What To Know About The March For Science
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What To Know About The March For Science

Mark your calendars.

What Is It?
The March for Science is a march celebrating science and a call for everyone to "respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world" according to the march website. Basically, the march wants to bring attention to science and all the good that it does, especially now under a Trump presidency where science is being challenged.

When and Where Is It?
The March for Science will occur on April 22, a Saturday. Meeting at 8 AM, the actual march will start at 9 AM. The main march, like the Women's March in January, will be happening in Washington, DC on the National Mall. And like the Women's March, the March for Science has sister marches planned all over the country and world. Check out this list to see if there's a sister march near you.

Why April 22?
April 22 is Earth Day. Since climate change is such an important issue in the scientific community as well as a controversial issue in politics, it makes sense to hold a march celebrating science on Earth Day, a day that is all about helping the earth by recycling, planting trees, etc.

How Can I Lend Support?
The best way to support the march is to attend either the main march or a sister march. But another really great way to support the march is to educate yourself about the issues people are marching for. And of course, you can always support by donating to the march or purchasing from their store.

Why Should I Lend Support?
Science is really important for everyone. From vaccines to research to medicine, you're impacted by science every day. So even if you don't believe everything that science says, you should still want to support scientific endeavors because science impacts everything from medicine to food to the environment to even the cosmetics you may use. So supporting science is just a great way to show your appreciation for all science does and continues to do for everyone.

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Top Five Things You Should Know About Being a Science Major

Labs for life.

1. Hellooooo labs.

While all of your other friends are hopping around to their hour or two hour long lectures, you'll be slaving away in the lab for up to a good five hours at a time. As a science major, you will take countless lab classes and they will be long, there's no way around it, so prepare to bunker down in the lab for a decent chunk of your week and wear those goggles proudly!

2. Studying abroad can be tricky.

Science majors require labs, labs, and more labs, which are often tricky to take abroad. That, along with the heavy course load that these majors require, make it very difficult to squeeze in a semester abroad. That being said, if you go into freshman year knowing your major and really pile on the science classes right from the beginning, you can enjoy a semester over seas. In fact, this fall I'll be taking classes in Rome and I won't be taking a single science class!

3. It's competitive.

People with the tenacity to be a science major tend to be great students and often times very Type-A. This leads to science majors being extremely competitive. Majoring in the sciences is extremely difficult and requires countless different skills sets, don't get discouraged when that one pesky test gets the best of you, even if everyone else is talking about how well they did on it. Everyone hits a speed bump eventually, but I promise it's something you can recover from.

4. Life will, at times, be frustrating.

There will be times when it'll feel like your response to "Do you want to go out?" is automatically "I can't, I have to study" or even "I can't, I'll be in the lab", and it will be infuriating. You'll feel like all your non-science major friends are all out having so much fun without you and that you're stuck inside studying and studying for tests that you don't even feel confident you'll do well on. Push through! When you're stressed it always seems like it's going to be way worse than it turns out to be in the end.

5. The reward is worth it.

In the end, whether you go on to be a vet, nurse, doctor, PA, dentist, lab tech, scientist, radiologist, physical therapist, or even a teacher of the next generation of science majors, it will all be worth it. It's a difficult journey, but someone's got to do it, and it'll be worth it when you walk across the stage and get that diploma.

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10 Apps that Make You a Good Person

We need the karma!

We don't all have the money to donate or the time to volunteer for hours each week, but that doesn't mean we can't be good people.

Fortunately, there are apps that make it really easy to give and make a difference without actually doing much of anything. Here are my ten favorites. I challenge you to download at least one!

Charity Miles (on iTunes and Google Play)
Thanks to company sponsorships, this app donates money to a charity of your choice for each mile you walk, run, or bike. It'll motivate you to get off the couch and do good while also getting fit.

Donate a Photo (on iTunes and Google Play)
You can finally put your endless camera roll to good use - post a photo to the app and Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to a charity of your choice, up to once a day.

Feedie (on Google Play)
All you have to do is take a picture of your food at a participating Feedie restaurant and the restaurant will donate one meal to The Lunchbox Fund, an organization that provides food to children in need in South Africa.

Pay it Forward (on iTunes and Google Play)
The app provides a daily suggestion for a good deed and maps the good deeds completed around the world, adding a little kindness to your daily life.

PaperKarma (on iTunes and Google Play)
Junk mail is not only a daily annoyance, but also terrible for the environment. With PaperKarma, you can snap a picture of your junk mail and the app will automatically unsubscribe you from the sender's mailing list.

One Today (on iTunes and Google Play)
With a more traditional model, One Today allows you to donate $1 a day to a featured non-profit organization.

Buycott (on iTunes and Google Play)
This app allows you to take a survey on your values, scan barcodes while shopping, and determine if the company that makes the product supports your values or not, helping you make better buying choices.

Carticipate (on iTunes)
It's the environmentally-friendly version of Uber, coordinating shared rides for people who are going in the same direction. All you have to do is input where you are going and when.

VolunteerSpot on the Go! (on iTunes and Google Play)
Organize your volunteer activities, find volunteer opportunities and sign up, and track your hours all in one place. Spending an hour giving back is way more productive than yet another show on Netflix.

Donor Reminder (on iTunes and Google Play)
This app helps you find blood donation drives, sign up to donate blood, track your blood donations, and get rewarded for donating. Basically, it makes saving lives a little easier.

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A Day in the Life of a Science Major

I don't know how to pay taxes, but I do know every element in the universe.

There are a lot of stereotypes about science majors, and whatever you've heard is probably wrong. Never fear though, I'm here to tell the real story.

You wake up before the sun because 8 a.m. classes are practically a requirement for science majors. After hitting snooze a few thousand times, you finally realize that you can't skip class (I mean, skip one class and you're behind by five chapters). The three hours of sleep you got last night will have to do.

You reluctantly roll out of bed like a walker from The Walking Dead, brush your teeth and grab some kind of shitty breakfast because you're too poor to buy real food. You leave for class in the same thing you wore to bed, because being cute isn't really an option. You swing by Starbucks to pick up some life juice (Americano with an extra shot of espresso, no room) to keep you awake for the day.

After your classes, you head straight to your favorite study spot on campus equipped with highlighters in every color and approximately one hundred pages of notes.

Your friends always ask when your exams are, and you rattle off a date three weeks in the future. You usually get: "Ew, why are you studying for it now?" And you just smile because your friends clearly don't understand the pure torture that is a science exam. (Literally, any science exam. They're all hell).

And although you're constantly tired and suffer from a caffeine addiction, you wouldn't trade your major for anything. You've learned valuable knowledge through science and met a lot of nerds that you now consider some of your best friends.

Plus, you save a lot of money by never wearing makeup.

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Animals Screaming On Planet Earth 2 Is Something You Need To See


Planet Earth is one of the best shows out there. Our awesome world shown like we've never seen it, and the coolest parts about it.

Naturally, someone had to make it hysterical, and what better way than humanizing some of the animals? Never gets old. Laugh your ass off below!

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Spicer Says Press Will Decide Where Trump Donates His Salary

Can you say, "Planned Parenthood"?

During the election campaign, Donald Trump insisted that he would not accept a salary if he were elected. Once he won the presidency, he again repeated the claim.

However, according to federal law, the president must be given monthly payments totaling at $400,000. Therefore, instead of keeping the money he is required to be paid, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump will donate his salary at the end of the year to a charity.

The charity has not yet been decided, so Spicer called on journalists to help determine where the donation should go at the end of the year.

"The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps determine where it should go," Spicer said on the Monday, March 13 briefing, resulting in laughs from the press.

There has been no remark or proof of this donation from President Trump yet.

Journalists are taking up Spicer's offer on Twitter and are proposing possible charities, such as Planned Parenthood, Fisher House, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.