Category Archives: Balance

Pro-Ductive-Crastination

A short one for once, promise: A dear friend writing her final paper was somewhat stuck on said paper, and it had her down. Her strategy at the time was what we often do (myself included, usually related to weight … Continue reading

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New Priorities Driving Up College Tuition–How to Cope

We all know that college tuition is going up all the damned time. It’s not always clear why. There’s pretty infuriating stuff like Cambridge’s famous $5 million each year wine budget. The bigger impact is ultimately a much larger staff–this … Continue reading

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Catch Up in College When You’re Already Way Behind: Part 2–After the Fire Alarm

(Part II, now that the fire alarm is done) It’s mid-February, the shine of the new semester is starting to buff off, and the long grindstone of the next 3+ months is beginning. Maybe you’ve fallen behind on work and … Continue reading

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A H2CC Webinar: How to Catch Up In College When You’re Already Behind (Part I)

It’s mid-February, the shine of the new semester is starting to buff off, and the long grindstone of the next 3+ months is beginning. Maybe you’ve fallen behind on work and need to catch up–don’t worry, it happens to all … Continue reading

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Quick Physical Stress Relief… And a Bigger Lesson

The goofily-named “Stressbusters” program at Columbia involves a mere 5-7 minute back/neck-rub. Pretty simple, which is nice. The really interesting bit is that more than half of those that received the “treatment” reported that they felt significantly less stressed even … Continue reading

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A H2CC Blog Short: Meditate During Finals

I’ll keep this brief. I am lousy at meditation and have been long skeptical of it. Sadly, it is often hyped (in the west) by new-agey types and this causes it to get grouped unfairly into the same bucket as … 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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