The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

Audio Story: The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin Story length: 8 mins, 25 secs Written by: Beatrix Potter This is a Tale about a tail — a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. He had a brother called Twinkleberry, and a great many cousins; they lived in a wood […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Audio Story: The Emperor’s New Clothes Story length: 13 minutes Written by: Hans Christian Andersen Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go […]

Peanut Butter Pizza

Audio Story: Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza Story length: 6 mins, 51 secs Written by: Joan Winifred “Time for breakfast, Petie,” said Mother, “ I made scrambled eggs and toast.” “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, please eat your eggs and toast,” she said. “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, peanut butter for breakfast?” replied mother. […]

Chushu

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Chǔshǔ, Shosho, Cheoseo, or Xử thử (traditional Chinese: 處暑; simplified Chinese: 处暑; pinyin: chǔshǔ; Japanese: 処暑; rōmaji: shosho; Korean: 처서; romaja: cheoseo; Vietnamese: xử thử; literally: “limit of heat”) is the 14th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude […]

Smoking

If you’ve been smoking for a while, you might wonder if quitting’s even worth it. Maybe the cravings and nicotine withdrawal just turn you off to the whole idea. You wonder, “The damage is done, so does it really make a difference?” Absolutely. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it happens […]

This Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy. The question, posed on YouTube was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but is making the rounds across the internet again. Why? People keep arriving to two different answers: 1 and 9. […]

Cursive Is Making a Comeback

Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states that require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student […]

Lower-Case KKK

Aziz Ansari opened his Saturday Night Live hosting gig with a nine-minute monologue where the comedian took aim at Donald Trump and the “lower-case KKK” while applauding the efforts of the massive Women’s March that took place earlier in the day. “Pretty cool to know though [Trump’s] probably at home right now watching a brown […]