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Oldest Holocaust Survivor Shares Secret to Happiness

Oldest Holocaust Survivor Shares Secret to Happiness

At 110, Alice Herz Sommer was the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor. In addition, she was an incredibly joyful person and an amazing example of triumph over adversity and horrifying circumstances. The thing that saved her life was also Alice's biggest source of joy: music. "The Lady in Number 6" traces Alice's story from her time in a concentration camp to her retirement. Through it all, Alice shows an incredible strength of spirit and delight in living. The film won an Oscar in 2014 f … Read More

Oldest Holocaust Survivor Shares Secret to Happiness
At 110, Alice Herz Sommer was the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor. In addition, she was an incredibly joyful person and an amazing example of triumph over adversity and horrifying circumstances. The thing that saved her life was also Alice's biggest source of joy: music. "The Lady in Number 6" traces Alice's story from her time in a concentration camp to her retirement. Through it all, Alice shows an incredible strength of spirit and delight in living. The film won an Oscar in 2014 f
You Have to See What Sound Really Looks Like
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10 Super Relatable Whisper Posts About Music
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Comedy Shows in DC: 4 Spots for Entertainment & Inspiration
Despite being the seat of the world’s most powerful government, “The District” occupies a neither-nor space in the mind of most comedy fans—a situation befitting its total lack of representation in the aforementioned federal government. So what’s a comedy seeker to do when he or she wants to escape the House of Cards and West Wing fantasies of his or her peers? Believe it or not, there are several reliable sources for comedy shows in DC. You just have to know where to look. StandUpComedyToGo.
5 Things You Didn't Know About the Japanese Language
Learning Japanese can be fun, and it can also be useful for traveling or job hunting. No matter how old you are, picking up a new language is easier than you think, even a language like Japanese. Here are five things you didn't know about the Japanese language. 1. Japanese Phonetics Are Easy to Learn Japanese words are relatively easy to pronounce since there are only 46 different sounds.  Learning to make these sounds is simple and easy to remember with practice. Once you have maste

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