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RARE STUDY TIPS

1. write down how much you study over time, then write down how you did on the quiz/test. this will help you see the amount of studying is nessecary for you to get a good grade and fully learn the material!!!

2. make your study space smell fresh, preferably of mint. mint helps you focus and stay sharp. other good smells would be lemon, etc.

3. after studying for a long amount of time, go exercise for ~30 min. shower, get dressed, etc then review the info you had just been studying! you should come back fresher, and your brain is able to remember the info even better!

4. don’t always study in comfy/pj clothes. if you study a lot after school or classes, then it’s ok. but if all you plan on doing is studying for that day, for part of the day get dressed up! put on some business casual wear, that’s cute yet functional and do your hair, etc. this will put you in a “get shit done” mode.

5. after studying a unit/chapter, record yourself explaining it, as if to a person whose never heard of it. this helps SO MUCH. one, explaining/teaching helps you learn so much better, and two, you have a little video to review just before the test!!

6. study on the floor. if you have a carpeted area in your home, spread out all study materials, a white board, etc and study! it helps so much because you are comfertable and everything is within reach. do this if you need a break from desk studying.

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Not a dead mall: Ski Dubai, opened 2005. Part of the Mall of the Emirates. 

So this place gets really good reviews on TripAdvisor but… it looks so artificial and creepy to me. I grew up around tons of snow though, so maybe this has a lot more appeal to those who live in places like Dubai that never get any snow. 

Bridge Burner
Magrudergrind
Bridge Burner

Life will act against your will if you lie to
People who trust.
Live with integrity honesty,
And then happiness will prevail!
Your reputation destroyed
By your own ignorant actions!
Self destroyed by your own actions!
Why do I write lyrics
To express the way I feel?
Because I can’t talk face to face
With an irrational person who steals!
Self destroyed by your own actions!
Left alone, yet cease to realize.
I cross you out from a list of friends.
People who lie and steal!
Because in my eyes you’re as guilty as Marc,
And Eric Neal!

National Archives Releases JFK Assassination Records

The National Archives released 2,891 records on Thursday related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are available for download online.

The President has also ordered that all remaining records governed by section 5 of the JFK Act be released, and thus additional records will be released subject to redactions recommended by the executive offices and agencies. NARA will process these records for release as soon as possible on a rolling basis.

Following the release yesterday, our website saw nearly 44,000 active users, and our ten most active pages were related to the release of these additional documents.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

Real Pirate Names for #TalkLikeAPirateDay

List of Pirates, 11/22/1819
File Unit: 1440: United States v. John Defarges, et. al., 1819 - 1820Series: Case Files, 1806 - 1932Record Group 21: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009

This list of mostly non-piratical pirate names (John Desfarges, Peter Morel, Robert Johnston, Charles Dickinson, etc.) come from the case file of United States v. John Defarges, et. al. for charges of piracy, from the records of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. New Orleans. More documents from this case, including the indictment and witness affidavits are available in the @usnatarchives​ online catalog.

What’s your favorite pirate name?

(via the U.S. National Archives on Instagram)

National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Records

Today at 8 a.m., the National Archives released a group of documents (the first of several expected releases), along with 17 audio files, previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The materials released today are available online only.  Access to the original paper records will occur at a future date.

Download the files online: https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Highlights of this release include 17 audio files of interviews of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB officer who defected to the United States in January 1964. Nosenko claimed to have been the officer in charge of the KGB file on Lee Harvey Oswald during Oswald’s time in the Soviet Union. The interviews were conducted in January, February, and July of 1964.

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

Image source: Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, January 20, 1961
Record Group 111, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. National Archives and Records Administration 111-SC-578830.

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The United States of America. The Garden of Earthly Delights, Columbia Records. 1968.