Performing Arts 7 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Singer

7 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Singer

7 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Singer Music has such a powerful effect on people that many of us can’t help but sing along when we hear a song we love. But a great many of us will never dare sing outside the privacy of our own room or shower or car. If you …

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Academic 8 Creative Ideas for Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

8 Creative Ideas for Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

8 Creative Ideas for Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week Teachers have one of the most important and challenging jobs on the planet. According to data from the National Education Association, the average teacher in the US works over 52 hours a week, including 30 hours of in-class instruction and 22 hours preparing lessons and grading assignments. …

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Performing Arts Top 10 Travel Destinations for Performing Arts Lovers

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Performing Arts Lovers

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Performing Arts Lovers We’ve written before about how fundamental art is to the human condition. It is our highest expression of ourselves. One of the best ways to truly get a sense of a people and a culture is through its art. Art is the window into a people’s view …

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Performing Arts 11 Reasons You Should Learn a Musical Instrument

11 Reasons You Should Learn a Musical Instrument

11 Reasons You Should Learn a Musical Instrument Music is an integral part of many of our everyday experiences. Think about when you’re out shopping or at a restaurant. You almost always hear music playing in the background. During an intense scene in a movie, you’re likely to hear some sort of music accompanying the …

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Gaming Why Playing Video Games Can Make You Smarter

Why Playing Video Games Can Make You Smarter

Why Playing Video Games Can Make You Smarter We recently posted about how despite their negative reputation, playing video games is actually associated with a number of unexpected positive health outcomes. Continuing with our theme of video games and surprises, today we’re here to show you how video games can help you not only become …

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Animals The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Dogs

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Dogs

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Dogs Many of us consider our furry, four-legged friends members of our family. So it makes sense that they be involved in our family activities, right? So why not bring your pup along on your next family holiday? While certainly easier said than done, traveling with dogs is not …

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Gaming Want to Get Healthier? Play More Video Games!

Want to Get Healthier? Play More Video Games!

Want to Get Healthier? Play More Video Games! In 2013, the average American gamer aged 13 or older spent 6.3 hours a week playing video games. It is believed that this number has increased since then. Video games can be great fun, but they often get a bad rap. For example, violent behaviors, poor academic …

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Animals 11 Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the World

11 Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the World

11 Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the World We recently wrote about the special relationship that humans have with their dogs. Many humans consider their dogs members of their family and will include them in all family activities—including travel. Anyone who has traveled with their four-legged friends know that it is not always easy and requires …

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Life Happiness Cannot be Obtained

Happiness Cannot be Obtained

Happiness Cannot be Obtained People often get asked a variation of the question “Where do you want to be in 10 years?” Answers to this question vary from “I want to be married with three kids,” to “I want to be promoted to Vice President of my company,” to “I want a job that pays …

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Animals “The Dog Blog”: Why We Humans Love Our Dogs So Much

“The Dog Blog”: Why We Humans Love Our Dogs So Much

“The Dog Blog”: Why We Humans Love Our Dogs So Much The billionaire New York hotel heiress, Leona Helmsley, also known as “The Queen of Mean,” passed away in 2007. Although she excluded many of her family members from her will, she left millions of dollars to one of her brothers and $5 million each …

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