5 Simple Ways to Zombie Proof Yourself from the Walking Dead

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What better way to zombie-proof yourself than to shrink your brain? That’s right, you can easily make yourself too stupid to be a target for the walking dead with these five simple techniques. Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Zombie Proof Yourself from the Walking Dead

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Simple Ways to Stop Student Stress

Stop Student Stress; Simple TipsIt can be hard to avoid student stress and stay healthy while keeping up with the quick pace of college. Many college students must take on self-maintenance tasks that, prior to college, a parent reminded them to complete. 

Does stress keep you from doing your best in college? Are your health and your grades suffering because of stress? Continue reading Simple Ways to Stop Student Stress

GRE Prep; Do You REALLY Need It?

Do you really need GRE prepDo you really need to do a lot of prep for the GRE? Can’t you just read a GRE prep book yourself and study some on your own?

Yes. But. . .

. . . that’s not necessarily the smartest way to get the best score (or even a decent one). And a good score on the GRE can make it MUCH easier to get into the grad school you want.

Knowing the best way to prep can save you a ton of time (and money).  Continue reading GRE Prep; Do You REALLY Need It?

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Can “Zimbabwe” Boost Your Memory?

how Zimbabwe improves memoryWhy “Zimbabwe?”

A psychologist named Von Restorff noticed that when he gave test subjects a random list of words. . .

cat, bench, art, canopy, Zimbabwe, fish, etc.

. . . they remembered best the words at the beginning and end of the list. No big surprise there. That’s the serial position effect I talk about in my book.

BUT: they also recalled unusual words, such as “Zimbabwe.”

Now it gets a little weird; subjects also showed better recall for the words near the uncommon word.

This effect is called—appropriately enough—the Von Restorff Effect.

Use this in your studies.

Do something novel, strange, fun, interesting, or just flat out weird during your study break. (You do take study breaks, right?)

When in doubt, go for sock puppets or corn fungus tacos.

Anything you do to make the break interesting and different from the study time can boost your memory of the studying on either side of the break.

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