Kimber Bermudez was simply flying to visit her parents in Florida when the Chicago teacher’s trip took an unexpected turn — ending with a gesture from strangers that left her stunned. What began as a simple conversation with her seatmate led to three other passengers on the plane handing her cash to enable her to better help her students, who come from predominantly low-income families on the city's Northwest Side. As she boarded Southwest flight 1050 to Florida last Tuesday, Bermudez began talking to the man seated next to her. "I have been known as a talker since I was a child," she told NBC 5. Retro School Supplies You Used to Use in Class Bermudez said she quickly began discussing her job at Carlos Fuentes Elementary, a charter school in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. "He said, 'What do you do?' I said, 'I am a teacher' and he asked where," she said. "He said, 'What is your greatest struggle?' And I started talking about our school and the amazing educators … [Read more...] about Chicago Teacher Stunned as Strangers on Flight Donate Money to Her Students
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Ellen Nordberg, The Washington Post Published 10:28 am PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 The trauma and heartbreak of the triplet boys in the movie "Three Identical Strangers" - separated at six months and adopted into different families - made me reconsider how my husband and I are parenting our identical twin boys, Axel and Aidan. It also caused me to challenge myself: Who am I to decide that my sons should be separated as often as possible? In the 1960s, when Bobby, David and Eddy from the documentary were born, childhood-development theories emphasized the importance of the individual. Multiples were split up in school, and this remains the prevailing mandatory policy in many districts across the United States. Subscribing to this theory of fostering independent identities, my husband and I took the advice of our pediatrician (and many twin-parenting books) and separated our preschoolers for special one-on-one dates with each parent. We thought they'd love the … [Read more...] about The movie ‘Three Identical Strangers’ changed how I parent my twins
THE parents of a missing diabetic 13-year-old are “distraught” over fears she left home to see a stranger she met on Instagram. Morgan Glendinning left her house in Rushton, Northamptonshire, without insulin at midday on Monday. Her distressed mum Sharon, 42, has pleaded with the public to try and track down her daughter who has type 1 diabetes. Dad Brian is concerned his daughter vanished from their family home to meet someone she was talking to online. He told the Mirror: "We don't exactly know why she has gone missing. She has been talking to different people on Instagram. "She is very secretive about who she talks to. We think she might have met up with them on there. "She is diabetic and has gone missing without taking her medication with her." The teen vanished from home and her mum believes she has travelled to Ealing, West London. But Sharon is worried because the youngster has “no hypo treatment”. She shared a local police appeal on Twitter and wrote: … [Read more...] about Diabetic girl, 13, missing for 24 hours with no insulin ‘may have travelled to meet stranger she met on Instagram’
PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 September 2018 Stacia Briggs John Simm as Jonah Mulray. Photographer: Steve Wong. ITV In scenes that some viewers found distressing, John Simms’ character, university lecturer Jonah Mulray wrote in a first edition copy of Jane Eyre. It wasn’t the only thing that jarred about ITV’s latest thriller Strangers. CONTAINS SPOILERS. John Simm as Jonah Mulray, Anthony Wong as David Chen and Emila Fox as Sally Porter. Picture ITV plc.In our front room, there was a sharp intake of breath as a terrible crime played out on the small screen: how COULD John Simm’s character deface a first edition copy of Jane Eyre?The book in question had been a loving gift from university professor Jonah Mulray to his wife, a precious antique book which he then proceeded to vandalise.As jaw-dropping moments go, it far eclipsed the two others in the same episode – in fact I’m still upset about it now. That book was worth … [Read more...] about TV review: Strangers, ITV – double lives, defaced books and dreadful extras, but John Simm shines
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Melanie Green, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) People disagree all the time, but not all disagreements lead to the same levels of stress. Even though people can be passionate about their favorite sport teams, they can argue about which basketball team is the best without destroying friendships. In the workplace, co-workers can often dispute strategies and approaches without risking a long-term fallout. Political conversations, on the other hand, seem to have become especially challenging in recent years. Stories of tense Thanksgiving dinners and of Facebook friends being unfriended have become commonplace. Why does this happen? Our research – and related research in political psychology – suggest two broad answers. First, our work shows that divisive topics – issues that are polarizing, or on which … [Read more...] about Why is it so stressful to talk politics with the other side?