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Podcast Episode 48: Our Top Bar Exam Essay Writing Tips (With Guest Ariel Salzer)

Welcome back! Today we have one of our most experienced bar tutors, Ariel Salzer with us to talk about the essay portion of the bar exam. Many …

How to Boost Your Business Using Mind Maps

From the moment you wake up, you have a gazillion things to do, but between breakfast and your late night favorite TV show, time literally flies by. …

Productivity

Do These 8 Things Daily to Increase Your Efficiency 1000%!

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are 24 hours in a day. 1,440 minutes. Which at first seems like a lot, but dwindles with every passing second as you race to accomplish as much as possible before the sun sets. And it’s not just work. There’s always …

Productivity

Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

<b>By Leah Weiss</b><p>With the possible exception of our families of origin, no other setting than work provides us with more opportunities to be irritated, outraged, anxious, discouraged, disappointed, overwhelmed, jealous, embarrassed, bored, or afraid of saying what we really mean. Whether we like it or …

15 Ways to Manage Stress and Learn to Relax

Stress is hard on your mind and your body, but whether it’s in the moment or chronic stress, you’re not helpless. This graphic has 15 solid …

Are You Coachable?

You know the old saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”? Well, believe it or not, the same is true for law school. …

Best Podcasts for Law Students

Blogs can be helpful for new law students, but many people enjoy listening to podcasts as well. Podcasts can be a great way to get information and …

Self-improvement

Note-Taking Just Became Easier With Google’s New Voice Transcription Tool

As the new school year gets off the ground, Google has updated Docs with a number of features that should help students be more productive and efficient. On Wednesday, Google introduced voice transcription, research capabilities, simpler data visualization tools, and Microsoft Office-style …

Note-Taking

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook's internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.</i> …

Your Power is in your Presence: How Meditation Benefited my Law Practice

I was first told to meditate by a psychic who my friend strong-armed me into seeing after our second year of College. At the time, I was looking for …

Welcome to LearnLeo | LearnLeo

Law School Prep<p>Don’t go into law school cold. Get ready to read and analyze cases like a 2L so you can set the curve.<p>Academics<p>Use LearnLeo Academics …

Study Tools That Might Just Change Your Life

It’s probably no surprise that I am big on organizational tools. I firmly believe that one of the biggest challenges in law school is organizing: …

Alternote — Evernote Powered Note-Taking App for Mac

Alternote is a beautiful new note-taking app for Mac that’s powered by Evernote. Currently in Public Beta, Alternote sports a host of features that …

Note-Taking

What Is a Case Brief for Law Students?

First of all, let’s get some terminology clear: a brief that an attorney writes is not the same as a case brief by a law student.<p>Attorneys write …

Teaching

eHighlighter- A Great iPad App for Taking and Annotating Notes Is Now Free

January 27, 2015<br>eHighlighter is an excellent iPad app that allows you to take notes via transcribing from paper books. This is a great app for …

Apps

Jenny Lewis Announces Tour

Jenny Lewis has announced a series of North American tour dates behind her most recent album <i>The Voyager.</i> The dates will follow her appearances at Coachella and feature a few shows with Lewis' friend and recent tourmate Ryan Adams.<p>Jenny Lewis:<p>01-31 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall<br>04-12 Indio, CA - …

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The Real-World Consequences of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Cliché

Women do not exist to help men change; men do not need women to transform themselves.<p>Fox Searchlight Pictures<p>The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a well-known pop-culture cliché. The term was coined by critic Nathan Rabin in his review of 2005's <i>Elizabethtown</i> to describe the cheerful, bubbly flight …

The Rise of the Moderately Attractive Nice Guy

He's sweet, loving, and one-dimensional. A troubling new movie archetype.<p><b>Obvious Child,</b> a new indie starring and co-written by <i>SNL</i> alum Jenny Slate, is rightly being praised for its reversal of some key misogynist film conventions. The rom-com, which opened with the highest per-screen average take …

Is the ‘Cool Girl’ the new ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’?

<b>BY CHRIS OSTERNDORF</b><p>Have you heard the one about the Cool Girl? You know, the one where she walks into a bar and drinks with the guys and everybody …

Feminism

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

<b>Zooey Deschanel in "(500) Days of Summer," Kirsten Dunst in "Elizabethtown," Natalie Portman in "Garden State"</b><p>In 2007, I invented the term in a review. Then I watched in queasy disbelief as it seemed to take over pop culture<p>Nathan Rabin<p>July 15, 2014 8:45pm (UTC)<p>When I coined the term “Manic Pixie …

Cute Short Hairstyle, Round Glasses & Peter Pan Collar Dress in Harajuku

Sahomi is a 21-year-old student whose cute look caught our eye on the street in Harajuku.<p>Sahomi is wearing a vintage-style black dress with a white …

20 DIY Collars That Have Serious Designer Appeal

We like to think of collars as the the exclamation point to every ensemble. They lend personality and serious panache to any given look. They allow us to look prim and polished on those mornings when we hit the snooze button three too many times. And the best part is that they involve little to no …

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Visual Identity and Branding Series : Twee Branding

Advertisement<p>Creating an attractive visual identity is paramount to developing a memorable brand that will be remembered. With the development of the …

The Birth of Twee: How Todd Solondz and Noah Baumbach Kicked Off the Gentle Revolution

<i>Between 1992 and 1995 indie film was utterly shaped by Quentin Tarantino. If you were a hero, you had to have a gun, a scheme, and an ability to coolly quip about pop culture. By mid-decade, however, thanks in part to too many Quentin rip-offs, and a tandem revolution in music lead by anti–rock</i> …

In Defense of Twee

Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch has made a film, God Help the Girl, that defines the much-overused word “twee.” And Bruce Handy was charmed by it anyway.<p>Eve, the heroine of the new film musical <i>God Help the Girl</i>, has bangs and a bob and is given to wearing eccentric hats, including a beret, a …

A Twee Saint for the Internet

A marketing campaign to celebrate Ignatius of Loyola's feast day creates a remarkable intersection of pop culture, digital media, and spiritual recruitment.<p>In a summer filled with songs like "Fancy" and "Work," another Iggy has stolen the show. Today is the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, …