A commercial that calls for us to ‘Inspire Her Mind’

Ads like this one and toys like Goldieblox are the beginning of a new trend (for lack of a better word) in girls’ education, and it’s a wonderful thing. I’m excited to witness the certain evolution of gender stereotypes and education in the coming years, and wouldn’t it be funny if, despite my vaguely arty tendencies and ineptitude for math, my 4yo eventually decides to become a physicist or something.


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Forget snakes, this is ‘Circle of Life’ on a plane

I’ve watched ‘The Lion King’ on stage once – on Broadway in New York City, where I very happily paid for very expensive tickets and almost cried when the elephants came out during the opening song ‘Circle of Life’. So if this happened during a flight I was on, I would probably send my 4yo to ask for an encore. Thank goodness someone had the sense to record this, because the cast’s impromptu performance was totally wasted on this bunch of passengers. I mean, look at them! It’s like they DON’T EVEN CARE.

Originally spotted on Gawker.


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Coolest ever weather announcement from a school

By Durham Academy Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and Assistant Head of School/Upper School Director Lee Hark. Attention all school administrators (and weather announcers): The bar has been set very high.


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