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LIfe with M #2 : how to study

29.10.15



I have been in school for about 14 years and I think I have reached a point in my life where I considered myself a realiable sourse of telling you how to study.

I'm the kind of person that only started to study when I went to high school, about 4 years ago (WHAT !?). Until then, I would do the basics, as I knew that middle school wouldn't last forever, I would get averages grades and do averages presentations because, honestly, I couldn't be bored!

High school came and changed my studying routine to a whole new level. I wasn't sure at the time if I wanted to go to college or not but either way, I had to do my best as my grades depended on m future, that being college or a job. I did pretty good and my grades were good and that got me where I'm today: college.

College is hard and much more harder than high school but my regime stays the same. So, here are a few tips to study that get me average/high grades!

#1: Pay attention in class - sounds a bit cliché but if you pay attention and take notes during classes, you will have half of your work done and understand things more clearly. It works as a daily study too, which is great.

#2: Set a schedule - If you are in high school or in college, you will most likely have multiple essays and exams in the same month or even in the same week. So, make sure you set your time to study for each test, al least, 2 weeks before the date,

#3: Write your own notes - while studying and reading you won't be able to understand and set things down all at once. Grab post-its or a notebook and write down general ideas of what you're reading.

#4: Ask yourself questions - during the time you study, ask yourself questions as you go along so that you are completely sure you understand what you're reading about.

#5: Tell someone the matter - it works for me because it feels like I'm teaching someone the theme I was studying, And as you speak and "teach" you are also learning.

#6: "Stop" writing before the test - I find it hard to write notes until the day before or even until the day of the test. Usually, 2 days before I finish my notes and for 2 days I focus on my own notes.

#7: Read over and over again - Read your notes over and over again until you find it easy and understandable.

#8: Don't memorise - avoid memorising your theme, You will most likely confuse things during the test and mess things up. Try to understand, not memorise.


You'll do good!
Good luck.
yours truly,
M.

inspiration #2 : fall edition

28.10.15


Images from Pinterest


Yours truly,
M.

My quote notebook

25.10.15





A few months ago I bought a notebook on Ikea and turned it into a quote notebook so that everytime I heard some good quotes, I would write on it.



Whenever I feel a bit down, I just read a few to cheer myself up.

Here are some of my favorites:





Yours truly,
M.

Everyday makeup




Lip balm from Yves Rocher





Keep it simple!
Yours truly,
M




TOP 5 : Favorite blogs

I look up to a lot of bloggers and read a lot of posts just to help me, in general, understand how this whole new world works. 

Here are my favorite blogs at the moment:


sincerelyjules.com


This is one of the very first blogs I discovered. More of a fashion and OOTD sort of blog!



www.kuidaore.co/

This one is more recent and outgoing. Food and travel posts are what you most likely will find.
YUM!


www.saralaughed.com

I found this blog very helpfull. Still do. Sara's posts are more related to college life, tips and advice.
If you are in college, check this one out.


www.juliannehough.com

Julianne Hough is one of my favorite celebrities ever. Her blog shows lifestyle,travel and food posts. I guess it's just fun to see the world through the eyes of an actress, singer and dancer

www.weneedtolivemore.com

A hippy and happy blog. Ella is vegan and shares her life tips, recipes and OOTDs.
Love her soul!


Yours truly,
M.





My Book Wishlist






 
Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Humans of New York stories by Brandon Stanton
The book thief by Markus Zusak
All the bright places by Jennifer Niven
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes


Yours truly,
M.

20 things that make me happy



Hapiness is a state of being.
I love being happy.
Therefore, I have selected some things that make me feel happy.

1- Quiet mornings

2- Watching the sunrise

3- New places and new cultures

4- Family reunions

5- Books

6- Photography

7- Plane rides

8- Flea markets

9- Painting

10- Roadtrips

11- Documentaries

12- The countryside

13- Laughing

14- Volunteer work

15- Yoga

16- The ocean

17- Fall

18- Watching the sunset

19- Friends

20- Quiet nights


"I am happy because I'm loved for who I am"
What makes you happy?
Yours truly,
M.

OOTD #4 FALL VIBE

12.10.15






Denim jacket - Salsa
Shirt - Bershka
Jeans - Stradivarius
Shoes - Nike

Yours truly,
M.

Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp mascara: review

11.10.15





Simplicity and neutrality is my go to makeup look and I never leave the house without a little bit of mascara on. Mascara is my favorite product and my favorite is the Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp ultra-volume mascara in the shade 02.brun. This is a brown mascara as it looks that you have nothing in your eyes yet makes you eyelashes pop.



Keep it simple.
Yours truly,
M.


The Sweater Weather Tag

Gosh, I love fall ! It's my favorite season so the right thing to do is The Sweater Weather tag !! Let's do this !




1. Favorite candle scent?
I like the basic vanilla scent but when I'm feeling more cozy, I like the orange, berry and cinnamon!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate. I don't like coffee and tea is more of a winter thing for me ! Fall sounds like a nice excuse to drink some hot chocate. My favorite is the caramel and the chocolate misture...GOSH!

3. What's the best fall memory you have?

The first time I ever carved a pumpkin. It wasn't a long ago and I was about 15 and I was so excited that in the end when I was showing it to my family, it just split out of my hands and end it up all smashed on the floor.

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 

I fancy seeing other people with dark lips but it doen't really suit me well, so every now and then I atempt to do a winged liner that often ends up ok.

5. Best fragrance for fall?

Sweet frangrances are my all time favorite and I use it all year long.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?

In Portugal, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving !

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

The typical leaves all over the ground, rain, cold. the usual I guess !

8. Most worn sweater?

I love sweaters but my favorite is like this one:


9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

Guys, I hate nail polish. It just doesn't happen.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Football games. Love to be in the living room with the fireplace turned on and just scream to the TV with my dad.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

Skinny jeans are much more warm to wear daily but when I'm home, a pair of leggings is my top choice.

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
Uggs! I literally wear them 24/7.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

Don't know. Is it?

14. Favorite fall TV show?

Maybe The Walking Dead but I'm more of a movie kind of person.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Anything on the Spotify makes me happy!


I like to travel during Fall.
Be happy and have a lovely Sunday.
Yours truly,
M.

Cowspiracy

10.10.15




I’m not very good at doing reviews but I’m going to try my best, so just bear with me!
This post is about Cowspiracy.  Not going to say that it has changed my life…yet, but for sure was an eye opener! I’m still so shocked from what I saw that if felt the need for writing this.
I heard of this documentary from Ella Grace Denton and how inspiring it was for her, so decided to watch it too. One of my life goals is to become a vegetarian so I may just as well start to look up information and be aware of the reality. But enough rambling and let’s introduce this awesome and surreal documentary.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is an environmental documentary following Kip Anderson as he flights against the most damaging industry that is leading our world to an end. Through his process of investigating this subject, he confronts environmental organizations that are too scared of saying a word about this issue. Animal agriculture is the main cause of our planet’s pollution, deforestation and water consumption. It is responsible for animal extinction and basically for all the world’s illness. Producing animals releases more greenhouse gases then all transportation together.
As the movie goes along, Kip confronts the leaders about this huge problem and he begins to realize that they refuse to discuss the issue of animal agriculture. The scariest thing is that they keep warn him of the dangers if he continues to persist on this subject.
Watching this documentary made me feel scared. Scared of the own world I live in. If you haven’t watched Cowspiracy, you may not know what I talking about so in the end of this post I’ll leave a few facts I took whilst watching this movie!
This is definitely the most honest documentary I have ever watched. It’s shocking, it’s brilliant, makes you want to cry and laugh, cringe and smile!

Some facts I wrote about the documentary (mostly just the beginning of it):
  • We are currently living a time of animal extinction that may end like the dinosaurs
  • We are facing climacteric wars.
  • Our world may be limited to just 50 years more.
  • Farming industries produces more CO2 than all me transportation together.
  • Domestic water consumption takes about 5%.
  • Animal agriculture takes about 55%.


Again, this movie hasn’t changed my life but sure has opened my eyes about the future and on how I to live my life. Hopefully, in the near future, I’ll be posting on my life changes and how this movie has changed my life.




Watch it here
No living being deserves to die. Keep that in mind.
Be happy and live healthier.

Yours truly,
M.



 
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