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Such appalling treatment. This is absolutely unacceptable. I hope we will see some change for the better soon.

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Are you constantly feeling tired – as if all the energy has been drained from you? Even when you wake up, you lack vitality and all you really want to do is crawl back into the comfortable safety of your bed? In case you are experiencing all those symptoms, you are most likely suffering from the phenomenon known as the TATT syndrome – feeling tired all the time.

You are probably wondering why should it be a cause for worries. After all, with the busy, stressful life most of us are leading, one could expect to be exhausted at the end of the day. Yes, this is also true. We are all allowed to feel tired from time to time. The real reason for worries is when this becomes a chronic condition... when the tiredness never goes away.

Constant Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and TATT Syndrome

When the symptoms of fatigue don't disappear naturally and continue to torment you, you might have reached the condition, named by physicians as Constant Fatigue Syndrome. It involves being overwhelmingly worn out, lacking the power and will to do anything. This is a serious health issue that needs to be addressed not only with change in your lifestyle but sometimes even with medications. The TATT syndrome, on the other hand, is a milder version of the CFS and thus can be treated easier. However, you shouldn't underestimate the seriousness of your condition and you need to contact a physician right away.

What Causes the TATT Syndrome

To be honest, the TATT triggers are different for each person. Some of us have higher stress tolerance while others succumb to it rather easily, thus becoming victims of the constant fatigue. Stress, however, isn't the only cause. Insomnia, disturbed sleep pattern, anxiety, lack of physical exercise and many others can also be the source of your problems.

Basically, everything you eat, drink and even breathe can trigger your TATT syndrome. If you don't eat healthy your body will lack essential vitamins and minerals thus you will eventually run out your supplies and start feeling generally down. The same applies about drinks, especially when you abuse alcohol.

While eating and drinking are self-implied when it comes to health, one would wonder what does the air-quality has to do with anything... It is very easy – recent researches indicate that the air indoors (and I mean in your very own home) is much more polluted than that in the city centre, for instance. The reason is very simple, you often forget to change and clean the air filters of your AC and to conduct a ​thorough duct cleaning (http://www.paulscleaningmelbourne.com.au/duct-cleaning/ ). If once the air in your home is purified, you begin to feel better, you can be certain about the source of the TATT syndrome.

The battle with the TATT syndrome could prove to be very difficult. It will require a lot of efforts on your behalf. Once you manage to pinpoint the source of your distress, you need to immediately try to remove it from your life.

Blogging for Students Pros and Cons
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Last year, I graduated Whitehouse Institute of Design and decided to start my own blog and it's going great so far. However, having read a thread on copyrighting student researches and an article posted on the thread ( http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2013/dec/04/academic-blogging-newspaper-research-plagiarism ), I started to think about the pros and cons of blogging for students.

On the one hand, you have the opportunity to reach vast audience while blogging. To put your thoughts, your views and beliefs in front of a vast audience and test your theories. On the other hand, copyright laws in the blogosphere are still a grey territory and no one would guarantee that your work will remain your own.

So, my question is: Have you tried blogging? Do you think it's something more students should try? Any thoughts are welcome.

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I must agree with HazyJane on this one. Quantity matters, especially in a research. For instance, if you are doing a marketing research, you will have to run your data through a predictive analytics software and base your conclusions on hard data and statistical analysis. In that case how are you going to measure "some"?

Why do we need to study what we studied during undergraduate?
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Hi! I have often asked myself that as well. Still, I can't help but agree that to be truly knowledgeable in a subject you need to know all the basics. You can't begin to comprehend one subject if you dive from the deep end. However, I also believe that what you study and how you study it depends strongly on the institution you choose and on your lecturers, too.

My sister and I we have attended two quite different institutions and I must say the courses we attended were quite different, even though we actually chose the same subject.

Getting back into study after break having child?
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Congratulations! I am always happy to read such amazing success stories as getting the opportunity to choose between two amazing jobs is a success on its own.

I hope you have applied for the phd and I can't wait to hear about the outcome. Whether you choose the phd or MSc, I am certain you will make the best decision.

International Relations Masters??? Help?
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It depends solely on the institution you want to study at. Some require more work experience than others. Honestly, with your background, you shouldn't have any problems getting in an International Relations program. Still, as TreeofLife said it's best to contact the admissions departments of the institutions you are interested in.

Wish you luck!