Monthly Archives: November 2013

Losing Weight Agnostic of Diet: A Parable to Meeting Your Goals

Those of you who have read the preamble to H2CC know I quickly put 20 lbs on in my first semester at MIT. While I got that rate under control during the winter, it continued to climb quite a bit … Continue reading

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What to Do With the Flu

I can tell flu season’s here, because the most common question I’ve gotten from readers in the past few weeks was some iteration of this: “Hey Erik: this is great for making a plan, but plans never survive contact with … Continue reading

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You’re Probably Reading Too Much…and What to Do About It

“But Erik!” I hear you protest. “Reading is good!” Yes, yes, worry not—I am not knocking reading. But if you don’t think you’re reading too little, you’re probably reading too much. For those of you who aren’t yet willing to … Continue reading

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How the Crush College Principles Have Helped Me Save 10+ Hours Every Week…4 Years After I Graduated

It’s easy to get lazy and start resting on one’s laurels. Now: when I say “lazy,” I don’t mean “not working”—I don’t believe putting in more hours makes one less lazy. I’m talking about intellectual laziness. I’m talking about accepting … Continue reading

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Why 60% of College Students Don’t Graduate Within 4 Years

If you’ve spent a lot of time with my book or other work, you’re getting tired of hearing this statistic, but bear with me for the new folks: 60% of American college students don’t graduate within 4 years 40% of … Continue reading

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My Crazy (But Successful) Plan to Write a Master’s Thesis in 10 Weeks

My thesis at MIT was definitely the pinnacle of my academic output, and I’m incredibly proud of it. If you want to take a look at it or the abstract, you can find it here—but, in short, it was a … Continue reading

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