Browsing articles from "September, 2011"
Sep
27
2011

MCAT Scores are Up. Is My Hope up?

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MCAT scores are up. I cannot do anything right now! The anxiety is killer, and my mind is a thriller. I am trying my best to forget it, but why? Well, I fear that if I did not do well, then I would be greatly disappointed. But why? I put so much time and effort into this. That is why. I need to bend my stress, but right now I am having so much difficulty! [...]

Sep
22
2011

The Kazah Effect

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**The scenario(s) and definition(s) applies to both men and women and not just the men.** It’s in the middle of the afternoon and you’re in line at the grocery store. You are minding your own business and all of a sudden you see an attractive girl from the corner of your eye. All of a sudden, your heart races as you are thinking about the different ways on how to impress her, as you picture [...]

Sep
20
2011

Having a “Goal” School Rather than a “Dream” School

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We all have heard it before. “What is your dream school?” “What is the dream school that you wish to attend?” For a college student, and even for the high school senior, it is a term thrown around all too often. And I am not writing to say that I am an exception either. Not at all. I have those same “dreams” as well. However, it is time that we stopped calling this a “dream” [...]

Sep
20
2011

Using Music to Bend Your Stress: How my Guitar Playing Influences my Happiness

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What is it with music? A simple tune can make you happy, yet have the power to make you cry. A song can be great enough to inspire others. It can motivate us all. The truth is, music is the universal language of the human race. Even if you cannot understand another country’s language, you can understand a melody. Music has changed people in many ways. On the bright side, it has made people who [...]

Sep
20
2011

How I Plan to Succeed this Quarter and Bend My Stress

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Already, it is going to be the start of a new quarter. The long summer is dying and coming to an end. Boy, was it a hot summer. But as the old saying goes, as something comes to an end, another begins. And for me, it is the beginning of a new quarter. My quarter starts this Thursday, the 22nd. As always, my mind wonders what the new quarter will be like. Will I have [...]

Sep
19
2011

The Importance of Independence vs. Cooperation In Great Leaders

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Independence is a key aspect that determines the character of any strong individual. Being able to work indepentently shows his or her confidence. In order to truly learn, I think there must be times when you are alone and participating in personal growth. A great leader must be highly assertive and be self-sufficient.They must acknowledge their fellow colleagues and applaude their accomplishments, but they should never be daunted by them. This confidence ensures the individual [...]

Sep
19
2011

13 Ways to Bend Your Stress: Shaping Your Pre-_________ Mentality

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  “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”  -David Brinkley, American Newscaster (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003)   For me, even thinking about pharmacy school can get really stressful at times. I am sure that whether it is pharmacy school, medical school, or any other from of graduate school, you are all stressed out too. Friends, bend your stress by taking these [...]

Sep
19
2011

What I Believe it Takes to Make a Good, Stress-less Pharmacist

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It is without a doubt that a successful person in the health field must be an all-around Renaissance man; a polymath if you will. It is a common misconception when a pre-pharmacy student says that he or she does not require any humanities and social science courses, or that mathematics is of no use for a Pharmacist. This is a shame. I am a firm believer that in order to be a successful person in patient [...]

Sep
18
2011

Luck? Can I Really Depend on Luck for an Exam?

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  Clint Eastwood as Detective Harry Callahan. “Do you feel lucky?” (Modified from original quote. Original quote below) It is the night before your big exam. You are stressed beyond words because you have so many concerns. “Do I know this?” “I wish I had more time.” But there is nothing you can do. So what can you do but stress, right? Wrong. The truth is, although you might not want to think about it [...]

Sep
17
2011

5 Reasons Why You Should Stay Away From Energy Drinks

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In the time-pressured society we live in, we often wish we had more time. More time to write this, more time to research that. More commonly, for students, more time to study for the upcoming exam. The list goes on forever. However, since we can not turn back time (yet, with technology at this writing), people often choose to make more use of their 24 hour days by sleeping less and staying awake more. However, [...]

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