Revisiting ‘Little women’ on International Women’s Day

Women graduating from college

Today, when we celebrate the multiple women’s achievements and the movement for female rights, one can ponder how the most female cinematic sensation of the past months — Greta Gerwig’s Little Women — can relate to it. This movie is not anymore an epicenter of battling film critics and cheering fans and it might be off the big screen in your hometowns. It’s nevertheless a perfect timing so that we can enjoy it once more and maybe deepen our understanding of its timeless values against the backdrop of International Women’s Day. And especially just before it’s digital release on the 10th of March. 

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Handwriting or Typing Your Study Notes: Choose What Suits You Best (a bonus checklist inside)

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Most of the productivity-guru will demonize typing since it does not boost your memory as handwriting does. But the answer you reach for yourself should be much more nuanced — here we will go deeper than the top of the iceberg. We will discuss handwritten and typed notes not only in terms of the neuroscience of learning (as it’s usually done) but also contemplate the use of these two note-taking strategies in your everyday study routine. In the end, we will measure the costs of the process against the benefits of the result—our handwriting or typing checklist will help you to find the right approach that suits you best.

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5 College Textbooks You Want to Get Right Now

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Why don’t we value things that are next to us? The purpose of this philosophical beginning is not to scare you away but to actually show how amazing your college textbooks are! The awesomeness is obviously not an excuse for their skyrocket prices, but you know how to get your textbook cheap, right? 😉 

These are five popular university textbooks that we have found FABULOUS: they are informative and colorful with easy-readable texts and interactive assignments that enhance your comprehension. Moreover, they cover essential knowledge in the areas that we all need to understand a little bit better, like art, biology or movies. 

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Everyone

The general availability of e-commerce has increased our everyday convenience: we can shop across the states and the whole world, we can easily reach out to local producers, the ordered items are delivered at our doorstep, and we can rely on various postal companies to take care of our private shipments. But as always, we should be aware of the downfalls of this often corruptive convenience and should act sustainably.

Sending items by post (be it textbooks, clothes returns, or gifts for your friends) is only natural and inevitable, so let’s make this process more sustainable and eco-friendly together. Here is some information about sustainable packaging materials and a few simple steps you can implement right now that will amount to a huge benefit for the environment.

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QUESTION: a revolutionary method for learning from textbooks

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There are a bunch of notetaking and memorization methods out there: a two-column Cornell method, flashcards or mind-maps. These techniques are proven to be beneficial for enhancing one’s level of material’s memorization and recalling. Indeed, it is better to take notes and work through the textbook’s content instead of just reading! However, these methods can be extremely time-consuming and might not yield the expected level of memorization and comprehension. We want to share with you another very appealing and not so painstaking method of learning from a textbook. In a nutshell — instead of writing down quotes or whole paragraphs from your textbooks, you should be forming questions!

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Pomodoro Technique: a time-management tool so many students swear by!

You have noticed a tomato icon in your app store before, right? You might have even downloaded the app and tried using this time-management tool. If this technique with a funny name ‘Pomodoro’ worked for you—well, good to go!

You might not even need to read this article on how to use the technique (no rocket science anyway), but you can still find some advice on how to deal with Pomodoro-related anxieties and other problems eye-opening. If you’ve never heard of this time-management miracle technique or it didn’t work for you the first time you tried, this article will help you to nail this productivity tool down! We will also advise on what kind of apps to use and how to deal with anticipated problems.

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How to Form Good Habits and Stick to Them — a Scientific Approach

The start of the new year is the best time to set new goals and embark on your ambitious projects.

Your mindset is open for new beginnings, you are full of strength and enthusiasm… or not? Is it only in the heads of marketing professionals? I bet these few days and weeks of 2020 were like any other day, week, or month, which are not devoid of procrastination, disappointments, and bad habits. We all know that we should break up our goals into manageable tasks and micro-goals, stick to the designed timetable, and apply some sophisticated time-management system.

However, some of our resolutions like doing sports regularly, preparing for classes in advance, or tidying up your dorm room are incredibly fragile, especially if you do not back them up with the right habits.

Here we won’t advise you on WHICH good habits you should adopt but we will tell you HOW—how to form a lasting habit, how to get rid of bad habits and how to modify your existing behavioral systems. This will help you to embark on a year- or decade-long journey of realizing your goals—be it for healthy wellbeing or improving your study performance.

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New Year’s Eve Decluttering Tips for College Students

New Year’s fuss and Jingle Bells tunes urge us to have a fresh start of the brand-new year—by setting ambitious goals, taking care of your body and soul, learning new skills and so on. As a college student, you are especially thrilled with the things you can achieve in this year. But the truth is we rarely succeed in these ventures if our environment—physical, digital, and mental—is cluttered and messy. If our lives are full of unwanted things that we do not dare to get rid of, in the end, we let the clutter drag us down. This is not a way to succeed in college and boost your learning achievements!

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12 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Students and Book Lovers

The holiday season is snapping on our heels and it brings long-waited family gatherings, crazy student parties, coffee-sipping and gossiping with your high-school and college friends and…  headaches. And no, not from Jingle Bell Rock or Mariah Carey’s voice (but this definitely contributes). These are presents that are giving us all pains—to think of, to choose, to order, to wrap, to buy at the very last moment?! If you haven’t kept a list of your family’s, friends’ and colleagues’ wishes throughout the year, you might not come up with an idea in the last minute.

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