Deep Cuts, Procrastination

Deep Cuts for the Holidays

Fun Stuff First!
Someone complied some really awesome things that happened this year and it is beautiful (and kawaii).
Into the Unknown from Frozen 2 in 29 Languages
Animals Being Extra – my newest YouTube playlist for when you just can’t

HasanFest December:
Why billionaires won’t save us
Don’t ignore the Asian vote with Andrew Yang and Corey Booker
Growing up Desi (I may have already posted this but oh well)
Bonus: Watch Hasan be super uncomfortable with thirst tweets

OliverFest December
Why Boris Johnson is Horrible (it’s not what you think)
Miss America Pageant (old but fantastic)
Sex Ed – with a celebrity and profanity-laden PSA at the end that you can send to your teen siblings/cousins on the DL.

Deep Cuts, Procrastination

(not so) Deep Cuts 10/14/2018

Apropos of our discussion about the internet and self-regulation in 347 (and the oncoming train of mid-terms) I give you apps:

Forest – An app that forces you not to jump around to lots of apps on your phone. Might be good if you are procrastinating on writing or coding (I’m looking at you, 358).

Thrive at UT – Developed for the UT Counseling Center. Lots of interesting features. Free.

Gratitude – Claims to “rewire” your brain through encouraging daily gratitude practice. Yeah, no. But I enjoy it and the interface is kind of cool and lets you be artsy with it. I only tend to journal my weirder dreams and stressful moments, so this is more pleasant to look back on ūüôā

Stop, Breathe, & Think – One of the many subscription-based meditation apps. This one looks a bit more flexible and affordable than some of the others.

This week in Procrastination:

Hot Ones РA press-tour stop for celebrities where they have to eat increasingly firey wings while being interviewed. Oddly addictive.  Chrissy Teigen is the undisputed king.

Try Channel – No, not the Try Guys. Irish people trying mostly odd foods or watching stuff and swearing in ways that even I haven’t thought of.


Writing Resources

UT Online Writing Lab
UT Policy on Academic Dishonesty 
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue Shortcuts

Fun with Grammar and Grammar Apps

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