The Hardest 20 Pounds to Lose

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve undoubtedly had someone in the peanut gallery remind you that, “the first 20 pounds are the easiest, and it’s all water weight.”

Every time I hear someone say that, I want to smack them upside the head. I really do.

Losing weight is all about developing new habits, so I would argue against anyone that the first 10 to 20 pounds are actually the hardest.

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Why You Should Consider Taking College Courses in High School


When I was in high school, I took 2 summer school classes at the local community college. I wanted to get into a few honors courses and AP courses my junior and senior years, so I could get that bump in my GPA, particularly my Junior year and first semester of Senior year, since those are the transcripts college admission reps look at the most.

I never really thought anything about that those 2 college classes,

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5 Tips to Get Better Grades on Tests and Quizzes

Have you ever wondered how the smart kids in your class always make getting good grades look easy? You study, and study, and study only to finish your tests just as time runs out, and they finish right away and get A’s. Well, as a proud member of the propeller-head club, let me in on a few of our secrets.

1. Take good notes in class — This sounds like a no brainer,

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