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Taylor Swift Befriends Julia Roberts At Toronto International Film Festival Taylor Swift made her first-ever red carpet appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, flashing some skin in a white-hot backless dress. Though the 23-year-old singer hasn't added any more acting credits to her resumé since a cameo appearance on "New Girl" this past year, she did contribute the song "Sweeter Than Fiction" to "One Chance," which premiered at TIFF last night. For her very "first Toronto Film Festival experience" it seems like the pop star had a fantastic time: She looked amazing in a sexy backless dress: She was somehow still surprised by all her fans: And she met Julia Roberts: Swift and Roberts were both at the after-party for Roberts' film "August: Osage County," when they were introduced to each other by none other than Harvey Weinstein, reports Lainey Gossip. Looks like they hit it off, and apparently even hit up the party's photo booth together. Also on HuffPost:

50 Tips for College Students I did the "extended tour" of college. From about 1991-2002. I did get 4 degrees, so at least I have an excuse. :) I've also been an adjunct professor, so I've also been at the other side of the classroom. 1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist. 2) Pizza - the ubiquitous college snack. 3) If it's either take out a loan or quit school, take out a loan. 4) If you can live harmoniously with someone in a 20×20 ft. space, you can do anything. 5) Flip-flops: Wear them in the dorm shower. 6) Always attend the *real* class, and use the Internet one for review. 7) If you are not a morning person, don't schedule classes for 7am. 8) Get involved on campus. 9) Too much socializing = bad grades. 10) If you are feeling overwhelmed, are having problems sleeping, or have gone through a breakup, visit your college's counseling center. 11) There are a lot of free activities on campus. 12) Many colleges have free tutoring centers on campus. 13) Sit near the front of class. 14) Attend the whole class. 47) Sleep.

Didactalia – colección de recursos y servicios educativos, en español Desde Gnoss nos presentan Didactalia, un nuevo proyecto educativo con servicios y contenidos basados en la Web de los Datos Abiertos y Enlazables. Didactalia presume de ser la primera colección de recursos educativos basada en búsquedas razonadas, permitiendo, según nos comentan, la consulta inteligente de más de 30.000 recursos educativos de calidad; la creación de clases y comunidades educativas; el desarrollo de PLEs (Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje); y la conexión entre profesionales con intereses comunes, entre otros servicios y contenidos. Existen materiales educativos de diversas materias, así como guías para estudiantes, padres y alumnos. Ayer os hablamos de Tiching, hoy de Didactalia… parece que los portales de recursos educativos en neustro idioma están en su mejor fase.

Why Lovin' the McRib Isn't Heart Smart - - TIME Healthland Blink and it’s gone. The ephemeral McRib sandwich appears at McDonald’s infrequently and only for a limited time. If you haven’t indulged in one yet, here’s what you’re missing: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80 — those are just three of the 70 ingredients (34 in the bun alone) that go into the BBQ pork sandwich, according to the restaurant’s website. These components are in small enough quantities to be innocuous. But it’s still a little disconcerting to know that, for example, azodicarbonamide, a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun. The compound is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive. LIST: Health-Washing: Is ‘Healthy’ Fast Food for Real? The McRib enjoys a bizarre cult following, in part because of its impermanence.

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Taylor Swift Now In Long-Distance Relationship With Curiosity Rover NEW YORK—Slowing things down after a string of on-again, off-again romances, sources confirmed today that pop star Taylor Swift is currently in a long-distance relationship with NASA’s Curiosity Rover. “Taylor is really serious about Curiosity, and even though the distance is tough, she’s determined to make the relationship work,” Defamer.com writer Katie Jensen said of the 23-year-old country crooner and the six-wheeled automated motor vehicle, nicknaming the couple “Trover.” “Taylor has visited Mars every chance she’s gotten, but she’s not crazy about the temperature, and would prefer it if Curiosity moved to L.A. at some point down the road. Still, she’s definitely in love and she would move to the Red Planet in a heartbeat if Curiosity asked her.” At press time, sources confirmed the infatuated Swift was sending private X-band radio waves to the rover’s UHF antenna.

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The Books of the Decade Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it. To be clear: there were plenty of bad books over the course of the decade, as well.

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