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Best 2020 MCAT Prep Books, Free Materials & their Pros/Cons

The best MCAT prep books come from 3 major publishers: Kaplan, Princeton and ExamKrackers.

There are a bunch of other publishers out there, however their weaknesses greatly overshadow their strengths. As a result, test goers and the MCAT prep community in general has gravitated to the 3 big names mentioned previously.

For the most part, those three publishers are comparable in overall quality. However, none of them are sufficiently good enough to be your single, one-stop shop when it comes to MCAT preparation.

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8 Practical Tips on What to Eat When Nothing Sounds Good

What do you eat when nothing sounds good?

This has probably happened to you so many times before, that it’s become a recurring nuisance to daily life that you would like to deal with.

The first part of this short article covers a few, very common, non-medical causes that often affect your appetite.

The second part lists several simple and easy to implement tricks that can help you figure out what to eat when no particular food is tempting enough to eat.

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7 Reasons You Should Go to College (and 6 Not To)

“Should I go to college?”

It used to be a simple choice in the past (“Yes, college is worth it.”), but over the last few decades the cost of college has increased so much people might wonder if it’s worthwhile decision, from a financial and professional perspective.

On one hand, college can provide you with the necessary education and qualifications to pursue selective careers such as law and medicine. It also simplifies entry into more technical fields such as computer science and engineering.

On the other hand, going through the full educational college circuit can easily cost you much more than $50,000 in student debt. For more selective schools and those that are out of state, this cost can balloon into the hundreds of thousands of dollars from the first day of college until the day of graduation.

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6 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job (and 6 Reasons Not To)

“Should I quit my job?”

It’s something every sane person will ask themselves at least a dozen times at various points in their career.

The question is very complex and difficult to answer because it has so many moving parts: How terrible is your job? What’s the job market in your area like? What are your financial needs? How employable are you? Do you have a job lined up? Are you working on a side business you want to grow?

Depending on the circumstances you’re in, quitting your job may be the best you can do for yourself and your career. At other times, staying at your current company a little while longer may also be the absolute best approach for you now and in the future.

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What happens when you die? 8 non-religious afterlife theories

What happens when you die?

As a species, we’ve been wrestling with this question ever since we could think.

This question preoccupies us so much, we’ve built countless religions to help explain what might exist “on the other side”. In fact, the central pillar of all religions is providing an answer as to whether there is life after death.

That being said, religion isn’t the only source of answers for what comes after death. Philosophy and, recently science, also provide possible solutions.

Unfortunately, while there are multiple possible solutions, none of them are certain and it’s impossible to tell exactly what is the true answer.

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(Test) Should I download Tinder? 4 reasons yes & 6 not to

“Is Tinder worth it?”

Most people would say to just download it and try it out for yourself simply because it’s free. It’s a good argument, but it doesn’t really tell you if it’s worth investing time and effort into dating on Tinder.

For instance, can you actually find someone compatible for a long term relationship? Is the app really only for hookups? Is it as trashy as most people say it is?

As a short summary to the rest of the article, Tinder has many, many people on it that use the app in many different ways. Some want only hookups. Others only relationships. Others are undecided and would like both. You may even find couples who want to spice up their love lives by adding a third person in the relationship.

How effective Tinder is for you will depend in large part on how patient you are with the app, and how much time you’ll give yourself to figure it out.

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How to have a healthy work environment

Work is where the average person spends more time than anywhere else. As much as we would like to believe we are all family-oriented people, the truth of the matter is that we spend more time at our place of work than anywhere else. So, it would seem that our work areas should be conducive to both comfort and productivity. 

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The best suspense & thriller books of all time (2020 update)

A good suspense book can be so painful that you ache to skip to the ending just so you can learn the truth behind the mystery.

But then you find out the friend who gave you the book ripped out the last two chapters. You’re now forced to read through the book and then go to them, begging for release and closure.

Most suspense books are usually mysteries, thrillers, detective whodunit and often horror.

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77 Best Life Mottos to Live By & the Stories Behind Them

Having one or more personal mottos can enrich your life in more ways than one.

A good motto can help you come to a decision. For instance, you’ll want to know how much (or how little) you should keep trying to master a skill.

You may be an impulsive person, in this case a calming and thoughtful motto can help you take a step back, clear your mind and make a decision when you’re in better spirits.

Other times, you may need a motto to guide you through the hard moments in life, when your efforts don’t seem to connect and you’re wondering what to do.

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8 Reasons to Block Your Ex (and 4 reasons not to)

“Should I block my ex’s number and social media?”

It’s a good question, and some people would say to simply block the ex and be done with it. But it’s not so simple.

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