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99 Tiny Stories to Make You Think, Smile and Cry

99 Tiny Stories to Make You Think, Smile and Cry
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. These encounters are educationally priceless. They spawn moments of deep thought and self-reflection that challenge the status quo and help us evolve as sensible individuals. Below you will find a selection of 99 tiny, thought-provoking life stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think (MMT).

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You're Going To Love Sylvester Stallone Even More After Reading This Anyone who is familiar with Sylvester Stallone's work is aware of the fact that he became a global star after appearing in the boxing movie Rocky which was released in 1976. The film was a huge hit earning over $200 million in global box office receipts. It also won three Oscar awards including the highly-coveted Best Picture trophy. However, not many people know of the immense sacrifice and dedication that Stallone invested into Rocky. Read his story below and be inspired. Source: Edudemic

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Here Are 23 Awesome Things You Didn’t Learn In School. But You’ll Be Glad You Know Them. Going through school as a child gave each of us a wonderful base of knowledge. Most of you owe all of what you know about reading and arithmetic to your teachers. However, no matter how good your teachers were, they probably didn’t teach you any of this stuff. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know before. (Don’t feel bad though, these are probably things you wouldn’t even dream of considering before today.) Does Nature Make Us Happy? Marilyn Price-Mitchell In today’s age of high technology, research shows that our hunger for the natural world still endures. In fact, our connections with nature could just be the best medicine for people of all ages—improving our health, happiness, and well-being. Those same connections could also heal the planet. Few would disagree that our natural and cognitive worlds have grown disconnected. Most of us, particularly children, spend far less time in nature today than in recent decades.

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