Beautiful African American college student in modern classroom

1. If you鈥檙e looking at colleges, remember to take school rankings with a huge grain of salt: A huge portion of a school鈥檚 position in the U.S. News and World Report, one of the most widely used rankings, comes from what faculty and staff at other schools think School X is like. As聽Teen Vogue writes, valuing schools in this way makes it all about reputation, since faculty at some other school across the country likely don鈥檛 have intimate knowledge of how School X works for its students.

Melting Glacier in a Global Warming Environment

2. Don鈥檛 freak out over the study that says the earth鈥檚 temperature is going up by seven degrees: There is a new study on climate, but some news outlets are running a little too wild with the findings. What it really found in that regard is the same thing we鈥檝e known for a while: global temperatures are likely locked in to 0.5 to 1 degree of increase. It鈥檚 useful to scientists for other reasons, but for us regular folks, that鈥檚 about it.

Lunar Eclipse of the Moon

3. Get ready for the super-spooky-sounding Black Moon this Friday: It鈥檚 not actually some sort of Halloween-inspired lunar event. A 鈥渂lack moon鈥 happens when two new moons occur within a calendar month; it鈥檚 the second one. The last black moon was in March of 2014. You鈥檒l have to check for yourself to see if that has any impact on your horoscope.

4. Katy Perry really wants you to vote (and wear clothes to do it): According to Katy Perry in the video above, you can show up to your polling station on November 8 looking absolutely terrible, and they will still let you vote. Just remember to wear some clothes, because public indecency laws still apply.

5. This dad liked his daughter鈥檚 modeling work so much he redid it himself: They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Well, then this dad is definitely flattering his daughter. When he found out he was staying in the same hotel at which she did a photoshoot, Vince Divarco redid all of his daughter Kendel鈥檚 shots. Looking good, Vince.

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