburbs about 15-20 miles away. Because of this, I commuted about 3 hours a day for 5 years, and […]

The Ultimate List of Student Discounts and Deals – Fall 2018 – No matter how you look at it, going to college isn’t cheap. Of course, college already costs you way less than the average student because you’ve avoided taking out student loans (or at least paid them off early). Not to mention, you’ve read […]

5 Tips for Crafting Great Speeches and Presentations – If you’re like most people, you would probably rather die than present in front of a classroom. I’m not exaggerating: in this Gallup poll from 2001, the fear of public speaking is ranked #2, ahead of the fear of death (#6). From my experience, the main […]