sturdy and durable backpack with at least one outer water bottle pocket, a laptop storage compartment, and plenty of room with organizational pockets to keep everything handy
reusable water bottle with or without a built-in water filter
pencil pouch with plenty of highlighters, pens (Staedtler is my personal favorite brand), pencils, an eraser, whiteout, and post-it notes or page tabs
high-protein snacks like protein bars, fruit, nuts, or cheese sticks so that you can grab a bite to eat between classes
travel-size beauty products like deodorant, lip balm, oil blotting wipes, rollerball perfume, hand sanitizer, mini hairbrush, and dry shampoo so that you can stay fresh during the day without returning to your dorm room
a reliable and portable laptop (I’d recommend a MacBook) and your laptop charging cable
FOR YOUR DORM ROOM DESK:
have a binder, folder, and notebook for each subject to help you stay organized
invest in a quality planner (I swear by the Erin Condren LifePlanner)
whether real or fake, add some greenery with cute little succulents or other types of potted plants to cheer you up
have a large pencil jar (this can be anything from a mason jar to an actual pencil container) to store all of your writing utensils
tabletop fan to keep you cool while you study
bright desk lamp for those late night study sessions
FOR YOUR DORM ROOM:
make a DIY “medicine cabinet” filled with either travel-size or the very smallest packs of everything you might need: allergy medicine, Advil and Tylenol, cold and flu treatment, bandaids, vitamins and your own personal prescription pills, sleep aid pills, a thermometer, cough medicine, sore throat lozenges, decongestant, hydrocortisone cream, soothing eye drops, antacid, antidiarrheal treatment, flu face masks, vitamin C supplement, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin, sunscreen and aloe vera gel, small first aid kit, and ace bandage
personal appliances like a microwave, mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker, and TV
stores that usually have a great selection of college bedding and supplies include Target, Ikea, Urban Outfitters, Walmart, The Container Store, Dormify (website), and DormCo (website)
check with your college to find a school supply list with prohibited and allowed items for your dorm room
FOR YOUR PHONE OR LAPTOP:
Quizlet website for online flashcards
iStudiez Pro app ($9.99 for MacBook and $2.99 for iPhone) for keeping track of classes and homework
myHomework Student Planner website and app (free for both MacBook and iPhone) for keeping track of homework
Rate My Professors website to look up your professor before you sign up for their class (read real student reviews)
Evernote website and app (free for both MacBook and iPhone) to take notes and sync them across your devices
Google Drive website and app (free for iPhone) to store documents and easily collaborate with classmates
Flat Tomato app (free for iPhone) helps you study by using the Pomodoro technique
think about signing up for Amazon Prime for students (you can rent textbooks, stream music and video, get free shipping, and much more) as they offer a free 6-month trial plus a hefty 50% off membership discount making it only $49 per year
Several weeks ago, someone asked me to do a Sigurd review, and I’ve been putting it off mostly due to work, but also due to general apathy. Now that we’re finally in a long weekend, I decided to put this together, mostly so I can get rid of the iPhone notes document that holds my stream of consciousness.
Good Prose, Bad Plot
Sigurd’s route seems to have been written by an excellent prose writer burdened with a terrible storyline. The diction, descriptions, and metaphors used throughout the route are quite nice. Sigurd himself is OK - not particularly attractive, yet not odious either.
But ultimately, whoever conceived of the plot simply lacked the ability to create conflicts that readers care about.
In my opinion, Wizardess Heart has been plagued by this problem since Vincent’s route. The three-story arcs make this problem even worse because they determine the plot direction, and this Sol Maiden Arc is arguably the weakest and most nonsensical of them all. A legend floats around the school, a crisis happens for absolutely no stated reason, and then a completely unqualified novice solves the problem by acting out the legend. This is not a story worth reading.
What do you keep in your new backpack if you don't mind me asking.
Right now, I carry with me ::
~ Sleeping bag
~ Packing cube with clothes (2 dresses, 2 yoga pants, 2 tops, 1 light long sleeved shirt, 1 warm sweater, 5 pairs of underwear, 1 warm fluffy socks, 1 headscarf that i use as a towel as well)
~ Toiletries bag (coconut oil, comb, natural toothpaste, solid shampoo bar, soap for washing body & clothes, bamboo toothbrush, tongue scraper, a few oils to heal my skin ~ calendula & copaíba.)
~ 2 books (not necessary to take two, just what i was feeling called in the moment!)
~ my journal, a pen & some colouring pencils
~ my jungle medicine bag (rapeh, self applicator, palo santo, lighter, knife, shipibo cloth, clear quartz crystal, butterfly totem & agua florida spray)
~ a mandala circular tapestry to sit on & sleep on
~ my moon cloth pads
~ a wooden spoon
~ a portable tiny speaker & mp3 with medicine music
~ a powerbank & chargers
~ wallet with money & documents
~ needle & thread
~ egg shaker
~ rose quartz crystals to offer
~ my medicine cards (books & cards)
and i believe that is all! 😌✨ after travelling for a while, these are my essentials… many things may not seem essential to someone else but to me they are ~ if i was staying in hostels, i would not bring hammock or sleeping bag which would give me so much more space in my bag! but still it’s fine :) ~ all in a 30l bag & my shipibo shoulder bag! with still some room for food :) ❤️
Amalia Ulman, b. Argentina 1989, raised in Spain, lives in UK Excellences and Perfections: #got #em #cakes dun care bout all ur negativity #itsjustdifferent less nervous today…. countdown US (2014) [Source]
Amalia Ulman Excellences and Perfections: caaaaaaaant wait to hav abs #work #it #bitch US (2014) [Source]
Amalia Ulman Excellences and Perfections: Wearing the PRETTY PLEASE tshirt in retro print from @momotrapots ^•^ gotta lovethe unique design and striking prints! It comes in 2 other colors !! Quote “amalia10” and enjoy a 10% discount for any regular- priced item US (2014) [Source]
Amalia Ulman Excellences and Perfections: caaaaaaaant wait to hav abs #work #it #bitch US (2014) [Source]
Amalia Ulman Excellences and Perfections: Sunday brunch with my sister in a beautiful cafe. Loved the decoration#ethnic#eclectic US (2014) [Source]
In April 2014, a young Argentinian-born artist called Amalia Ulman uploaded an image on her Instagram feed. It consisted of the phrase “Part I”, in black letters against white, accompanied by an enigmatic caption that read “Excellences & Perfections”.
Although 28 of Ulman’s followers quickly “liked” the post, few of them realised that it signalled the beginning of one of the most original and outstanding artworks of the digital era.
Before long Ulman was uploading a series of images – mostly preening selfies taken on her iPhone – that seemed to document her attempt to make it as an “It girl” in Los Angeles…
“People started hating me,” Ulman, 26, told me recently, speaking via Skype from her studio in downtown LA. “Some gallery I was showing with freaked out and was like, ‘You have to stop doing this, because people don’t take you seriously anymore.’ Suddenly I was this dumb b—- because I was showing my ass in pictures.”
A promising young artist – selected a year earlier by talent-spotting curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, as one of the leading lights of the YouTube generation – was swiftly wrecking her career.
Except that, unbeknown to the tens of thousands of people who started following her, she wasn’t.
Almost five months later, Ulman posted a black-and-white image of a rose, which she captioned “The End”. Soon afterwards she announced that she had been staging an elaborate performance called Excellences & Perfections via her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
All those “dumb” pictures of Ulman, half-naked, staring vapidly into the lens of her smartphone camera? They were a joke. The shot of her bandaged breasts, after her operation to have them enlarged? It was faked.
Ulman, it turned out, had been playing a role – or, indeed, several roles. And almost all of the 89,244 followers she had amassed by the end of the performance had been fooled.
“Everything was scripted,” explains Ulman, who grew up in Asturias in north-west Spain. “I spent a month researching the whole thing. There was a beginning, a climax and an end. I dyed my hair. I changed my wardrobe. I was acting: it wasn’t me.”…
When I first heard about Excellences & Perfections, I assumed that it was a spoof lampooning the self-regarding way we all behave on social media. It seemed like a modern-day, digital version of Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress: a sharp diatribe against vacuity.
Not so, says Ulman, who had something more specific in her sights. “It’s more than a satire,” she explains. “I wanted to prove that femininity is a construction, and not something biological or inherent to any woman. Women understood the performance much faster than men. They were like, ‘We get it – and it’s very funny.’ ” What was the joke? “The joke was admitting how much work goes into being a woman and how being a woman is not a natural thing. It’s something you learn.”
Hello love your blog for awersome study tips. I would like to ask you which free software/programs/onlone sofrware would you recommend? Resently I saw such kind of post but I can't find it now. There was said that Pixlr may be used as substitution of Photoshop and etc.
hmm i get what you are asking but honestly for most of the time i don’t even know the paid version of them so i probably can’t give you pairs of programs. Nevertheless, here is a list of apps/programs that are free and i found to be very useful.
Quip - document, spreadsheets, lists, chat all in one; best for group projects/work (the free version is good enough)
TeamViz - the interface may not be as good as those paid versions of promodoro clock / tasks organizers, but it has most of the functions
Documents - has the functions of highlighting pdf, storing documents on iphones and ipads; great for reading textbooks and readings
Audacity - for audio recording (like if you want to record class/lectures)
Trick: always go for apps/programs that have both the paid and free version (except those with 30-day trial, i mean programs that offer the free version with limited functions, for example). These programs are usually of high quality, and you can use them for free.
Against the late-eighties backdrop of MTV, moral hysteria, and the culture wars, the rise of N.W.A. represented total negation—of the mainstream music industry, of the status quo, of waiting your turn and holding your tongue. Well before anyone with an iPhone could document police brutality, the frustrations of young black people went viral by way of abrasively funky anthems like ‘Fuck the Police,’ 'Gangsta Gangsta,’ and 'Straight Outta Compton.’