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  • Turn Resolutions into Doable, Practical Goals

    Jan 16, 2015
    A couple of weeks into second semester and grim reality has hit: it’s a new semester—a new year, even!— and things haven’t miraculously changed. You aren’t exactly jumping out of bed for your early class. You’re starting to slip behind on assigned readings. Those A’s aren’t magically appearing on assignments. And the healthy breakfast you imagined eating after your brisk morning walk has been replaced by sugary coffee concoctions and whatever snack you can ‘grab-to-go’ at the bus-stop coffee joint…if you even make it that far: usually you end up obsessively playing Bejeweled Blitz under the covers because it’s too cold to go outside.
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  • Give Back-to-School Stress the Slip

    Jan 5, 2015
    The New Year is responsible for all sorts of starry-eyed, gleaming-teeth, manic positive stories and quotes about change and fresh starts. Take this inspirational (or terrifying, depending on how you look at it!) quote from Edith Lovejoy Pierce,
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  • Holidays: A time to re-connect with yourself!

    Dec 15, 2014
    First semester is officially on the books. Can you feel the sense of relief? The school break isn’t just about eating too much food, raiding cookie tins and pretending mulled wine tastes good—the holidays are about renewal, comfort and reconnecting with family, friends…and yourself.
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  • Staying debt free during the winter break!

    Nov 21, 2014
    You’re almost there…just a few more weeks of school, report writing, exams, and then you’re on holiday! For some it will be time to travel home to family, for others a chance to stay on campus, but either way it will be filled with friends, late nights, gift exchanges, and, if you’re not careful, a negative balance in your bank account. With these simple tips you can avoid a spending hangover, as long as you put them into action before school breaks.
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  • 3 tips for smart money management

    Nov 7, 2014
    Exam season is right around the corner and you are a stressed-out student with the world at your doorstep but spare change in your pockets. Financial frugality in school can be difficult, if not impossible. Devouring ramen noodles and reusing underwear is no way to spend these cherished years.
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  • 6 things you should know about sports betting

    Oct 30, 2014
    With the World Series just finished, and football season in full swing, not to mention the NHL under way, there are lots of opportunities to get in on a friend’s betting pool or to grab a Pro-Line ticket. While any type of gambling can seem like an easy way to earn some fast cash, here are 6 sports betting facts to consider:
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  • 3 bad habits to ditch this school year

    Oct 17, 2014
    A new school year is a fresh start -- a time to put last year’s questionable behaviours behind. Take some time to reflect on what you want to do differently, then outline how you’re going to accomplish that. Here are some of the most common offenders and helpful strategies for making this school year a healthier and happier one.
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  • 5 fun and free weekend activities for students

    Oct 1, 2014
    With school back in full swing, it’s important to balance midnight study sessions, a jampacked class schedule, and late-night laundry runs with stress-busting extracurricular activities. Keeping your stress on a low simmer ensures you’ll think clearly and avoid making poor decisions that can negatively impact your life inside and outside of school.
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  • Back to School!

    Sep 3, 2014
    The return to a schedule after a summer of freedom...this can be a positive thing! A schedule provides direction and the ability to be purposeful and to get things done. This year, the Know the Score blog will continue to search out tips and strategies to help you make the most of the academic year, because (here comes our tagline)... Know the Score is about Knowing More!
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  • Sharpen your concentration!

    Feb 18, 2014
    There are a number of ways to build your concentration skills and sharpen your focus.
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  • Procrastination Frustration: Why we do it–how to stop it!

    Feb 6, 2014
    In a world where we're constantly connected and entertained, how do we stop procrastinating and get down to work?
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  • Are you taking a break to watch the Super Bowl?

    Jan 30, 2014
    For a lot of people, unwinding and relaxing this weekend will involve watching the Super Bowl. And, many of those same people will bet money on the game--which is pretty common, right? Sure. But all types of gambling (including betting on the Denver-Seattle game) has risks.
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  • The Difference between Perfectionism and 'Healthy Striving'

    Jan 23, 2014
    What if being a perfectionist isn't such a great thing?
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  • Organization: Before, during and after classes

    Jan 20, 2014
    There's a lot of information out there about organization when it comes to studying or exam preparation. But what about organization during the rest of the school year?
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  • What's your learning style?

    Jan 14, 2014
    We use different methods to take in information: we observe, we listen or we do. For most people, one of these methods is dominant, easier and more natural than the others.
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