Category : Just for fun

Six Lessons Learned From Monsters University

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Last weekend, I saw Monsters University with my family. The prequel to 2001’s Monster’s Inc, the story of Monsters U revolves around the early life of Mike Wazowski and his friends. As I watched the movie, I realized that there were some great lessons to be learned – both about college and life in general. … Continue reading “Six Lessons Learned From Monsters University” »

Five Fun Videos About Books And Reading

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Love books? Love interesting YouTube videos? Here are some fun videos about books and reading that we’ve have seen on the Internet recently. The Joy Of Books The clever stop-motion video “The Joy of Books” was created by Type Books in Toronto. The bookshop comes to life once the shopkeeper leaves for the evening.  Sean … Continue reading “Five Fun Videos About Books And Reading” »

Summer Vacation on a Budget

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Summer is here! School’s out, and as the kids would say, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks!” (As a teacher I feel that I should be offended by that last part, but at the same time take great pride in my “Stop misbehaving or I will melt you with my … Continue reading “Summer Vacation on a Budget” »

Bike Racing: the Final Exam

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So here you are, having mastered your bike safety and bike maintenance skills, wondering what in the world to do next. You’re ready, you’re bike’s ready, now you need to put yourself and your bike to the test. The best way to do that is, of course, to sign up for … Continue reading “Bike Racing: the Final Exam” »

Bike Maintenance 101

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Now that you’ve got bike safety under your belt, it’s time to move on to another important aspect of bike riding: bike maintenance. Your car probably gets this sort of attention – tune-ups, oil changes, car washes, etc – but do you give your bike the same kind of care? Just as your car … Continue reading “Bike Maintenance 101” »

Ten Funny Memes About Finals

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College students around the country are in the thick of finals, and stress levels are high. Students are cramming for exams and figuring out ways to survive an all-nighter study session. With tensions high, stressed studiers need a break. And what a better way to get away from the stress than with a … Continue reading “Ten Funny Memes About Finals” »

April Is National Poetry Month

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Couplets. Limericks. Haiku. Quatrains. Odes. Sonnets. Verses. There are a lot of ways one can show poetic prowess. And April is the best month to do so. In 1996, the Academy of American Poets inaugurated National Poetry Month. Every year in April, libraries, schools, scholars, Continue reading “April Is National Poetry Month” »

World Autism Awareness Day

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Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. It is a campaign partnered with Autism Speaks and the United Nations to bring social and financial support for autism and related disorders. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, … Continue reading “World Autism Awareness Day” »

The Ides of March – A Tragic Shakespeare Infographic

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Today is March 15th, which means the “Ides of March” are upon us. In the original Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year. The Romans celebrated from the first of March through the Ides, as these days were essentially New Year’s celebrations. The Ides of March was a date on the … Continue reading “The Ides of March – A Tragic Shakespeare Infographic” »

How to be Awesome

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It’s March and let’s face it, if you live anyplace where it’s cold and snowy, winter is dragging on and likely making you flinch every time you walk out your front door. At this time of year it’s easy to want to walk right back inside, climb into bed and say, “forget it!” followed by … Continue reading “How to be Awesome” »