“You’re enjoying the intensity of your personal relationships now because superficial interactions have become quite unsatisfying. You are more willing to hold on to the status quo, both emotionally and physically, as you explore the power of deeper feelings, rather than running off to explore a new situation. Temporary simplicity can be achieved by avoiding your emotions, but it’s definitely not a sensible long-term strategy.”—
ARIES = APRIL 19 - MAY 13 TAURUS = MAY 14 - JUNE 19 GEMINI = JUNE 20 - JULY 20 CANCER = JULY 21 - AUG 9 LEO = AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 15 VIRGO = SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 30 LIBRA = OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 22 SCORPIO = NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29 OPHIUCHUS = NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 17 …
“Of course I’m going to fucking vote. My parents would kick my ass all the way from Alabama if I didn’t. Besides that, unless we want to start picking out wall paper for the gay/Muslim/immigrant detention center, we’d all better fucking vote.”—Billy H. A wise friend. (via bostongrits)
More than 2.5 million U.S. school kids have lost their summer vacation, as their school districts opt for a “balanced schedule” (also called year-round education, or YRE). Meanwhile, education experts are estimating that the ranks of summerless kids will rise to 5 million, or 10 percent of public schoolchildren, by 2012.
This would mean the end of camp, summer athletics, and summer jobs. But it would also mean kids forget less of what they learn and improve their test scores.
So…should all school switch to year-round education?
Yes. Maybe then we
wouldn’t fool kids into thinking they need a degree to be a poet.