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Welcome to Life Hacks Week! Each year, ASDA’s blogging team does a feature around the idea of “life hacks.” We post five times in the week and offer hacks for studying, exercising, eating right, spending your money and more. Think of it as our back-to-school gift to you! Here are past posts from Life Hacks Week:

 

 

How to hack residency interviews

airport-life-hackDuring my senior year of dental school, I had the opportunity to travel to eight GPR interviews. They were scattered across the country from the East coast to California. So in order to balance dental school and interviews, I had to hack it with these tips!

How to grocery shop on a budget

grocery-life-hackEat well to study well. That’s been my philosophy through dental school and as I begin my fourth year, it’s held up well. Living on a tight budget, grocery shopping requires a little creativity to nourish body and mind. Below are my top 10 life hacks for whittling down your weekly grocery bill while elevating your palate.

Managing emotional wellness in dental school

wellness_lifehacksAs the fall season kicks off, you may find yourself feeling a variety of emotions. Perhaps you’re a little sad that summer is coming to an end, excited to see classmates who have returned back for school, or confused already about an assignment or subject in a certain class. Feeling any and all of these things is totally normal! In fact, being able to identify and articulate your feelings is just one important aspect of emotional wellness.

It’s important to highlight emotional wellness as its own entity because it deserves as much attention as physical, intellectual or any other aspect of wellness.

Organizational strategies to help you succeed

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Successfully navigating the halls of dental school requires poise, commitment, and most importantly, organization. Progressing through our education, we have gradually been granted more personal responsibility to achieve our goals as we moved from high school to college and beyond. This responsibility has translated for an increasing need in one main area: organization.

Read on for tips on organizing your busy life as a student!

How to make extra $ while in dental school

Money-life-hackWelcome to Life Hacks Week! This week is filled with tips, tricks and hacks to get you through dental school. Whether it’s your first or fourth year of dental school, we hope you will find something in these posts to help you succeed. This is our back-to-school gift to you! So pull out a number 2 pencil and a college ruled notebook and let’s get to it.

5 golden nuggets of D3 advice that are worth sharing

School is back in session! You know what that means? Another year of late night studying, junk food binges, red-eye lab sessions, and caffeine runs to Starbucks. Each year of dental school presents its own challenges, and it never gets easier. But that doesn’t mean you should be discouraged or stressed over it. I do not consider myself to be a seasoned dental student. However, I do feel there are a few nuggets of wisdom I’ve acquired over the past two years of dental school that are worth sharing. These nuggets of wisdom have proven to be of benefit not only to me, but also to a majority of my classmates. Here are Jay’s 5 Keys to Success in Dental School…

5 ways to get your workout on even though you’re in dental school

workout-thumb After sitting through lecture after lecture from 8-5, I’m sure all of you are ready to take off and hit the gym for a long workout, right? Wrong! Sitting through hours of lecture or a long day in clinic can make you want to do everything but work out. The benefits of breaking a sweat go beyond a fit body. Your body will get a great endorphin boost, and it can be a great way to get rid of the stress that dental school can bring. Beyond the basics of hitting the road for a run, I’d like to share a few fun and unique ways to fit in exercise.