5 Amazing Life Lessons from the One & Only, Albert Einstein!!


Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. In honor of this science icon and to say ‘Happy Birthday Einstein,” we thought we’d share one of our favorite archived e-news articles from March 2013! 

Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation, to name a few of his scientific contributions.

Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.” He’s published more than 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works. Einstein is considered the father of modern physics and is probably the most successful scientist there ever was.

But, you don’t have to be a physicist or an elite research scientist to take away from what Einstein had to offer. We don’t tap often enough into the words of wisdom Einstein shared with the world. From the simply stated to the profoundly put, there’s a lot we can take away from Einstein’s words.

Everyday brings a new opportunity to put his teachings to good use in our personal lives. In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday, we bring you 5 Amazing Lessons You Can Learn from Albert Einstein! 

These quotes are just a few of our favorites that show how Einstein reached people all throughout  walks of life – Do you have a favorite lesson from Albert Einstein? We want to know which of them resonates with you in your life!

Leave us your thoughts below – We always look forward to hearing what our readers have to say!

Today, We Celebrate Pi Day!

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Celebrate Pi Day!

Today is Pi Day, an unofficial mathematical holiday. Celebrated on March 14, or 3.14, the date reflects the abbreviated version of the irrational constant pi (π). Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and it enables you to find the area of a circle. (Pi multiplied by the square of the circle’s radius gives you the circle’s area.)

As noted above, pi is an irrational number, which means that its value cannot be exactly represented and that the numbers following the decimal point continue on as far as anyone has been able to calculate them. (As of September 2011, computers had surpassed the 5 trillionth digit to the right of the decimal point.) Most people are comfortable abbreviating pi as 3.14, but some people compete to see how many of the decimal digits they can memorize and/or recite.

The Greek letter π was first used to abbreviate the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter by Welsh mathematician William Jones in 1706 who chose it because it is the first letter of the Greek word for periphery (περιφέρεια). It was popularized later in the century by Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler. π is also known as Archimedes Constant, as well as the Ludolphine number or Ludolph’s Constant.

Pi Day was created by Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 and spread to college math departments from there. Today it is still considered a fringe celebration, but one often marked by the eating of pie, both for its shape and its homophonic relationship to π.

Will you be celebrating with math games or dessert or both?

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate today!