The Hydration Dilemma


Manual for Speed (shop.) Folly (blog.)

Drink up! They say. What color’s your pee? They ask. Why care? Students wonder.

We’ve 99 problems, and hydration shouldn’t be one of them. All this polite and well-intentioned advice seems watered down, trivial as exams approach. As we countdown to Christmas break, some minds are left asking–

Why water to keep the brain finals fighting fit?

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The Daringest and the Darlingest

Master Plan

(Adorableness can be found by this artist here.)

Lots of my friends registered for the USMLE Step 1 this weekend, displaying confirmatory white sheets of printer paper with some fancy 580 dollar embossed stamp. Not as uninhibited after our final exam of the first block, I’d hesitated, was hesitating, am ruminating, all in some near paralyzed fashion.

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Cause My Mama Told Me So–Kicking the Habit


P.s. This if some of my dad’s earliest photography work hehe!

Some addictions, like running and studying, can benefit the abuser in therapeutic doses. Others, whether by over indulgence or one-time use… not so much. I don’t know where one might classify blogging–definitely not beside crack cocaine, but not quite far enough removed from, say, food over-consumption or TV marathoning or whatever seemed benign at the time until you realized that your quiz and future life depends on other things than the free-T-shirt Continue reading