Category: Life Skills

Making the Best of Online Learning

There may be less transition time, less time being lectured about discipline issues, or less time waiting (for busses, teachers, and so on). There’s plenty to be said about working efficiently, and we’ll be following up with you every month about ways to be more tactical in your work.

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Staying In But Remaining Strong

We are living in unusual times, ones that call for us to stay vigilant and take actions to protect our physical health. We will likely be navigating a shifting COVID landscape for the foreseeable future, and all of us need to prioritize our mental and emotional health. It’s important that you not lose sight of […]

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Zoom: Fly Like a Professional

Today, our course, Fast Track to Become an Airline Pilot, will highlight the topic, “How to Navigate the Cockpit.” In this episode, we will address important questions such as “Are all the buttons and knobs really necessary?” and “Are cabin crew uniforms functional or fashion forward?” My random discovery of internet flight training made me […]

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The Rising Junior: Looking Ahead, Staying Grounded

Junior year is a bit different than high school past. Yes, it is true that this particular year is unlike any other year because we are living through a global pandemic. You saw your summer plans disappear or be reinvented online, and we are not quite sure how the fall back-to-school will unfold. What will […]

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What I Would Miss About Tutoring Online

I’ve intermittently worked with clients online for a decade, and I have previously written about some of the challenges to tutoring online. My view had largely been that online tutoring provided a service that was almost as good as meeting in person … ok, it’s fine, but it’s no genuine replacement. By necessity, I’ve gained […]

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The Surprisingly Interesting History of the #2 Pencil

When test day rolls around, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need. This includes your ticket and photo ID, a bottle of water, a snack, a calculator, and a few trusty #2 pencils. “But why ‘#2,’ Mike?” you may ask. “All I ever see is #2 pencils. Can I even get a […]

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How Do I Start My History Research Paper?

Research papers are a great opportunity to explore your interests or discover new ones. But with so many potential topics to choose from and sources to navigate, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to starting your history research paper. Step One: Pick a […]

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What’s the Secret of the Best Tech Entrepreneurship? Solid Writing

What is the biggest edge that today’s tech titans had over their early competitors? Better writers. Perhaps it was the founder, or maybe the first head of operations. How do I know? The pinnacles of entrepreneurism are reached by those who can tell a better story. Persuasion is key to success. While there are tales […]

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The Key to Doing Real Science? Reading and Writing

As I write this in spring 2020, labs around the world are working hard to understand a particular novel coronavirus. Perhaps when you’re reading this, the discoveries necessary to prevent or treat COVID-19 have been found (may it be true). If so, in your now, surely there is some other pressing problem that has researchers’ […]

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