Feng Shui Your Way To Good Grades In School

3 Octubre 2018

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8 a.m. classes, 18 credits, homework, projects, part-time job…you know how it goes. At the end of the day, all you want to do is go back to your room and relax some with some popcorn and Netflix. Sometimes your room can get so messy that it’s hard to unwind because last week’s pizza is staring at you from its corner begging to be brought out and is distracting you from finishing your essay that’s due in the morning. Having such a busy schedule makes it hard to keep your things organized, but we forget how much having a clean environment can affect our lives for the better. When you bring feng shui into your room, you’ll notice a big change in your personality and your grades.

Eliminate clutter

Most students find this one to be really difficult, but having a really cluttered room takes a toll on you. Dirty socks and Biology textbooks tossed on the floor and left for days gives off a sticky energy that no one enjoys. Make sure to not overly clear your things though; having your room look as it’s someone’s home and that there’s life there is a big part of what makes a room comfortable and appealing. It’s a similar concept to the idea that we need at least a little socialization and company in our lives to really be happy, but being around too many people can start to be overwhelming. It’ll help you keep those headaches away and you’ll be surprised how much lighter you feel when your room is open and more organized.

Have your desk directed toward your door

Working facing away from an entrance can be stressful on your body because it makes your subconscious feel that you’re in a vulnerable position. Most dorms have desks attached to the wall, so you’re not able to physically move it in a different direction. To compromise, put a mirror above your desk in a position that lets you be able to see the door while you’re studying. You’ll be surprised how much more powerful you feel, and your studying will be much more effective.

Plants, plants, plants!

Plants represent nature, creativity, and most importantly, growth. Plus, they really help even out the atmosphere if you have a lot of electronics in your room. These should add to your life, not feel like a burden. Pick plants that you can manage with your schedule. Cacti are perfect for a college lifestyle; you can probably guess why.

Put decoration higher up on your walls

It was pointed out to me as a kid that looking down or having your head lowered can be really stressful on both your mind and body. Fortunately, art is the perfect fix for that. The attention-grabbing nature of decorations will encourage you to keep your head up, mentally and physically. Lifting your art will lift your spirit and your grades.

The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks — And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely

5 Septiembre 2018

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Cave Rescue in Thailand

8 Agosto 2018

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A group of 12 youngsters from the Wild Boars football club plus their 25-year-old coach went in to explore the cave on 23rd June.

But monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.

The first four boys were rescued on 8thJuly at around 6p.m. local time, and were taken to a field hospital near the cave.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the Thai Navy SEALs reported on their official Facebook page that four had been rescued.

A second rescue phase began on 9thJuly and a further four boys were rescued.

The third day of the mission successfully took place leading to the rescue of the final group of boys and their coach.

How were the boys and their coach rescued?

A team of 90 expert divers - 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas - worked in the Tham Luang caves to get the boys and their coach out safely.

The divers guided the boys and their coach through darkness and submerged passageways towards the entrance to the cave system.

The rescue process included walking, wading, climbing and diving using guide ropes.

Wearing full-face masks, which are easier for novice divers, each boy was accompanied by two divers, who also carried his air supply.

The toughest part of the escape was at a section named “T-Junction” or “choke spot”, which was so tight that the divers had to take off their air tanks to get through.

After the tight spot, a cavern called Chamber 3 was turned into a forward base for the divers.

The boys could rest there before walking out to the entrance of the cave, where they were then taken to hospital in Chiang Rai.

They were rescued in stages between Sunday, 8th July and Tuesday, 10th July, when the final four boys and coach emerged to safety.

On 18th July, the boys left hospital and made their first public appearance, recounting their “miracle” survival story in front of the media.

2018 FIFA World Cup

1 Julio 2018

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Teenagers and Free Time

8 Junio 2018

Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenage child can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build your relationship.

How teenagers spend free time 

All teenagers are different. But many enjoy spending their free time doing things like shopping, going to parties, being with friends, gaming and using social media, texting, watching movies, reading and going to the beach or park.

Teenagers are also spending an increasing amount of their free time in structured extracurricular activities like arts and sports. And they often feel bored with unstructured spare time.

Free time with parents and family

One of the joys of the teenage years is discovering the things you have in common with your teenage child, or new things your child might open your eyes to. Spending free time together is a great way to stay connected with your teenage child.

Finding a balance between showing an interest in your child’s activities and being ‘in his face’ can be tricky. Our articles on supporting your teenager’s independence and privacy, monitoring and trust in the teenage years have practical tips.

Activities with you

Doing something one-on-one with one or both parents can be a treat for your child, especially in larger families. An occasional movie together, or even a quick meal or a drink in a café after another activity, can feel a bit special. You could go to a concert, cook a meal together, or work on a project like redecorating your child’s room. It just depends on what interests you and your child.

These activities might not happen spontaneously. You might need to discuss ideas with your child and plan to spend some time together. 

If spending free time with you is a new thing, your child might take a bit of persuading before she’s keen. If this is an issue, you could consider inviting one or two of your child’s friends along as well.

If you spend time together often enough, your child will probably build up more enthusiasm, so keep trying. You might need to try a range of activities before you find one you both like.

Shopping! My daughter and I just love shopping. Then we stop for a coffee or juice and just talk. It can feel so strange doing that with my daughter, but I love it.
– Sarah, mother of 16-year-old daughter

Activities for the whole family


If you’ve got teenagers and younger children, a family meeting can get everyone brainstorming activities to enjoy as a family. You could make a couple of lists – activities to do together, and activities that only some of you will do.

Massive sinkhole just opened up on a New Zealand farm

4 Mayo 2018

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Kilauea Volcano

1 Abril 2018

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Europe under a blanket of snow

3 Marzo 2018

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What is a Supermoon and when is the next one?

1 Febrero 2018

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A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon is near the Moon’s closest approach to Earth; also called perigee. A Supermoon can be a New or a Full Moon.

Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

The Full Moon on 31st January 2018 is an almost a Supermoon.

A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon, and up to 7% bigger than an average Full Moon.

More importantly, on this Full Moon night, there will be a total lunar eclipse in some areas, including most of North America, Asia, Australia, and more.

It is also a Blue Moon, as this is the second Full Moon in the month of January. A totally eclipsed Moon usually looks red, and is often called a Blood Moon. This may be a rare opportunity to see a red Blue Moon, or a Super Blue Blood Moon.

Perigee and Apogee

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The Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).

The point on the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee.

Super Full Moon and Super New Moon

A Supermoon looks larger than a Micromoon.

When a Full Moon takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. When there is a New Moon around the closest point to Earth, it is known as a Super New Moon.

A Micromoon,  on the other hand, is when a Full or a New Moon is near its farthest point from Earth, around apogee. It’s also known as a Minimoon, Mini Full Moon, or a Mini New Moon.

Looks Bigger and Brighter

Because it’s so close to Earth, a Super Full Moon also looks about 30% brighter than a Micro Full Moon and about 16% brighter than an average Full Moon.

Moon Illusion: Best at Moonrise and Moonset

The best time to enjoy a Super Full Moon, or any other Full Moon, is just after moonrise, when the Moon is close to the horizon. Just before moonset is also a good time.

When the Full Moon is low, it looks bigger and brighter than when it’s higher up in the sky. This is called the Moon Illusion, and actually makes more of a difference to what it looks like than the real boost you get from it being a bit closer to Earth.

Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson Airport

6 Enero 2018

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Passengers evacuated after collision between Westjet and Sunwing airliners when one of them was being towed and the other was waiting to park.

Passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No injuries were reported.

WestJet said an inbound from Cancun, Mexico with 168 passengers and a crew of six was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate.

Video footage shows flames coming from one of the planes as passengers are heard screaming. The pilot hurriedly notifies an evacuation and fire crews are scrambled.

The WestJet passengers were evacuated from the aircraft via emergency slides and all were safely in the terminal and clearing customs shortly after the collision.

“Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately,” Westjet said in a statement.

Sunwing said there were no crew members or passengers aboard its aircraft. It was being towed by the airline’s ground handling service provider at the time of the incident.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating.