Friday Link Round-Up for March 9: Chocolate, Having Courage, and More

We’ve got a new feature here on the blog: our Friday Link Round-Up, where we bring you the most interesting, useful, informative, or cool stuff we find on our travels across the web. This week: more reasons to eat chocolate, everyone agrees that everyone deserves a higher education, abundance is our future, having the courage to follow your heart.

>The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition have some good news for you: chocolate might very well lower blood pressure. They warn that the study is preliminary and more chocolate testing is required, but better safe than sorry—we’re going to go eat some cake.

>Could it be that Republicans and Democrats can agree on some things? Yahoo! News reports that Obama and Newt Gingrich have something in common: they both believe that everyone deserves a higher education, and we couldn’t agree more.

>In the now-classic commencement speech Steve Jobs gave in 2005, he urged graduates, “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Inspiring words no matter where you are in life.

>It seems like every day the news is full of horror and war and tragedy, but Peter Diamandis, the founder of the X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is “to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity,” argues that humanity has the strength and ability to create a brilliant future. Watch the whole talk on the TED talks site.

What have you guys been reading this week? Point us to your favorite stories on the web!

Author Bio
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Stevens-Henager College, overseeing the college’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She loves using social media, reading about social media, and creating social media! She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

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