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1. Leave on a high note. I had a friend in high school who swore by this. We would be at a party, he would walk over to me around midnight and say, "We are still having fun, it's time to go." As a teenager this drove me crazy, but now I get it. There are so few instances where we get to truly decide when we are finished with something, so why not make an exit every once in a while when things still feel good?

2. A new study suggests that the universe is expanding 5-9 times faster than astronomers had originally estimated. I'm just going to let that sink in. You can read more here. Also, enigmatic dark matter. Check it out.

3. "Kids are just really, really weird sometimes," said a friend today with decades of early childhood development education and experience. Totally. Totally.

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