The College Info Geek Podcast: Study Tips & Advice for Students
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In this five questions episode, we talk about healthy social media use, balancing pets with a busy life, explaining an unimpressive resume, book formats, and how to choose a foreign language. Full show notes This week’s episode is sponsored by: Skillshare — with over 20,000 courses in a wide …

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So many skills, so little time. Sure, we probably can't achieve mastery in all of them, but what if we don't care? We talk about how to learn the basics quickly enough to rekindle your dreams of becoming a renaissance man. Full show notes This week’s episode is sponsored by: Backblaze — …

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As the school year comes to a close, job season is upon us. We talk about ways to make sure your resume and cover letter are up to par before taking the plunge. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Tom on Instagram Martin on Instagram Learning to Learn video with Neil deGrasse …

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What did you do this morning? In the productivity world, this question sounds a lot more compelling than usual due to the allure of the morning routine — the perfect formula to start a successful day. We talk about our routines and how to build your own. Full show notes Things mentioned in this …

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Are you a tea drinker? If not, maybe it's time to give the second most popular drink on Earth after water a chance. We talk a bit about tea and how we got into it. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Library of Babel A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage Chef’s …

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Get your wings ready, because it's time to leave the nest. But what exactly does it take to strike out on your own? We talk about the day-to-day challenges of living independently. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Listen Money Matters How to Budget Your Money Without Cutting …

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We've decided we want houses, and it turns out we're not alone. But with buying a house being such a huge undertaking, where do we start? We talk about what we've been thinking about so far in our quest to leave the apartment life behind. Full show notes Things mentioned in this …

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Feeling ready for finals? We talk through the 12-step exam preparation checklist found in Barbara Oakley's "A Mind for Numbers." Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: A Mind of Numbers, by Barbara Oakley Richard Felder Learning How to Learn on Coursera Ghostwritten, by David …

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Ready for the next level, but not sure how to get there? Maybe you need to find yourself a mentor. We talk about what it means to be a mentor and how to find one. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain Neil deGrasse Tyson Standard …

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Winners never quit, right? Well, no. According to Seth Godin's 'The Dip,' winners quit plenty of things. They just know which things to quit, leaving them to focus their energies on better things. So, which things should you quit? Let's find out. Full show notes Things mentioned in this …

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In this 5 questions episode, we talk about studying with music, making new connections, estimating how long a task will take, staying productive in winter, and what to do when you're overwhelmed. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: The College Info Geek Podcast on Spotify Spark, …

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It's almost March now, so quite a few New Year's resolutions have probably fallen through already. But that doesn't mean it's too late to do something worth being proud of. We talk about how to really plan out your year. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Weapons of Influence #6: …

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We look one final time at Robert Cialdini's "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" to talk about why you really don't know what you have until it's gone. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini Robert Cialdini Weapons of …

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Classes may seem like they take forever, but four years really isn't that long in the grand scheme of things. We talk about fourteen of the nearly limitless options for spending your time in school, so you can make the most of your college experience. Full show notes Things mentioned in this …

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We dive back into Robert Cialdini's "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," to talk a bit about why it's so easy to follow the leader, even when you know you shouldn't. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: How To Subscribe To The Podcast Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, …

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In this 5 questions episode, we talk about the iPad Pro, Pomodoro breaks, filming, motivation, and whether audio books are as effective as traditional reading. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Alex French Guy Cooking YouTube channel iPad Pro 12.9" (Amazon | Apple) Apple Pencil …

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In part four of our series on Robert Cialdini's "Influence," we talk about the link between persuasion and being likable. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini Robert Cialdini Weapons of Influence #1: Reciprocation (Ep. …

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When it comes to removing regular tasks from your life, you have four choices: Do, Delegate, Delete, or Automate. We talk a bit about that last one, including things we've automated in our own lives and how to find automation candidates in yours. Full show notes Things mentioned in this …

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In part three of our series on Robert Cialdini's "Influence," we talk about why you shouldn't always follow the wisdom of the crowd. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini Robert Cialdini Weapons of Influence #1: …

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We ring in the new year with a conversation about how to get into the world of cooking, just in time to fuel all of your health-related resolutions. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Fat Sick and Nearly Dead The Science of Cooking, by Dr. Stuart Farrimond Dr. Stuart Farrimond's …

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Happy New Year, almost! We break from our normal list of topics to talk about what we've been up to in 2017 and how this year has helped us grow. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: How to Set Goals You’ll ACTUALLY Stick To Real Men Real Style YouTube channel AlphaM YouTube …

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In part two of our series on Robert Cialdini's "Influence," we talk about why sticking to your guns isn't always the smartest thing to do. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini Robert Cialdini Weapons of Influence #1: …

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You've probably heard about meditation, but does it really work? We talk about why simply sitting and breathing might change your life for the better. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius Kaihōgyō Zafu Meditation Cushion Bamboo Meditation Kneeling …

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The internet can be a dangerous place, but it doesn't have to be. We talk about how to mitigate risk and stay safe in the digital age. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: How To Not Be Dumb On The Internet (Ep. 3) Dyson sphere Freeman Dyson Quantum cryptography Brute-force …

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The art of persuasion comes in many forms. We talk about the first of six lessons from Robert Cialdini's "Influence": the rule of reciprocation. Full show notes Things mentioned in this episode: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini Robert Cialdini How People Manipulate …

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