7 things I wish I had known when I was in high school

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In American teen films, you’ll often find a philosophical college counsellor or a wise old teacher who dishes out pearls of wisdom. At my high school, it was the elderly Chaplain who tried (perhaps a little too hard) to fill this role.
One day, after I had received some disciplinary action for arriving late to school, the Chaplain said to […]

10 Organisation Strategies for Disorganised Students: Keeping Chaos at Bay

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I have a confession to make: being organised is not my natural state. My default state is crazy messy desk. Crazy messy bedroom. Crazy messy kitchen. Just ask my friends.
But after reading various books on organisation strategies, as well as a lot of trial and error, I have sorted out my inner slob. I even made a mindmap to […]

The life-changing magic of realising you have a problem: How the KonMari decluttering method helped me break my stationery addiction

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Marie Kondo took the world by storm with her bestselling book “The life-changing magic of tidying up”.
Her decluttering strategy (known as the KonMari method) is simple: Gather all the items in the same category (e.g. clothes, books or sentimentals), create a pile and then one by one, hold each item in your hands to […]

Avoiding the Stationery Trap: Insights from a Recovering Stationery Addict and an 18th Century Philosopher

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In recent years, the humble notepad, pencil case and pen have transformed. Stationery has experienced an extreme makeover.
I recently worked with a teenager girl who used a bright pink pen with a big diamond on top to take notes. This pen even had its […]