A College Is Looking For a Professor of Legos . . . and You Can Apply

A College Is Looking For a Professor of Legos . . . and You Can Apply

Want to make over $100,000-a-year playing with Legos? You actually might be able to pull it off . . . but you’ll have to hustle and probably do a LOT of lying on your resume.

The University of Cambridge in England is looking for a “Professor of Lego” to study Legos, figure out ways to incorporate them into education, and analyze the role of Legos and other toys in kids’ lives worldwide.

But there are two catches. One, the deadline to apply is tomorrow. And two, they’re looking for someone with an, quote, “outstanding research record of international stature and vision, leadership, experience, and enthusiasm.”

(BBC)

Ten Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Ten Ways to De-Stress Your Life

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A psychology teacher in California recently gave students a list of 101 ways to de-stress their lives.  Then one of them posted it online, and it’s going viral.

Some of the stuff on the list are bigger goals, like “do everything in moderation.”  And some are more specific, like “make extra keys.”  Here are ten more we liked . . .

1.  Get up 15 minutes earlier.  But make sure you get enough sleep.

2.  Don’t rely on your memory.  Write stuff down if you need to remember it.

3.  Say “no” more often.  Meaning don’t overcommit to stuff.

4.  Simplify your meals.  You don’t need everything to be gourmet and complicated.

5.  Break up large tasks into smaller tasks.

6.  Stop trying to “fix” other people.

7.  Look up at the stars.  It helps you put things in perspective.

8.  Pay attention to your breathing, and stretch.  Which is kind of what yoga is.

9.  Strive for excellence, but NOT perfection.

10.  Freely praise other people.  It’ll make you feel better about YOURSELF too.

 

(Buzzfeed)

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The Top 10 Things People Want More of in Their Lives

The Top 10 Things People Want More of in Their Lives

Photo Credit: Flickr | Westbroek | Happiness

Photo Credit: Flickr | Westbroek | Happiness

A new survey by “Huffington Post” wanted people to get all deep and asked them: If you could say, in one word, what you want more of in life, what would that be? Somehow, “tacos” didn’t make the top 10.

Here are the actual top 10 things people want more of in their lives . . .

  1. Happiness.
  2. Money.
  3. Freedom.
  4. Peace.
  5. Joy.
  6. Balance.
  7. Fulfillment.
  8. Confidence.
  9. Stability.
  10. Passion.

 

(Huffington Post)

5 Most Common Things We Wish We’d Done

5 Most Common Things We Wish We’d Done

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GoDaddy.com released a new survey yesterday on the most common “life goals” people have, but haven’t accomplished yet.

Overall, 76% of people said they haven’t made as much progress in their professional and personal lives as they’d like. And 66% said they currently feel stuck in a rut. Here are the five things people WISH they’d accomplished by now.

  1.  Starting your own business. It was the most popular answer overall.
  2.  Going back to school.
  3.  Taking a job outside the state or country you live in. Obviously you have to leave your friends and family behind to do it, so it’s risky.
  4.  Telling someone off. Which is weird, because does that really qualify as a “LIFE GOAL”? (???)
  5.  Traveling alone.

The other popular answers were proposing to someone . . . trying an extreme sport . . . and writing a book. And the top reasons people gave for NOT accomplishing their goals yet were money . . . not knowing how to start . . . lacking confidence . . . and not being able to get motivated.

(PR Newswire)

Are We All Brushing Our Teeth Wrong?

Are We All Brushing Our Teeth Wrong?

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There’s a dentist who says we’ve all been brushing our teeth wrong our whole lives. And I know it seems crazy to take this one guy’s advice over every other dentist in HISTORY, but let’s just hear this lunatic out, okay?

Most people brush, floss, then rinse. Or brush, rinse, then floss. Right?

Well, Dr. Matthew Lloyd is a dentist in England, and he says you should do the whole thing in REVERSE: Floss first to get food particles loose . . . then rinse with mouthwash . . . THEN brush your teeth.

Quote, “It’s better to remove plaque and food debris with floss before rinsing the bacteria away with mouth wash.

“Ideally, you should finish your oral care routine by brushing your teeth. That way, the toothpaste says in contact with your teeth and gums for longer and will provide better protection.”

(Good To Know)