Teacher Has Kept Petition for 61 Years as Memento of Student Kindness


After reading the heartwarming stories of Teacher Appreciation Week, Danny Beatty decided to submit his own touching tale of student kindness. Danny started teaching at Anacortes High School of Anacortes, Washington in September 1955. According to a letter that the educator sent to the Seattle Times earlier this week, Danny maintained a course load of teaching six different classes, each consisting ...

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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?


What do want to be when you grow up? That was a question posed often when I was a child and even throughout my life. Back then, I had no clue. For a girl growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, career paths were limited to teacher, nurse, secretary, oh and of course, mother. Rare was the woman who broke the ...

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General election 2017: Illegal content sanctions threat


Image copyright AFP Image caption The Conservative manifesto proposes a so-called ‘Twitter tax’ Online companies could face fines or prosecution if they fail to remove illegal content, under Conservative plans for stricter internet regulation. The party has also proposed an industry-wide levy, dubbed a “Twitter tax”, to fund “preventative activity to counter internet harms”. Labour said it had “pressed for ...

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This 3D Printed Mass Effect Prop Folds Up Just Like in the Game


We got an interesting tip from one of our readers this week that showcased a very impressive 3D printed video game prop build. This replica of the M3 Pistol from the Mass Effect franchise is stunning, mainly due to the mechanical action that is built into it. Pick it up, hit the button, and it unfolds. Another click of the ...

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Around the World in 14 Barbecue Dishes


There are few things as summery as barbecue. As the weather warms, the grass is high and smells sweet, and the long days beg us to remain outdoors as much as possible. This means bringing our cooking outdoors with us. The easiest way to do so is also man’s most primal. Make a fire. Suspend food above the fire. Consume. ...

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Did Turkey's President Order an Attack on Protesters in Washington, D.C.?


New video has emerged showing Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan watching as members of his security detail violently attack a group of peaceful protesters who were outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. The incident happened shortly before Erdogan entered the ambassador’s residence after meeting with president Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The video obtained by Voice ...

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Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them


Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager. Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had. Richard, who works as a photographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering free graduation photoshoots ...

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Diamond mining industry tries to woo millennials


Erin Lowry told her partner in 2015 that she did not want an expensive diamond engagement ring. “I said I’d rather you get me a $1,000 solid band and we take the remaining money and put it to the honeymoon,” said the New York-based writer. “I’d much rather have a great trip than the ring I’m wearing.” The statement by ...

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The Catastrophic Meal: is this the Future Food?


What we are going to eat in 2067 is not only a topic for gourmets and journalists on the lookout for food trends: questioning ourselves on what future food will be like is not only a matter of taste, but also – and above all – survival. Cooking food is what sets us apart from other animals and has enabled ...

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Pence says Trump remains focused on policy priorities, including tax cuts


Vice President Pence speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington earlier this month. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) With the White House consumed by a series of crises, Vice President Pence on Thursday sought to put a focus on his boss’s agenda for tax cuts and other pro-business priorities. Appearing at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pence received ...

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