SarahMakesYouSmarter: IDEAS

So I know I usually do this on Wednesdays BUT THIS VIDEO IS TOO EXCITING! I’ve watched it about 4-5 times now, and I’ve decided that it’s on my list of top 10 videos that made an impact on me (right up there with the Charlie Chaplin video….goosebumps forever.)

Please please PLEASE watch this full screen!

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SarahMakesYouSmarter

It’s WEDNESDAY, and you know what that means: SARAH GETS PAID AND HAS THE DAY OFF!!!!!

Oh. And also I try to make you smarter on Wednesdays.

That, too.

TODAY’S LESSON: CRASHCOURSE U.S. HISTORY with John Green

Quick preface: #1 New York Times Best Selling Author John Green is one of my heroes. This video I’m about to share is the first in a year-long series on U.S. History.

Now, some of you may be thinking, “Why on earth would I relearn U.S. History? I learned that in high school…YAWN.” The thing is, we learn subjects in high school, middle school, and even college (if college is your thing) and then what do we do? WE FORGET. Especially me. It’s learning new things, refreshing our minds on the old things, and seeing an old subject from a new point of view that really makes a person keep it together. It keeps you young and sharp and lovely.

 

Other relevant links:

John’s YouTube channels

vlogbrothers

crashcourse

…and then if you go to either of those pages, you’ll find links to John’s brother, Hank, and all his channels. John writes books, Hank plays music, they both make videos and send them to each other. You’re gonna love it.

Wondering how I should start signing off here,

Sarah

SarahMakesYouSmarter: Groundhog Day

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IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR MY SECOND-FAVORITE FEBRUARY HOLIDAY!!!!!

(My favorite being, of course, the day Girl Scout cookies are delivered. If you thought I was going to say “Valentine’s Day” then you are adorable in your navïete so I love you anyway, but I hate Valentine’s Day. More on that later, though.)

GROUNDHOG DAY!

GROUNDHOG DAY!!!

GROUNDHOG DAY!!!!!!

TODAY’S LESSON: C.G.P. GREY EXPLAINS WHY GROUNDHOG DAY IS SO DAMN FANTASTIC.

I really hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

You know what’s NOT in the mug? GUILT!

So it’s been a while since I’ve mentioned my ongoing, ever-vigilant

reverence for

friendship with

dependence on

love of

addiction to

ALL THINGS COFFEE.

In an attempt to supplement my web design-specific education with other subjects of the world, I’d like to start a series here on in the mug called

“SARAH MAKES YOU SMARTER”

wherein I want to share the things that I learn with all you lovely people! Since it’s currently Wednesday and I usually have the day off on Wednesdays, we’ll schedule your lessons for every Wednesday.

DON’T BE LATE!

TODAY’S LESSON: COFFEE, A HISTORY.

So there’s this fantastic YouTube channel by a guy named C. G. P. Grey and he teaches you (in short, easy-to-digest videos) all sorts of things. Today’s video is called ‘Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever.’ Enjoy!