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Students Of New York City Tell Their New Mayor How Standardized Testing Squashes The Learning Bug

I was never a good test-taker when I was a student. And when it came to standardized testing, I simply hated it. They were always boring, and it was impossible to get excited or all that creative about a test. But the school kept forcing us through hours of preparation nonetheless.Well, some parents and students in New York City are taking a stand. Watch the message they have to say to their new mayor, Bill de Blasio.

Students Of New York City Tell Their New Mayor How Standardized Testing Squashes The Learning Bug

Ready for the weekend? Of course, you are. Here's our weekly dose of good vibes to help you shed the stresses of the workweek and put yourself in a great frame of mind.

These 10 stories made us happy this week because they feature amazing creativity, generosity, and one super-cute fish.

1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

Hawaiian underwater photographer Yuki Nakano befriended a friendly porcupine fish and now they hang out regularly.

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