Top 8 Sports Fails [Videos]

ESPN’s SportsNation has announced the winners of the first ever FAILy Awards. Here are the unlucky winners:

Japanese MMA Backflip FAIL

Bryan Carrasco Epic Soccer Flop FAIL

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15 Semi-True Things You’ve Probably Already Heard About Marijuana from Various Sources

Think you know everything there is to know about the world’s most popular recreational drug? Think again. Here are fifteen facts about marijuana that you probably didn’t know:

1. More People Use It Than You Think.

4.4% of the world’s population consume marijuana — about 190 million people — and .6% use it on a daily basis (22.5 million people). [source: pdf]

2. People have been using it forever.

Cannibis has been around for ages (at least since the stone ages). The earliest record of cannabis use dates back to China — the island of Taiwan. Tools unearthed in an ancient village bore a similarity to the kind of tools that were used to loosen cannabis fibers from their stems. [source]

3. It’s a multi-category drug.

Marijuana has the effect of a stimulant, depressant (much like alcohol), and hallucinogenic drug all at once. Stronger doses can even induce paranoia or strange visions. [source]

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4. It might prevent cancer.

A study by researchers at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute discovered that a compound called CBD, found in Cannabis sativa, can act as a form of therapy less toxic than chemotherapy, potentially stopping the spread of breast cancer. [source]

5. And…it might cause it.

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Make a Map of Your Future: From Freshman to Senior

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Deciding on your future can be a daunting task, especially right out of high school. In fact, many people feel that the major that they choose in college will be the path that they are on for the rest of their lives. This can be an overwhelming prospect. It leads to many people not making a decision on a major for a long time. Luckily, this does not have to be the case.

By making a career choice early on, your schooling does not lock you out of everything else for the rest of your life. In fact, there are many people that choose one career path to start out with, and then, in the future, decide to make a change.

Charting one’s career path is something that many people find to be very helpful in planning their futures. Luckily, it does not have to be set in stone. You can change it as you need to, as you grow and change in your life. Though, having goals and ideas of what you want in your life is important.

Make Goals

One of the best ways to start is to make goals. Coming up with goals and time lines in different aspects of your life help out immensely. Knowing that you want to own your own home by the time you are 25, for example, will help you to break things down further. Click to continue reading…

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7 New Skills College Students Must Acquire To Prepare For The Changing Workplace

It is difficult for any educator to prepare a college student for a world that does not exist yet. The world is constantly changing. What hard skills may be in demand now could become obsolete after a few years. Even the best college consultants may find this a challenge.

According to this recent report, CEOs, HR managers and recruiters are more interested in an applicant’s set of soft skills rather than their technical expertise. Here is a list of some of the most critical skills college students should have to improve their chances of getting employed after graduation. Click to continue reading…

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