July 21, 2017

Skipping lectures? This is what you’re missing out on!

You know you shouldn’t skip your lectures, but you do anyway. You’re your own boss now, so what’s the problem? Life’s too short to spend in boring lectures, and besides, you’ll catch up. Even though you may think it’s not affecting you, in the long run, it is. When you miss class, it takes more time to learn what you missed than it would have taken if you went to class in the first place. You’re actually creating more work and unnecessary stress for yourself. On top of that, you probably won’t learn the work as well. What the research…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 28, 2016

Party the smart way, this season

You know the drill. Late nights, a bottomless bar tab and food that makes your waistline cringe. Taking on the new year is hard enough, without the added mission of getting back into shape and piecing your routine back together, blurry memory in tow. You can have your fun and healthy living too, if you find a balance. (more…)
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Food & nutritionMental & Emotional Health
October 26, 2016

Eat smart to get smart

Do you live on coffee, energy drinks, and McDonalds during exam time? You’re probably not the only one. Those quick fixes will give you an energy boost – for about five minutes. After that, you’re looking at a crash and brain fog. The result: poor exam performance and bad grades. Trade in the junk for these study-smart foods instead. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 15, 2016

Make your food money last!

Oh no, toast for dinner AGAIN! Living on a student budget isn’t easy: often the month seems longer than your money, and then it’s down to toast or 2-minute noodles. While we can’t make the month shorter - or the money grow - we’ve got some tricks that can stretch whatever you have. (more…)
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February 11, 2016

How to become a morning person

“I will make my early lectures this week”, repeat x 3. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Early mornings can be tough. Here are a few tips to make sure you never miss an early morning lecture again: (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
November 30, 2015

Keep your holiday happy

For many, the holiday season is not the traditional fun family gatherings, complemented with delicious festive food. Perhaps your family get-togethers end up in screaming matches – we know this is tough and depressing, but we’re here to help you demolish depression. Here are some great ways for you to enjoy the holiday season. (more…)
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September 23, 2015

Matric dance survival tips

For your teen, it’s a big, big deal – the end of a 12-year stint in school! For parents, it’s a big deal too – matric dances don’t come cheap and watching your child’s first major rite of passage is an emotional business. Here are some ways to make sure it’s a good memory for everyone. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 10, 2015

6 Study tips for ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behaviour, or a combination of these. If you are an ADHD student, what are your biggest challenges? Do you start a study time with every intention to focus, but find yourself thinking about 20 unrelated things? Or do you battle to finish assignments? (more…)
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