February 27, 2017

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 o...

February 22, 2017

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...

February 20, 2017

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...

February 18, 2017

Which formula represents an alkane? (1) C2H2 (3) C3H4 (2) C2H4 (4) C3H8  Alkanes are a category of organic compounds. The generic formula for alkanes is CnH2n+2. What does it mean?

February 16, 2017

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 guide...

February 13, 2017

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, emp...

February 7, 2017

Across the world, the definition of success is almost unchanged. Success is represented by two factors: wealth and recognition. In her book "Thrive" Arianna Huffington compares this definition to a person sitting on a chair with only two legs. Eventually, the chair will collapse underneath. So what is it that we are missing?  And why do people, who are very succesfull on paper, end up, oftentimes, not feeling...

February 3, 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 ge...

February 2, 2017

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 re...

February 1, 2017

Biostatistician Ben Carter of King’s College London and his colleagues  recently looked for associations between poor sleep and electronic devices before bed. They found that kids between ages 6 and 19 who used screen-based media around bedtime slept worse and were more tired in the day. Why? Phones, tablets

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