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American Pacific University Online

American Pacific University (AmPac) was founded in 1994 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  From its inception, it has offered distance education courses through the correspondence method.  Now occupying a new campus in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, it has since 2007 incorporated two separate schools under its...

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The Enchiridion by Epictetus

The Enchiridion By Epictetus Written 135 A.C.E. Translated by Elizabeth Carter 1. Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation,...

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Rasmussen College Online

Rasmussen College is a 110-year-old private learning institution founded in 1900 by Walter Rasmussen. Its primary mission is to provide young men and women with career-focused education and skills that will equip them for the challenges of their chosen workplace and train them for responsible...

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Letter to Menoeceus by Epicurus

Letter to MenoeceusBy Epicurus Translated by Robert Drew Hicks Greetings. Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search thereof when he is grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. And to say that the season for studying philosophy...

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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

The Tiger Mom Fallacy

The Tiger Mom Fallacy

Much has been made about Amy Chua's “Tiger Mom” method of child-rearing and education, along with her claim that Chinese mothers are superior to moms in the west. Chua has spearheaded a movement known as the "Tiger Mom" - an anecdote to the selfish and often apathetic methods of mothering in the...

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In Literature, What Is the Muse?

The word “muse” originated from Greek mythology, which is one of the most interesting parts of literature. The Greek god Zeus and Mnemosyne had nine daughters called the Muses. They are the goddesses who inspire the creation of arts and literature. They were believed to be the source of knowledge...

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6 Ways to Sharpen Your Skills as a Creative

There are a number of jobs you can have as a graphic designer and the number keeps increasing every year. Before you can become a designer, however, you will need to get a design degree.

Autism Awareness Month Is April

Autism Awareness Month Is April

The number of children diagnosed and living with autism is rapidly rising, particularly within the U.S. Just last year, one in every eighty eight kids exhibited behaviors which fell on the autism spectrum (which ranges significantly from child to child.) Though some autistic children live healthy...