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Maybe you want a tattoo, but you don’t want it to be something that everyone can immediately see. The solution? A tiny tattoo that still packs a powerful punch. You still know it’s there so you can feel like a badass, but it’s small enough to conceal when you go to visit your grandma.

If you’re in the market for ink inspiration that proves size doesn’t matter, we’ve got you covered…in tiny tats.

These Kids Wouldn’t Exist if Not for The Super Bowl

Feb 4, 2016 By Christina Caldwell 0

After the Super Bowl ends, life seems pretty dull. The glitz of the halftime show, the wit of the commercials… It’s all gone in a flash.

Unless your team won!

Then there’s a celebration to be had. And sometimes after some kinds of celebrating —

Well, we’ll just let the kids explain…

This School Note Softened the Blow Of Test Scores In the Kindest Way

Feb 4, 2016 By Christina Caldwell 0

We’ve all felt the disappointment of a bad test score.

As standardized testing has become the norm at an earlier and earlier age, some educators have noticed that scores sometimes deflate students’ self confidence.

Harmony Hill Primary School in Northern Ireland decided to do something about it.

In a letter that the school asked students to read before opening their Transfer Test scores, they gave kids a little pep talk. And it was beautiful.

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The full note reads:

“Before you open the envelope with your score in it, we want you to read this first.

Inside the envelope is a score. It’s a score you’ve been waiting for but it might not be the score you’ve been hoping for. If that’s the case, it’s only natural that you will feel disappointed.

We will be very sorry about that and will feel disappointed ‘for you’ too – but we won’t feel disappointed ‘in you.’

Unfortunately, in life, things don’t always work out the way we want them to and it can take a little time to sort out the feelings and thoughts we can have when that happens. We know that each of you has worked very hard and with a great attitude. No score can ever take that away from you.

In fact, we believe that your attitude and who you are as a person is much more than any mark on a test. Who you are and the attitudes you have with travel with you whatever school is fortunate is enough to have you as one of their new pupils in September.

That is so important.

You are quite simply ‘unique’ and we are very proud of you. Make us proud whatever school you go to. Don’t give up easily when the going gets tough. Grow up to be kind, caring, generous, loving adults who make a positive difference to this world by how you live your life.

Remember, the score in the envelope is just a mark for some tests. It cannot measure how amazing you are! So, no matter what happens in the next few minutes, today you must celebrate YOU!

With love from all the staff!”

Now that’s how you encourage students to try their best.