How to Read More Efficiently

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When you study for ACTs, you have to read ACT test prep books. That much should be obvious, but what many students don’t realize is that reading doesn’t necessarily mean reading. When there’s that much material to be covered in such a short amount of test prep review time, it makes much more sense to scan and to skim.

Here’s how you do it.


Skimming is when you only look for the general or main ideas of factual material when doing test prep review, and can be done to study most any subject quickly, with the exception of English.

The key to skimming is to read the first few paragraphs of a chapter or web page in detail, as you normally might w Continue reading

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The Benefits of Organized Sports

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For many students, a place on their high school basketball team is a great asset. Socializing with friends and having fun are great ways to spend time after school, whether students attend public or private schools. Of course, there are many other advantages to participating in team sports beyond fun and socialization. Here are some of the best reasons to encourage your child to join a high school basketball team.

The most obvious benefit to playing basketball in high school is physical fitness. Studies have shown that children who participate in organized sports in high school go on to remain physically active later in life. Students who participate in team sports have also been found to engage Continue reading

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5 Simple, Nonsurgical Ways to Make Your Skin Look Younger

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If you’re hoping to help your skin — especially the skin on your face — look younger, your thoughts might first turn to plastic surgery. But there are plenty of nonsurgical ways to rejuvenate your face and look younger — thereby avoiding the risk and expense of surgery. Here are five strategies you can implement right away:

  1. Regular Exfoliation

    Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, revealing the younger and fresher skin underneath (as well as getting rid of dirt and oils). Use an exfoliating cleanser or mask between one and three times each week, always being sure that the scrubbing particles aren’t too rough and that you’re soothing your skin with a gentle moisturizer afterward.

  2. Working Up a Sweat

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