Self-build project in Ethiopia Where a small plane inspires great hope

Asmelash Zeferu is nervous. He stands in front of his self-made airplane. Made of cloth, wood, screws. With a car engine as propulsion. It should take off, right away. Then he would have made it, would have left everything behind him. Only the sky. Asmelash is not a pilot, not an engineer – he’s a nurse from Addis Ababa.

Apart from him, there are only cows and two children, with dried snot under their noses. The kids say hello, Asmelash doesn’t say hello back. The propeller does not fit on the engine. Asmelash puts his hand to his sweaty forehead, thinks. But it does not help. Asmelash gives up. "Tomorrow then", he says. He is used to nothing working.

Linear equations resp. Linear Functions accompany you in most of the math lessons in school. Therefore it is important to understand and be able to use this function type. In this article you will learn exactly that with the help of explanations and illustrations.

Linear equations – What is it?

Linear equations can also be called first degree equations, because the variable only occurs in the first power. If this variable is x, it means that there are no parts with x², x³ and so on, but only x.


When I don’t understand something right away, my husband asks: "How stupid are you??" I’m beginning to doubt myself already.

Dr. Doris Wolf

My husband thinks I'm stupid

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What do I have to keep in mind when writing a summary?

You go to school in Germany and are at least in the 6th grade. Class? Then you will sooner or later come to terms with the essay type Inhaltsangabe (and of course other essay types, such as z.B. Interpretations) in contact. Maybe you have already written a summary yourself?

Often you have to write such essays as an exercise at home, but it may well be that an exam, school assignment, test – or whatever you call graded exams in school in your state – has to be written on the topic. (This also depends a bit on which class you are currently in).)

More important than Christmas? From mid-November at the latest, the Netherlands are in Sinterklaas-Mood. The traditional celebration holds up surprisingly well in modern times. Not only children are fascinated by the holy St. St. Nicholas thrilled, Dutch adults also celebrate Sinterklaas.

Arrival of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands

Published on 14-11-2009 in: Culture, Tradition& Story Last updated on 06-12-2019 // 39 comments.

Her daughter's drawing shows a happy family. The fact that one of the children didn't join until she was 14 months old doesn't matter to the love she has to give, says foster mother Anja Menzer-Tews

The worry that the child you love won’t stay with you forever is something Anja Menzer-Tews knows well. She is a foster mother. It is a task that she fulfills with dedication – despite all the difficulties. Here she tells what gives her strength and hope.

There are traces of love everywhere in the Tutow house: a self-made Advent calendar in the shape of an angel on the hall closet. On the wall numerous photos, next to the living room door a portrait of the family, drawn by the eldest daughter Clara. In between pottery and handicrafts by Naschi (nickname, editor’s note), the youngest child of the Menzer-Tews family. Unlike her two siblings, who are now adults, she only joined the family when she was 14 months old.

Marc Reichwein

W hen writing an intellectual biography? Stefan Muller-Doohm, emeritus professor in Oldenburg, has specialized in the sociology of intellectuals, and has written, among other things, a standard work on Adorno. His recently published biography of Jurgen Habermas is 750 pages long, a veritable caliber of bricks; but one does not get the impression that its author has set himself more goals as a biographer than the extremely honest one of comprehensively tracing the career, work and life of the person portrayed, i.e., in exhaustive detail.

The reviews, which were published around Habermas’ 85. birthday on 18. June appeared, criticized that restrained enough not to spoil the congratulatory mood. And yet they named a sore point: When the "Suddeutsche Zeitung" criticizes that "Muller-Dohm remains mute as an interpreter of his main figure," that is: as a biographer, he does not take a stance on his object, then it raises a value judgment that would be devastating for any biographer of Bismarck or Hitler.

Parents educate children to use digital media responsibly. This includes not only that they are familiar with the content they come across on the net. Media literacy also means recognizing when it’s time to take a break from games or movies and that too much screen time can be harmful to their own well-being. Better than strict bans are clear rules and, above all, talking to children about their digital activities. This way, adolescents can make their own experiences and learn from them – together with their parents.

A young woman holds a smartphone with notices for new messages

Children grow up in a digital world. New media offer them many opportunities to learn, play and discover. Digitization presents families with new challenges: In times of constant accessibility, how can we succeed in not neglecting analog life? Many parents worry that smartphones, computers and consoles are harming their children, that they are becoming addicted to them and that other interests are being forgotten. Screen time is therefore often a contentious issue within the family. The following tips will help parents teach their children to use media responsibly and find a good balance between digital and analog interests.

It goes without saying that teachers are among the most influential people in students’ lives. But even these can have a big impact on the lives of their teachers.

That’s why we asked teachers in the BuzzFeed US community about eye-opening experiences with their students that have led them to transform their teaching.

1. "Many years ago, I was the new teacher at a school and the deputy principal therefore spent a lot of time in my classroom. I had a very restless child in class who could not stay seated for a long time."

"The deputy principal has therefore moved this child’s desk to the back wall so that this child could no longer distract anyone. I felt sick when I saw this poor child stuck there, but I didn’t know what to do. Finally, I mustered up the courage to say that it is not right for me to treat a child this way. I did not care that the deputy principal was not happy about it. Since then I tell the kids that if they need a break they can go for a walk around the school. I have never had a child who took advantage of this rule and I feel a really big difference.

Jasmin is now 4;7 years old, she enjoys attending the facility and has made very great progress in her development.

She notices a lot of what is going on in the group and also notices things that even we educators do not notice.

Jasmin amazes me again and again with her good memory, she remembers things that we adults quickly forget. She quickly recognizes and remembers structures and rituals that are repeated; she helps the children who have forgotten them.