Orchard Elementary School in South Burlington, Vermont, has just made the decision to stop issuing kids homework. “It’s true,” confirmed principal Mark Trifilio. “We just went to being a homework-free school this year.” It seems strange, to think kids would be better off without that extra study, but there isn’t much research to suggest little
There are many problems that can be cured but not many decide to take an initiative. There is a saying that ‘Charity begins at home’, but do we really follow it? Here I have something that would inspire you as an individual. The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, was declared on December 1, 2015.
In every success story, there is a time, if not multiple times, when setbacks occurred, chances were taken and motivation was lost. Think about Steve Jobs getting fired from his own company. Or Mark Zuckerberg dropping out of Harvard and moving to Silicon Valley on a whim. At least you’re in good company. At moments like
You’re lying on your bed right now, staring blankly at the ceiling, and about to cry. For the past years, all you ever try to do is to figure out how you’ll go about your life. You think that almost everyone around you has figured out theirs, and you’re just there, trying not to mess
Keanu Reeves has long been known to be a stellar actor, one who can play serious and hilarious roles. Something else he’s becoming known for is his wisdom. It’s not something you often find in celebrities. Every few months, he gives the world the gift of his thoughts. And now I’ll leave you with them.
I hope that you end up with someone who loves you back. I don’t mean someone who likes your figure or the cool new shoes you’ve bought this month. I hope you find someone who’s genuinely interested in you. Someone who wants to know what your favorite songs are. I don’t mean the songs that
Over the weekend, I witnessed such a sweet moment between my grandparents that made me feel all mushy on the inside. Grandma was stirring her stew, under the lit-up kitchen hood. Grandpa looked at her and said, ‘Wow, you look so beautiful under that light!’ and as always, she pretended she didn’t hear him. He
Nelson Mandela – the Magical Madiba, was born on 18th July 1918. The whole world knows Mandela as the epitome of love and for the spirit of never giving up. People like Mandela are rarely born on earth. There is so much to learn for all from the way he lived his life. Here are the few
Austin, Texas is known for many things – beautiful parks, a thriving tech industry, bustling nightlife, several universities, and of course the live music. It is a fairly forward-thinking and green city, in the center of what’s typically known as a conservative state. Austin has been rated as one of the top 10 green cities by the
“School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and