28 Jun 2016

Mom’s Letter to Parent Who Excluded Her Son with Down Syndrome from a Birthday Party

It goes without saying that every child wants to feel accepted. So when Sawyer was the only child in his class not invited to a birthday party, his mom, Jennifer Kiss Engle, who believed it was because he has Down Syndrome, took action. And she did so in a beautifully respectful

16 Jun 2016

University of Chicago Student Body President Fights Possible Expulsion, Wins

Graduation day is a day college students strive for. With all the hard work, time and effort they put in, to be able to walk across the stage gives one a sense of accomplishment. Whether it be a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD., you know that you’ve accomplished something. Last week, now-former University of Chicago student…

26 May 2016

What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us about Living Well

A kindergarten teacher asked his class to create rules for healthy living. What they came up with is perfect: Body: Eat good good, exercise every day, drink water, brush teeth, milk   Brain: Don’t watch too much tv, Sleep well, don’t bang head, listen to the teacher, remember stuff, dream   Feelings: Play with friends, talk…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.

04 May 2016

Fewer Babies Having Babies: Teen Birth Rate Declining

How’s this for some good news? The current programs and methods being used to curb teen pregnancy are apparently working. Cheers to education and realistic methods of teen pregnancy prevention. While many thought shows like MTV’s teen mom encouraged teens to have kids, it’s quite possible the opposite is true. Thanks,…

24 Feb 2016

Teacher Compliments Students for 10 Minutes Everyday

Special Education teacher, Chris Ulmer, has received support nation wide after a video of him complimenting his students went viral. Every morning he spends 10 minutes individually giving his students compliments and hi-fives. “I have seen their confidence and self-worth skyrocket,” he wrote in a caption in the video. The effects proved to be more…

02 Oct 2015

Book for Book Program Spreading Literacy Worldwide

Illiteracy is a worldwide problem, and the proof resides in some pretty unfortunate statistics: Chart from Better World Books In a country where everything from dogs to hamburgers get a national day, it’s comforting to see that literacy also gets marked with such an occasion – September 8th. To mark 2015’s…