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How to Beat the Migraine Monster

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

It’s a great day today – or so you thought. You’ve got your books stuffed into your bag, your homework’s neatly folded and you’ve studied all night long just so you can get an awesome A in your class. Then it hits your head like a jackhammer. It slowly yet steadily drills its way into your skull, as you pray that it’ll end before your exam. Of course, it doesn’t. You’ll have to bear the deeper and constant slamming in your head, sweating your way, losing your focus and hoping that you’ll at least get a passing grade.

We, of course, are talking about migraine, folks. Probably one of the worst things that can happen to any student, it’s a sensation that’s better felt elsewhere. Anywhere but here, most students would scream! The funny (maybe not so funny after all) thing is that students actually make up of a big group of head-banging sufferers.

According to LifeWire, 20% of teenagers experience this stinging sensation in their heads. This presents a unique challenge for these kids, with most of their time being in school. Educational institutions demand an often high level of concentration and focus, a challenge that most students fail because of their jaw-dropping condition. Another problem is that most students decide to wing it, with no hope whatsoever for the pain to be totally cured.

With a major distraction looming among most students this day, both for their health and studies, certain precautions need to be observed to help stop the stinging pain in their heads. Safety, of course, is the number one priority, not unless you’re as bizarre as this guy:

Talk about pain! No, let’s stress that again, NO, you don’t need to lobotomize your skull! There’s hope for you, dear student readers of ours, to overcome your headaches! Simply drill (metaphorically, of course) these tips into your head:

Sleep Helps – Remember how your mom would fret whenever you stayed up late? She knows best – getting adequate sleep will help prevent pain setting in. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 8 1/2 to 9 1/4 of shut-eye nightly. Let the bed bugs bite, just as long you prevent that crumpling pain in your head from happening!

Stop Stress Now – The number one reason why most students encounter this type of pain is because of stress. Think about it: the heavy load of lessons you need to tackle, plus the demands of your social life will definitely result in stress. Make sure to practice having a calm state of mind in anything you do. Don’t let the small stuff sweat you out, for a bigger pain awaits you if you do!

Healthy Food, Healthy Results – Let’s go back to what mom always said: eat your greens. Moms are probably the smartest females in your species! Having a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables will lower the chances of you having a migraine. It’ll make you look and feel good as well, which are always plus points in school!

Water is Life – As much as you’d want to drink those energy drinks and tasty sodas, nothing beats water in quenching your thirst. Not only does it let you fill up the energy needed to go through a day (which, as you know by now, a day in school can feel like eternity), it also helps prevent you from having that irritating pain in your skull. Always stay hydrated in campus; better yet, have a water bottle handy in case you just need to sip on some cool H2O!

Take Supplements – Taking vitamins and Migraine Support Forumla helps your body to naturally build a defense against internal migraine conditions and triggers

Migraines may be a monster for students everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that beating these pesky threats isn’t possible. You can get over this pain! There is no need for anything drastic, just some simple yet effective tips can stop the banging in your head! Remember, get some sleep, keep calm, eat your veggies and drink your H2O! Win the fight over these cranium nightmares!

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Avoid getting late in your internships

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The best way to get the good side of your bosses in your internships is to always make a good impression. People hate employees who always come in late. It would be unfair to the other workers who woke up earlier than you just to be able to get to the office on time. Bosses also hate it when they are busy working on something and then you suddenly arrive behind schedule. If you continue doing this, you’ll surely get scolded for your lazy attitude. Here are a few tips to improve your punctuality.

  1. Alarm clock

When you are not used to waking up early in the morning, be sure to set your alarm clock. If you move slowly, you can set your alarm clock 30 minutes or an hour before you expect to leave the house. Always check if you set the time right because you might have exchanged AM to PM.

 

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2. Move fast

Always be in a hurry. Do not relax because time flies by so fast without you noticing it.

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3. Be aware of the time

While doing your daily routine, always check what time it is so you will be aware if you will be late for office.

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4. Avoid night outs

If your work requires you to wake up very early in the morning, avoid going out to parties and staying up too late. If this happens, it will be hard for you to get out of bed the next morning.

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5. Prepare stuff you are going to need for work

Before going to bed at night, it is advisable to prepare the things you will need for work the next day. There are instances when you misplace your things and it will take you so much time to look for it the following morning if you do not organize your things beforehand.

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6. If it also takes a lot of time before you finally choose an outfit to put on, it is best to prepare what you want to wear the night before you go to work.

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7. Be mindful of your time

Do not spend so much time putting make up and fixing your clothes.

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8. Quick breakfast

Before heading out to your office, grab a quick breakfast so that you won’t starve when you start working. Noodles or bread will do as long as it will give you enough energy before lunch break.

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Everyone hates being late and no one can be able to help you but yourself. If you want to stay longer in a company that you like, you have to start improving yourself and try your best to come early always. Follow these steps and you’ll surely learn how to be an early bird in no time.

Top careers to choose from after College

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

“I want to be a pilot someday”, “I want to be a doctor like my mom”, “I want to be a teacher” – Sounds familiar? These are the things that I know we all said when we were kids. When we were young, we look up to a lot of people and we imagine ourselves to be like them. But as we grow older, we begin to experience a lot of things and we realize what we really want to be in the future. So how do you know what career you should take after college? There are a lot of factors that will influence your decisions and here are the top careers that could help you decide what you really want to be in the future.

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1)      Doctor

I’m sure most of us wanted to be a doctor when we were young because we wanted to help others and experience the task of taking care of your patients and giving the right medications to them. But as you grow up, you realize that it takes a lot of experience and determination to become a doctor because you are in charge of other people’s lives. Becoming a doctor or a surgeon is an honorable goal, but it is a long and challenging process. When you take up medicine, you should be dedicated and hardworking for this is not an easy course. You should be patient because this career involves several years of learning.

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2)      Teacher

Being a teacher is another career that most of us aspired to be. We all wanted to experience being the person in charge where all your students will follow everything you say. But being a teacher is truly a noble profession. It is also a very time consuming one, requiring a commitment on your part. Teaching can be very demanding but can also be extremely rewarding.

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3)      Pilot

Being a pilot is another career that most of us aspired to be when we were young. Our minds were full of adventures and fantasies which influenced us to aspire traveling around the world. Being an airline pilot is a glamorous, exciting, and highly rewarding job. It can actually take up to 10 years of flying experience to even qualify for a position. Needless to say, you need to be serious and committed.

 

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4)      Actress/ Actor

I’m sure almost all of us imagined to be an actress/actor when we were young. Who doesn’t want to be seen on tv and be famous right? But being an actor/actress is not an easy job, you have to have the skills and talent in order to be recognized by a lot of people. Being a good actor/actress takes a lot of commitment, practice, passion, and patience.

You may not get what you really want in the future but what matters most is your commitment in whatever you do. You should always find happiness and contentment on your career in order for you to grow as an individual and be successful.

 

Know your Bosses for OJT

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Just like in school, we look up to people who have high positions and these are our professors. No matter what happens we just always have to follow their rules. In the workplace, we experience people just like them and these are our bosses. When you go on your OJT, for the first time, you meet your boss and this is what gives you the feelings of excitement, frightened, stressed and pressured. There are different kinds of bosses that each of us will encounter and it takes a lot of days before you can actually win their kindness. The first personality of a boss is what we can call as:

 

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1)      The Softy

 

This kind of boss gives you second chances. This is the type of boss who gives you the freedom to do anything you want but you have to make sure that it is quality work. The worst thing to do is hurt a softy’s feelings. The softy believes that things could be fixed in an orderly manner without giving pressure to the employees.

 

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2)      The Unsatisfied

 

Another kind of boss is the one who will give you loads of work to do and yet at the end of the day, the unsatisfied will tell you to revise some more and give them quality work. The unsatisfied has a lot of ideas that’s why when you’re under an unsatisfied boss, you better be patient and hardworking.

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3)      The Mysterious

The mysterious boss is the one who is not always around. You would have to be the one to figure things out and handle your work.

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4) The Monster

This is the type of boss that you would never wish to have. The monster is the boss who will always bring you down with negative comments about your work and your appearance. They would always find something negative to say about you especially if you are a new employee.

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5) The Buddy

This kind of boss is someone you would love to have. This has a personality of being fun and happy go lucky. He wants to be your friend who you can go out with for a drink or just hang out.

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6)    The Miracle

 

The miracle boss is the one who is fun and supportive. This boss will give you an opportunity to learn and grow in the workplace.  This boss will help you to figure out the things that you need to do correctly and will encourage you to do your best.


 

 

Surviving OJTs: Tips on improving yourself for your internships

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

In every college student’s life, one passes through the phase of having to go through an internship for a chosen company. This aims to help the students be exposed to different tasks in the office so that after graduating, they will be able to know what they will do when they start working. Usually, OJT’s only require students to be trained for a short period of time. However, even though this is just a short experience for the students, they should make the most out of it.  In order to survive in your OJTs, here are a few tips that you can follow to maintain a good relationship with your fellow employees and to establish a good impression to your boss.

  1. Be nice

Always greet your officemates. A simple Hi will do. When you meet your boss or officemates outside of the office, don’t be shy to greet them.

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2. Be humble

If you are good at something, do not flaunt your talent. Do not tell your officemates what to do and brag about your skills. Instead, share your opinions and also be open to their suggestions. If you keep on bragging and showing off what you know, people will start to hate you.

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3. Spend time with your officemates

During lunch breaks, do not go out alone. Talk to your officemates and bond with them. Eating and laughing with your officemates can establish good relationships. Find new friends and interact with the people around you.

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4. Be happy

When your boss gives you tons of work to do, do not stress yourself. Be happy and find the good thing in what you are doing. Just have fun and soon you’ll be able to finish everything without even noticing it.

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In order for you to be happy in your work, you have to learn to love it. Being nice to your officemates in your OJT will help you when you work after college. In the office, competition is really tough and people would always comment on what you do. The important thing that you should remember is that you should not let other people bring you down. Do your best and be nice to your officemates even to the ones who judge you. If you know how to interact with other people and stay happy despite having tons of things to do, you’ll surely be successful in the future

Improve your resume and get hired in your dream job

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Even before you graduate in college, you dream of becoming a part of a high class company wherein you can be able to enhance your skills in whatever area you are good at. Although the problem is it is very hard to get hired in good companies. You might have experienced sending out resumes online, waiting for calls and texts but after a few days or weeks, you still do not get any calls from them. They haven’t replied to your email and you get really disappointed. One thing you can do in order to get hired easily is to make a resume that would catch the attention of the company. You have to make a resume that would stand out above the rest. So here are some few tips in improving your resume so you will have a greater chance in entering your dream job.

  1. Hyperlinks

When you make your resume, add links or screenshots of your work. Hiring managers usually do not easily believe what you put in your resumes so next time that you say that you’re a professional editor, put a hyperlink or screenshot that proves it.

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2. Videos

You can use different video editing applications in creating your video resume. You can make your resume colorful and easy to remember by presenting it in a creative way.

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3. Slideshow

You can also do a slideshow which will feature your achievements and skills. You can put pictures and evidences of the things you’ve earned and of the things that you are capable of doing.

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4. Reverse Psychology

Sometimes you can try reverse psychology. Instead of telling the company of what you want or what you expect to do, try asking them what job they are going to offer to you.

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5. Twitter

You might also want to try twitter or “twesume”. This allows you to compose a resume with 140 characters and you can even post it as many times as you want in just a few seconds.

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If companies haven’t replied to you for a few weeks already, maybe it is about time that you change or improve your resume. It is very hard to apply for a company but it is harder to be unemployed. Never give up in finding the right job for you. Try these steps and you might finally end up in a job that you want and you deserve.

 

Top Things you should do to Enjoy your OJT

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Top Things you should do to Enjoy your OJT

Being a student is what every teenager goes through in his/her life. We all have the same experiences of giving up, disappointments, achievements and lessons learned. But how do we manage to love the things that we do? How can character, decisions and experiences help us to be successful in our future? And how can these things help us in school related activities such as on the job training to make us better people?

 

How to enjoy your ojt

When you enter college, there’s this instinct that goes through your head that everything you will experience is everything that you will need for your future. You go through a lot of competitions whether it is outside of the school or in your own school community. One important experience you will go through is your OJT or on the job training wherein you experience working with co-employees and devote your time and focus on your job. When you arrive at the time wherein you are in search for your OJT, You should know the top things that would help you enjoy your internship. Here are the top things you should do in order to enjoy your OJT.

Know your interest

1.       Know your interests

A person will never love what he/she is doing unless it is something that he/she likes to do. The first thing that you should keep in mind in order to enjoy your OJT is to have a clear vision of your interests. In that way, you will be able to apply your skills on the job you are doing.

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2.       Learn how to socialize

Second reminder that you should do is to learn how to socialize. It doesn’t matter whether it’s just the first day of your OJT, get to know your co-employees and learn how to build a good relationship with them. In this way, you will learn how to be comfortable around them.

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3.       Be confident and stand out

Give your best in everything that you do and show your capabilities because in that way you will be recognized and you will discover a lot about yourself even more.

4.       Be Optimistic

In every challenge that you will experience, always be optimistic. There might be disappointments along the way but keeping your head up will always help you move forward.

 

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5.       Be satisfied

Be satisfied with what you love to do and strive for the best.

We should learn how to be happy with the things that we do because they build us as a person and helps us to become better. There are a lot of things that we will experience everyday that will help us to have a brighter future like OJT. Through this, we will be able to learn how to build a good personality that could help us to be happy and successful.

Top Gadgets Every Students Would Love to Have

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Who says that just because you’re students you can’t have access to the latest technologies available in the market today? Consider buying yourself one of the cool and useful gadgets listed below and make your school life more fun and convenient.

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Noise-Canceling Headphones
If you’re not a fan of going to the library for some peace and quiet, then these noise cancelling headphones is the perfect alternative.

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Spotify
a digital music service very much similar to iTunes, the Spotify offers so much more than what the latter provides. Aside from being able to select specific songs from a selection, you could also sync it with Facebook and find out which among your friends like the same music genre as you do.

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iPhone case/charger
Nothing beats convenience as having the Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4 which is actually a dual iPhone charger and case at the same time. You could be sure that it will get the job done and help protect your iPhone as well.

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Note-taking Ipad Application
This is one of the must-haves especially for students who are not into writing down notes with an ink during a class lecture. There are some apps which further allows you to do a voice recording while you are taking notes.

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Try to have this gadget that can be used for taking pictures of things needed for your school assignments and projects. The Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS in particular is one of the best digital camera to buy as it promises to provide professional looking shots at a much affordable price.

water-powered-alarm-clock-with-thermometer-187-pWater Powered Alarm Clock
Don’t want to be late for class? Then this water powered alarm clock may be the best solution to your time management problems.  You don’t have to worry about batteries because this alarm only makes use of water, specifically electrolytic fluid. What’s more is that there is also an open lid reservoir where you can put flowers and other plants as well.

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Solar Polar Backpack
Think of a backpack which is capable of charging phones, tablets and other technology devices. That’s what the Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack does. It has a two 2.0 Watt solar panels that can generate as much as 5 hours worth of energy from direct sunlight. It is waterproof, lightweight and is built to withstand force and pressure.

These gadgets should be used to aid students in their studies– not hinder them from getting good grades. So before you consider buying one, be sure that you really need them and that they could provide you with better alternatives that could help you ace your subjects.

Mastering Effective Leadership for College Students

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Being a leader in school can be really tough and cruel— you get to work with inconsiderate team members or you might be the one who gets reprimanded if your group is not able to finish a task or project that has been assigned to you. But you don’t have to curse your classmates and walk out on being a leader. There are some things that you can do to become an effective leader in school. Try to remember these tips when you are faced with the challenge of leading a team of young individuals like you.

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Know how to listen.
It is important for you to know how to listen to their worries and concerns especially if it is related to your studies. Learn how to relate and empathize with them. Put yourself in their shoes so, you’d be able to know how to properly decide for the team. Also, see to it that you offer them advice as to the possible things that they could do about their problems.

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Make a connection.
School is a place to gain lifetime friends— not enemies. No matter how hard-headed a person may be, always practice patience on him. Think first before you speak words that may hurt your team mate’s feelings and would cause you to regret those things that you said later on . Make sure to get your message across in the most effective way possible. When you are able to do that, you’d be able to encourage your team members to become more productive and eventually  gain respect in you as their leader.

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Know your team’s capabilities.
To become a good and effective leader, you need to know the particular strengths and weaknesses of each of your team mates. Doing this can greatly help you assign particular tasks to them that they are really good at. Give them a task that you know they can accomplish and trust that they’d be able to finish it. Showing trust and respect for your group mate’s skills and capabilities is another way of becoming an effective leader.

When you become a well loved classmate and leader while you’re still in college, your peers will more likely be able to remember you, long after you’ve already graduated. Know how to listen to their needs, how to effectively connect with them as well as learn what your team mates are capable of doing. Follow these tips and you’ll definitely be able to master effective college leadership that you could use even when you’re not already in the academe.

Ways to Survive College

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Sooner or later, you’d find yourself transitioning from the four years of high school and into the four years college. The life of a college student is challenging for nearly everybody. You’ve got to set meal plans, remember to pay your utilities and rent, balance extra-curricular events and organizations, keep being nice even to the terror professor… all of that, plus NOT FAILING any of your currently enrolled subjects.

For those who are struggling in college or preparing for college, here are some tips to an easier college life.

Believe YOU CAN
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The moment you start having doubts and you keep entertaining negative thoughts, everything that would come out of you would be negative. Negative scores, negative paperwork, negative attitude… Well, need I say more? The most dangerous word is “CAN’T” because you’re subconsciously putting barriers from reaching goals. Always say “YOU CAN”.

It’s saying NO to procrastination
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When a professor asks you to work on something such as a term paper, don’t let yourself be tempted on postponing the task and do it when the deadline is near. Not only do you potentially get to stress yourself, but also you’d be submitting a paper that just might be worth an F.

Take better notes, or if you haven’t been taking notes… START DOING SO
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You remember what you write. So write everything that your professor says that is note-worthy. By doing so, you’re not only scoring those A’s but also… you’re putting information into your long term memory. Make sure your notes are also clean. If you’ve scribbled hurriedly at some point during discussion, find time to rewrite your notes. It’s easier to study when you yourself are not figuring out if what you’ve written is actually a ‘j’ or a ‘g’.

It’s working on a schedule
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And be strict on yourself when it comes to following it. By doing so, you program yourself into good habits that will also serve you by the time you start working. Plus, you’re also getting the advantage of tracking whatever you have finished and what you still have to work on to.

Set GOALS
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Make setting goals a habit, so that you’ll be tracking your progress and you’ll be able to know what you want to do in life and career. And to further motivate yourself… Find a way to reward yourself with something you’ve wanted when you’ve reached a certain goal.

Pace yourself
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Every big thing comes true via tiny steps. Learn to crawl before taking leaps. Make sure to enjoy what you do. When you’re enjoying something, it’s most likely that you will never get tired doing it. By enjoying, there’s lesser chances of you feeling burned out.