D-Day Remembered

70 years ago, the US military carried out one of the most important invasions in human and military history. Today is a good day to take note of that historical moment, honor those who gave their lives, and give gratitude to those still fighting for the cause of freedom. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/06/world/europe/d-day-commemoration/ Some extras: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/opinion/lauder-eisenhower-d-day-anguish/ (On Eisenhower’s […]

Keep Calm And Carry On…..But How

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” before. It seemed like it was everywhere for a while. But how do you actually do that? Sometimes it’s hard to do one, let alone both. This is a pretty great post on some ways to keep calm AND carry on […]

Read, Kids, Read

Saw that another ZA posted this on her page earlier and wanted to share with everyone. It really is a great article. Columnist Frank Bruni offers some sad new research on children’s reading habits and makes the case for improving these numbers. As he points out from scientific research, “reading and intelligence have a relationship so […]

They found the Santa Maria

History buffs woke up to some AMAZING news this morning — researchers think they’ve identified the ruin of Christopher Columbus’ flagship the Santa Maria!You’ll probably remember the Santa Maria from your US History textbooks (along with the Nina and the Pinta!) — and this is some serious history geekdom here.How cool??http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/exclusive-found-after-500-years-the-wreck-of-christopher-columbuss-flagship-the-santa-maria-9359330.html   This was originally […]

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Thanks to another ZA for posting this earlier and reminding us, but today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.There’s no shortage of military spouses here at Zirtual (which is an amazing experience!) — so just wanted to show some gratitude to all of you for your what you do day in and day out to help your spouses and […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Hey Zeople — it’s Teacher Appreciation Day today and it’s time to reflect on this wonderfully important people in our lives!Who was your best teacher? And how did they impact your life?Here’s some other (famous) folks discussing the impact of teachers on their lives:http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-teaching-matters-george-lucashttp://www.lettersofnote.com/2013/11/i-embrace-you-with-all-my-heart.htmlAnd I really liked this one:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kaitlin-roigdebellis/a-letter-to-teachers_b_4697032.html_Dear Future Teacher,You are why the world […]