Monthly Archives: May 2014
Good morning UND
Another hot and muggy day with a high of 82 “hot stuff baby!” So drink plenty of water and stay cool.
A very classy idea to stay cool, catch a movie!
The movie of the week is Maleficent, the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty this is going to be a very cool movie on the big screen the story the special effects, Angelina Jolie looks like she plays a classic role as the evil wicked witch. Plus don’t miss the chance to see The Amazing Spider Man, Godzilla and the X-Men Days of Future Past.
Have a hot day everyone
Good morning UND!
It’s looking like a rainy day today with a high of 56 and a low of 54. School is almost done and I hope you all have some fun plans for the summer! “No” you say? Well let me help you out.
1.Fly a kite
2.Read some classic batman graphic novels
3.Go to a ballgame
4.Take a walk and record the sounds
5.Create a web site
And last but not least…movies to see!!!!
1. Friday May 16: Godzilla. This big monster has to be seen on the big screen.
2. Friday May 23: X-Men: Days of Future Past.
3.Friday, May 30: Maleficent. The Untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty.
And now another epic tale of…Stories of Suspense Chapter 5: “The Dreamer” This story begins over 30 years ago.
1980: Every night Chip Douglass and his buddies go out for a night on the town. After a few drinks, Chip always complains that he does not like his job and says “I’m not working at that toy factory all my life, I’m going to go places!” 1990: ” I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!” 2000: “I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!” The present day: “I’m not working at that toy factory I’m going to go places!”
Moral of the story: Get a college education.
have a great day everybody
As college students we have all seen the impossible triangle of college life. You might think that you can only pick one or two options between getting enough – sleep, good grades, or an exciting social life – I’m here to tell you that if you find balance in your life you can have all three! College is not an easy transition for many incoming freshmen and many of them develop mental health issues and have irregular sleep cycles. In a recent study done at North Dakota State University in 2011- incoming college freshmen had the highest average number of days a week where they woke up feeling unrested. The two main reasons for not getting enough sleep was because of they were studying late into the night (28.8%) or socializing with friends (22.7%).
Definitely, one night of staying up late to study or hang out won’t hurt you in the long run, but the problem lies when it is done repeatedly. During sleep is your body’s time to rejuvenate itself, and if you don’t give it that time- all aspects of your life can suffer. Bad sleep habits can link directly to poor grades, energy level, and personal health. In a study done by Select Comfort, the discovered the mean GPA for college students was a 3.08 with poor sleeping habits, where as it is 3.27 for students who have developed consistent sleep tendencies.
The one thing that can help you obtain all three corners of “the impossible triangle” is – time management skill. This is what you can do to sharpen the skill:
- Find out where you are wasting time. You can do that by tracking your daily activity. Ask yourself “How do I spend my week? How do I spend each day? What time am I actually wasting?” Remember that time management is about changing your behavior and not your time.
- Determine your goals and plan your time. First, think about what your goals are for the semester. Then, prioritize what needs to be done this month and create a weekly schedule. By having a schedule and actually sticking to it- is a great way to be productive!
- Use time management tools. You can use a program like Outlook to create your weekly calendar and get updates.
Celebrate for sticking to your schedule. Do not forget to treat yourself for the progress you are making and the schedule that is helping you! By using these simple techniques you will be surprised have time you have for everything you need- So is it possible to get enough sleep while having a good time at college and get good grades at the same time? Absolutely, yes! It is all about having a plan and being committed to accomplishing your goals.
Good morning UND looking like a nice day today little rain with a high of 37.
Rain got you down? I’ll fix that up real quick and in a hurry, catch a movie the movie of the week [The Amazing Spider Man] yes my friends the web slinger is back and he’s got his hands full this time. Electro “played by Jamie Foxx’ the master of lighting gives the web slinger the fight for his life.
And now of another installment of
[ Wow I did not know that!]
On this day in 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces, ending Hitler’s dreams of a “1,000-year” Reich
And now you know
“I got a real great idea” I’m sure the weather has got everyone down, so lets have a double take the Running Shoe brings you [What Really Grinds my Gears]
You know what really grinds my gears “Low Flow”
last week the maintenance man knocks on my door says he’s here to replace my shower head with low flow. I thought to myself “low flow, I don’t like the sound of that.”
have a great day very body
FINALS AND THE INEVITABLE SNACKING
By: Hailey Schminke, Culinary Corner Instructor
With finals right around the corner, it is important to start thinking about how to prepare for the dreadful amount of stressful days and sleepless nights in your near future. Every college student knows that it is almost impossible to stay awake to study for finals without shoving your face with food, or for me even worse, procrastinate studying by stuffing my face. However, the late night munchies don’t have to be a bad thing! Your brain does need food, but the types of food you choose can really affect your studying, and even how you feel during the time of your tests. So why not make a healthy study snack that will keep you energized and feeling full so you don’t keep snacking?! Here are some helpful hints to curb your cravings for salty and sugary sweets during finals:
- Eat a bowl of oatmeal, or something that contains oats. Oats take a while to digest, so they keep you feeling fuller longer. They also contain a lot of good carbohydrates to keep you energized!
- Grab something crunchy…like carrots, apples, or nuts! Giving yourself something crunchy helps create more satiety when eating, and help you stop snacking sooner!
- Put protein into your snacks. For example add peanut butter to your apple. Protein helps your body feel fuller for longer, which can also help omit some late night snacking!
- Try snacking on healthy foods every few hours, instead of overeating large meals. Snacking will keep your metabolism going and keep you feeling energized without having the over-filling “post Thanksgiving day” feeling!
When I study, my favorite thing to munch on is carrots and salsa! I know it sounds like a weird combination, but it has a great crunch from the carrots and is a lot better than crunchin’ on chips! Little packs of baby carrots are great to keep in my refrigerator so I can just throw a perfectly portioned snack in my backpack when I’m on my way to the library to study! I also always keep a pack of gum in my backpack to keep me chewing on something! It’s a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth without going overboard on calories.
Studying for finals doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt. Eating healthier choices for snacks can actually improve your mood while studying, and prevent you from the sugar crash that comes after consuming candies and energy drinks! Nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains can help you feel better while taking your tests; unlike feeling sluggish after a night of eating processed junk foods. Stay energized, keep munchin’, and snack healthy!