How to enjoy life more

1. Be aware. Focus on the present and be in the moment. If it's a nice sunny day outside, focus on the feeling of warmth and sun on your face as you walk on the street. If you are cooking, focus on the smell of delicious dish. If you are having a conversation, focus on the person you are talking to. 2. Treat yourself. Don't wait until later and later to do things you love. And it doesn't have to be anything extravagant or expensive. Treat youself to a walk in the park, to a fun gathering with friends, to a chocolate cookie, or a nice movie. Work is important but balance is key. 3. Write every day what you are grateful for. Realzing how much we have gives us a chance to love our lives more. T

How to apply to medical schools

This is a short guide on applying to medical schools. 1. You will use the AAMC’s centralized application service, called AMCAS. The application will be open generally from the first week of May for the following year's medical students and you can start submitting your applications first week of June. For public medical schools in Texas, TMDSAS will be used, and for DO schools applications will have to apply through the AACOMAS. 2. Secondary applications Many schools will request additional information in the form of additional essays, letters of recommendation or other forms to fill out. These requirements will vary by school.You will begin receiving secondary applications shortly after you

Mayya's Monday Motivatore

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road. The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder. Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort

Physics tutoring

Physics is considered to be one of the hardest subjects to excel in. It uses math to solve problems on such topics as electricity, kinematics, sound, work, energy and magnetism. Physics requires a good understanding of the basics along with a lot of practice! Our physics tutor Jeff loves the subject and gladly shares his knowledge with his students. Jeff helps students understand the how and why of physics. He also guides his students in problem solving. Practice does make perfect, and this proverb could not be more applicable to physics. Jeffrey's tutoring philosophy is to present the material in a way that the student can easily relate to. If a student likes formulas, he will describe phen

Motivational Story About Cherokee Fable

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson aboout life. "A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” We

What is success?

Across the world, the definition of success is almost unchanged. Success is represented by two factors: wealth and recognition. In her book

Virtual Medical School Fair Feb 16, 2017

The Virtual Medical School Fair will take place on Feb 16, 2017 from noon until 8 pm. The fair will allow you to discover medical schools in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada and watch presentations and informational videos about them. It will also let students chat with medical school representatives to answer any questions they have and find out more about applications process and what makes the school unique. To get an amazing MCAT tutor in NYC, click here

What are proteins composed of?

All proteins are composed of amino acids. Amino acids are molecules that have an amino group (NH3), an acid group (COOH), and an R group that differs with each amino acid. Amino acids can be hydrophobic (non polar) such as Valine, and Leucine, or polar, as well as acidic and basic. There are so many different proteins in our body that at one point scientists thought that proteins and not DNA were the genetic material responsible for coding all other molecules. All of the enzymes in our body that help to speed up reactions are also proteins and are therefore composed of amino acids as well. Enzymes have a specific location where the substrates (reactant molecules) attach and where they help t