Avoiding failure is bad for learning


‘Rejection,” she said bluntly, “that is what I’m afraid of. If I don’t get in, I’ll feel like a failure.”In today’s climate of hyper selective...

Education is understated


Often the headlines lead with stories about ways in which the Granite State falls short.“Kindergarten in New Hampshire isn’t Elementary” – USA...

Be mindful this holiday


Yankee swaps, secret Santas, stocking stuffers . . . oh my! It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and everywhere we turn we seem to be...

Being kind to others is good for you


The blinding sun is rising gloriously on the horizon, as commuters lurch and creep along.The sedan in front of me slows in the travel lane, and I...

‘Ku-plink, ku-plank, ku-plunk,” taut berries hit the bottom of the large metal bucket, the sound echoing across the spacious field, like a scene...

My Turn: Happy Interdependence Day


“Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence.”— Donald TrumpToday, the word independence is thick in...

His face is a collage of conflicting emotion. Joyful, puzzled, excited, overwhelmed, cautious, giddy, and frightened.“Now what?” he says with...

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