4 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

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The Fourth of July is a great occasion to spend time with friends and family members. However, all the preparations and holiday expenditures may result in quite heavy expenses. To help you save your money and still enjoy the celebration, there is a plenty of tips of how to spend the 4th of July with a festive spirit and not get broke.

1) Fireworks

It’s not necessary to buy fireworks yourself (as everyone around seems to be doing it as well), but you can spend around ten dollars on a set or simply get some sparklers to avoid danger coming from using fireworks. Another option is to watch big community displays happening somewhere nearby—that will definitely look more spectacular than anything your neighbors can pull off.

2) BBQ party or a picnic

Hosting or attending barbeque cookout is the most popular and traditional activity on the Fourth of July. The costs of such a party have decreased comparing to the last year, so organizing it might be very entertaining. Nevertheless, it can still be costly, so another option is to turn the party into a potluck where everyone brings something of their own. You can also enjoy a simple picnic in the fresh air and watch firework displays at the same time. Continue reading “4 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July”

7 Easy Tips for Study Breaks

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Every student wants their study routine to be as efficient as it can get. Many surveys have shown that taking breaks significantly improves the performance and memorization, and it has been known for quite a while that “sharpening the saw” and not letting your brain overwork helps you “cut the tree”, or get things done quicker and more effectively. It’s important to know that there is a certain time for taking breaks, which is approximately every ninety minutes, and certain activities that will allow you not to get too distracted from the studies.

Here you will find a list of the most relaxing and energizing activities. Remember that they shouldn’t make it difficult for you to get back to studies, and don’t make them longer than they were supposed to be! Varying different activities also enhances your performance and helps you find which is the best for you.

Clean Up the Room

Stuff scattered around the table or a room makes your brain unable to focus on one thing, so your attention just roams around the place. Continue reading “7 Easy Tips for Study Breaks”

Debunking Five Myths of Study Habits

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What is the reason the results of our tests and exams turn out not as we expected them to be? Of course, that doesn’t apply to the case when you get a highest mark for the essay you wrote at 4 a.m. because we don’t discuss supernatural here. The point is, why do the study guides we rely on do not yield the results we expect out of them?

Turns out, no one could definitely say which habits are good for both memorizing and grades and which are not; it was mostly urban legends. But now we can rely on the trustworthy research and bust some of the most widespread myths about studying habits.

Myth One. Find a quiet location (like your favorite chair in the library or that comfortable corner near the window) and stick to it when studying.

Turns out the brain does not entirely focus on the material you’re trying to keep in your memory at this point, but also paying attention to the outside world as well, which is not surprising. Continue reading “Debunking Five Myths of Study Habits”

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