Category Archives: Education

Kids Are Tweeting #ThanksMichelleObama Showing Their School Lunch Pictures

In a world where we, as Americans, are constantly engaged in the struggle to decrease obesity and to try to get kids to eat healthier, it would seem that the First Lady is well within her means to effect that … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Healthy Lunch from Home May Be Less Nutritious than a School Lunch

School lunches often get a bad reputation as being unhealthy and impossible to eat, but evidence suggests this reputation may be unwarranted. Sending a lunch to school with your kids may actually be less nutritious than allowing them to eat … Continue reading

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Rock On! Music Therapy Helps Lessen Depression in Teenagers and Children

Many believe rock stars, through their own music, are giving themselves self therapy. What if music therapy worked on kids with depression as well as it does for these rock stars? A new study published by the Northern Ireland Music … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Hit Kano Computer Building and Coding Kit for Kids Now Available for $149

The Kickstarter sensation that was promoted as a Lego-type kit for kids to build a computer is now available to the public. With a price tag of $149.99, the kid-friendly kit includes free shipping to most countries. The London-based company … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Schools Open on Columbus Day?

Here’s a question you are bound to hear from your child if they happen to live in one of the cities where students have to go to school on Columbus Day, “If Columbus Day is a federal holiday, why do … Continue reading

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Are You Curious About This Article? Being So Will Help Improve Your Memory

If you clicked through to read this article because you’re curious about what it will say about improving your memory, there is a good chance your curiosity in learning about it will help you do exactly that. You’ll be more … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Strike Debt Retires Nearly $4 Million of Student Loan Debt

One of the offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has had a direct impact on individual lives is Strike Debt. This arm of the movement had a unique idea which has actually worked. The movement formed an entity … Continue reading

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Fat Shaming Will Not Solve America’s Obesity Problem, Only Makes It Worse

More than one-third of American adults are obese. We know this. We hear it from doctors and the media and we read it in magazines. As it continues to get worse, we seem to be socially divided on what will … Continue reading

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Will Student Loan Debt Still Be a Problem for Seniors in Retirement?

Student loan debt is usually considered a problem of youth, but a report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sobering statistics on the number of Americans who are still paying off student debt between the ages … Continue reading

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Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Intel and Michael J Fox Improve Parkinson’s Research with Wearable Gadgets

In another step into the market beyond computers, Intel has teamed up with the Michael J Fox Foundation to provide Parkinson’s researchers with a whole new level of access to their patients. Their idea involves using wearables, devices like the … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Institution Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Its Collections

For those who have extra time and would like to contribute to science around the world (even if you don’t have a scientific background), you now have the perfect opportunity. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for volunteers to help digitize … Continue reading

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Microsoft Offers Surface Pro 3 to Students at a $150 Discount

As summer builds and many college students look toward a new semester, Microsoft has come to market with a decent new student and teacher discount on the the Surface Pro 3. The discount is $150 on all three models, making … Continue reading

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Study Shows Video Games Are Good for Kids in Small Doses

Research published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that video games might not be as bad for kids as most people think. Console and handheld fantasy games have previously been portrayed as having monstrous effects on children, supposedly … Continue reading

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Google Mystery Barge One in Maine Gets Sold as Scrap Metal

In the last decade, the mighty Google has become more than the world’s favorite search giant. The company is also famously innovative and well-known for its original marketing ploys, its flamboyant work-place environments, and its sheer willingness to go the … Continue reading

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Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Wales have this week advised the general public on the bacterial dangers of the humble handshake. The gesture has been used since ancient Greece, as a greeting, an expression … Continue reading

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Congress Finally Compromises to Ease Veteran Healthcare Wait Times

There’s some good news out of Congress for Veterans and their health care needs. Tension was resolved over the weekend with a compromise reached between VA leaders, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller,on a bill to aid veterans faced with long … Continue reading

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Teen HPV Cancer Vaccines: Why Are Parents Waiting Around?

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has reported some disturbing news this week about uptake rates of the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It appears that even though the vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer and … Continue reading

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Starbucks Decides to Serve College Degrees to Their Employees

Working at the world’s largest coffee chain just got a whole lot more attractive with the announcement they’re going to begin serving more than just coffee to their customers. They’re now also going to start serving college degrees to their … Continue reading

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Want Consistent Pay Raises? Look at Technology and Healthcare

In far too many industries, salaries have remained stagnant over the last 10 years, but that’s not the case for all industries. If you’re looking for a satisfying job which also looks to have good job security, plus the potential … Continue reading

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