Mahiro here is practicing the Kankudai (or Kanku Dai depending on which hastily-googled page you're looking at), one of the more advanced routines in karate.
Stella Ehrhart is 8 and in the second grade. But on any given day, she also may be Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Princess Grace on her wedding day, or Billie Holliday.
Stella decided to dress as notable women every day because they represent who she hopes to be.
Surprisngly, her biggest challenge is remembering who's next. Pointing to a picture of Sandra Day O'Connor, she has to ask:
Mom, was I her on Friday?
Modern Family's boneheaded-but-insightful son Luke (Nolan Gould) visited Ellen this week to announce his graduation from high school. But wait -- isn't he only 13?
Turns out, he's a bona fide genius, with a Mensa membership and an IQ of 150:
Over the summer I did a lot of studying and I took an exam and tested at high school, so I'm hopefully going to go on and do some online community college courses.
When Gould visited Ellen in January, he revealed that he likes to discuss nuclear fusion in household microwaves, and that his allowance is a paltry $30 a week, with the rest of his income being squirreled away for college.
We'll never watch Luke and Phil's hijinks the same way again.
OMG -- The Shire General Store is the most charming creation by a little kid since Caine's Arcade.
Here's the intro to the Etsy listing:
"I am Paul Blazek, age 10, and I like to make things out of polymer clay with my brothers. I have 5 brothers but really only Caleb, age 8, helps so far. I like Lord of the Rings and my Dad reads it aloud to us almost every night."
Joshua Smith was determined to help Detroit ease its desperate financial burden. So he did what any industrious 9-year-old would do -- he launched a successful lemonade stand.
Joshua's new business, which he ran with his pals for five days last week, garnered more than $3,340 in donations, with "sales" pouring in from as far as Canada, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.K.
By Friday, he had received an award for outstanding achievement from the Detroit City Council, sold lemonade to members of the University of Michigan's men's basketball team, and been awarded a $2,000 college scholarship from the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation.
"I'm really happy that a lot of people supported me," Joshua said. "It was successful but tiring."
Detroit will use the proceeds from Joshua's stand to maintain a park and playground near his house.