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[caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignright" width="300"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-1915" src="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/sympathy_fry.jpg?w=300" alt="via Memebase" width="300" height="224" /> via <a href="http://memebase.cheezburger.com/tag/sympathy">Memebase</a>[/caption] You don't really "Like" everything your friends post on Facebook. Whether it's a commemoration of a recently deceased pet, a "_____ is now single" relationship update, or something that enrages your inner activist, there's plenty of potential interaction on social networks that isn't built into the native application. You might have heard the rumor that Facebook may be<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-considers-39-sympathize-39-button-054124809.html"> adding a "sympathize" button</a> for these sorts of situations. I'm here to tell you that, while weirder things have certainly happened, I wouldn't hold my breath for this new feature anytime soon. Why?
Back in the summer, the Oregon State Legislature agreed to a plan that would allow students to attend public universities and community colleges for free. In return, the student agrees to pay a small percent of his or her income after graduation.
How is doing research for a paper like procrastinating? Both existed before the internet, but now you can do them both so much faster.
There's a problem that always seems to be at the root of the debate over education policy: When do we standardize and when do we personalize? If we don't standardize enough, there's no guarantee that everyone will receive the same opportunities and the same basic education.
As the provisions in the Affordable Care Act start rolling out, the state of Colorado decided to spread awareness with one of the most confusing ad campaigns I've ever seen. <a href="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/keg_stand.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1853" src="http://blogdotbookbytedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/keg_stand.jpg?w=540" alt="keg_stand" width="540" height="540" /></a> Let's catalog this ad's many crimes against humanity:
Every year, there are a handful of costumes (usually something topical) that dominate Halloween. This is especially true in college, where the resources you have to throw together a decent costume are usually pretty limited. Here's our list of ten costumes, for Halloween 2013, you're basically guaranteed to see walking around this year, ranked on the Heath Ledger as Joker Terrifying Scale.
According to an article published in the science journal Nature, scientists from MIT and Harvard have managed to observe light photons as particles. That means that while light doesn't really have matter or mass in the way we normally understand it, it can still ...
Book banning always struck me as a special kind of terrible. Not necessarily because of direct harm done -- a student forbidden from reading, say <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i>, is not a different end result than just not having that book on the syllabus -- but because of the principle. There's no greater insult to the very idea of education and to the discerning capabilities of young minds than to say, "You students can't handle this book. You need to be protected from it."
In 1990, at the height of C&H's popularity, Watterson delivered the commencement speech at his alma mater, Kenyon University. It was an excellent speech on the variable definitions of success, lauding people who seek happiness and fulfillment in their work, even if that means turning down more profitable opportunities.