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6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller

Helen Keller was one of the most famous authors of her time. Despite being blind and deaf, she was able to inspire a lot of people. She’s a great reminder that nothing is impossible and I believe that there are more lessons we can learn from her. Below are 7 life lessons from Helen Keller: Go After Your Dreams “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” – Hele...
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25 Quotes to Foster Emotional Resilience

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but broader shoulders,” says a Jewish proverb. That is the essence of emotional resilience … broader shoulders. We can’t control what illness we are diagnosed with, what tragedies come our way, or how many disappointments we will run into in our day. However, we can control how we face adversity of all kind: the big whoppers that feel as though they are sealing our fate and that we will never ever breathe fresh air again, and the inconveniences and frustrations ...
Tags: Psychology, Inspiration, Self-help, Self-esteem, Resilience, Albert Camus, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Herman Melville, Coping Skills, Marcel Proust, Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, Helen Keller, Albert Schweitzer

Inspirational Teacher Quotes Gift Tags

Inspirational teacher quotes gift tags are the perfect way to wrap up a teacher gift! Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Use these teacher quotes to let a teacher know how special they are.  Be sure to browse hundreds of teacher appreciation ideas. Teacher Quotes Gift Tags I have made these gift tags so they can be layered.  The large tag has an inspirational teacher quote. The small black circle thanks your teacher for being amazing. Download the pdf and print in blac...
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75 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust (Ultimate List)

Best Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time Inspirational Travel Quotes Are these the best travel quotes of all time? Feed your wanderlust with these inspirational travel quotes from famous travelers along with beautiful images you can share. Let the adventure begin! I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. These memorable travel quotes accompanied by stunning photography have the ability to capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about trave...
Tags: Ray Bradbury, Afghanistan, United States, Travel Quotes, Travel Inspiration, Tim Cahill, Roy, Banksy, Mark Twain, Iceland, Nicaragua, Road, Jack Kerouac, Frost, Travel Tips, Antoine

100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Helen Fagin Reads Her Letter About How Books Save Lives

"Could you imagine a world without access to reading, to learning, to books?" Helen Fagin, who poses that question, doesn't have to imagine it: she experienced that grim reality, and worse besides. "At twenty-one," she continues, "I was forced into Poland’s World War II ghetto, where being caught reading anything forbidden by the Nazis meant, at best, hard labor; at worst, death." There she operated a school in secret where she taught Jewish children Latin and mathematics, soon realizing th...
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Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I...
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Yousuf Karsh (It Helps to Have a Mission)

Yousuf Karsh, Self Portrait [with 8x10 negative in holder], 1954 Yesterday I journeyed to Corning to the Rockwell Museum with my friend Geoff Wittig. He's a primary care physician from nearby* Dansville and, despite being busy at his job, he's very interested in, and engaged with, art—a longtime landscape photographer, he took up plein air landscape painting four years ago. We went to see a small show of photographs by the late "Karsh of Ottowa," midcentury portraitist extraordinaire.  The ...
Tags: Photography, Exhibits, Boston, Georgia, Canada, John F Kennedy, ANN, National Portrait Gallery, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Corning, Geoff, Geoff Wittig, Helen Keller, Keefe, Russel Wright

Beaded Heart Bracelets

Helen Keller said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart." These handmade bracelets do look lovely, but it's their story that will fill your heart. Hand-beaded using sparkling pearls of Japanese glass, each bracelet is crafted by a female artisan in Colombia. Because she's able to work flexible hours from home, she earns a sustainable income on her terms, while caring for her children. Available in bold red or a heart of...
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Tap Into The Power Of Great Teamwork

As the inspirational American author, lecturer and political activist, Helen Keller said ‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’, and she certainly knew what she… Read more » The post Tap Into The Power Of Great Teamwork appeared first on
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Why Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman and More Stars Love Rowing

Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman. Monica Schipper/Getty Images; Keith Tsuji/Getty Images Open-water rowing is a total-body workout. Your body gets a health overhaul as you pull two fixed oars to propel a boat through the water. The muscles in your legs, arms and torso get pumped. Your heart and cardiovascular system get a solid aerobic session. All of your joints and ligaments are tested. Celebrities Dating Athletes Rowing is a low-impact exercise for all ag...
Tags: Religion, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Celeb Gossip, US Weekly, Hugh Laurie, Butler, Helen Keller, Theodore Roosevelt, Laurie, Leonidas, Gerard Butler Hugh Jackman, Hugh Jackman Monica Schipper Getty, Harvard More, Bradley Cooper Edward Norton

The Value of Our Mistakes

None of us like to fail. But some of us find it especially difficult to rebound from a mistake. We beat ourselves up for months, even years, rehashing our blunder. We ruminate about what we could have done differently. We are stuck on what we lost. However, with time, we often discover that our failures are packed full of blessings, that our errors open doors to surprising opportunities. Even if they don’t lead us to fame and fortune, our mistakes make us better people. April Fool’s! Or Not T...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Steve Jobs, Self-help, Harvard University, Oprah, Baltimore, Perfectionism, Walt Disney, Stanford University, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Success & Achievement, Rowling, Helen Keller

a reading plan for 2019: the year of the biography?

A new biography of Frederick Douglass has gotten glowing reviews, and as Douglass is one of my great heroes -- one of the greatest Americans -- I definitely want to read it. This made me realize how many biographies I've been putting on The List and not reading. The one that's been on The List, unread, longest is Arnold Rampersad's biography of Jackie Robinson. Rampersad was the first biographer to have full access to Robinson's letters and other papers, as well as Rachel Robinson's approval and...
Tags: Travel, Henning Mankell, Ali, Rachel Robinson, Robinson, Helen Keller, Frederick Douglass, Douglass, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Jonathan Eig, David Wootton, Bernard Crick, Arnold Rampersad, Peter Ackroyd, Laura Ingalls Wilder Caroline Fraser

30 Valentines Day Quotes to Share with Those You Love

Share these Valentines Day quotes with that special person. You might also like these friendship quotes to let your special friend know how you feel. Valentines Day Quotes Valentine’s Day is precisely what the spirit needs. It is hot chocolate for the soul. It is a bright splash of color on a stark white canvas. The day reminds us to reaffirm our love, or perhaps to give voice to that which has remained unsaid.  Dorothy Denneen Volo If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could ...
Tags: Quotes, Crafts, Valentine's Day, Charles, Albert Camus, Jodi Picoult, Antoine, Corinthians, Valentine, Judy Garland, Nicholas Sparks, Joan Crawford, Helen Keller, Katherine Hepburn, Jackson Brown, Mahatma Gandhi

December 25 – January 2 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

December 25 – January 2 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s December 25 – January 2 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoR...
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Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War

The new educational standards also retained mentions of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, after there was talk of removing them. Critics say the changes don’t go far enough.
Tags: Texas, News, Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller, United States Politics and Government, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Education (K-12, Slavery (Historical

Texas education board OKs retaining Clinton, Keller lessons

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ Board of Education has approved future changes to the history curriculum that retain lessons on Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, as well as instruction about how Moses influenced America’s Founding Fathers and how clashes over states’ rights helped cause the Civil War. Members gave formal approval Friday to edits “streamlining” […]
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In reversal, Texas board votes to teach students about Helen Keller, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller are back on the lesson plan after a vote by the Texas Board of Education.
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Texas education board votes to restore lessons on Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Board of Education preliminarily voted Tuesday night to restore Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller to the state’s history curriculum and to slightly soften language about the Arab-Israeli conflict.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Texas mulls curriculum that cuts Helen Keller, keeps Moses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Education is discussing changes to the history curriculum that could scrap lessons featuring Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and Barry Goldwater, but keep instruction about how Moses influenced the nation’s Founding Fathers and the ways states’ rights helped cause the Civil War. The Republican-controlled board is hearing from […]
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50 Awesome Inspirational Travel Quotes

As many of you know, I love to use quotes on my blog. Like a good photo, a good quote can stop you in your tracks and fill you with wonder. And when it comes to travel quotes, a good quote can make you stop what you’re doing, buy a plane or a train ticket, pack your suitcase, and run out the door for your next adventure. So here are 50 of my all-time favorite travel quotes. Hope you enjoy them! The Eifel Tower as seen from Trocadéro at dawn “To Travel is to Live” ~ Hans Christi...
Tags: Travel, Quotes, Ray Bradbury, Austria, Slovenia, Tim Cahill, Gustave Flaubert, Mark Twain, Seattle, Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maya Angelou, Hans Christian Andersen, Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson

I’m Optimistic About the Future of Leadership

I highly recommend reading Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s recent books, Leadership B.S. and Dying for a Paycheck. In them he makes a compelling case that most leadership training has failed to produce effective leaders and that the poor state of the vast majority of workplace cultures today is harming the health of people. He provides an abundance of evidence to support these conclusions. Professor Pfeffer recommends boosting connection in workplace cultures (which, as most of you know, is...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Careers, America, Alan, Ford Motor Company, Helen Keller, Pfeffer, Daniel Coyle, Alan Mulally, Connection Culture, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Mulally, Larry Brilliant, Connection Culture Group, Rugg

HERO BX – Even kryptonite can’t stop the largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern U.S. from getting stronger and bigger

The largest biodiesel producer in the Eastern United States is getting larger, and stronger. Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX purchased the assets of a Clinton, Iowa biodiesel facility from Tenaska Commodities, LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc. The ambitious HERO BX Founder & CEO Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, has been eyeing strategic acquisitions across the United States and quickly found a second facility in Iowa. HERO BX began a tolling arrangement at the Iowa Renewable Energy (IRE) facility in...
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Successful Aging: Does age reduce our creativity – or enhance it?

Q. Please settle an argument for me. My husband insists that we get less creative as we get older. I say no – that age has nothing to do with creativity. My husband is an engineer and I am a teacher. We both are 65 years old. Who is right? S.P. Dear S.P. Actually, you both are right! The answer to your question depends on how you define creativity. In 1953, Harvey C. Lehman found that the number of creative products a person produces increases with age until there is a peak. Then productivity de...
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Opinion: A twisted excuse for removing Helen Keller

On September 14 the Texas State Board of Education made a series of key votes that could transform the way students learn to understand the world around them -- and themselves. Texas wants to remove some content from the social studies curriculum, said board chairperson Donna Bahorich, so that teachers can delve more deeply into certain topics.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories, Helen Keller, Texas State Board of Education, Donna Bahorich

After After Party Episode 27: The Summer Of Scammers

Sonia Denis and the panel (Dylan Marron, Jo Firestone, and Rebecca O'Neal) discuss the Texas Board of Education’s decision to omit Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the history books. Then, they break down the Summer of Scammers with crime writer Leah Carroll!Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Apostle Is Already As Gory As Game Of ThronesA Reimagined Avatar: The Last Airbender Is Coming To NetflixEmilia Clarke & Henry Golding Are Here To Reinvent The Holiday Rom...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller, Texas Board of Education, Sonia Denis, Rebecca O Neal, Dylan Marron Jo Firestone, Leah Carroll Like, NetflixEmilia Clarke Henry Golding

Texas students may not have to learn about Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton

Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class.
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Texas students may not have to learn about Helen Keller, Hillary Clinton

Texas students may no longer have to learn about Hillary Clinton, Barry Goldwater and Helen Keller in social studies class.
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Hillary Clinton & Helen Keller May Soon Be Removed From Texas School Curriculums

Hillary Clinton made history as the first-ever woman nominated by a major party for president, but whether she makes it into history lessons in Texas schools is up for debate.The Texas State Board of Education voted Friday to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in its public schools, including reconsidering which historical figures are considered required learning. Board members approved the removal of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, the deaf and blind woman who became a college gradua...
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Texas set to eliminate Hillary Clinton from required state curriculum

The Texas Board of Education has voted to eliminate Hillary Clinton and other historical figures from the required curriculum in an effort to “streamline” lessons. The vote does not prevent educators from teaching about Ms Clinton, deaf-blind activist Helen Keller, and Republican Barry Goldwater who was the first Jewish presidential candidate, but it is no longer compulsory for the state’s 5.4 million public school students to learn about them. The final vote on the matter is set to take place...
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