There is no doubt about it — your heart does beat faster when you are about to meet a famous electrical scientist, one of the foremost in the world. Before you go you don’t think so. It didn’t beat a second faster when you entered the outer office, perhaps; but as I stood on the
A fan of the Scottish synthpop band Chvrches got a bit more than he bargained for when he yelled to the stage. “Marry me!” an unidentified man yelled out during a pause between songs. “Pardon?” Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry responded, prompting the man to shout out, “Marry me! Now!” Mayberry told the guy off, which led
Last Friday, Joanne Barnaby went mushroom picking in a forest near Fort Smith in the Canadian Northwest Territories. It was an inauspicious beginning to what would end up being a 12-hour ordeal, one involving a desperate wolf, swarms of mosquitoes, an unwitting bear cub—and a can of beer. Barnaby, along with her dog, Joey, and
In the year 2000, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal decided that it was time to clean up a sacred part of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, the Kali Bein river. For centuries, city governments along the river had been dumping their human waste and garbage into this sacred Sikh waterway. After unsuccessfully attempting to convince the governments
Einstein said: 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
When I got home that night my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was
At age 5 his Father died. At age 16 he left school. At age 17 he had already lost four jobs. At age 18 he got married. Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed. He joined the army and washed out there. He applied for law school he was rejected.
Children find joy and wonder from unexpected sources — and heroes can take equally unexpected forms. On June 22, 2013 Martha and her husband Rob welcomed triplets — identical twin boys, Heaton and Wilder, and a little girl named Holden. When they were still infants, the triplets met Martha’s sanitation engineers. Every day, Martha would
It’s a hard pill to swallow. But the truth is going to heal your heart a lot faster than simply letting it break over and over until you finally face what you knew all along anyway: If he wanted to be with you, he would be with you. There are a million possible scenarios here.
Oftentimes it can be difficult to discern the difference between change and unhappiness. Change is a natural part of life, and with it comes a myriad of different emotions. When we start to feel uncomfortable with where we are in life, or where we think we’re headed, it often means that we are at the