Consider This: Do You Really Need that Flagship Phone?


Samsung is set to release its highest-performance to date this August - the Galaxy Note 8. It will have an amazing 5.7" Super AMOLED display, an amazing dual 13MP main camera, iris scanner, barometer, a series of other sensors and security features, and it might be powered by Qualcomm's brand new Snapdragon 836 System on a Chip. It will be an amazing handset with an amazing price tag - although it hasn't been officially confirmed yet, the handset might be sold for a price around $1,000. I'm sure many of you have read the previews and followed the news about…

Best Movies to Teach Kids Persistence


Learning doesn't have to be boring.  Kids can learn from movies - especially if you take the time to prep them to watch and to have a discussion afterwards about what you hope they discovered. Persistence is something I am trying to help instill in my own grandchildren.  It is, I feel, THE most important characteristic to have to get where you want to go. Below are a few of my favorite movies to teach tweens about persistence. Unstoppable PG-13 (2010) Starring Chris Pine & Denzel Washington In this thriller, a runaway train must be stopped before it hits a…