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  • Midterm season has arrived

    Oct 6, 2015
    Midterm season has arrived, & with said season, comes the inevitable stress that students face. We often times associate stress busting for students with activities that break the bank and leave you tired (i.e. partying or staying up late with friends).
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  • How to successfully budget as a student

    Sep 18, 2015
    With the school year just starting, it may be a little challenging to get out of our summer spending habits. Here are a few tips to help you ensure your schooling and necessities are covered – and – that you’ve allocated a little bit of spending money for entertainment.
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  • Finish Strong!

    Feb 25, 2015
    You hear a lot about finishing strong in sports; the season, the race, the game. (Some football players have even taken to shaving this message onto their heads.) The most notable demonstration of failing to finish strong is sprinter Usain Bolt’s notorious early celebrations: He routinely celebrates in advance of crossing the finish line, most famously at the 2012 Beijing Olympics. Now, if this was a fable, a slower, more steadfast runner would have caught him off guard and passed him. But, come on, we’re talking the Fastest Man on Earth. But…if you look at it from a ‘personal best’ perspective, Bolt has blown countless opportunities to blast his own record. Lab coat-types have analyzed his 2012 performance and have determined that he could have crushed his past times if he hadn’t started flailing around prematurely. By losing focus and finishing sloppy, he didn`t perform to the best of his abilities.
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  • Super Bowl: Think betting on your team is a solid way to make some quick cash?

    Jan 30, 2015
    With the Super Bowl just days away, thoughts have turned to football (and whether or not Katy Perry agreed to the NFL’s controversial ‘pay to play’ offer). This time of year also brings to mind money, or the lack thereof. Firmly into second semester, any money you managed to earn, save or receive as a gift is quickly dwindling away.
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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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