How to mess up your personal statement for graduate school or professional applications

When you applied as an undergraduate student, your personal statement probably didn’t make much of a difference, because undergraduate admissions are largely based on numbers (GPA, test scores, etc.). Graduate and professional school admissions are different! Your competitors will have test scores and grades similar to yours, because most people who are motivated to earn an advanced degree did well […]

How to discipline a Staffordshire with ease

Now that you have your cute new puppy, you will need to learn how to discipline a Staffordshire. The Staffordshire bull terrier is a very popular breed of dog in the US and UK. People love these puppies because they are very intelligent, they are full of energy and they are wonderful with people. The type of discipline you use […]

Week 1 NFL Power Rankings: From A Fan

As the first week of the NFL season came and went, some teams won, some teams lost, and some teams, like the Buffalo Bills, saw life in perspective. With only one game down and fifteen to play, it’s hard to understand who’s good, who’s bad, and who’s just awful. But, with our week one power ratings, we are trying to […]

Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired

This old Zen saying describes the way an apprentice practices Zen; without effort, without ambition (enlighten), without goals. . . just sitting in silence. In fact, Zen considers turning the goal into a disease of the mind! Quite a contrast to modern life, where without goals we would be rudderless boats adrift in a vast ocean of possibilities. We are […]

Keeping It Trendy: Wedding Gift Ideas for Fan Couples

Fandoms are online communities dedicated to a particular celebrity, television series, novel, or artist, to name a few. Even nuptials have their fair share of obsession. Wedding themes range from traditional motifs to the most modern and popular today. Thanks to social media, vlogs, and Pinterest, engaged couples can now personalize their nuptials with themes like Star Wars, Harry Potter, […]