Experience

Yes homework should be banned. I have said it before and I'll say it again - children need to be allowed to be children. The school day is jam packed enough with academic and educational lessons, and in my opinion that is where it needs to stay.
It's January and many people are working hard to keep their New Year's resolutions to get fit and be healthy, and there's an extensive number of companies out there who want to help you do this. In 2016 approximately 60% of mobile phone users downloaded health-related apps, and fitness-tracking wearables are projected to exceed $14bn by 2021.
You would think that life changing experiences were potentially defined by their rarity. By a stand out quality or uniqueness that makes them exquisite and precious by virtue of them being one of a kind. An experience for you alone.
For purposes of anonymity I will give the students a code name, our private school attendee will be called 'Tom' and our state school attendee 'Jerry'. They are both 12 and a half years old, and I asked them both the same questions in a relaxed comfortable environment. Neither of them had access to the other's answers.
Of course, the internet helps here. We see so much than anyone else before us. Videos on Facebook are thrust in our face as we scroll, Instagram shows thousands of pictures from around the world with a single hashtag and Twitter allows us to see the opinions of those with different lifestyles. We're an accommodating generation who want to do and feel as much as they can.
In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.
From kicking back in a salsa bar to learning about local cuisine in a cooking class, Puerto Rico is a hotbed of cultural experiences, and whilst we love whiling away the day on a spectacular beach, we can never resist the opportunity to sample some local life. Here are some of our favourite local Puerto Rican experiences...
Those of us based in London or other major cities are living among the youngest, most affluent populations in the country. Life amongst urbanites has its perks: forward thinking, inventiveness, acceptance, open-mindedness to an evolving moral backdrop - a partisan view, I know.
Feeling aggravated at that long bar queue on a Friday night? Is everyone ordering fancy cocktails and all you want is a pint? Well experimental (emphasis on 'mental') foodies Bompass & Parr have found the answer.
Somebody once told me they felt they had been sleepwalking through their life until suddenly they were abandoned by their partner. Fear was palpable; fear of being alone; fear of not being able to pay the bills; fear of failing in all areas of their life.