It Never Happens the Way We Think It Will Happen

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imagesI am walking my dog when it happens. The woman does not see me. The woman does not see my dog. The woman points her car my way and guns it, and when I see she doesn’t see me—doesn’t see my bright blue shirt nor my arm waving ‘hello neighbor’ in the air nor my big yellow lab standing at the side of her driveway—I dive to my right and the bumper of her car clips my hip and I tumble down and over the newly-mowed grass of her lawn and the next thing I know I’m lying there, just lying there, pushing to get up and looking at my dog looking down at me with her tail wagging, wagging wagging wagging. The dog licks my hand. We are alive, the dog seems to say. We are okay.

For the last decade I’ve been walking my dogs in a downtown…

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This researcher asked kids what’s wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

The students all said that in their host countries:

  1. School is harder. There’s less homework but the material is more rigorous. People take education more seriously, from selecting the content to selecting the teachers.
  2. Sports are just a hobby. In the U.S., sports are a huge distraction from the business of school, but that’s not the case in other countries.
  3. Kids believe there’s something in it for them. The students in other countries deeply believe that what they are doing in school affects how interesting their lives were going to be. Even if they don’t like a class, they see their education as a stepping stone to their future.

http://www.upworthy.com/this-researcher-asked-kids-whats-wrong-with-us-schools-here-are-their-ideas?c=ufb1

Travel Cheap And Travel Young: 10 Countries You Can Visit On A College Budget

With the travel season upon us, it’s time to begin exploring again and creating memories that last.

Like everyone else, I’m pretty much broke and can’t afford to go on a luxury trip across Europe, but just because the university takes all my cash doesn’t mean I can’t still travel.

Here is a list of 10 countries that rank on the low-end for cost right now:

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Pay It Forward

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It is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It was directed byMimi Leder and written by Leslie Dixon. It stars Haley Joel Osment as a boy who launches a good-will movement, Helen Hunt as his single mother, and Kevin Spacey as his social-studies teacher.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

It is a 2009 movie directed by Thomas Carter, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise. It is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

We keep delaying things. Why don’t we just delay the whole bill permanently and come up with a real solution that reality is affordable and that really will take care of everybody?

Still Alice

It is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 bestselling novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor atColumbia diagnosed with Familial Alzheimer’s disease. Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom.

I’m always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of a television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.

Whiplash

It is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band.  Starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, the film depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz student (Teller) and an abusive instructor (Simmons).

There are not two words in English language more harmful than “good job”.