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Rediscovered Dr. Seuss Book Set for July Release

What Pet Should I Get will be the late writer’s first full book published in 25 years

Good new for sneetches, star-bellied and otherwise—a lost Dr. Seuss work, recently discovered in the beloved writer’s old home by his widow, will be published this summer. The new book, What Pet Should I Get?, will confront a dilemma that has plagued children since the dawn of time, hopefully finally settling the “dog versus cat versus goldfish” debate that has raged through the centuries. The Seuss website calls What Pet Should I Get?, “the literary equivalent of buried treasure,” and says the book uses the issue of pet choice “to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!”

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'Oh, the Programs You'll Cut': A Dr. Seuss Sequestration Poem

So cheers, sequestration! So glad you are here. Here's to our grim future, and to all we hold dear.


Thanks to Congress' failure to reach a compromise today, the staggering federal spending cuts of the sequestration are upon us. Even if you're one of the 59 percent of people who thinks the sequestration will only have a minor impact on your life, you should expect to see what the Washington Post calls an "era of deeper austerity" and a "phase of uncertainty for Americans who rely on the government for employment or services." And that includes a hit to much-needed education programs, too.

Indeed, American Federation of Teachers head Randi Weingarten says "Tens of thousands of children will be kicked out of Head Start, child care and other high-quality early childhood education programs, losing out on an experience that would put them on a solid path for success both in school and in life, and inflicting additional financial pain on working families."

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Ten Commencement Speakers You Wish You'd Had

These ten speakers inspired but still kept it real with their audiences, making their graduation speeches memorable years after they were given.


Graduation is an exciting time, but let's face it: Commencement speeches aren't always memorable. A completely unscientific poll of the GOOD office revealed that almost none of us recall our college commencement speakers, or what they said to us (although we suspect it was something like, "You've worked hard! Yay!"). So here are 10 commencement speakers—and their inspiring, funny, and just plain on-point words of wisdom—that we wish we'd heard on graduation day.

1. Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005: Jobs hits all the right notes in this speech, in which he shares his own humble upbringings and reflects on his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He told the crowd, "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

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