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A 75-year Harvard study found close relationships are the key to a person’s success. Having someone to lean on keeps brain function high and reduces emotional, and physical, pain. People who feel lonely are more likely to experience health declines earlier in life.

75-year Harvard study reveals the key to success in 2017 and beyond If you’re looking for a science-backed way to make 2017 a happy new year, there are other options besides reluctantly dragging yourself to the gym or thinking, “What should I change about myself?” A recent Harvard study, which examines almost a century’s worth …

A 75-year Harvard study found close relationships are the key to a person’s success. Having someone to lean on keeps brain function high and reduces emotional, and physical, pain. People who feel lonely are more likely to experience health declines earlier in life. Read More »

The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spirit of Troy The drum major of the Spirit of Troy wears a more elaborate uniform and conducts the band with a sword. The Spirit of Troy drum line at Navy Pier in Chicago, October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of …

The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More »

In 1992, a California middle school ordered teachers to cover up all “obscene” words in Fahrenheit 451 with black marker before issuing copies to students. The school stopped this practice after local newspapers commented on the irony of defacing a book that condemns censorship.

Fahrenheit 451 In the years since its publication, Fahrenheit 451 has occasionally been banned, censored, or redacted in some schools at the behest of parents or teaching staff either unaware of or indifferent to the inherent irony in such censorship. Notable incidents include: In 1987, Fahrenheit 451 was given “third tier” status by the Bay …

In 1992, a California middle school ordered teachers to cover up all “obscene” words in Fahrenheit 451 with black marker before issuing copies to students. The school stopped this practice after local newspapers commented on the irony of defacing a book that condemns censorship. Read More »

Robin Williams funded a scholarship at his alma mater, Juilliard, that saw a full-ride given to a student every two years. One of the people who won the award was future Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, who became the first person from her family to go to college

Jessica Chastain Reveals Robin Williams Gave Her a Scholarship to Juilliard It turns out two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, 37, has the late Robin Williams to thank for making it possible for her to study acting at Juilliard. In a Facebook post Monday, Chastain explained how Williams’ generosity changed her life. “Robin Williams changed my …

Robin Williams funded a scholarship at his alma mater, Juilliard, that saw a full-ride given to a student every two years. One of the people who won the award was future Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, who became the first person from her family to go to college Read More »

At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter.

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’ image copyrightAFP At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as …

At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter. Read More »

Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education.

Into the Deep End: Dartmouth’s Swim Test A closer look at Dartmouth’s swim test and what faculty and students on campus think of the issue Decades ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test in order to graduate. Today, only a few cling to this tradition, Dartmouth being one of them. Dartmouth’s swim …

Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education. Read More »

A New York University study found that people with easier-to-pronounce names have higher-status positions at work

13 surprising ways your name affects your success Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Getty Images What’s in a name? Potentially your future. A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from …

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Einstein failing a math exam is a myth. He failed the entrance exam to Zurich Polytechnic because he did poorly on botany, zoology and language sections.

Did Einstein really fail math? In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 26th president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt married Eleanor and the World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics. And, for four glorious months, Albert Einstein authored four papers that changed our understanding of the way the …

Einstein failing a math exam is a myth. He failed the entrance exam to Zurich Polytechnic because he did poorly on botany, zoology and language sections. Read More »

Check out Dennis H. Klatt, a computer scientist who programmed Stephen Hawking’s voice box. He tirelessly worked on the code while undergoing treatment for cancer, which eventually took his own voice, and his life. Hawking never changed his voice program, saying, “My friend Dennis’ voice is my voice”

Dennis H. Klatt Dennis H. Klatt Dennis H. Klatt (March 31, 1938 – December 30, 1988) was a noted American researcher in speech and hearing science. Klatt was the pioneer of computerized speech synthesis and created an interface which allowed for speech for non-expert users for the first time. Prior to his work, non-verbal individuals …

Check out Dennis H. Klatt, a computer scientist who programmed Stephen Hawking’s voice box. He tirelessly worked on the code while undergoing treatment for cancer, which eventually took his own voice, and his life. Hawking never changed his voice program, saying, “My friend Dennis’ voice is my voice” Read More »