Becoming President of McBrain

How to train your brain and get things done.

By Marjolijn deBoer, Guest Columnist


McBrain
Let's start with a little bit of fantasy: imagine that your brain is a big company. We'll call it the McBrain Company. McBrain workers come in all types and do their individual best to fulfil their different tasks. As the proud president of this tremendous company, you are responsible for everything concerning your employees, especially their well-being. It's a huge responsibility, but you do it every day!

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I Know How to Make a Decision! Or Do I?

Are you ever in doubt?

  • Maybe
  • Who knows?
  • Sometimes, and sometimes not


Imagine this: Within the next six months, you will have to choose which college you'll attend and what exactly you want to study. Yikes!

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The "Feel Good" Factor of Saving Money!


You've heard all the doom and gloom reasons for saving money, such as:

  • You should save for rainy days.
  • You should save for emergencies.
  • If you don't save, you're going to be in bigger trouble than I can cover in this article.

But, what about the fun part of saving?

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Hungry in College? Welcome to Food Insecurity


You may not think this problem is happening at your college, but it is. Even at big-name schools, more and more students are going to bed hungry. After struggling to pay rising tuition costs and living expenses, there’s little money left for food. Some of these students are sleeping in their cars and plenty of them are dropping out of school. Very few of them qualify for food stamps.

So, what can you do?

If you’ve seen someone facing this tough reality, help that person! Anyone that cares enough about school to go hungry needs your help and definitely deserves your respect. Start with an invitation to eat with you and your friends on a regular basis. I’ve met people who became great friends this way. Then get involved in the efforts to help address the problem. Many students who face this problem are too embarrassed to ask for help. Don’t be shy about bringing this issue to light at your school and in your community.

Here are some ways you may be able to help.

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