50 Smart Celebrities Who Went to Ivy League Schools

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Let’s clear something up: Just because you’re a wildly successful Hollywood star doesn’t mean you’re not smart. In fact, there are plenty of actors who not only have solid educations to back them up, but attended Ivy League schools.

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Some of these stars we already know are brainy—Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones are both Harvard grads, and Emma Watson famously made the decision to go to school at Brown University in 2009. But others are more under-the-radar: Did you know, for example, that “Glee” funny lady Jane Lynch went to Cornell University, or that Mindy Kaling graduated from Dartmouth?

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Every Stressed College Student: Stop and Read This Now

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Before you read this, take a moment. Make a list of 5 things (simple things) you are grateful for.

Ready, go.

Now read:

Dear fellow academians, nerdy engineers, hopeful future doctors, lawyers, movers, and shakers of the world, college students enduring the final round of hunger games (higher education edition), this is your reality check:

It’s finals week and you’re all stressed to the brim of your intellectual capacity. You have 4 exams, 3 papers, a thesis proposal, research presentation, and 975 other things you’d rather do, all weighing you down like an anchor strapped to your waist. You’re stressed, and you’re anxious. You may be at your breaking point, and if you’re like I was this morning, you may be crying into your morning Americano at the Starbucks in the city’s center over the fact that your life is just a shitshow extravaganza right now. If…

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18 Unexpected Perks Of Being The Middle Child

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There are thousands of essays and studies done on “Middle Child Syndrome” and the stereotype of the neglected second-born. I was born five years after my older sister, who served as the family’s only golden child during that half a decade before my birth. Nine months after I was born, my mother became pregnant with my second sister. I hadn’t even begun talking before my younger sister stole my spotlight. That being said, I wouldn’t trade my birth order for anything in the world. I don’t have a “syndrome” or a complex, and I’m not “stuck” in the middle. I have two best friends who have no choice but to kiss my cheeks in cheesy family pictures.

1. Middle children are normally in the middle of photographs and the fireplace mantle. Overlooked and neglected? More like front, center, and distinguished.

2. 52% of presidents are middle-borns. The thought of…

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24 Reasons The Middle Child Is (By Far) The Coolest Child

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1. You Bathe In The Sea of Low Expectations

If your older sibling is smart, the family success story is already taken care of. If your older sibling is dumb, just chalk it up to the genes.

2. You Do Real Weird Stuff, Just Because

Be it telling people to meet at odd-numbered times (I’m a sucker for scheduling meetups at 8:12, or 1:53), or walking five miles for no apparent reason, being a middle child is predicated around doing everything you possibly can to stand out from the elder, while ensuring that you’re not grouped in the same pairing as the younger.

3. You Might Be More Responsible Than Your Older Sibling

You’ve been afforded the luxury to sit back, snack on on the less healthy household goodies your parents started buying for your younger sibling*, and watch your older sibling fuck up. Bearing witness to his or her…

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11 Things That Only Happen When You’re The Middle Child

These things give me a purpose in life…. 🙂

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1. People forget that you’re there

Not really. I mean, kinda, but I think we make that whole thing up. It’s our thing. Kinda like the how New York Jets’ things is terrible fans.

2. You grow up fast, but stay young for much longer

Particularly in the teenage years, middle children lead strange double lives; nights might be spent hanging out with people a few years your senior, getting exposed to things that you’ll be able to brag about to your 10th grade cafeteria table.

The days though, are often spent watching Disney channel.

3. You fall in an awkward parenting limbo

As we all know, parents care less about their crazy rules by the time the youngest kid comes around. As the middle child, you often fall in between these rules. So you may still have curfew, but might be treated to a fridge full of junk…

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