If you've been living anywhere but under a rock with no TV or internet access for the past several years (if that's you: hello! Welcome to the internet!), then you know that "Hamilton," a diversely-cast musical about the founding fathers and all the dueling they did, is a pop culture sensation the likes of which you only experience once or twice a generation.

And that means everyone wants to see it. But until they turn this thing into a movie — soon, right? — tickets are hard to come by and expensive when they're available. If you want to be in the room where it happens, you're either going to have to shell out a lot of dough or win the lottery. Literally. The show offers a limited number of $10 tickets through a daily raffle.

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This is Kimberly Bermudez, a schoolteacher in Chicago. A few days ago, she had a life-changing experience flying home to see her parents in Florida.

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Bermudez.

It started out like most other flights — with some polite chit-chat to the person sitting next to her. She told the stranger about her job at a low-income school and some of the struggles she sees her students and their parents facing.    

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What happens when you have a childhood dream to be a writer, but your test scores tell you it's not in the cards?

For Alexandra Penfold, she became a writer anyway — and a successful one at that. Penfold is a literary agent and the author of children's books like "All Are Welcome" and "We Are Brothers, We Are Friends."

In a viral tweet, Penfold shared an image of a self-evaluation she wrote in fourth grade. In scrawling cursive penmanship, it reads: "Writing. I love to write and I hope to become an athor [sic] someday."

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"Boy Meets World" was one of the best (probably the best, but I'm not here to pick fights) shows of the '90s.

I'm not even going to ask if you remember it because I know you do. And I know you watched it every Friday night when TGIF (sing the theme song with me) was still a thing. What other show handled such difficult topics as bullying and cheating (Cory, no!) with as much flair as "BMW"? And what other show had a teacher like Mr. Feeny who, aside from the fact that he stalked the kids to college after they graduated high school, always felt like the best educator on television.

Did you ever wish Mr. Feeny was your teacher? Or get upset the Matthews boys didn't recognize what an amazing font of wisdom they had living right next door?

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