April 18, 2014

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I’d rather be texting

promPop Quiz: Which event stunts emotional growth more significantly: Standing awkwardly at a school dance; working up the courage to talk to someone; or failing to go to the dance at all, limiting conversation to a text? read more

Homework hasn’t increased in 30 years

homeworkParental concerns about ever-expanding homework assignments for their children may be misguided, according to new research suggesting that students’ homework burdens have barely changed in 30 years. Read more

 

One Million Moms calls for Nabisco boycott

One Million Moms  is calling Nabisco’s latest “This is Wholesome” ad campaign nothing more than “sexual perversion” since it features a same sex couple with kids. What do you think?

 

Kids react to rotary phones

If you are a person of a certain age, you remember what it was like to use a rotary phone—the slow process of dialing, the weird clicking sound the wheel made. These kids in the latest video from Benny and Rafi Fine are too young for that. Watch how adorably perplexed they are when this relic is placed in front of them.

 

Autism linked with environmental toxins

toxinsWhile the underlying causes of autism are still not fully understood, many health experts believe that genetics, environmental factors or a combination of the two are to blame.

Now, a new meta-analysis has revealed that toxins in the environment may play a much more significant role in the formation of this neurodevelopmental disorder than previously thought. Read more

Mother of teen shot by girlfriend’s dad wants murder charges

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Johran McCormick

The father who police said fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in his daughter’s bedroom should be charged with murder, the victim’s distraught mother says. Read more

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