- Jun 06 Thu 2013 12:51
- Sep 26 Mon 2016 19:09
Richard I, became the King of England better known as Richard the Lionheart, this month in 1189. Shortly after he became king, Richard I formed an army and left England to lead the Third Crusade. The Crusades were an effort to take back the holy city of Jerusalem from Muslims. It was here that Richard I became known as Richard the Lionheart for his courage and ability to win on the battlefield. It was also where he spent most of his time as king, spending less than a year in England during his entire rule. Although he was gone for so long, Richard the Lionheart was still seen as a hero for trying to take Jerusalem back.
- Sep 23 Fri 2016 09:08
Sonita Alizadeh was only 16 years old when her parents first told her that they had arranged for her to be married to an older man. Her would-be husband had promised to pay US$7,000 for her hand in marriage. Alizadeh’s family was poor and really needed this money in order to pay for Sonita’s older brother’s wedding. When Sonita heard that she had to marry a complete stranger, she was heartbroken. Alizadeh took these emotions and recorded a rap music video called “Brides for Sale” as a way of rejecting the tradition of arranged marriages in Afghanistan.
- Sep 22 Thu 2016 19:00
“Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren’t.”
– Barbara Sher, Life Coach
「想像出的障礙無法被克服，但真的障礙可以。」– 芭芭拉．歇爾 (生涯教練)
芭芭拉．歇爾 (1935- ) 是美國生涯規劃教練，著有一系列目標設定及達成相關書籍，曾上 CNN、《早安美國》、《60分鐘》及歐普拉脫口秀等電視節目，也在大學、全球百大企業演講。
- Sep 21 Wed 2016 09:11
People from many different backgrounds apply for jobs at the agency each year. Not everyone is a James Bond-style secret agent, traveling the world and stopping terrorist plots. Those that do, however, will train at a place called Camp Peary in Virginia, also known as "The Farm."
Anyone who ends up becoming a Non-Official Cover agent, or NOC, must have a very special set of skills. In short, they must be able to get information to their directors without getting found out.