Morning Cup of Links: Near-Death Experiences

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“I hold an advanced degree in Liverpudlian quartet arts.” That’s how I imagine Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy introducing herself now that she’s become the world’s first person to graduate with a Masters Degree in The Beatles.
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Who doesn't love a good octopus video? Our friend Maggie at Boing Boing has a special feature over there called everybody loves cephalopods, where she explains what makes these non-fluffy, non-mammals so appealing.
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If you watched the insanity that is Black Swan, or the brutal climax of 127 Hours, or the drug-addled tailspin of The Fighter and thought ‘This movie would be way better if these characters were played by kids,’ then you’re really weird. But you’re also in luck.
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Speaking of movies, the documentary filmmaker behind Super Size Me is hoping to increase his artistic credibility – by shamelessly selling it off to the highest bidder.
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If your part of the country has been clobbered by snow, then you really need to hit up Wikihow and learn How to Build A Snow Fort, How to Win A Snowball Fight, and How to Make Ice Cream with Snow.
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The author of the new book The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain has been gathering information about near-death experiences for three decades. In this article he shares some of what he’s learned.
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In honor of my brother-in-law – who has just completed his college application process – let’s take a look at 11 Offbeat College Essay Topics.

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January 28, 2011 - 2:44am
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