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Her Campus National Intercollegiate Conference 2013

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You can bet your bottom dollar that I'm going to the National Intercollegiate Conference & I cannot be more excited! Hurry and sign up for your chance to shine in the City of Lights- New York City. 

The conference is two days- Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th. The first day is just for Her Campus writers, so if you've ever contributed in any way, go for it. If you're more of just a reader or a writer and want to attend a second day, feel free to come to Sunday's event. 

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With speakers from Cosmo, Seventeen, Self, Glamour, Random House and more you're sure to find something- or everything- that you're interested in. 

It runs from 8 am- 7:30 pm and the days are filled with activities- workshops, panels, speakers, networking opportunities, mini-manicures, a braid bar, a BCBGeneration sample sale. Get ready for it. You even get Chipotle. That's it. I'm there. 

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4 minutes to fab

No more excuses, you all have time for exercise. If you're trying to tell me you don't have four- yes four- minutes to spare, you're lying. 

Developed by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, Tabata is High Intensity Interval training. This means, you perform an exercise for as hard as you can (170%) for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds, then repeat for four minutes. Seems easy right? Not quite. After a couple of reps you'll understand. 

The Tabata method has been used by the Japanese Olympic Speed Skating team among other prominent athletes. Why? Science. 

The Study: 
Dr. Izumi Tabata performed a study involving PE Majors who were also Varsity college athletes. One group trained for an hour 5 days per week at moderate intensity (70%). The other group trained for 4 minutes 4 days per week alternating between high (170%) and low intensity for 20 and 10 seconds respectively. Although group one exercised for much longer, it was the second group that showed more improvem…