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How to Build Your Vocabulary

On this week’s episode, some ancient philosophers have apparently discovered the secrets of time travel. Being wise philosophers from several different historical epochs, they realized that the best possible thing to do with time travel powers would be to send questions to two random podcasters from Iowa. Those questions include: What kind of useful, specific skills […]

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How to Start Your Own Podcast

Podcasting, it seems, has been undergoing a bit of a Renaissance in the past couple of years. Now that there are default podcast apps on both Android and iOS, more people than ever are listening and subscribing to podcasts. And, with easier access to quality equipment and editing software, it seems like everyone is starting […]

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How to Study Math and Science Effectively

When I was in my final year of high school, the subject I struggled with the most was – by far – calculus. I’d been a year ahead in math since 8th grade, so I went into my senior year feeling pretty proud of my math skills. Aaaaaand that lasted about a week, tops. In […]

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Career Pivots, Networking, and Life Experiments

In this week’s episode, I’m joined once again by my friend Jenny Blake. Jenny is an author, speaker, and the founder of the site Life After College, which was one of my favorite blogs when I was still a student – Jenny’s advice there really helped me to prepare for my own post-graduation life. If […]

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Why the “Learning Styles” Concept is Wrong (And What to Use Instead)

I first learned about learning styles from my middle school guidance counselor. Standing before the class in our monthly “guidance” session, she gave the following proclamation: “There are three learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. This test will help you determine which style comes most naturally to you.” We nodded our heads, picked up our […]

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How to Be More Confident: 5 Strategies that Worked for Me

Today, we’re going to go through five effective strategies you can use to build your confidence. These strategies come from my personal experience, and they’ve all been pivotal in the development of my own self-confidence. Rather than keep you in suspense, I’m going to tell you what they are right up front: Gain experience. Do […]

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How to Upgrade Your Wardrobe and Dress Better

When I was doing my big corporate internship after my sophomore year of college, there was one thing I noticed all the time about my co-workers. Even though they were technically wearing “business casual”, they weren’t dressing well.  My office was a sea of ill-fitting slacks, lazily tucked-in shirts, and brown Sketchers that only barely passed […]

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Self-Awareness: A Crucial Skill for Finding Work You Love

After my sophomore year of college ended, I entered what I thought was going to be a maze of wires, servers, and ethernet ports. I had landed an internship in the computer networking department of a big financial corporation, and as boring as that sounds, I was pumped to get to work and to keep learning more. […]

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The Science Behind Getting Better Sleep

I’ve always been a morning person. While some people view the idea of getting up at the crack of dawn as more horrifying than an angry honey badger covered with glued-on steak knives, I’ve been willingly doing it since high school. Even after my mornings stopped being filled with scheduled obligations – classes, summer jobs […]

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