-o- What they don’t tell you in commencement speeches -o-
You just wasted 100k and four years. Not really, but check out some sage advice from a former speechwriter and current professor. Best nugget: “Your parents don’t want what is best for you. They want what is good for you, which isn’t always the same thing.” Here’s the WSJ article.
-o- Saturday night Supermoon pics -o-
The latest installment from Stephanie Meyer… er… I mean, a yearly phenomenon that yielded some awesome pictures.
-o- How tech have advancements have changed student life -o-
Check out this awesome infographic from Mashable. Many of the stats aren’t surprising, but a few will make you think. For example, 12 million college students are currently taking at least one online class.
There are also a bunch of cool apps, including one allowing students to calculate the specific grade needed on a test to pass a class.
-o- Wired How-To Wiki: Surviving at Sea -o-
The Last Resort: Cannibalism.. Hopefully this never happens to you, unless maybe you’re the kind of jerk that mocks people it has happened to. Either way, get ready to eat things raw. Top Menu item: Joe with a side of hallucination and PTSD
Fun/scary: here’s the wiki.
-o- The Hunger Games makes ALA’s list of most-banned books -o-
Lets make a deal. If you find a book offensive, don’t read it! Apparently some people have found The Hunger Games to be “anti-ethnic; anti-family; insensitivity; offensive language; occult/satanic; violence.” Violent, sure. It’s about a voyeuristic battle royale. But “anti-family”? Come on people.
Read the CNN article.
-o- Kids hating classic books on Twitter -o-
Do everyone a favor and hate on them for awhile. Here’s the collection from Publisher’s Weekly.
-o- 20-year-old student lands 7-book deal with Rowling’s publisher -o-
Because we always love waiting for the next best. Seriously though, all power to her and I hope her books make me as happy as Rowling’s did. Here’s the article from the Daily Mail.
-o- Cooking this week -o-