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5 Questions: College Reading, Winter Fitness, and Closing the Taste Gap (Ep. 280)

Oh hey there. We’ve got another 5 questions episode for you this week.

For any new listeners out there, that means we’ve taken 5 questions from The College Info Geek Community on Reddit, our Instagram (Thomas | Martin) or Twitter (Thomas | Martin) accounts, email, or anywhere else we might receive them.

Here are the questions were answering this week:

  • How can I stay fit in the coming winter?
  • When I read for college, should I read out loud or should I read silently?
  • How do you make something that doesn’t suck? I have a good idea for a book but I can’t figure out how to write it as well as a professional author.
  • I heard you should make your timetable by putting in the hours for break/rest/play time first. Is this true? How should we best design our timetable?
  • Have you ever wanted to help others but felt like you needed to learn more or work on yourself before doing it?

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  • 0:05:48 – Staying fit during the winter
  • 0:17:28 – Reading silently or out loud when studying
  • 0:22:35 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:24:54 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:26:52 – Getting better at creating
  • 0:40:44 – Planning out your schedule
  • 0:46:50 – Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • 0:54:03 – Conclusion

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