August 17, 2018: Friday News Roundup

Welcome to the weekend, all you hard workers. Thanks for taking a moment to catch up on the news with us before you log off.

This Spaghetti-Breaking Problem Stumped Physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT Students Have Now Solved It.
Why do dry spaghetti noodles splinter into multiple pieces when you try to break them in half? This question perplexed one of science’s greatest minds decades ago, but the world finally has its answer now. The solution comes with a twist…

The Science Behind Career Hot Streaks
You’ve likely heard of athletes having hot streaks, but what about entrepreneurs or musicians? Researchers delved into this possibility and found that such streaks do, indeed, happen for people in other creative fields and can occur at any point in a career. It’s not a matter of producing more work but producing substantially better “high-impact works clustered together in sequence.”

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload
August is a popular vacation month, but many of us return to a mountain of work and the feeling we’ll never get through it. Here are some coping mechanisms to try the next time you find yourself staring down a to-do list that seems to have no end.

How To Make Friends At Your First Job
Work friends are an invaluable resource when you’re feeling overwhelmed, too! If you’re new to professional life, you’ll find yourself navigating new social structures, and it’s not always obvious how best to go about building a network of allies and supporters.

Oldest Known SDSU Alum Receives Diploma At 105
We’ve shared stories before of individuals earning degrees in their golden years, but Bill Vogt of San Diego deserves extra attention. While he did graduate in 1935, he never received a diploma. Needless to say, he’s got some great stories about student life back when tuition was just $35 per semester.