STUDYBLR COMMUNITY MAP  (LINK HERE)

Finally! You should be able to use this to find studyblrs in your local area. I will continue to update it as people request to be added so just because there’s no one in your area at the moment doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

I’ve been having one or two issues with markers moving around so if you notice that your marker is in the wrong place or says something incorrect let me know and I can update it (for some reason it sometimes copies information from the previous person).

Please let me know if the link works and what you think of the map.

Also please reblog to spread the word of this map. If people want to be added to the map, please check this post and send me an ask with the appropriate details.

There is also a link in the sidebar of my blog. I think that’s it! Enjoy the map!

Staples is having a HUGE Back to School Supplies Sale! Prices start as low as ONLY $0.35. These extremely low prices are valid online only with a $25+ order. They have pencils, notebooks, paper, index cards, rulers, pens, and more. Hurry though, quantities are limited! Folders and other supplies have already sold out. Be sure to shop through Ebates to get 2% cash back on your order. Enjoy :)

thehill.com
Team Clinton ‘worried’ about Bernie Sanders campaign
Clinton aide says Sanders will be a "serious force."
By Ben Kamisar

They  should be worried, they’re competing with the next president of the United States. Bernie Sanders 2016!

// on the balcony again, attempting to study 😖 ~ feeling so unmotivated + have no idea what I’m doing, I now totally understand the year 12s from last year who had started to give up by now 👎 I want to do so well but I’m hella tired all the time and I just want to play Zelda and chill and be happy 💆 apparently that’s not an option though! So I’m going to keep on keeping on and hopefully get somewhere with this ~ wish me luck! 🌊☀️🌴

Hi everyone! New studyblr here!

I had a secondary account for a while but decided to make it its own blog! I’ll be posting pictures of other people’s Bullet journals/study spaces, study tips, fitness/healthy living, and my own studyblr posts!

I’ll follow basically anyone back because I want my dash to be full, so if you like/reblog this, chances are I’ll follow you!

In one of my previous posts I discussed the Van Gieson stain used to differentiate muscle and collagen. In this picture, an artery has been stained with the Verhoeff van Gieson (VVG) technique staining elastic fibers black. Pathologists will view this stain to see if the elastic fibers have been stretched out which could mean that a tumor has metastasized and breached through the arterial walls. The van Gieson is used as a counter stain. Frederick Herman Verhoeff developed this technique in 1908.

Student Hacks 101 

Students are some of the hardest working, busiest people I know and are always lacking in the financial department. They have also often just left home and stress out about university work and looking after themselves. 

Household Ingredients You Should Buy

A Jar of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a blessing in disguise and can be found relatively cheap in most supermarkets. It is a healthier alternative to for cooking, and can be used in baking, frying and added to sauces to thicken and add flavour. 

You can also use coconut oil as a conditioning treatment, leaving it in your hair over night can defrizz your hair and leave it feeling soft (just make sure you don’t over do it to avoid the greasy haired look). You can also use it straight on your lips as a lip balm, whip it with a whisk and create a wonderful face moisturiser that won’t cold your pores. To whiten your teeth, swish a small spoonful of coconut oil around your mouth for a few minutes, and you’ll have a pearly white smile without putting harmful chemicals in your mouth.

You can also apply it to leather for shine (test a patch first)

Coconut oil can boost your energy, promote a healthy heart, boost your immunity and give you healthy hair and skin.

Green Tea Bags

Green tea is wonderful to drink and will keep you warm on those cold student flat nights, but also has some excellent properties. Apply to your puffy bags to get rid of them or pop them into your bath for an anti-ageing detox. 

Honey

Honey can go a long way on your toast, in your tea or through your cooking, but it can also look after your body. With anti-ageing properties, and being rich in antioxidants, it makes a perfect ingredient to dab on your face to get rid of those late night all-nighter wrinkles. It can also hide your dark under-eyes. Honey can also soothe those bumps and boils from shaving, apply straight after and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off to hide the bumps and bobbles. Or, make a lip scrub! Mix equal parts honey, raw sugar and a small amount of lemon juice to exfoliate those peckers.

How to De-stress and Detoxify 

Make a schedule and stick to it. Without a plan, you won’t know where and what you are supposed to be doing. Buy a diary at the start of the year or use your iPhone diary and organise everything in order of priority. Before you go to bed, figure out what you need to do first and you’ll be more calm when you wake up in the morning. 

Download apps that make your life easier! For example RecipeGen which is an app that you file all your existing ingredients into, and it will come up with a recipe to match those ingredients, which is great for those times you stare into the fridge and nothing is there. 

Organise your wardrobe! One of the hardest things in the morning is getting dressed and suddenly, it’s fifteen minutes before class and your clothes are all over the floor and you’re wearing two left shoes. By laying out your clothes the night before or even days in advance, you’re in control and you know what you’re going to wear. If it’s super cute, sometimes it makes you more excited to get out of bed!

Make use of your campus library or favourite coffee shop. Study where you feel like you need to study and not where you feel most comfortable. If everyone around you has their nose in a book, then it will encourage you to do the same. 

Take breaks and go home. Drink wines. Read a book for an hour. Take a bath. Shave your legs. And remember if you have good time management, you can spend quality time with your friends, instead of seeing them every night for the start of semester and then shutting down your social life when everything is due. 

Find someone you can call. Whether it’s your mum, dad, your best friend, your boyfriend or your flatmate, have someone you can call when you’re feeling anxious and it’s all to much. Put them on speed dial and vent. Just make sure you can do the same when they need you.

And finally.
1. If you have glasses, wear them.
2. Instead of buying an energy drink, buy a large bottle of water and a banana.
3. Know your baristas, often your coffees will end up being $2 cheaper.
4. Take advantage of free food, free doctors and free counselling. It won’t always be there. 
5. Up date your CV regularly, you never know who will ask it and it’s easy to forget all the awesome things you do.
6. Have a normal email. You’re trying to be an adult now. 

Katie xx

Adopt an exchange student

I’m brazilian, and I’ll be leaving for an exchange year in the USA next semester. However, as many other students going to a variety of countries, I don’t have a host family yet. We are only allowed to travel to our host countries when we have hosts, and the school year is about to begin! 

I know it might sound pretty awkward when i tell you to adopt one of us, but actually, it’s not. We all went through tests to make sure we were good enough to be exchange students. Some of us might be unprepared, but we will definitely try our best. We are all eager to learn, to see the world from a different angle, to experience a completely different culture.

We all have dreams and objectives, and we are willing to do a lot to reach them (we might even wash your dishes!) But we need some help to get there. We are open minded, and we’ll accept all kinds of families. You can be young, elderly, married, widower, single, in a relationship - we don’t mind. LGBT+ families are accepted and welcome as well. All we want is someone to share our experiences with. Someone to learn from. 

You don’t need to be rich, it’s enough to give us a place to sleep and feed us. Well, you won’t receive any money to host us, but I promise (i the name of all students) that we will pay you the best we can. We will share our culture, our stories, our country. We will share our dreams, our everything. You will get a chance to change our whole lives (and we will try to change yours). 

I’m aware that I am asking for a lot, but i need this opportunity. This might be the only chance i will get to leave this country for a while. It might be my only chance to become a global citizen. An exchange year is not a year to just have fun. It’s an year to learn all of those things school couldn’t teach us.

We want to promote world peace, we want to promote respect and cultural awareness. We want to make this world a better place. And for that we need you.

please help. There are many intercultural programs that need hosts, and they vary by country, but AFS Intercultural Programs is one of them, and it’s active in many countries.

www.afs.org

Check it out! And please consider hosting!