Day (438) – Like This and Like That

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Last night while I was laying in bed getting ready to go to sleep, I felt this almost physical pressure that I don’t think I will ever forget. I looked up a the ceiling and felt it in my arms and then in my face. Everything felt like it was a thousand pounds. For a few minutes, it felt like everything was pushing me down into my bed…like a big machine press. And then, the feeling that I will never forget. It was as if something was pulling me up out of it, like dragging a piece of paper out of the stack with your fingertips. Seconds later…it was gone.

I’m not exactly sure what is going on with me right now, but I guess that is half the surprise. I couldn’t explain it to you…it couldn’t really describe it…it just is. Maybe it will pass, maybe it will…

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Your weekend reading: The wrong kind of Caucasian, the graduate school question, and how the Internet ruined everything

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A weekly round-up of interesting, weird and useful reads from around the interwebs.

In “The wrong kind of Caucasian,” Sarah Kendzior critiques the media for its tendency to demonize an entire country based on the violent acts of a few individuals. [Al Jazeera]

“The Internet: A Warning from History,” or how the Internet ruined everything. Just watch it. [The Poke]

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Just what are the kids typing and texting these days? How the oblique stroke / became the written word “slash.” [Lingua Franca] To find out more about the new grammar of texting, watch John McWhorter’s talk, “Txtng is killing language. JK!!!” »

Ah, the glory of academia, the life of reading and luxury. Or, the horrors of a life of anxiety and uncertainty? A great read about the impossible question of graduate school. [New Yorker Blog]

Scripps Research Institute scientists…

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Achieving what you want

Everyone has goals, dreams hopes, desires, whether we know it or not. We have goals to keep our current job, or to get a better, more fulfilling one. We have goals to save for the future, or to travel, take a vacation, or purchase the things we need and want that we think will make life more enjoyable. Top achievers are intentional and focused on their goals, while many of the rest of us are not.

Wording, structure, timing and format of a goal can make taking it from dream to reality much easier. People who regularly accomplish their goals understand the basic skills for setting and reaching their goals, every time! They know how to design goals that create success. Over the next few days we’ll go through the top 10 steps to set and achieve your goals