Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Don’t worry—I’m not excited about the rapid approach of finals, but I am thrilled about what the onslaught of finals foreshadows. It’s almost December, which is my very favorite month! I feel your pain if you’re dreading the upcoming endless study sessions in your near future, as well as the time spent coloring in little bubbles on multiple-choice exams, but don’t despair! If you take the time to buckle down and power through those pesky tests, the excitement and joy of this beautiful time of year will arrive before you know it. Here a few study tips that may be slightly unconventional, but have helped me:
- Study in a place that mimics the type of environment you will be in during the test. Silly as it may sound, simulating the testing environment helps with your recall!
- If you have a friend in the class (or a compliant parent or significant other), study by “teaching” him/her the material—you will learn it far better this way.
- If your test is in the morning, eat a healthy breakfast. My power combo is oatmeal with blueberries and an egg—I swear by this to get my brain functioning bright and early (and so do the experts—check out http://www.ehow.com/how_2189053_eat-properly-before-exam.html)!
Once you cross finals off of your checklist, it’s time to decorate, buy presents for your loved ones and savor the best month of the whole year! Good luck and go get ‘em!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Check out the Youth Collection, endorsed by Emma. It’s easy, buy some cool clothes and know that it’s helping people in impoverished communities build a better life.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
A: Holiday shopping!
Believe it or not, the holiday season is fast approaching and while normally the motto is to ‘shop till you drop,’ this year I’m going to encourage you to try something a little different that I like to call ‘pick it and click it!’ Yep, it’s really that easy. This season, make the internet your ‘go to’ place for prime holiday shopping. Just think... while everyone else is pushing their way through the lines at the mall, you can be browsing gifts galore from the comfort of your own home! So kick back, relax, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and let the World Wide Web take control... all you have to do is ‘pick it and click it’!
Here are some great sites to help you start your holiday hunting–
http://www.amazon.com/ - Books galore and SO much more!
http://www.christmasgifts.com/ - The name says it all.
http://www.overstock.com/ - Everything from home and garden to music and games... what’s not to love?
www.ruelala.com/vip - For the exclusive bargain shopper, try this stylish members-only online shopping destination. They carry clothes to computers and everything inbetween!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/ - This site caters to the ‘geek’ in all of us, with an over-abundance of gadgets and gizmos!
http://www.wheredidyoubuythat.com/ - Retail therapy at it’s finest. This site even offers help to shoppers by dividing it’s merchandise into tons of different categories!
And to make sure you get the most stellar steal possible try using - http://www.beatmyprice.com/
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Edward Norton and Crowdrise are trying to raise 26million dollars for charity this weekend!! Don’t know what Crowdrise is yet? http://www.crowdrise.com/ It’s SO fun and SO important! Think Facebook but with an amazing sense of humor and full of people trying to make our world a better place, really trying!
Brothers Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe teamed up with actor Edward Norton and created this one of a kind place to be! Set up an account on Crowdrise.com today and give to the New York Marathon charities or find another cause you’re passionate about. You can find anything from a grassroots campaign to raise funds for one individual’s needs or provide a child in a village in Africa with a school uniform so they can go to school http://www.gybmovement.org/movement (P.S. This is one of my favorite causes on Crowdrise!)
Join today and find me and other friends on Crowdrise and learn about and give to some amazing new cause! Oh and if you’re in NYC this weekend RUN on Sunday November 7th!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
A: Positive Affirmation!
Feeling a little down in the dumps lately? No worries, we’ve all been there. What’s important is that you don’t stay there. Sometimes all you need to lift your spirits is a slight attitude adjustment. Trust me, the biggest difference in your day can be as simple as making an effort to think positively. So for your viewing pleasures, here’s a few tips from one of my all time fav YouTube sensations, Jessica!
This video is sure to bring a smile to your face!