TV presenter Caroline Flack visited Rwanda to see first-hand how some of the money raised for Sport Relief 2014 is already hard at work changing lives. Ahead of her turn on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Caroline visited a project that is helping to improve the lives of people living in rural communities that were devastated by the 1994 genocide. Twenty years on from the tragedy, the project is supporting those orphaned during the conflict to set up farming cooperatives, learn farming techniques and business skills in order to create sustainable incomes for themselves and their families.
Caroline Flack in Rwanda for Sport Relief 2014
Ellie Goulding & Prince Harry backstage @ The Invictus Games
Happy 30th Birthday to Prince Harry of Wales!You have accomplished so much in your 30 years, including the amazing Invictus Games that took place this week. Your passion and commitment to your charities and your drive to help others is beyond compare. Congratulations on the big 3-0 and here’s to many, many more birthdays to come!
"I’m slowly starting to feel old. I think 30 is one of those first milestones when you drive through a village and see the 30mph sign. It’s that constant reminder going I am actually quite old…but I don’t feel too old. I think I’m always young at heart" - Prince Harry
Happy 30th Birthday, Harry!
#what i love about finn#is that he never tries to convince rae that she’s beautiful#he never says things like ‘you’re not fat’ or ‘you’re beautiful to me’ or ‘you’re beautiful you just don’t know it’#and i love that about him#he obviously finds her beautiful - the way he looks at her#wants to kiss and touch her and make her feel good#he loves everything about her#and he doesn’t try to convince her of her physical appearance and i’m not sure if it’s because it doesn’t matter to him#to convince her because he just likes her and that’s that#or because he knows that she doesn’t believe it and that’s something he accepts#will wait until she gets there#whatever it is#i love that he never tried to convince he that he thought she was pretty#to him she was and that’s it (via monroesimon)
We have officially entered in Hell Week. Lets face it, studying for exams is extremely painful. We have AP tests, the SATs, the ACTs, and final exams. These monstrous tests are standing in the way between you and your summer break, but you can’t slack now. I just want to share studying tips I’ve accumulated through out high school. This can work for the following tests I mentioned above or/and to stay focused on school work.
- Listen to uplifting music: This isn’t for everyone. But you don’t have to listen to music with words. I’m a type of person who listens to instrumental covers. Music will help you feel pumped and in a positive mindset. There are many study playlists on 8tracks.
- Take breaks: Take a five-minute break every hour to let your body produce more fuel for your studying. Take a walk, have a healthy snack, and stretch. Taking breaks will actually improve your studying.
- Drink Caffeine: This will help you stay a wake. Not a caffeine person? Eat an apple to stay awake. It has been proven that an apple will keep you more awake than a cup of coffee.
- Create a vision board: or have something to write out lists. This will keep you organized and prioritize what matters the most. List out what you have to do, study for, and finish.
- Eat healthy snacks: Eat things such as berries, Greek yogurt, bananas, dark chocolate, celery, nuts, and ect. These have proven to help you study better and they don’t burn as fast as junk food.
- Have self control: We are easily distracted by our phones, laptops, computers, and tablets watching silly cat videos or playing apps. You can download a free application called SelfControl. It lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites—even if you restart your computer or delete the application. This is for Macs only. Sorry.
- Use other sources: You can’t seem to understand a topic? Even though Youtube maybe a distraction, it can be a useful tool. My go to channel is Crash Course. Our very own John and Hank Green hosts in-depth lectures on Literature, Psychology, Chemistry, US History, World History, Ecology, and Biology. They are highly entertaining and are especially helpful for AP tests.
- Get a good night’s sleep: It may be tempting to stay up late studying, but remember: you’re going to need energy and focus while you’re taking your exam.
- Practice, Practice, Practice: This is a no-brainer for people taking the SATs and ACTs. This will help you familiarize and understand how the questions are formated.
- Avoid cramming: This will only get you more nervous and you’ll regret not studying earlier. Just lightly skim through the material. Like what my old AP world teacher would say, “You either know it or not”.
I hope this helps you kick butt on your exams.