August 15, 2018 4:48 am

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Guy Tattoos The World Map On His Back, He Get Colours In Every New Country He Visits


Three years ago, travel blogger Bill Passman was sitting in a bar in Utila, Honduras, when he ran into an acquaintance and noticed her tattoo of a world map. When she said she planned to put a red dot on all the places she had visited, an inspired Passman decided to also tattoo the world map on his back — ... Read More »

Boss Surprises Single Mother With A $250,000 Cheque


If I tell you that I’m rather fond of the show ‘The Secret Millionaire’, you’ll understand how soppy I am. Anyone with a single cynical or sensible bone in their body would know that this is probably the just the same scripted-reality, factual-entertainment bullshit that we’re spoon-fed every day. But for this particular programme, I suspend my disbelief. Having invested ... Read More »

How Do We Define Student Success in the Humanities?


I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase “student success.” I like the way it pushes us to define our terms and ask questions about metrics: What does student success look like? How do you know that what you’re doing will make your students successful? How do you measure whether they are successful? We do better by students when we ... Read More »

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Barbie Putting A Boy In Their Ad For First Time in 56 Years


Barbie has just taken a ride to the fancy side of town – the children’s toy company has just released a limited edition Moschino Barbie. The designer doll could have been yours for a whopping $150 but she sold out in less than an hour. And this isn’t the only thing that Mattel HQ are cheering about – Barbie has been ... Read More »

Why Some Scientists Now Believe Being Overweight Can Protect Your Health


From a very young age, we’re now taught that being overweight in unhealthy and being thin is healthy. The media and press bombard us with messages that being overweight causes chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. But what if we’ve got it all wrong? Just over a decade ago, health researchers began ... Read More »

In The 1930s, Americans Didn’t Want To Accept Jewish Refugees Fleeing The Holocaust


I read yesterday that 27 US states are supposedly refusing to accept Syrian refugees under President Obama’s new plans – an idea I find truly shocking. How can a country with so much, turn away people with so little? While many will disagree and say that Americans are better than that, historically there is a precedent for this sort of ... Read More »

They’re Calling This Vaccine A ‘Stunning Success’


A newly developed vaccine is on track to conquer a disease that, in recent years, has killed, deafened or caused brain damage in tens of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2010, 220 million people have been vaccinated against meningitis A in what’s called the “meningitis belt,” 26 countries stretching from Senegal and Mauritania to Ethiopia and Kenya. The ... Read More »

How To Travel Around The World Without Spending Money

Travel the world monument concept

When youre sitting in class or behind your desk waiting for the clock to strike a time when you can go home it is natural that the mind can wander a bit. It isnt uncommon for your mind to wander to a vacation and even travelling the world. Whatif there was a way that you could travel the world without ... Read More »