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This is our first “How I Work” with a student—and what a student. Ana Humphrey was this year’s winner of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and maths competition for high school seniors. She was awarded the $354,555 top prize for developing a mathematical model “to find the existence and probable locations of exoplanets missed by the Kepler Space Telescope.”

Ana is also an environmental activist and the founder and president of the Watershed Warriors Initiative—so when she’s not finding planets outside our solar system, she’s just, you know, saving the Earth. This is how she works.


The feeling I associate most with my early university days is exhaustion. I wrote all my papers at night and fought sleep every time a lecture got a bit dull. You can’t live for years on a sleep deficit, though, so here’s what I should have known from the start.


When kids are between two and four, they're bubbling with questions — preschool children ask their parents an average of 100 questions a day. (My daughter seems to ask this many on the drive to school — How do the cars stay in the lines? Who makes the lights change colours? Why don't they make a wall so the bicycles can't get hit? Why do motorcycles get to go in front of us? She is very much into the inner-workings of street traffic these days.)


Apple is bringing back its Back to Uni deal for Australian and New Zealand students. Eligible customers can score a $100 Apple Store Gift Card when they buy a Mac for university. You can also score a $70 Gift Card when you buy an iPad Pro. That's in addition to Apple's pr-existing education discounts on Macs, iPads and AppleCare. Read on for details.


There are a great many students who are enormously attracted by the idea of a diplomatic career. It's a job that takes you out and about internationally and gets you engaged with international and transnational policy issues -- from climate change to people trafficking to managing health pandemics.

These jobs sound inherently fascinating, and they are. To build a career as a diplomat you will need good grades, experience, social skills... and a little bit of luck.


If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that's because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.


Any university teacher who does not harbour a painful recollection of a failed lecture is a liar. On one such occasion, I felt early on that I had lost the students entirely: those who hadn't sunk into comatose oblivion were listless and anxious. Ungracefully, I threw myself even deeper into my PowerPoint presentation to save me from total ruin. Years later, I can still hear myself reading aloud the bullet points from the overhead and see myself turning around to the students to sell these points to them.


Hi Lifehacker, I plan on submitting my resume for a couple of new jobs soon. One thing I feel that I should put in it (but which I also feel ashamed of) is that I withdrew from university earlier in my life; even though I didn't complete any courses within the degree or learned much from it. In fact, I left after the first week.


Just like the old pen licence you had to get back in primary school, kids now have the opportunity to try their hand at a "digital" licence. Rather than being an official document to certify children as internet citizen, the Digtial Licence is a project by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to educate children on the ins and outs of the online world.


For many years now I've taken more than just a passing interest in how students can best position themselves to land a job after obtaining their degree. To assist students in their goal I run "careers advice" seminars, I liaise with industry and I maintain a jobs board highlighting relevant jobs in the local area.