Esther Bahn

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I graduated from Harvard and MIT – here are the 7 biggest mistakes people make on college applications

A few weeks ago, I gave you my seven tips to ace a college application.<p>Now that we are getting close to application deadlines, I wanted to share some mistakes students make that really hurt their chances of being accepted at their dream colleges.<p>1. Starting too late<p>My college essay (that got me …

College & University

The Complete Guide to Learning a Language Online

Learning a language need not be complicated, nor does it have to be a long process. Online education is the future, and this applies more than ever …

You Don't Want To Succeed If...

​​​​​​​​​​1. You have trouble asking for help.<p>​​​​​​​​​​1. You have trouble asking for help.<p>2. You're notᅡᅠconnecting toᅡᅠlots of people.<p>3. You care what other people think.ᅡᅠYou're afraid to be unpopular.<p>4. You need others to motivate andᅡᅠinspire you.<p>5. You don't want to look stupid or feel …

Success

22 Truths About Willpower

Willpower is one of those tricky things that brings up different feelings in different people. For me? I am convinced I do not have it. A diet lasts …

The Best Note Taking Apps for Students

Whether you’re in high school or college, you spend a lot of time taking notes. You have several excellent options for doing so, and which works best …

Apps

The productivity hack that actually makes your brain feel better

Even if we use reminder apps and our Google calendar religiously, admit it—there are certain days when you completely space on that <i>one</i> task. If your …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School’s Required Reading List

<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> <i>post</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Marketing Blog</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better time to revamp your reading list than summer. The question is …

How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

An exclusive interview with the entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and -- oh yeah -- tennis great. Venus Williams discusses her entrepreneurial journey, and how you might not be able to have it all... but you can have a lot more than you imagine.<p>Unless you've been living totally off the grid for …

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

<b>Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers.</b><p>Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.<p>The study, in Current Biology, …

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain

These are pretty routine activities for most entrepreneurs--and they're not helpful.<p>If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, …

Be Happier: 9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

13 Useful Websites That Every College Student Should Not Miss

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly …

Headphones

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

Love

Improve Your Internet Privacy In 15 Minutes

The government can see your naked pictures, your private chats and pretty much anything else you do online. And that's nothing compared to the hackers out there actively trying to steal from you.<p>What are you doing to protect yourself?<p>Odds are, you're not doing much. Even though Americans are aware …

DuckDuckGo

Extremely Useful Notebook Organizing Hack

I was so thrilled when I ran across this notebook hack, allegedly from Japan, on Instagram. I fill up lots of notebooks and frequently use a single journal for work ideas, personal projects, and domestic planning (trips, meals, shopping, etc.). Finding things, across volumes, and within volumes (of …

Proprioceptive Exercise Improves Working Memory

To boost your brainpower, you could grab a skim cap, or you could go climb a tree. No, really. Doing just that improved people's cognitive skills dramatically, according to new research from the University of North Florida.<p>Researchers had people take a memory test, then spend a few hours doing a …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Winning personality: The advantages of being an ambivert

It often feels like everyone must belong to one of two groups: extroverts or introverts. The extroverts are brash, outgoing and impulsive; while the introverts are introspective, quiet and reserved.<p>But some people don’t fit into just one of these categories. One night, happy hour seems like the …

10 Habits of Unsuccessful People You Don’t Want to Copy

Do you really think you’ll be successful if you simply copy other people’s habits? If that was the case, success would be easy.<p>I never met a …

Motivation

14 habits of the most likable people

To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" — one of the top-selling books of all time — wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay, "Develop A Pleasing …

Red Cross

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Landmark Study Identifies Key Brain Difference In Autism

Scientists linked differences in neurotransmitter activity to hypersensitivity in individuals with autism.<p>Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have identified, for the first time, a link between the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA and symptoms of autism -- a finding that may pave the way for …

Scientists Have Discovered Brain Networks Linked to Intelligence For The First Time

And we may even be able to manipulate them.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have identified clusters of genes in the brain that are believed to be …

The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated

My husband and I harp on happiness and positivity ad nauseam and our kids finally get it (most of the time). In this marathon called life, balance is key. My son shared that he gave this top 10 list serious thought and that it seemed to help him keep things in perspective.<p>My son survived his first …

Top 10

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education …

Where We Operate | Doctors Without Borders

WHERE FEW OTHERS WILL GO<p>Right now, Doctors Without Borders emergency medical teams are operating in some of the most remote and dangerous places on …

Surgical training resource developed by medical students

Medical School

Device Revives Disembodied Hearts That Have Stopped Beating

It could save a lot of lives<p>There are two ways you can die, from a transplant surgeon’s point of view. Your brain could die while your heart continues beating, or your heart could fail, starving the rest of your body of oxygen. It used to be that only the former could donate their organs—because if …