1. Contradictions don’t make the world fall apart because Buddhism says so (or, I realized in my junior year that I would rather be studying math and religion).

    Philosophy, Barnard College of Columbia University

    "Logic, Ontology, and Contradiction in East Asian Buddhist Philosophy”

     


  2. Turns out society is screwed without fossil fuels

    Science & Technology Policy Studies, University of Sussex

    "An assessment of the relationship between energy, energy efficiency and economic growth: Heterodox models of growth and the extended coevolutionary perspective"

     


  3. If you don’t label your sh-t, you can’t find your sh-t.

     


  4. Spending all my money riding the subway and listening to good music

    Journalism, SUNY Purchase

    "Music Under New York: The History and Cultural Impact of Subway Musicians"

     


  5. Borrowing Victorian porn periodicals, children’s stories, and books on equine bestiality from the library will probably get you on a government watchlist.

    Literature, Colorado State University

    Taming Ginger: Unruly Femininity in Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty

     


  6. The EU legislative process is complex as fuck.

    LLM in European Legal Studies, Glasgow University

     


  7. Musicians are poor, corporations are rich, and Brazilians are cool.

    Ethnomusicology

     


  8. If you heat pieces of plastic bottle well enough, they melt.

    BSc, Physics

     


  9. You actually do learn something from school… but it doesn’t matter in the long run.

    Anthropology, Carnegie Mellon University

     


  10. Sometimes when people don’t say things, they don’t say things differently.

    Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz

    <i>Beyond Deep and Surface: Explorations in the Typology of Anaphora</i>

     


  11. I’m trying to predict the stock market and I don’t even know why anyone approved this.

    Computer Science, Kings College London

     


  12. Mo books, mo problems.

    Religion, Columbia University

    "Conversion by the Book: Buddhist Print Culture in Early Republican China"

    Read thesis: http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/item/ac:161473

     


  13. Love between Robots or Technology and Humans weirds people out.

    Communication Arts: Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    "I Believe in a (Human) Thing Called Love: The New Hot Topic in Science Fiction Film and TV"

     


  14. It usually helps when people take their medicine.

    Social Work, WCU

    "Remote Medication Management Systems: Potential Benefits for Polypharmacy and Rural Populations"

     


  15. BFFs are super important in making sure you’re not messed up as a kid.

    Psychology, Georgetown University