Lani Steffens

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Two Ways to Get Back on Track with Your Studies

It’s a common problem: You have goals and plan how to achieve them. But when it comes time to implement your plan, somehow things go wrong. What happened? Bad habits, interruptions, competing priorities, or any number of other obstacles can derail the best-laid plans. Luckily, recent psychological research has revealed insights that can be helpful …

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Sleep: The Ultimate Academic Performance Enhancer

Ahhh, sleep. Did you know the most enjoyable, relaxing, and positively delicious way to spend eight hours also happens to be one of the best ways to improve your studies? Here’s why: Sleep Enhances Learning and Memory Although the specifics of how memory and sleep are precisely connected are still being studied, research has found that different …

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Four Reasons to Stop Multitasking Now (and What You Can Do Instead)

Texting while reading, studying with the TV on, eating in front of the computer…sound familiar? Intentionally focusing attention on only one task at a time may seem inefficient, if not impossible. It can feel as though you have no choice, particularly when juggling school or work with the rest of life. But is multitasking really helping …

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