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Adulthood: Mourning the Past

Cross posted from We Got So Far To Go I’ve been having a lot of ennui about being an adult lately. This is not uncommon. Twenty somethings excel at ennui and not wanting to be adult. But there appears to be more to this ennui than simply being overwhelmed or …

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Calorie Counting: Yay or Nay?

CN: Diet and weight loss The best way to lose weight is to eat less calories and burn more calories, so counting calories just makes sense, right? So many people have used calorie counting, it must work. The government is demanding calorie labels on everything, so it’s probably something we …

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Reality Checks: Renata Kallosh, Nigh Vision Contacts, and Captain America’s Shield

As we’re celebrating the validation of “chaotic inflation,” let’s not forget the contributions of another theoretical physicist, Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde’s wife. (via Medium) New sensor could pave the way for night vision contacts? (via D-brief) Fred Phelps is dead. (via NPR) Using physics to determine the weight of Captain …

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What Do Gravitational Waves and Towels Have in Common?

You’ve probably heard by now of the discovery of gravitational waves from the very early universe that lend credence to the idea that in the first fraction of a fraction of a second the universe expanded at an alarming rate. It’s kind of a big deal. Like, Higgs boson big …

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Exams, stress and expectations

Content description: Discusses depression in relation to school and examinations. Briefly acknowledges an eating disorder.   I’m currently a first year undergraduate studying zoology, something I have been working towards since secondary school (high school for those in the US). Yet still I find myself hating parts of what I …

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Thanks For Proving Our Point

In light of the recent DDoS attack, I’d like to say something, something that’s always on my mind when feminists are targeted like this. Guys, whoever you are trying to take down these sites, including this one, you’re proving our point. This goes far beyond DDoS. Every time you threaten …

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Medication: Remember to Ask Questions

This weekend I had a rather harrowing experience. I woke up on Saturday morning…well that’s not quite correct. I tried to wake up about five times on Saturday morning, couldn’t open my eyes, sort of fell out of bed and dragged myself into the living room and realized that I …

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Don’t Panic: Quick Writing Tips for When the Essay Strikes Back

Well, the Christmas break is over for the majority of us and for teens that means back to school, back to college, or back to work if you’re one of those lucky people who has money to spend. While Christmas was great, I’m sure it isn’t just me who is …

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