TREASURE HUNTING ON THE INTERNET
sites on the World Wide Web are wonderful places to jump into
cyberspace and land on your feet. Many of these sites
offer hundreds of useful links to other sites. The
librarians who create these sites are experts at treasure
hunting. Start with the library sites listed here.
They will lead you to many others.
Internet Public Library: www.ipl.org
HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT -- FREE!
you can take a free, confidential and
personalized health risk assessment online.
After completing a short questionnaire, you will immediately
see how your health may be affected by lifestyle
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
is the difference between feelings of anxiety and anxiety
disorders? How can you assess you knowledge of
anxiety disorders? Visit the web site for the National
Institute of Mental Health to gain useful information about the
different types of disorders as well as effective
treatments. Also, take a quiz to test your knowledge of
MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO SUCCEED
Tip #1: "Promise
can come simply from being clear about your goals and acting on
them. Let's say that you want to start a study group. First,
commit yourself to inviting people and setting a time and place
to meet. Then promise your classmates that you'll do this,
and ask them to hold you accountable. Self-discipline,
willpower, motivation -- none of those mysterious
characteristics needs to get in your way. Just make a
promise and keep your word.
Becoming a Master Student, ninth ed. Dave Ellis.
Houghton Mifflin Company,
THE WELLNESS ADVANTAGE
includes several factors, but one of the most important is
eating nutritious food. Maintaining a healthy weight can
lower your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
A low-fat, low-cholesterol diet can help reduce serum
cholesterol (a factor in some types of heart disease), and
high-fiber diets may help prevent certain cancers.
Food Guide Pyramid is a wonderful guide to daily food choices.
The Food Guide Pyramid
Manage Your Stress; Donít Let Stress Manage You
management is an important part of achieving optimal health and
success because students who are anxious do not learn.
The following website will give you an opportunity to
evaluate your stress reduction skills and give you some guidelines
for developing your stress management skills.
Mistake Phobia is Common
people allow their lives to become stuck because of a mistake
they made. Many people
suffer from mistake phobia, which can be a problem because the human mind needs
to be challenged with new ideas in order to grow. Dr. Ginger Blume discusses the characteristics
exhibited by people who suffer from mistake phobia, and she offers
some solutions for positive change.
Be Test Wise
word test sends many students into a test-taking frenzy.
It is easier to do well on exams if you donít exaggerate
the pressure on yourself. Donít
give a test magical power over your perceived self-worth.
Academic tests are not a matter of life and death.
The way to deal with tests is to keep them in perspective.
Here is a website that suggests great techniques for approaching
test taking with confidence. This
site also includes a test taking checklist so you can evaluate your
development as a test-wise student , just in time for final exams!
Have a Hassle-Free Holiday
who expect to have the "perfect" holiday are setting
themselves up for a stress meltdown.
This in-depth article by Psychologist Dorothy Cantor, Psy.D.
offers some great advice on how to deal with holiday stress.
Motivational Tip: Problem
Solving Can Be Fun!
solving is a chance to practice two types of thinking.
One type involves opening up alternatives and considering as
many options as possible. Your
creative thinking skills come into play as you generate new
definitions of the problem and brainstorm possible solutions.
The other type of thinking involves narrowing down.
Out of all the possibilities you generated, you choose one
idea for follow-up or one solution to act on.
Consider the four Pís of problem solving:
Define the Problem
are subtle creatures, skilled at hiding themselves.
In defining problems, we bring them out in the open.
We admit that the problem exists, and thatís powerful.
In addition, a problem that is clearly defined is half
solved. To define a
problem effectively, understand what the problem is.
Tell the truth about whatís present in your life right now,
without shame or blameÖand be specific.
up. Brainstorm as many
possible solutions to the problem as you can. Write your ideas down.
Putting your thoughts on paper forces you to be more accurate
Create a Plan
rereading your problem definition and list of possibilities, choose
the solutions that seem most workable.
Think about which specific actions will reduce the gap
between what you have and what you want.
final step gets you off your chair and out into the world.
Now you actually do what you planned.
There are few things as satisfying as checking items off your
to-do list, especially when you know they are helping you solve a
our skill in solving problems lies in what we do. Through the quality of our actions, we become the architect
of our success!
Becoming a Master Student, ninth ed. Dave Ellis.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
The Wellness Advantage
holidays offer a wonderful bounty of festive food to sample and
enjoy. But traditional
holiday fare can be deadly if you are trying to maintain a healthy
a lowfat holiday recipe that is not only delicious, it also offers
the positive benefits of 5 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of fat.
Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
time: 30 minutes
time: 45 minutes
slices cinnamon-swirl raisin bread
cups light eggnog
large egg whites
cup granulated sugar
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
teaspoon ground nutmeg
teaspoon kosher or sea salt
12-ounce jar nonfat butterscotch sauce
oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 1 Ĺ quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Lightly toast bread and cut into bite-sized squares.
Place in baking dish. Whisk
together next 7 ingredients in a large bowl until sugar is
dissolved. Pour over
bread and let stand 15 minutes.
Bake for 45 minutes or until the mixture appears set when
dish is lightly jiggled. Warm
the butterscotch sauce, drizzle over bread pudding.
SHAPE magazine, December 2003