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, [...]

Sep
17
2011

Weight loss, Wait What?

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Whether it is for health, or for attraction, losing weight is a topic that most of us have all probably encountered before. The truth is, losing weight is not easy. However, in the struggle to look good, many of us stress over methods of losing that weight. This stress may be good, if it shifts you off of your equilibrium and encourages you to lose that weight. However, if the stress is coming from other [...]

Sep
15
2011

Failure is the Predecessor to Success

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Sure, Edison might have succeeded with his light bulb here, but how many failures did he run across? Perhaps if he stressed over failing, our technology might be decades behind today…   How many failure stories have you read recently in popular magazines? What about on television? The truth is, it is probably not that many. Even if there are, there are way more success stories than the failure stories. Now, I am not going [...]

Sep
15
2011

Curiosity is the Source of Inspiration

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If knowledge and discovery were the fire for human study, then curiosity would be the fuel. Curiosity is the very reason why our lives are the way they are today. Behind every great discovery, there were men and women questioning an unknown principle. Their curiosity fueled them to continue such discoveries. The truth is, whether it is for the good or the bad, curiosity is a big determination for our actions. Just as the fuel [...]

Sep
13
2011

Education Motivation

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Your education is the most worthwhile gift you can give to yourself. In America, we are fortunate to have that opportunity. However, at the College/University level, it comes at a price. I tell you, the price isn’t cheap. However, consider it an investment. You need to put in this money in order to be successful in the future. Trust me, to anyone who complains about money being a limiting factor in getting an education, it [...]

Sep
12
2011

Time to do everything? Making More of the Time We Have

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Regardless of what your profession may be, chances are, there are many times where you wished you had more time. However, given that there is only 24 hours in a day, and we cannot utilize all those hours (at least, efficiently), sacrifices need to be made. But how? What tasks are more important than the other? What should the bulk of your work be devoted to? In order to be successful, one must have balance. [...]

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