Selective Colleges – SUCCESS!

Selective College
By Robert LeVine A few weeks ago, America’s most selective colleges informed their applicants who would be offered admission and who would not. Some students are ecstatic, while others moan that their lives are over. We should redefine success. This is not about a family’s resume; it is about a student’s lifetime success. Finding the best possible opportunities – both environmental...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

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Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...

How the Japanese can teach your kids math

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Japanese math
They stare at the page. It’s been 30 minutes and they haven’t made any progress on their homework. Next thing you know, they’re on the computer or their phones. You feel your skin prickle as anger arises from your belly. This is your everyday with homework time. “Why?” you ask yourself in the mirror. Blowing up is one option,...

Getting the Most from Your High School Summers

It may be difficult for high school students to recognize while studying for standardized tests and cramming to manage course loads, but summer is coming. Before you start making mental plans for your Netflix queue, however, take a moment to plan. What you decide to do with two months of free time says a great deal about what you...

A NEW SUPERORGANISM IS INVADING PLANET EARTH

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Is Humanity evolving into something new? What if all of humanity will function as a single organism, whereas individual human beings function as the cells of that organism? The more intelligent the system is the more freedom of action it requires... and the more it provides to its parts. What does it mean? The internet can’t be stopped Humanity is becoming a...

Teaching English in Taiwan – Bring “Zen” to life for others

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The Chase Zen Foundation was created by Jessica Tien, in memory of her son, Chase Zen Kattell, to continue his life goal of teaching English abroad. Because English tutoring can sometimes be too expensive for families, the Chase Zen Foundation aims to provide students with free, personalized lessons with native English-speaking volunteer teachers via total English immersion. The majority...

SURVIVAL: Parents Recount What It’s Like When Their Kids Apply to College

The process of applying to college can be even more stressful for parents of high school seniors than it is for the students filling out the applications. Even parents who have already sent an older child to school can find the process overwhelming. It often feels like teaching your child how to drive a car: helpless and fraught with...

Local Volunteers Teaching English in Taiwan Mt. Ali

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CHASE ZEN
Chase Zen Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free English tutoring services to under privileged children abroad. This July, college students and volunteers are joining Chase Zen programs to service children abroad.   They will be traveling to Taiwan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Ali, to teach English. Many of the students in the rural elementary and middle schools are in need of learning...

Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar

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Mukushin-ryu Kacchu Kumitachi Seminar
On Nov. 2 the Rising Sun Dojo held their annual Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu Seminar at the Shindai Dojo in Orlando. This year the seminar was kacchu kumitachi – sword combat while in full armor. Teaching the seminar was Ohashi Kenshin, sensei – 15th generation souke (headmaster) of Mukushin-ryu Bujutsu, and the head of Wasaka Ichiryo Gashuka no Kai-a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of authentic samurai armor (yoroi). Ohashi sensei, along...

8 Heat Pack Application Health Tips

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FCIM health tips
Here are 8 easy and useful applications for heat packs you can do at home! Remember, a moist heat pack that's warmed in hot water or microwaved may cause burns on the skin, and must be used with caution!  Always test the temperature and put a towel or cloth over the skin to avoid burns.  What feels warm to the touch may in fact be extremely...
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