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Not just at electrostatics. But also at life, in general. He made his own self-improvement “Plan” with the following 13 virtues. Some of you should consider following it, or making your own. :p

  1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness and drink not to elevation. (What if you are already above sea-level?)
  2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation. (This is why I am mute 95% of the time. He said “trifling.”)
  3. Order: Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time. (Agreed? I cannot think of anything even remotely amusing or useful for this one. You got something?)
  4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. (“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle.) True story. :]
  5. Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself: i.e. Waste nothing. (Stop drinking that freakin Bling H2O. Actually, if you live in this area… and most other areas in the USA… you should not be buying bottled water at all. Honestly :|)
  6. Industry: Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions. (Wii, XBox 360, Blackberry, Facebook Addicts, etc.)
  7. Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly. (For most people, this translates into: Do not speak at all. Ever.)
  8. Justice: Wrong none, by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty. (What if someone REALLY has it coming? :o)
  9. Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. (Especially important when considering plastic surgery.)
  10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation. (Take a shower. Animal 😐)
  11. Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; Never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation. (YahYah! Health OR Offspring! Franklin was a pimp.)
  12. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. (Wardobe malfunctions, computer crashes – that’s what you get for buying that Compaq -, hanging chads, etc.)
  13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates. (Or me. >:] )

In all seriousness, an impressive list. Anywho, here are some of my favorite sites/apps which keep me in line:

Google (Yes, it gets its own category.)
Grand Central – Very cool. Let me know if you want an invite.
iGoogle – Makes me feel like Captain of the Starship Enterprise.
Notebook – Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of it. Has so many applications. Very useful if you’re doing research.
Docs – Convenient for when you’re working in a group.

Studying & Lack Thereof
Ottobib and BibMe – Input the ISBN & the desired format and BAM! Bibliography.
CanpusBooks and BigWords – Both search a variety of sites for cheap used textbooks.
Study Guides & Strategies and Notely – Not what you think they are.
Notesake and University Notes – Create and share notes for specific courses.
Memorizable and CueFlash – Create and share flash cards on specific topics.

$$$ & Lack Thereof
Mint – I have not used the software, but the blog is informative.
Wise Bread – Lots of pointers, from credit questions to hustling.
YNAB – You Need a Budget. Copies sold out at Amazon, but check out the reviews.

“Go On a Living Spree” ;]
43 Folders or Lifehacker or Life Hack or Zen Habits

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