When you were a kid, did you dread the boredom of learning geometry? Well, take a seat in Jarred Geller’s preschool classroom and learning will never be dull again! Geller, a second year instructor for Teach For America has integrated punk rock into his classroom to help keep his four year old pupils interested and […]
What do you think of when you see a balloon animal? Does it make you smile? Have you ever imagined someone would be able to twist and turn their way into making balloon art a profession? Meet Holly Hopper, a balloon artist from San Antonio, Texas. She began her ballooning as a child after her […]
Have you ever found it difficult to connect with a pet in a dog shelter? They are loud places where lots of animals are jumping, barking and competing for your attention. That’s why the Humane Society of Utah decided to give each dog its individual chance to shine in front of the lights of their […]
You have never seen a love story like this before! ‘Don’t Forget Us Pets” strives to create second chances for animals that otherwise would not have one. While we love all of their animals, Spartacus, the baby goat, holds a special place in our hearts. When Spartacus was born his mom left him in the […]
This former Starbucks’ attorney stopped at nothing to follow her dreams! Paula Boggs is not only a Starbucks executive but also an Army Airborne veteran who decided to trade in her incredibly successful career with Starbucks to pursue her passion in music. Paula started her career in ARMY ROTC in college, continuing on into the […]
There is no doubt that 77-year-old Darla Shaw is an eccentric…and she is proud of that label. When she is not teaching as a full time college professor, She may be playing in her Kazoo and steel drum band… or attending her belly dancing class, or teaching Alzheimer awareness to middle school students, or traveling […]
When architect Julie Nabucet was asked to fit the rooms of a full-sized apartment in a 129-square-foot (12 m2) flat in the center of Paris (Montorgueil quarter), she didn’t have much options than to stack things up. She elevated the kitchen and rolled a bed-slash-sofa underneath. Pulled out halfway, it’s a couch; pulled out fully, […]
Artists such as Rafael Garcia, have blown the potential for great art wide open. Thanks to a non-profit called A.R.T., disabled individuals bring their creative visions to life with the help of special technologies and highly trained assistants. When it comes to masterpieces, disability is only a minor set-back.
Jessica Cox is one really remarkable lady. Life was never easy for her. She was born without arms and spent whole her life learning to overcome obstacles on a daily basis. Today, Jessica is an international keynote and motivational speaker. Not only she’s trying to inspire and motivate people, she is also the world’s first […]
Our brain is very complex. Sometimes it can see things in different ways and the way your brain sees things can say a lot about you. This simple test is all about that. Every illusion in this test can be seen in two different ways. If you can spot two images in the illusion in […]
Do you think that having a lucky charm or carrying out a superstitious ritual is irrational? Then it’s time to think again. In this 59 seconds long video Richard Wiseman explains everything you need to know about lucky charms, rituals and how their magic works.
You haven’t seen cute until you’ve seen this. Who could forget the emotional cocktail that was equal parts excitement and nervousness on the first day of school? Some parents made the brilliant decision to interview their kids about getting ready for their big day. To boot, there are some follow-up interviews when the kids get […]
Zack’s Shack is so much more than a lemonade and cookie stand. Inspired by a school-wide competition to raise money to purchase wheelchairs for people in developing countries, Zack decided he wanted to do more. Years later, Zack has raised enough money for more than 300 wheelchairs to give to others in need. Learn more […]
6 cuddly kittens enjoy their first day outside in the beautiful summer sun! These adorable little fur balls are all rescued kittens available for adoption at Best Friends Animal Society. Adopt your new best friend today!
Britney Gengel was a 19-year-old Lynn University student. Passionate about volunteering, she visited an orphanage Haiti in January of 2010. Britney had spent the day visiting chidlren and texted her mom saying she loved all of the children she encountered and it was her dream to come back to Haiti and open an orphanage of […]
Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to those less fortunate stemmed from Shira’s concern in March 2012 for the homeless pets and the people that care for them. For many these animals are the only […]
Positive affirmations have the power to turn our life around…literally! Abbe Dembowitz is the founder of the Turn It Around Project. Abbe struggled with severe self-esteem issues and fear of imperfection. During some time off from school and counseling, she found that she could uplift herself and positively turn her life around. She did this […]
If you need to quickly entertain your kids, or just relive your childhood with some awesome tactile molding goodness, this project is perfect for you. Foam dough is quite simple thing to make. All you need is shaving cream, corn starch, and a bowl. And food coloring, if you want to make it more fun. […]
12-year-old Meg always had the dream to be a dancer. Adopted as a baby, Meg came to the United States with her sister when she was just 3-months old. Her new parents noticed that she was having difficulties with certain developmental phases and, after bringing her to the doctor, Meg was diagnosed with cerebral palsy […]
The first day of school is an important moment for teachers and students. For first-year teachers like Michelle, a recent NYU School of Education graduate, this day holds even more meaning. Michelle describes her excitement and nerves about starting.