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The Easiest Way to Lose 125 Pounds Is to Gain 175 Pounds. Better All that eventually became my normal.

The Easiest Way to Lose 125 Pounds Is to Gain 175 Pounds

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In the late 1990s, they began adopting no-loan policies to promote socioeconomic diversity. Princeton kicked things off in 1998. Amherst College followed in 1999 and has been a leader in creating diverse classes ever since. Spurred by a combination of blistering reports that documented the loss in human capital caused by financial barriers to college attendance and by politicians like Senator Charles E. While elite colleges have taken strides in financially supporting students previously left outside their gates, they have thought less about what that inclusion means for academic life, or how colleges themselves might need to change to help the least advantaged continue on their road to success.

Colleges lag in readying themselves for increasingly diverse student bodies, in part because they habitually get their new diversity from old sources. Biden, Alone in a Crowd - The New Yorker. When Vice-President Joe Biden arrived to tape “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” on Thursday, it had the makings of an ordinary, slightly decorous affair.

Biden, Alone in a Crowd - The New Yorker

Two nights earlier, the guest, Jeb Bush, had put in a serviceable performance: hands clasped, a look on his face that was only slightly terrified. Bush didn’t know how Colbert would play it, so Bush maintained the wary, affable bearing of a dad plucked from the audience to go onstage at a magic show. The secret to vacationing in the world’s ‘most dangerous’ places. By Aaron Sankin on May 24th, 2015 On March 26, 2014, Paul Luning packed up his desk at management consulting firm Bain & Company’s downtown San Francisco office and promptly went on vacation.

The secret to vacationing in the world’s ‘most dangerous’ places

Two days later, he was in Lahore, Pakistan, chatting with a teenager he met on the street. “Where are you from?” Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide. This happy-looking shot was taken in 1999, when I almost destroyed myself.

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide

In this post, I’m going to talk about suicide, and why I’m still on this planet. These are stories I’ve kept secret from my family, girlfriends, and closest friends for years. 'The Price Is Right' Played The Only April Fools Joke That People Actually Wanted. Junk Food Guy: Your Daily Snack of Junk Food, Pop Culture, & Awkwardness. Junk Food Nation, continuing on with my Vegas recap, I wanted to describe some of the characters I hung out with for the weekend.

Junk Food Guy: Your Daily Snack of Junk Food, Pop Culture, & Awkwardness

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35. We’re all for flexibility.

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

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Questlove recently paid a visit to New York’s Union Theological Seminary to sit in on a course taught by longtime maverick, educator and celebrated mind, Dr.

Questlove & Cornel West Talk Activism, Revolution + More For Interview Mag Okayplayer

Cornel West. Following the class, the pair sat for an in-depth conversation “about revolution, getting involved, and the rising price of soul food” for Interview Magazine. A self-described “jazzman in the life of the mind” and “bluesman in the world of ideas,” Dr. West dissects his biting public assessments of the Obama administration and Al Sharpton, referring to his criticism of “grassroots leadership” as an ongoing analysis of activism that finds him particularly concerned with his own role in it. Concord’s ‘Arpy’ Saunders remembered. Concord attorney Arpiar “Arpy” Saunders was a veteran of the noontime running group that met at the Concord YMCA.

Concord’s ‘Arpy’ Saunders remembered

It was there, in the men’s locker room, where he recruited the team of attorneys who went on to challenge the state over inequities in school funding that became known as the Claremont cases. Saunders died Tuesday at the age of 72. He is remembered both for his high-profile legal work and his kind, friendly personality. “Arpy was just so important to that litigation in planning strategies, deciding how to pursue different matters, trying to negotiate,” said Andru Volinsky. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Is, and Is Not, Writing About Race. Photo “You realize it’s backing up,” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins said casually, as I turned around, midstreet, to find myself within two inches of a moving car.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Is, and Is Not, Writing About Race

The Best GPS Running Watch. Why should I get one of these? My experience as a university distance running coach (and as the son of a former track coach) plus my 7 years of practice as a podiatrist have taught me a thing or two about running: chiefly, the importance of volume and intensity when it comes to improving fitness and avoiding injuries. As a coach, it’s easy to see the numerous ways that GPS watches could be of benefit to my athletes. One example is controlling the intensity of recovery-day runs.

Some athletes get into the bad habit of skipping their recovery days and running hard all the time, which can lead to fatigue and poor performance. A number of current GPS watches can provide feedback in the form of displaying mile splits or alerts to keep athletes honest on an easy day. Garmin Forerunner 220 - Black/Red: Electronics. Garmin Forerunner 15 Large, Black/Blue: Sports & Outdoors. Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Black/Red): Sports & Outdoors. The Commissioner « When Bob Ryan would begin writing a Celtics game story — a “gamer,” as it’s known in the trade — he’d look for a lede. An insight, a gag, a short scene.

Something he could extract from his brain before deadline that would give the reader a proverbial starting point. So let’s get to it. A fellow Boston Globe writer named John Powers once noticed that Ryan didn’t include many quotes in his game stories. Princeton University Shirts. The High Is Always the Pain and the Pain Is Always the High. On one of those steel-skied Manhattan winter mornings, when it seems like the city is encased by a slow-moving ironclad, I was sitting in the back seat of a Mercedes-Benz, eating a hot dog with two new friends. Exactly 44 $100 bills lay folded up in my wallet. I’d just met these two friends, both of whom had seen me pocket the cash, but I wasn’t much nervous. If they robbed me, I would see them again soon enough. As it happened, both were nice kids from Westchester County. RESULTS: NH Cross Country Festival 2014. Life Skills - 25 Essential Skills for Men. Life Begins At The End Quotable Canvas. Shop individual. Quotable B & W Cards Section I.

The Mecca in Decline « They sit in a Harlem church basement or a south Brooklyn deli, at an elite high school in Queens or a failing middle school on the Lower East Side, near Madison Square Garden or the Cage or the Rucker or some other calcified shrine, and they explain what their city has lost. Once, New York was home to more basketball talent than any other city on the planet. Funeral at Fenway « There isn’t any real point in following the 2014 Boston Red Sox anymore if you aren’t paid to do so. The lifeboats were seen pulling away vigorously at the deadline, when four-fifths of the Opening Day rotation wound up elsewhere, including ace Jon Lester in a transaction that may yet turn out to be either brilliant or a front-office debacle unlike anything seen since the team peddled Sparky Lyle for Danny Cater back in the dim times. It could be brilliant if Lester plays out his deal in Oakland and then re-signs with Boston as a free agent. However, this would appear to be a real possibility only if Lester’s agent were drunk; if the Red Sox determined they couldn’t afford Lester when they still had him under contract, then how are we supposed to believe they’ll pony up with half the teams in baseball bidding for his services?

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Editorial: A different kind of champion. Matt Bonner isn’t an American sports hero. Carry-On: How To Pack Like A Pro. Three Canadian Prisoners Escape in Helicopter: Police A helicopter swooped into a Canadian prison and carried three prisoners away on Saturday evening, police said. The men escaped from the prison in Orsainville just north of Quebec City, said Sgt.

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