Category Archives: Happy Life

USA Olympic Swimmers Sing “Call Me Maybe”

Okay, so I’m not a fan of this song, but I love this video.  It’s completely amateur and homemade, but for reason I couldn’t stop watching.



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The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened

This list called “The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened” is on Buzzfeed, and it actually is the fifty cutest things that ever happened.  I can’t embed the page, but here’s a few of my favorites.










Hope you go to full post!  There’s a lot more cuteness to be seen!


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Useless Box Makes Me Happy

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They Might Be Giants

Today was the first day back at work after the holiday break.  Guess how many of my students showed up?  One.  As in uno.  I couldn’t believe it.  Needless to say it was a pretty boring day.  The time went by super slow because nothing ridiculous or potentially life-threatening happened.

So we decided to have a fun day.  The one little girl that did show up got to watch some of my favorite Looney Tunes cartoons from my childhood – yes, I am a child of the 90s.  Both of them are They Might Be Giants songs, and both of them are stuck in my head at the same time.  Enjoy!

Oh, and watch out for any accidental learning that might occur when watching these videos.



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Tea Snob

One of the serious highlights of my days is drinking awesome loose leaf tea from Teavana.  I’m super new to tea and always hated it, but its potential health benefits finally got me a few months ago.  I figured, “Why overdose on Excedrin if I can supplement it with something natural instead?”  And thus, a tea snob was born.  I started with tea bags, but one day I passed a Teavana store in the mall, tried all the free samples, and was hooked.

I still drink bagged tea from time to time if I don’t have the flavor I want in loose leaf or if I don’t have time to steep, but loose leaf is my favorite.

It was so nice to come home after vacation today and sit down with an awesome cup of lavender tea with some German rock sugar.  It was exactly what I needed to help me calm down after a busy day.

Oh, and I’m addicted to mugs, so this new tea habit is my long-awaited excuse to buy them.  They used to be reserved exclusively for hot chocolate (I don’t drink coffee), but now I can use them in the summer time for tea!….and still some hot chocolate from time to time.


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Reasons for Optimism

This is unbelievably refreshing. We always hear such negativity, and it’s nice to see a different take on the world and a positive interpretation of the facts.  What do you think?


Global Public Square

Editor’s note: Fareed Zakaria recently delivered the commencement address at Harvard. While the audience was graduates, the message could apply to a great many of us, so we’ve reprinted a modified version below.

By Fareed Zakaria

The best commencement speech I ever read was by the humorist Art Buchwald. He was brief, saying simply, “Remember, we are leaving you a perfect world. Don’t screw it up.”

You are not going to hear that message much these days. Instead, you’re likely to hear that we are living through grim economic times, that the graduates are entering the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. The worries are not just economic. Ever since 9/11, we have lived in an age of terror, and our lives remain altered by the fears of future attacks and a future of new threats and dangers. Then there are larger concerns that you hear about: The Earth…

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Oh my gosh. Two Little Girls Explain The Worst Haircut Ever

Two Little Girls Explain The Worst Haircut Ever.

“And what did you do with the hair?”

“I hid it under the radiator!”

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