Most inspiring news: Teacher transforms viral dance hit into empowering ritual for students

Teacher transforms viral dance hit into empowering ritual for students
December 2, 2016

Bethany Humphrey has been stimulated by other teachers around the day to start a positive note. The 27-year-old coach at the Somerset College’s Stephanie Campus in Henderson, Nevada, has been tired of hearing her fourth-grade class sing the lyrics “Over Talisman” – a viral dance by Hilfigerrr Zay and Zayion Kaur, so she decided to change them. “Well we knuckin and buckin and ready to fight” is now “Okay, okay,…

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How to Draw Artistic Confidence and Repeatable Success

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November 11, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the difficult stages of first learning how to draw? Those face-palm moments when you make a mistake might come more often than not at the beginning, and it’s humbling to struggle. But those challenges are good for the mind and, in my humble opinion, good for the soul. It’s how we continue to grow as individuals and as a culture. I admit, in 39…

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Historians Published a Book about Slavery in New York’s Hudson Valley

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September 26, 2016

Two historians have published a book that examines slavery in New York’s Hudson Valley. Susan Stessin-Cohn, of New Paltz, and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini, of Salisbury Mills, spent years researching the topic for “In Defiance,” recently published by Albany-based Black Dome Press. Their book contains more than 550 newspaper notices published between 1735 and 1831, four years after slavery was abolished in New York state. Most of the notices were published in…

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Hilarious Photo From Mother Make Kids Good At Following Directions

September 24, 2016

On Tuesday, Reddit user janepatticynmo posted a hilarious photo of her daughter’s epicurean adventures. My kid said I gave her too many grapes. I said just eat half of em. “My kid said I gave her too many grapes,” she wrote in the caption. “I said just eat half of em.” Clever, kiddo. Very clever. Funny Kid Quotes  

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Billings Public Art Committee Present Chalk on the Walk Saturday

September 21, 2016

In  downtown Billings, the Billings Public Art Committee will present Chalk on the Walk on Saturday. The event is a free community art activity where participants create chalk murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Ave. N. between N. 27th and N. 30th Streets. Members of the public, artists, students, families, and children are invited to create murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Ave. starting near N. 27th at Soup ‘n Such…

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Robert Currie Uses Humor and Fantasy to Create ‘The Days Run Away’, Balance the Discoveries of Suffering and Death

September 19, 2016

‘The Days Run Away’ , show up the painful realities life. He opens the first section by exploring the magical possibilities of childhood. “Beyond The Open Window” employs the theme of fantastical flight with great imagination: “my right arm disengages from my shoulder, the hand / flips me the finger and goes with it, sailing out the window, / it’s flight erratic as a wing stripped from an erring angel.”…

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Introducing The Crazy Inspiration For The Joker’s Tattoos In Suicide Squad

June 16, 2016

Among the unusual additions to this iteration are his tattoos, but they serve more purpose than just to make him more visually distinctive. While Caesar Romero and Jack Nicholson’s versions of The Joker largely resembled the Batman villain in their respective movies, the last decade has seen more unusual adaptations of the Clown Prince of Crime on the big screen. Heath Ledger’s version in The Dark Knight eschewed the bleached…

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Inside Britain’s first clothing bank where every donated item is an act of solidarity and hope

June 3, 2016

Sorting the clothing into categories Trestle tables are piled high with donated clothes. Through the door, sandwiches and tea are being handed out in a soup kitchen. Walking into Brandon Welfare Hall is like stepping back in time to the miner’s strike. At the back of the hall, women with prams are collecting nappies and baby milk. Two hand-stitched miners’ banners hang from the walls. The only thing that tells…

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On a comet, Rosetta probe finds building blocks of life

May 30, 2016

ESA/Rosetta/Navcam/PA The Rosetta probe found clear evidence of the amino acid glycine, a basic component of proteins, and the mineral phosphorus, which helps build DNA. Key building blocks of life have been discovered by a European spacecraft orbiting a comet. Scientists are excited by the discovery, which lends weight to the theory that comets “seed” planets with the raw ingredients of life. Rosetta reached Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014 after…

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The real-life inventions turning people into CYBORGS with super-human powers

May 28, 2016

For years he wore an external electronic eye, which picked up colour frequencies through its camera and transformed them into distinct sounds. Spanish artist and musician Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare form of total colour blindness. However, two years ago, he convinced surgeons to implant a chip inside his skull – similar to a cochlear implant used by the hard of hearing – that converts images into…

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