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Have you ever tried practicing mindfulness? It can be wonderful -- experiences flow over you, making you see new beauty in familiar things. And taking that moment to just see what’s going on can change your whole outlook. Even in your less-than-proud moments, stepping back and paying attention makes a world of difference -- not just for your plans to do better in the future, but for your mood in the moment. When you really notice that you feel li...
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I would have EATEN THIS UP when I was applying to colleges, and I still think it's cool.
Seventeen students were admitted after participating in an experiment that invited prospective freshmen to compose essays on scholarly topics instead of submitting traditional applications.
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Cool! The gravitational constant g, in meters per second-squared, is roughly pi squared because the metric system is set up that way on purpose.

http://fliptomato.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/g-pi2/
Yesterday I stumbled upon a fantastic blog by Isabel, a fellow grad student blogger at God Place Dice. She has some very well thought-out and fascinating posts (certainly more so than my blog) and ...
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Very cool.
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Got to try this!
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B-A-N-A-N-A-S. N.
Are you a boy whose name ends in "n"? Congratulations, you are contributing to one of the weirdest naming trends in American history.
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It's stealing from the ds and ys.
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Master has given Hai a hood! Hai is freeee!!!

Backstory: we were lucky enough to have had our picture taken by GT's press photographer (not the regular sucky "professional" one) at graduation.
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This is one of the 3 most fun things I've done this week: fueling my dream of being a Doctorovian cyborg, chording away on keyboards strapped to my thighs as I stride through coffee shops, libraries, and parks.
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That looks hard to me....
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The story behind it is a downer, but this site is excellent: http://getyourshittogether.org
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I was tempted to say life's too short.
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Super cool.
Fascianting story: "Come on," Jillette said. "Steal something from me." Again, Robbins begged off, but he offered to do a trick instead. He instructed Jillette to place a ring that he was wearing on a piece of paper and trace its outline with a pen. By now, a small crowd had gathered. Jillette removed his ring, put it down on the paper, unclipped a pen from his shirt, and leaned forward, preparing to draw. After a moment, he froze and looked up...
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Oh.  Carry on, then!
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