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How to Sleep Better: 12 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sleep Now

We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping. We all know being sleep deprived is detrimental to our mood, state-of-mind and productivity. Yet we are not really taught how to sleep better despite its importance to our health, focus and wellbeing. Isn’t that crazy? So how do we improve the quality of our sleep …

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Sleep Deprivation: Here's What Research Says You Need To Know 1

Sleep Deprivation: Here’s What Research Says You Need To Know

Look at yourself in the mirror now.  Chances are, you have little dark circles or a hint of eye bags beneath your eyes. That’s a symptom for minor sleep deprivation. In balancing your exam preparation and full-time job, it’s tempting to cut on sleep hours in a bid to ‘do more’. Sure, you might feel a …

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How To Focus When Studying And Stay Awake Even When Tired

How To Focus When Studying, Even When You’re Tired

Feeling tired, hard to concentrate, or just simply sleepy when it comes to studying? You’re definitely not alone. ​We all have had those days where our brains feels numb and drained, only to remember that we still have more studying to do. Joy. So here are 14 tried-and-tested, practical yet sustainable ways on how to …

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Study Burnout: How to Recognize, Cure and Prevent Them 2

Study Burnout: How to Recognize, Cure and Prevent Them

All CFA exam candidates know it. Or candidates for any high stakes exams really. Others may not understand, but we do – the CFA exams are hardcore. The burnout is real. Burnout happens when you simply do not have a drive to continue doing this crap any longer. Nothing goes in, and you may feel panicked, overwhelmed …

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CFA Candidates: 7 Highly Effective Habits You Need To Have

Years ago when I first took December Level 1 (paper-based before computer-based testing), there were lots of trial and error to find out what study approaches worked and what didn’t, to make the most impact with the least amount of time I had for my CFA studies.​The good news? I’ve summarized the best practices CFA candidates need to pass Level 1, Level …

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8 Simple Steps To Balance Studying And Work 3

8 Simple Steps To Balance Studying And Work

Most CFA candidates study whilst having a full-time job. Luckier ones have employers’ support in the form of study leave and exam fees.  What about the rest?  How does one cope with having a demanding job, a family and studying for the exams at the same time? How do we achieve that delicate sense of balance around work, …

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