‘Student 1.0’ Posts

How To:  Wrap a Gift

How To: Wrap a Gift

So I was asked today to help wrap some gifts for a baby shower. Sure, I helped, but I’m neither practiced nor proficient. And so I figured: Some of you probably aren’t either. Digg-ing along, I found a great article in the UK News on the exact formula for wrapping the perfect gift: The formula ...

Potential Gift for the Star Wars Kid?

Potential Gift for the Star Wars Kid?

So I was checking out GeekSugar, and I came upon a $15 gift that makes your faucet water light up! It immediately made me think of The Star Wars Kid. So if you’re off-campus and looking for a geeky gift for your roommate, consider getting him/her a faucet light! Wow. Just wow

Early Exam: Skip Breakfast?

I’ve always been told to get a good night’s rest and to start my day off with a good, balanced breakfast. However, over at Psychology Today, new research may support the idea that an empty stomach might actually enhance short-term learning: Hunger Feeds the Brain Cramming for a test? You may want to postpone dinner. ...

Before an Exam: Get a Good Night’s Rest

We’ve all heard this before. Now there’s some good evidence to back it up over at Science Daily: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have been investigating how memories might be consolidated. Their new study offers the hitherto strongest proof that new information is transferred between the hippocampus, the short ...

HackCollege Dead Week Roundup

Stop reading this and go back to studying. Wait, read these first. They’ll help, we promise: Caffeine Slingshot How to Take Better Notes and Study More Efficiently Study Sessions: Free Classical Music Hope these help/distract you from studying

Caffeine: Where’s It At?

After reading Kelly’s post about the sensation that is the Caffeine Slingshot, 1. Drink your caffeinated beverage of choice.2. Take a 15 minute nap. I decided to do a little digging and find out which energy drink or coffee packs the biggest punch. And boy do I have results. Let’s take a look at Energy ...

Biking To/From Class: Its Effects?

I’m a 22-year-old female, and I love to ride my bike to/from class; I no longer arrive late! But, true, most walk around just fine (here at Yale), and some even skateboard (so hot!). So… After reading about how biking might reduce sensitivity “down there”, I might be asking for a skateboard this Christmas. (I’m ...

Cooking 101

Getting an on-campus apartment at LMU is reasonably rare; you probably have a 1 in 10 chance as a sophomore of drawing a lottery number good enough. I’m sure on other campuses, off-campus housing is more so the norm. Either way, now is about the time of year (at least at LMU) when on-campus food ...