Important Academic Lessons From the World of Tumblr

We could definitely learn things by “reading books” or “taking classes” or whatever, but wouldn’t it be more interesting to just scroll through Tumblr until we found some posts that taught us things?

That’s what I do, and now I have an absolute wealth of dubious, fascinating knowledge with which to annoy my friends at parties!

Check out these twelve incredible topics I learned all about from the Humans of Tumblr.

12. Psychiatry and diagnostics

Back in my day, we didn’t have all this dark matter! You kids and your quantum physics!

11. Economic theory

Turns out very few of us are happy about anything ever but we all need money. Who knew.

10. Psychology and mortification

This is literally why I cannot watch the first couple seasons of The Office.

9. Currency and debt

It’s almost like we have a system designed to make money trickle up.

8. Personal motivation

The voice in our head has much to teach us, and I don’t wanna hear a word of it.

7. Mexican-Japanese history

I smell a smash hit HBO series in the works.

6. Biblical literature

Blessed are the meek, for they will have righteous gains.

5. Marketing and sexuality

Come on Barbie, let’s go party.

4. Photography and cultural etiquette

I would buy rice from this man any day of the week.

3. Literary analysis

Once upon a time…

2. Locomotion and human enterprise

Can’t stop won’t stop.

1. Grammatical structure

I’m going to need this entire post to just get out.

I think this list basically counts as some kind of undergraduate degree. You’re welcome.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned on the internet recently?

Tell us in the comments.

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Memes that Define Our Beautiful, Weird American Education

Are you a victim…I mean…product of the American education system?

I’m so sorry. I sympathize.

I literally didn’t even know biological evolution was a real thing until college. We’re not exactly killing it when it comes to education and properly preparing kids for life. But what we ARE killing it in is making funny memes about our frustration with what we’ve learned and how we’ve learned it. And maybe, just maybe, that was the real lesson all along. (What?)

Anyway, I never learned how to write a proper introduction paragraph so here is memes now:

10. High expectations

Why can’t you be more like your imaginary brother?

9. Pop culture knowledge

All that education and this is what could have earned the guy some actual money.

8. It’s electric

All lessons should be taught in this form.

7. Doesn’t measure up

“It’s not a good way, but it’s our way.” – America

6. Business etiquette

Learn the rules for personal and professional success from this one movie.

5. Ding dong dorm

To be fair, there wasn’t much money left after spending $4,000 on 3 textbooks.

4. State of play

This meme literally just reminded me that Delaware exists.

3. The universal answer

It’s the powerhouse of education itself.

2. Big problems

“Kyle has 23 pineapples. Showing your work, solve for why.”

1. Crunching numbers

Remember, water freezes at Christmas degrees fire hydrant.

We may not have learned much in school, but at least we know how to meme.

What’s your biggest gripe about how you got learned?

Tell us in the comments.

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Posts That Show the Difference Between High School Teachers and College Professors

There are many differences between high school and college.

Freedom, living on your own for the first time, the list goes on and on. But one of the major things that is different in that transition is your teachers.

You’re on your own now, baby! No one reminding you of the assignments you need to turn in, no one hassling you about incomplete work, and no one threatening to call your parents.

College professors are a whole different breed and if you don’t get in line with their attitude, you might be left behind…or at least very confused…

Let’s take a look at some funny posts about the difference between high school teachers and college professors.

1. Be thankful…

It didn’t really work out that way, did it?

2. You’re gonna get an earful.

No doubt about that.

3. A totally different story.

Oh, Ms. Johnson, give it a rest.

4. Oh yes, they will!

It gets easier…in some ways.

5. The professor is watching you.

There is no escape! Ever!

6. Talking to the kids on Snapchat.

How’s that for laid back?

7. Speaking the truth.

They are free spirits, that’s for sure.

8. The great trailmix disaster.

Sorry about that…

9. You’re in for a real treat!

I wish I could do it all over again!

10. Some of it is definitely a joke.

You’ll learn all about this!

11. No more taskmasters.

And that’s a good thing!

12. Try to explain that one…

I didn’t think you’d be able to!

13. Let the good times roll!

And let the jokes roll, too!

Did you notice a big difference when you made the leap from high school to college?

Talk to us in the comments and tell us about your experiences.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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High School Teachers and College Professors Are Pretty Different and Here’s the Proof

Did you attend college after you graduated from high school?

If you did, you probably noticed quite a few differences.

It’s all up to YOU now and you won’t have anyone hassling you and reminding you about what’s needed to get the ball rolling…and for it to keep going…unless you give your parents a call…

And you’ll also notice that college professors are LAID BACK. Hey, it’s a much different lifestyle than teaching high school.

Professors pretty much do what they want, when they want, and you need to be along for the ride…because it is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.

Let’s take a look at some funny tweets about the differences between high school teachers and college professors.


1. How did that work out?

All that strictness for nothing!

2. Oh yes, they will!

Putting up with all kinds of shenanigans.

3. This guy is out of control!

And that’s a good thing!

4. Just because…

Don’t even worry about it!

5. Get it together!

On second thought…

6. Letting all kinds of stuff slide.

Just keep it sliding!

7. Hahaha. This is good.

As the youths say…

8. You got a little bit of credit.

So it wasn’t all terrible.

9. This is epic.

This prof went the extra mile, for sure.

10. So very true.

Thamks a lot…

11. We all need sleep.

Even professors, ya know?

12. This professor is not messing around.

Did you learn a lesson here?

Those tweets sure do speak the truth.

And now it’s your turn!

Tell us about your high school vs. college experiences in the comments.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Teachers Shared Students’ Weird Responses When They Were Asked, “Tell Me a Fun Fact About Yourself”

Kids can be just plain weird.

And teachers REALLY know that to be a fact. Because they deal with those little weirdos…I mean adorable children…on a daily basis.

And the weirdness really comes out when the kids are asked to share something about themselves, which I’m sure you remember fondly.

Let’s see what people on AskReddit had to say about this.

1. Drunk dad.

“I had a student tell me that sometimes his dad got drunk and asked his mom for things.

As I was starting to tell him he didn’t need to elaborate any further, he continued with “like soup and he yells it like ‘soooooooooup’” it took every bit of restraint to not laugh.

It’s been years and years since that happened but I still laugh when I think about it.”

2. Takes the cake.

“I teach middle school, This one still takes the cake.

That his mom and dad have the same parents. I asked him to clarify because I didn’t understand what he was saying and he said “I only have one set of grandparents, they had the same parents”

I quickly moved to the next student so no one else would realize that this kid just told the class that his parents were siblings…

I talked to him about it the next day in private and he said that he got it mixed up, his parents don’t have the exact same parents, they shared a dad…

I felt so much better when the mom called me to let me know her elderly step-father married her husband’s elderly mother. still weird, but much better.”

3. Wow.

““My arm is F*CKED y’all” in the deepest southern drawl and proceeded to wildly swing his “f*cked” up arm around.

He was 12, had Erb’s palsy and also got detention that day.

He might be one of my fav students.”

4. That’s odd.

“Student told me that there is a chapter dedicated to him in a dental surgery textbook because of a very rare disorder that he had as a child.

I may still have that essay.”

5. Oh, no!

“During an introductory activity for my new class, a boy, aged 9, got up and said ‘My dog has to wear a cone on its head because dad had his bollocks cut off!’”

6. Don’t ask any more questions.

“Kid in my kindergarten class said “My pee-pee fell off at Disneyland”

I didn’t ask any follow up questions.”

7. Horrible.

““I found my dad who hung himself”

From a fifth grader.”

8. Family drama.

“A few years ago on the first day of school, this kid in one of my classes casually answered, “I have a restraining order against my Dad.””

9. Too much info.

“‘My dad clogged the toilet this morning and that’s why I’m feeling frustrated’ -5 year old child.

I will say the question was “how are you doing this morning?” But I could barely keep from laughing out loud!”

10. Starting early.

“A young girl, who seemed uninterested, said, with no hesitation, that she can chug an entire bottle of beer.

She got expelled later that year for keeping drugs in her locker.”

11. Shane.

“This guy in my class named Shane has this medical condition that causes him to grow tons of hair at an early age.

Full beard in middle school.

He would say “I’m Shane and I’m Very Hairy.””

12. You know what that is.

“A student once told my wife that her daddy had a special device that he had to blow into to start his truck…”

13. That’s awkward.

“We would do this weekly “how was your weekend” sort of thing where we’d sit in a circle and share.

This one girl casually goes “I found out that my biological father didn’t want me” in a super nonchalant tone and everything.

I still remember the awkward tension.”

14. Don’t say that!

“I said “my dad steal cars.”

It was something my parents always told us growing up as a joke. The teacher just laughed and said “that’s nice”.”

What’s the funniest or weirdest thing that you’ve heard a kid say?

Tell us in the comments!

We’d love to hear from you!

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Science Memes That Will Make You Smart…Maybe

Science. What is it, exactly?

And how the heck does it work? Does it want to be my friend? And can it make me rich, somehow? These are the questions we’ll be exploring today on our journey through the cosmos of science memes.

Come aboard our ship of the imagination, and cruise the dank depths of human knowledge.

10. Breathe free

This is why Plankton on Spongebob is always struggling so much.

9. K

I think we might be putting a little too much pressure on this one little letter.

8. Hot take

I may not be the smartest, but you’re an absolute zero.

7. Stellar work

Another star’s career ruined by chemicals. Sad.

6. Genetic love

I’m going to plant a seed of affection.

5. Quantum of solace

If you think you understand it, you’re wrong.

4. Fun guy

Don’t you leave him behind, you monster.

3. Bright ideas

You made this? I made this.

2. Tough work

I mean, sure, they’re experts who have dedicated their lives to studying these things, but I also saw a Facebook meme, so.

1. The hard truths

The laws of nature are tough but fair.

I feel smarter already! But in all seriousness – please listen to experts when they tell you science stuff. Please? Before we ruin everything forever? Thanks.

What’s your favorite science fact?

Tell us in the comments.

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People Share Advice They’d Give to Kids Who Are Starting High School

When I was starting high school, one of my older sisters sat me down and gave me all kinds of advice about what I should do so I’d have the best experience possible.

Join this club, avoid this type of kid, study hard, etc.

Of course, I didn’t listen to anything she said and I didn’t actually follow any of her advice, but I really, really appreciated her effort.

Hahahaha. Oh well.

But…maybe in hindsight, I should’ve listened to her.

Here’s what wise folks had to say on AskReddit to kids starting high school.

1. Haters gonna hate.

“Enjoy your personal relationships but never let any negative interactions affect you too heavily. That’s way easier said than done but in all honesty you will never see most people you encounter during your HS days again after graduation.

Let the haters hate, you be you. Use this time to learn what you like, explore your options — most importantly try to be yourself without caring what other people think!

Again, that won’t be easy but if you can do it you’ll thank yourself later.

We’re rooting for you.”

2. Find a balance.

“It’s going to feel like the most important time of your life, and the most emotional time of your life.

But, what’s important is finding a balance between grades and friends and work (if you end up working). Some classes will feel pointless, and they are, but remember there is an end and it’s important to try and get through them.

It’s those skills, learning how to study and how to get through things you don’t like, that will serve you better than pretty much anything you actually learn in school.”

3. Keep the good ones.

“Good friends –real good friends– will push you to be your better self, encourage good habits, and want the best for you.

Anyone who tells you to act against that is an *sshole.

Stay away from them.”

4. We all do stupid stuff.

“Forgive yourself when necessary. It’s high school, you’re probably going to do something stupid.

If you have even a remote interest in joining something, try it out, but don’t be ashamed if it ends up not working out and you end up quitting.

Basically it’ll be way easier if you are able to forgive yourself easily.”

5. Get involved.

“Get involved in some extracurricular activity like tennis or theatre or debate or swimming or something you’re interested in.

You will make friends and it’s really nourishing to be a part of a community.”

6. Don’t sweat it.

“Almost everyone you think is important, cool, or attractive, you will never think about again after you graduate.

I know it’s really hard to do this right now, but try not to care very much about other people’s opinions.

You do you.”

7. Very rare.

“He/She is (most likely) not “the one”.

That first love will sucker punch your decision making skills, no matter how level headed or mature you are.”

8. Good tips.

“Pay attention to the way your friends talk about your mutual friends to you. This is exactly the way they speak of you to them.

If you have a secret that you don’t want to get out, don’t tell a single person. No, not even your best friend. Nobody.

If your parents have concerns about someone you’re dating or one of your friends, pay attention and listen to them. They are rarely wrong about this.

Overall, just try to have fun and grow. You will fall into the rut of “this sucks I can’t wait to graduate” but you will miss some of it eventually.”

9. Get it done!

“Get your work done.

Don’t put it off, don’t make excuses. Get IT DONE. Approximately 86.4% of your grades will be the work you turn in. You can’t get out of it. You can’t lie about it.

And I promise, you’ll feel better having time at home to do what you like, rather than being punished for not doing what you were supposed to do at school.

Be serious about the work, and you’ll find that your teachers will respect you for it.”

10. Remember to be nice.

“Be yourself.

Joining clubs or extra-curricular activities are great ways to make friends who share your interests.

Keep good hygiene habits. You do not want to be labelled the “smelly kid”.

Keep your grades up, but don’t panic if you don’t have a 4.0 GPA only the most prestigious colleges require someone to have a high GPA. Chances are, your college of choice will not require a 4.0 GPA for admission.

Be nice to people.”

11. Good point.

“I don’t think you should get involved with marijuana and drugs in high school. Your brain is still developing and it’s easy to fall into addiction at that age.

It can easily consume your life. But…

If you decide to ignore what I’ve said and you decide to get involved with that sh*t anyway, take half.”

12. Not like the movies.

“High school is so romanticized in movies and the media, and although it’s possible to have a great high school experience, don’t try to compare it to the portrayals in movies.

It doesn’t have to be the time of your life, and I don’t think you want it to be. Use high school to get prepared for college, and if you make some friends along the way, even better.”

13. Get busy.

“If you can handle AP classes, take them.

If you can’t handle AP classes, take dual credit classes.

Apply for every single scholarship that you can qualify for, because once you’re not a graduating senior, they all disappear. My sister and I both had some of the best grades at our school.

Her bachelor’s degree was 3 years, living on campus, for free. Mine was 6 years, living at home, working, paying my way through.”

14. Be yourself.

“Don’t compromise yourself just to be included in a certain group.

Don’t try to force an interest, pretend to be a fan of something you aren’t into, whatever.

Genuine friends will be made naturally.”

Do you have any good advice for the young men and women who are starting high school?

Sound off in the comments and help mold some young minds!

Thanks in advance!

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What Advice Would You Give Students About to Start High School? Here’s What People Had to Say.

High school is a special time in a young person’s life.

You make new friends, have all kinds of new experiences, and, for some of us, it sets us on a path to what we’re going to be like for the rest of our lives.

So we want you young whipper snappers out there to sit up straight, pull up your pants, and listen to what these people have to say. Because they’ve been there and done that.

Here are some tips from folks on AskReddit.

1. It’s true.

“You don’t need to impress everyone.

Pretty much everyone you meet in high school won’t matter in your life after you graduate.”

2. Listen up!

“School drama is a fruitless endeavor that will likely only leave you stressed and exhausted. Your mental effort is far more effectively spent following what you enjoy rather than worrying about if jack is going out with susie or what Dylan said to Michael.

Find something you enjoy, and follow that; you’re far more likely to find people you enjoy being around when you can start with a common ground. If you like anime, find an anime club. If you like sports, try out for a team. Theatre? High school is a great time to try it out.

Kind of piggybacking off of that last point: high school is a point where you start to get more options. You have the opportunity to try new things and you may be surprised if you go out of your comfort zone.

I decided to try volleyball for the first time my freshman year, and I ended up playing every season through high school and making some of my best friends. It’s important to follow what you like, but don’t be afraid to try new things as well.

High school is important because it’s a time when you start to try to figure out who you are; don’t box yourself in.

Work hard and don’t procrastinate. I know it’s easy; it’s amazingly, devilishly easy to put something off “till x”. You will save yourself so much stress and pain if you do a little bit at a time and be regimented and disciplined in that. I guarantee you’ve heard this but it’s so incredibly true.

Get sleep. Sleep is amazingly important, and it should be a priority. People will almost brag about not getting enough sleep like it’s a measuring contest. It’s not cool, it’s just unhealthy and you will be so much happier for getting enough sleep.

Coffee is not an adequate substitute for head-on-pillow sleep, do your best to get as much as you can.”

3. Be excellent to each other.

“Be really kind to people.

You’re young and you may have sh*t you’re going through, but you will learn later in life that some of the people you don’t expect are going through some really deep sh*t too.

Be kind, be patient, be forgiving, don’t start drama, don’t participate in gossip. Forgive yourself too. Growing up is difficult, don’t be too hard on yourself for mistakes.

Be nice to your teachers… they have a hard job and it’s much harder with all this Covid stuff. Everyone deserves a little extra grace right now.”

4. Find a good balance.

“Don’t take everything too seriously.

Do Dual Enrollment. APs are fine but sometimes colleges don’t take the credit.

Get in a good study habit/good time management. You’ll be thanking yourself in college.

But also, have fun. I met some of my best friends to this day in my junior year of high school (graduated from undergrad recently). So don’t be afraid to branch out. Meet new people by classes, or by joining clubs.”

5. Pay attention to this one.

“If you’re struggling, tell someone.

Keep reaching out until someone really hears you. Have a sports injury? Don’t ignore it so you can play in the big game… you might put yourself out for the rest of the season. Starting to feel like your mental health is slipping? Address it right away.

The sooner you start working on building healthy mental habits, the better. Struggling with schoolwork? Ask for a tutor, go to extra help sessions, tell a teacher/counselor (trust me… deadlines can be moved/adjusted for someone who needs it, even if your teacher acts really serious about them during class).

And, preferably “make good choices” and all.

BUT if you’re going to make some iffy choices, remember to rule of nothing permanent: nothing that could result in brain damage, permanent injury, or an arrest record.”

6. Make friends.

“Make friends with people in the grades above you.

Widening your social circle early will make a big difference in the long run.”

7. Do what you want.

“Be brave.

A lot of us have regrets about what we didn’t do in high school that we should have done.

Try to overcome your fear.”

8. I wish I did this.

“I never see anyone mention this advice, but I am SO GLAD I did this. Make a book of memories!

Like, whenever you come home after having a really fun day with your friends or something, try to write down everything you remember about the day.

All the funny jokes that were said, the places you went, and just how much you enjoyed it (I made mine on a Google Doc). When I started making this, I honestly thought that I wouldn’t forget that stuff and that it wouldn’t be that interesting for future me to read, but man was I wrong.

I have so many memories and funny moments saved because of that. After 3 years, I now have 100 pages worth of pure gold that really help take me back to all the good memories I had, and I will have them stored forever.

Trust me, it’ll seem tedious and pointless to record the little moments of fun days you had for now, but in the future you’ll be so glad you did it!”

9. That stuff can wait.

“Don’t do drugs or drink.

Enjoy being a kid, find an extra curricular activity you enjoy and just enjoy what you can in high school.

The reason I said this is because I did drugs and drank in high school and I always think I would be better off if I didn’t do them that young.

Like, I would be more emotionally mature and not have such bad mood swings had I not messed with my physiology so young.”

10. Get involved.

“Find clubs/sports/activities that you love and get involved with them!

It’ll feel more fulfilling and help you work on skills that could come in handy in the future.”

11. It doesn’t last long.

“Ignore most of what happens socially.

Real life starts AFTER high school. See those cheerleaders over there that think they are hot sh*t? Most of them will be living off their former cheerleader memories for YEARS. This is their pinnacle.

You will leave them far behind in the dust. See that popular guy? He will cry like a baby on graduation day and claim these were the best years of his life. For him maybe. Not for you. Everybody claims they are having s*x. They aren’t.

Don’t worry. It’s way better when you are in college and beyond. See that quiet outsider. They are part of an interesting sub-group. There are a lot of them. Get to know some. They are going to be amazing long term friends. Don’t want to go do something but feel pressured?

Call your parents. When they say yes, hang up and pretend you were just grounded. Curse them out to your friends then go home, get a great meal cooked by your parents and watch your fave Netflix. High school is primarily a prep for college or trade school or work. No rush to make any decisions. Learning is lifelong.

Don’t have kids!!!!!! Expensive and time consuming!!! Travel if and when you can on school trips. Worth it!!! Music, drama, sports, extra-curricular activities – try some.

Make time for downtime. Volunteer at your local zoo or anywhere you have a passion. Read books! You will find your tribe and it might be after high school. That is OK!!! Ignore social media. Better yet, never respond on it or send your picture out. It’s overrated and frankly, people look happy for that one minute but they are mostly not happy.

Be really happy and ignore it.”

12. It’s important.

“Listen, listen, listen.

To your teachers, superiors, bosses, everyone.

Sometimes, you’ll get some nice stuff out of it.”

13. Good stuff.

“Make the most of it! The amount you learn and how much you enjoy yourself are more in your hands than you might realize.

I just graduated from a high school in Texas as valedictorian. I was in the band and on the robotics team, and quite active academically. Here’s my advice:

Learning > Grades. Always. I had great grades, but the reason I did so well was because I focused on actually getting a deep understanding of what I was doing. You’ll enjoy your time more if you focus on real understanding of concepts instead of just doing what you need to do to get that hundo.

Taking care of business (turning things in on time, checking the rubric boxes) will take care or 80% of your grade-related concerns. Don’t put yourself through unnecessary stress just by not getting your stuff done.

Your teachers aren’t the only ones who can help you learn. It’s very good for you and your peers to teach and guide each other – the best way to know if you understand something is to try to explain it.

Your friends and classmates aren’t the only ones you can go to for non-academic help. If you’re going through emotional trouble, your teachers and counselors are more willing to help (or even just listen to you) than you might think. Don’t bottle things up.

Do the activities that you love, not the ones that you think colleges will love. High school is the time to explore your interests, however niche or unusual.

Know that you can be happy in a relationship or not. If you wanna go out, ask them! If you don’t feel ready to do that, that’s ok!

Find the amount of rigor that works for you. It’s good to challenge yourself, but it’s 100% ok to lighten your academic or extracurricular load if it’s so much you can’t enjoy life.

Hope this helps!”

14. Words of wisdom.

“Practice better self reflection, stay quiet, listen more than you speak, and actually think about what you’re doing/saying/thinking/feeling.

I had way too many instances where I looked back at myself and just thought “What the f*ck was that?”

Also, you should know, when you’re stressed your rational decision making skills drop quickly, even if you think you’re fine, you’re probably not. I won’t tell you to talk with someone(god knows I never did) but each day when you get home take a look at everything you did and said, and try to reason out why without emotional justification.

Don’t be afraid to keep a daily journal. I know it sounds lame, but it will help you keep track of your thought patterns and stressors.

Don’t feel embarrassed to apologize for your (re)actions, even if the other person doesn’t.”

What advice would you give to kids that are starting high school?

Tell us what you think in the comments!

Please and thank you!

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