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dyslexic-kids:

Many of you saw this when I originally posted it a few months ago, and it was incredibly popular. However, we have a lot of new people and I thought they might want to see it, as well.  Dyslexia is often accompanied by other conditions such as ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia.

immortal-autumn:

perfect day on We Heart It.

ANDY HOW CAN I IMPROVE SOME OF MY STUDYING ABILITIES?

premedadvice:

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GOOD GRADES ARE GOOD, BUT HOW DO YOU HACK YOUR BIOLOGY TO STUDY SMARTER?

I REALIZED I WAS DOING A BUNCH OF THIS SHIT AS A PRE-MED ACCIDENTALLY BUT HERE’S HOW YOU CAN SET YOUR BRAIN UP TO BE MORE AWESOME THAN IT ALREADY IS.

ANDY’S DATA-DRIVEN (ADAPTED) GUIDE FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE. 

1. GET SOME EXERCISE - THIRTY SECONDS OF BLOOD-PUMPING EXERCISE CAN GIVE YOU THE SAME MENTAL BOOST AS AN ESPRESSO, BECAUSE OF THE LINK BETWEEN AEROBIC ACTIVITY AND COGNITION. 

2. KEEP IT COOL - COOLER AIR HAS BEEN FOUND TO INCREASE LEVELS OF AN ENZYME THAT CORRELATES WITH HIGHER MENTAL ALERTNESS, AND MAKE WORKERS SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE, WHICH KEEPS THEM FROM GETTING DROWSY (68 F IS A NUMBER I SEE A LOT IN STUDIES)

3. TURN UP THE LIGHTS - NOT TURN DOWN FOR WHAT. EXPOSURE TO BRIGHT LIGHT BOOSTS ALERTNESS AND REDUCES SLEEPINESS. ALSO, LED LIGHTING > FLUORESCENT 

4. USE A BLUE LIGHT - A ONE-HOUR DOSE OF BLUE LIGHT FROM LEDS - 240MG OF CAFFEINE (ROUGHLY THE EQUIVALENT OF A TALL STARBUCKS COFFEE) ON DECISION-MAKING.

5. TAKE IN THE VIEW - NATURAL DAYLIGHT INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY AND HELPS YOU SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT. 

6. PUMP UP THE MUSIC - LISTENING TO UPLIFTING MUSIC BOOSTS MENTAL ALERTNESS. 

7. TAKE A BIG WHIFF - PEPPERMINT, CINNAMON, AND ROSEMARY OIL, CITRUS, JACKS UP YOUR COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE. AVOID LAVENDER, AND CHAMOMILE, WHICH CAN INDUCE DROWSINESS. 

8. MUNCH ON THE RIGHT SNACK - HIGH-PROTEIN FOODS = MORE ALERT. WALNUTS AND FRUIT ARE ALSO PRETTY GOOD. 

9. IF ALL ELSE FAILS, TAKE A NAP - 90 MIN NAPS = BETTER COGNITIION. EVEN SITTING QUIETLY FOR 30 MIN = SMARTER. 

10. IF YOU HAVE TO CAFFEINATE - DRINK A COFFEE @ 2 PM. A CUP OF COFFEE FOLLOWED BY A 15-MINUTE SNOOOZE = GOD MODE. WHEN YOU WAKE UP, THE DRUG SHOULD BE METABOLIZING. 

SOURCES AND LINKS TO STUDIES:

http://qz.com/156085/the-caffeine-free-guide-to-staying-sharp-at-work/

http://qz.com/59922/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-coffee-in-the-workplace/

(Source: bloglovin.com)

What's your goodreads to the person who asked to add some of us? I'll add you!

Probably should’ve added that part, eehee…

Here’s my goodreads profile ;)

epicurious:

12 Vegan Recipes Perfect for Weekend Brunch

Vegans (and friends-of-vegan planning an inclusive brunch menu): rejoice.

(Source: booklover)

medaddicted:

Studying neuroanatomy ✌

milkbbi:

got some new supplies today ^^ excited to try them out ! 💙💛💖
(copic refills from blick & everything else from jetpens)

How to Make a Study Plan for the Quarter

study-hack:

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*My fall quarter starts on September 24th. Professors started posting textbook information, test information, syllabus, etc. on the course websites a couple days, so I thought it would be a good idea to prepare for each class before it starts *

Once you have your textbooks, a little bit of information on the website, and the syllabus, start preparing your study plan for the quarter.

1. Read the course syllabus. Professors know exactly what they will be teaching, how big the workload will be, exam schedules, reading material, etc. Once you read the syllabus, you are already mentally prepared for the class, and it won’t seem as overwhelming on the first day. 

** Important information to take away from the syllabus: 

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