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How To Recharge When Your Energy Is Depleted
You're part of the student council, active in the pep squad, and help out in your village charity events. Sometimes you just can't help but feel drained. Check the list to see what aspect of your life needs recharging.
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Brain Power

The Symptoms:

• You always miss your deadlines and forget what you’re supposed to do.

• You find it difficult to solve simple equations and logic problems.

• You have a hard time concentrating on lectures and assignments.

The Cure:

  • Increasing your brainpower is all about improving your time management skills. Make a list of all the things you have to do and post reminders for yourself so that you won’t forget anything.
  • Engage your friends in an informal debate. Discuss what you read about in the news. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t know a lot about the topic and don’t be afraid to ask questions and voice out your opinions.
  • Instead of tuning in to MTV, watch CNN or the Discovery Channel.
  • Instead of reading romance novels, read National Geographic. You might just learn a thing or two about world affairs and ancient cultures!

Power Tools:

  • Challenge your friends to an afternoon of gathering evidence and solving crimes with the C.S.I. board game, based on the popular TV show.
  • The plot twists of the mysterious French film A Very Long Engagement, (starring Audrey Tautou), and the intellectual discussions of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Sunset will keep your brain alert.
  • Sharpen your mind with Mensa’s Mighty Mind Boosters. These synapse-frying logic puzzles are the equivalent of 100 push-ups for your brain muscles!


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