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MLB Couldn’t Stop Kyler Murray From Playing Football, But His Decision Is Cause for Worry

MLB Couldn’t Stop Kyler Murray From Playing Football, But His Decision Is Cause for Worry

If you’re surprised by Kyler Murray’s decision to pick football over baseball, you shouldn’t be. On Monday afternoon, the Oklahoma product announced on Twitter that he was “firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback.” The move ends a saga that started last June, when the Athletics picked  No. 9…

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The India problem: 63,000 job openings — and 19 million applicants

The India problem: 63,000 job openings — and 19 million applicants

India is one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, but it is not generating enough jobs — let alone good jobs — for the educated young people entering the labor force. NEW DELHI — Anil Gujjar arrived in India’s capital from a village in the northwestern state of Rajasthan carrying nothing except a…

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The Ms. Q&A: How Rita Dragonette Came of Conscience

The Ms. Q&A: How Rita Dragonette Came of Conscience

Award-winning public relations executive Rita Dragonette’s debut novel, The Fourteenth of September, expands on her work related to telling women’s stories with a very personal twist. The fictionalized account of her own personal journey during the Vietnam War, set amidst the student-led anti-war movement on a college campus, The Fourteenth of September follows one female student during her…

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 25 JANUARY 2019

SECURE SYNOPSIS: 25 JANUARY 2019 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same time gives you extra points in the form of background…

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Educators Share How Video Games Can Help Kids Build SEL Skills

Educators Share How Video Games Can Help Kids Build SEL Skills

Paul Darvasi is teaching his 12th graders that if there’s something about themselves they don’t like, they have the power to change it.To do so, he’s using a video game called “What Remains of Edith Finch,” projecting it on a screen while students take turns playing. In the game, players get to know the main…

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Real Madrid’s obsession with Neymar led them to prodigy Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid’s obsession with Neymar led them to prodigy Vinicius Jr.

The FC guys are incredulous that Isco keeps being left out as Real Madrid struggle to put together results under Santi Solari. Florentino Perez’s obsession with Neymar has brought him nothing but heartache, embarrassment and torment. Until now. Until Vinicius Jr. Neymar was the kid Real Madrid saw first. Not just before Vinicius but before…

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The unlikely resurgence of Dungeons and Dragons

The unlikely resurgence of Dungeons and Dragons

click to enlarge Young Kwak The Adrian family plays Dungeons & Dragons in their Spokane Valley home. On a late summer morning, the Adrian family is investigating a cultist hideout when a fight breaks out. “I’m actually gonna take my great axe, but not with the blade, and try and knock him unconscious,” says Joel…

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For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

For Nagy, playoff run with Bears comes after long rise

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — One more victory to finish the regular season was in the books and that meant the party was on at “Club Dub.” The Chicago Bears were swaying and jumping and pumping their fists as the strobe lights flashed and “Swag Surfing” by Fast Life Yungstaz blasted through the visitors’ locker…

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RSTV IAS UPSC – Mental Health and Insurance

Archives TOPIC: General Studies 2 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. In News: A year after National Mental Healthcare Act 2017 was passed by the parliament, the Insurance Regulatory…

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A Nation of Bastards

A Nation of Bastards

Being thrown into the social world with little instruction can lead a child to develop a jungle-type survival skill set.  Often the skills children develop are how to use people to get what you want or what to do to feel good.  Those who are more capable or lucky learn how to manipulate others and…

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Pulsating Punjab

Pulsating Punjab

Etymologically derived from the Persian words Punj’, meaning five, and Ab’, meaning river, the land of five rivers has always had an iconic status in the history of the country. It was the cradle of one of the world’s oldest civilisations, the Indus Valley Civilisation, and had an illustrious lineage of Sikh rulers who left…

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Meghan Markle’s handwriting says *so* much about her as a person – AOL

Meghan Markle’s handwriting says *so* much about her as a person – AOL

While visiting Brinsworth House on Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex sat down with residents (all entertainment industry veterans) for arts and crafts. Markle created a paper ornament and signed it, “Merry Christmas, Love, Meghan”—and the calligraphy is stunning.This should come as no surprise, though: The duchess moonlighted as a calligrapher during her acting days, and the special handwriting says a lot about her…

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Heavy Screen Time Changes Children’s Brains

Heavy Screen Time Changes Children’s Brains

Most people today live in a sea of radiofrequencies emitted from wireless technologies of all kinds, from routers to smartphones, tablets, baby monitors, TVs, appliances, smart meters and many more. According to many experts, chronic, heavy exposure could have severe repercussions for our health, especially that of children, who are now exposed even before birth.…

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SECURE SYNOPSIS: 18 DECEMBER 2018

by insights ias · December 31, 2018 SECURE SYNOPSIS: 18 DECEMBER 2018 NOTE: Please remember that following ‘answers’ are NOT ‘model answers’. They are NOT synopsis too if we go by definition of the term. What we are providing is content that both meets demand of the question and at the same time gives you…

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‘He’s definitely different to how he played’ – The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

IN 2018, English-based Irish strikers who were both playing and scoring regularly were hard to come by. And while he may have been doing it at a lower level than some more high-profile names, Paddy Madden was one anomaly. In addition to 10 goals last season, the Dubliner has 13 goals in 27 appearances so…

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Yemen Press Reader 491: | Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 491 – Yemen War Mosaic 491

Yemen Press Reader 491: | Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 491 – Yemen War Mosaic 491

Yemen Press Reader 491: 16. Dezember 2018: Jemeniten sprechen über den Krieg – Begegne Abrar, 12 – Schwanger in der Kampfzone – Schicksale im Jemen – Eine Ärztin und hungernde Kinder … Bei diesem Beitrag handelt es sich um ein Blog aus der Freitag-Community Eingebetteter Medieninhalt Eingebetteter Medieninhalt … Jemenitische Frauen und der Weg zum…

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Australia’s top 100 young entrepreneurs – Business News Australia

Australia’s top 100 young entrepreneurs – Business News Australia

Written on the 21 December 2018 by Camilla Jansen, David Simmons, Matt Ogg, Ben Hall, Paris Faint, Yasmin Bonnell These young business men and women are our future business leaders fuelling the nations vibrant business culture, making our local economies tick and inspiring us with their drive and innovation. They are well informed risk-takers who…

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Rumpus Original Fiction: An Other Man

Rumpus Original Fiction: An Other Man

It’s late July, and you’re sitting on a stoop covered in faint cracks. The scorching brownstone beneath your thighs is crossing slowly into unbearable when, suddenly, the postcard across the street—a regal park, a profusion of inquisitive dogs and distracted owners, toddling children and rigid parents—reveals a group of Frisbee-playing hipsters in the background. What…

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US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams. This…

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CBC DIY: Winnipeg artist creates elaborate movie creature costumes from garbage

CBC DIY: Winnipeg artist creates elaborate movie creature costumes from garbage

Winnipeg-based Indigenous artist Troy Fontaine creates elaborate costumes from garbage, recycled and reclaimed materials he finds in dumpsters.He also performs in costume on Winnipeg streets.His niece, filmmaker Sherry Larocque, sat down with her uncle to talk about his unique art.She also co-produced a new short film for CBC, called Trash Can Picasso, about his art:Winnipeg-based…

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Chinese internment camp factory sends sportswear to U.S.

Chinese internment camp factory sends sportswear to U.S.

Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside.Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams.This is one…

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Yemen Press Reader 495: | Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 495 – Yemen War Mosaic 495

Yemen Press Reader 495: | Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 495 – Yemen War Mosaic 495

Yemen Press Reader 495: 26. Dezember 2018: Jemenkrieg ein imperialer US-Krieg – Jemenkrieg ist Völkermord – US-Unterstützung für saudischen Luftkrieg – USA deckt saudische Kriegsverbrechen … Bei diesem Beitrag handelt es sich um ein Blog aus der Freitag-Community Eingebetteter Medieninhalt Eingebetteter Medieninhalt … Huthis blockieren humanitäre Hilfe – Landminen der Huthis – Interview Mohammed Ali…

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PHOTOS: Meet the stars where you live

PHOTOS: Meet the stars where you live

Friday, December 21, 2018 10:40AMA little inspiration goes a long way. That’s why ABC7 is always on the lookout for real people, doing great things. Your stories are why we come to work every day. We believe in the game changers, the dream chasers, the explorers, the REAL stars where you live. ALL-PURPOSE HEART: Good…

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Get help with improving our schools

Get help with improving our schools

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Every child has the right to enter a safe learning environment where they can thrive. Yet so many students still feel afraid and unprepared. Too many teachers fight for better classroom conditions. The local resources here can help parents, kids, and educators keep conversations going. Together we can all help make…

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‘Gilets jaunes’: the meaning of the confrontation

‘Gilets jaunes’: the meaning of the confrontation

As the ‘gilets jaunes’ movement continues after President Macron’s speech, the French philosopher examines its origins and some of its political implications for all of us. This protest was organized by yellow vests and movements against G7 in Biarritz, December 18, 2018, where France hosts the next G7 Summit in August. Photomobile/ Press Association. All…

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Facing a divided province, a non-profit strives for ‘social cohesion’ in New Brunswick

Facing a divided province, a non-profit strives for ‘social cohesion’ in New Brunswick

At a time when New Brunswick seems divided along language lines, a non-profit group that was established almost 30 years ago to foster better understanding between anglophones and francophones is trying to reinvent itself.Dialogue New Brunswick actually isn’t even talking about language anymore.It still wants to listen, if that’s what New Brunswickers want to talk…

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U.S. sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

U.S. sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

Dake Kang, Martha Mendoza and Yanan Wang, The Associated Press Published Monday, December 17, 2018 8:38PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:49PM EST HOTAN, China — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers…

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Gareth Farrelly: ‘It was a toxic, bullying culture for young players at Aston Villa’

Gareth Farrelly: ‘It was a toxic, bullying culture for young players at Aston Villa’

“It was a culture of verbal and physical bullying, but there were no checks and balances; he operated with impunity … It was like a dark shadow came over.” Gareth Farrelly, now 43 and a qualified lawyer, with a Premier League and international career behind him, is recalling the bullying he says he endured as…

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Saving Our Oceans is My Planetary Duty: A MAHB Dialogue with 12-year-old Emerging Scientist Anna Du

Saving Our Oceans is My Planetary Duty: A MAHB Dialogue with 12-year-old Emerging Scientist Anna Du

Anna Du has been named one of the top ten students in the US, by 3M’s America’s Young Scientist Challenge, as well as being selected as one of the top 30 science fair students in the nation by the Broadcom Masters Program. Her invention of an underwater ROV, used to collect plastics in the oceans,…

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Anthem Blue Cross and CareMore Foundations’ Support Creates Opportunities for Society for the Blind Members to Join National Fitness Challenge and Live Actively

News Feed Item Anthem Blue Cross and CareMore Foundations’ Support Creates Opportunities for Society for the Blind Members to Join National Fitness Challenge and Live Actively Society for the Blind, a Sacramento-based nonprofit serving blind and low vision people in Northern California, has received a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and CareMore Foundations to create…

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David Collum’s 2018 Year In Review: “The Year Everything Changed”

David Collum’s 2018 Year In Review: “The Year Everything Changed”

Authored by David B. Collum, Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology – Cornell University (Email: dbc6@cornell.edu, Twitter: @DavidBCollum), “Dave: You are roundly tolerated.” ~Danielle Dimartino Booth, former Fed advisor and founder of Quill Intelligence 2018 Year In Review: “The Year Everything Changed” The whole beast can be downloaded as a single PDF Here… Contents Introduction…

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What can we do?

What can we do?

This article was originally published in Green Peace on June 10, 2018. At the University of Minnesota Dr. Nate Hagens teaches an honours course called “Reality 101: A Survey of the Human Predicament.” Hagens operated his own hedge fund on Wall Street until he glimpsed, “a serious disconnect between capitalism, growth, and the natural world. Money did…

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How It Feels To Be 16 And Struggling To Read In Chicago Public Schools

How It Feels To Be 16 And Struggling To Read In Chicago Public Schools

Javion Grayer’s aunt had given him the book thinking he might connect with the main character: a black teenager in crisis, struggling to make the right choices at school and evade trouble in a neighborhood affected with violence. But two months after receiving “No Way Out,” 16-year-old Javion was still on the third page. Written…

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Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing Revitalize Boys & Girls Clubs of America Teen Spaces in Virginia and California at 31st and 32nd Keystone Club Makeovers

News Feed Item Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing Revitalize Boys & Girls Clubs of America Teen Spaces in Virginia and California at 31st and 32nd Keystone Club Makeovers By PR Newswire Article Rating: December 26, 2018 03:46 PM EST   ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions,…

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Game changers

Game changers

The teleserye—Family squabbles? Extramarital affairs? Tearful confrontations that have provided televiewers endless hours of catharsis and entertainment? Nothing has gripped the imagination more than teleseryes, ongoing drama series that have blown TV ratings through the roof and made household names of generations of stars in blockbusters like “Pangako Sa ’Yo” and “Ang Probinsyano.” Angelique Songco…

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California Mayors Cyber Cup Celebrates Partners in Cybersecurity Education

News Feed Item California Mayors Cyber Cup Celebrates Partners in Cybersecurity Education By PR Newswire Article Rating: December 17, 2018 08:11 AM EST   THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Solving the cybersecurity workforce crisis in California is no easy task, but a team of students, teachers, coaches, government officials and business leaders…

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Recommendation for ophthalmic care in German preschool health examination and its adherence: Results of the prospective cohort study ikidS

Recommendation for ophthalmic care in German preschool health examination and its adherence: Results of the prospective cohort study ikidS

Loading metrics Open Access Peer-reviewed Research Article Alexander K. Schuster,  Heike M. Elflein,  Christiane Diefenbach,  Christine Gräf,  Jochem König,  Martina F. Schmidt,  Kathleen Schnick-Vollmer,  Michael S. Urschitz,  on behalf of the ikidS-Study Group x Published: December 3, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208164 Abstract Background Each child in Germany undergoes a preschool health examination including vision screening and recommendations…

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Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch recalls overcoming addiction, finding God in new doc

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch recalls overcoming addiction, finding God in new doc

Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch recalls overcoming addiction, finding GodGuitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch was at the prime of his career during the late ‘90s and early 2000s as a member of the band Korn. The now 48-year-old and his daughter, Jennea Welch, are the subjects of a new Showtime documentary titled ‘Loud Krazy Love,’ a shocking…

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All the world’s on stage when it comes to social inclusion

More than 30 people fill the rehearsal room – some holding song sheets, the set-list punctuated by laughter and chat. This is where the magic happens – in the unseen prelude to any big production. But it is no ordinary ensemble. The group comprises 17 adults accessing a day service for people with an intellectual…

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Regenerative Hubs in Costa Rica

Regenerative Hubs in Costa Rica

Humanity has already taken the Earth beyond safe operating boundaries. We are in planetary collapse and now must do all that we can to safeguard our collective future as a species while ensuring the survival of as much of the biosphere as we possibly can. This will require that we walk the path of regeneration.…

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Mississauga app developer matches high school students with volunteer hours to get excited about

Mississauga app developer matches high school students with volunteer hours to get excited about

Published December 23, 2018Updated December 23, 2018 Janelle Hind, left, with her sister Giselle at St. Joseph Secondary School on Nov. 9, 2018. The Globe and Mail This story is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. Story continues below advertisement By the second month…

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Why are Sports Important for Youth Development- The 12 Benefits to Consider

Why are Sports Important for Youth Development- The 12 Benefits to Consider

By: Ashley Graves | December 18, 2018 If your kid is at an early age and you’re thinking about signing him/her for sports, you couldn’t have chosen a better time. The sooner the better and even when they’re a bit older it’s not too late to start practicing some sports. Even though we all know…

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National artists, Filipino auteurs among honorees of Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, Year 9

National artists, Filipino auteurs among honorees of Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, Year 9

Winning prestigious awards abroad has become a constant source of pride and joy in this film-loving and moviegoing country. This is why the hardworking team behind the Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, composed of project director Marinel Cruz, Jennifer Santillan-Santiago, Oliver Pulumbarit, Allan Policarpio, Belle Bondoc-Roberto and video editor Tcel Maramag, believes that the skill and…

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The 17 Best Films of 2018

The 17 Best Films of 2018

Katie Martin / The Atlantic Editor’s Note: Find all of The Atlantic’s “Best of 2018” coverage here.While 2018 was not a big year for big films, it was a big year for smaller ones. Yes, A Star Is Born was a major hit, and deservedly so. But the bulk of the movies on our two…

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Chinese Internment Camp Factory Sends Sportswear to US

Chinese Internment Camp Factory Sends Sportswear to US

HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses…

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US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams. This…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the…

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AI and Africa: Leapfrog to prosperity – Sebastiaan Tan – Medium

AI and Africa: Leapfrog to prosperity – Sebastiaan Tan – Medium

AI and Africa: Leapfrog to prosperityForming your worldview by relying on the media would be like forming your view about me by looking only at a picture of my foot.” This is Hans Rosling’s takeaway from his book Factfulness, in which he describes ten misconceptions about the world and how everyone seems to get the…

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Catherine: Full Body details nightmare curse, more game systems, and male sub-characters

Catherine: Full Body details nightmare curse, more game systems, and male sub-characters

Atlus has released new information and screenshots of Catherine: Full Body introducing Vicent’s nightmare curse, more game systems, and sub-characters Jonathan, Orlando, and Tobias. Get the details below.■ He who cheats receives the nightmare curse!Vincent, who is unable to take the leap of marriage despite his girlfriend of many years being pregnant, cheats at the…

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Labor and Constancy: Christophe Plantin, Printer Extraordinaire

(The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, reference specialist, European Division.) Today’s readers owe a debt of gratitude to the early European printers whose efforts made reading materials increasingly available, and thus furthered the spread of literacy and learning. Johann Gutenberg (d. 1468) is the best known of those printers because of his innovative…

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Jewish Survival Strategies During The Holocaust

Jewish Survival Strategies During The Holocaust

Jews in Nazi-occupied countries were forced to make excruciating decisions as they grappled with the extraordinary perils facing them during the Holocaust. Their survival strategies varied, ranging from coping, compliance and cooperation to evasion, resistance and collaboration, as Evgeny Finkel writes in his superb book, Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival During the Holocaust(Princeton University Press).…

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Liaison Technologies Awards Data-Inspired Future Scholarship To BYU Dual-Major Student Andrew Pulsipher

News Feed Item Liaison Technologies Awards Data-Inspired Future Scholarship To BYU Dual-Major Student Andrew Pulsipher Student Currently Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Engineering and Russian Language Studies By PR Newswire Article Rating: December 4, 2018 09:01 AM EST   ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Liaison Technologies, a recognized leader in cloud-based integration and data management…

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A Shot in the Night

A Shot in the Night

Aware that at the very most she could have us for only nine summers of our lives, Miss Katie was insistent on the cultivation of memories. “Years from now, girls,” she would say in her bright, unsentimental voice, standing under the towering sassafras trees that encircled our campfire site, “you will think back to the…

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Culp’s Corner: Top 150 Golfers for 2019

Culp’s Corner: Top 150 Golfers for 2019

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 It’s that time of the year when many season-long gamers are prepping for their drafts. Season-long golf leagues are almost a lost art form, given the rise of DFS. However, those who stay committed to the season-long format are usually the diehards. The faithful. The gamers that don’t tweet at their golfers…

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Barbara Berman’s 2018 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

Barbara Berman’s 2018 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

In keeping with Rumpus tradition, Barbara Berman reviews collections of poetry and books on poetics that would be perfect for any reader on your holiday shopping list—or for yourself. And remember, you can always buy the poetry-lover in your life a subscription to The Rumpus’s very own Poetry Book Club! We offer 6-month and 12-month subscriptions, and each gift subscription comes with…

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Social insurance is an investment

WE refer to the letter in The Star entitled, “Insecure social security system” published on Dec 21, by Ronald Benjamin, executive secretary of the Association for Community and Dialogue (online at tinyurl.com/star-security). We firstly thank Mr Benjamin for his suggestions of how to improve the social security coverage in the country. That said, Mr Benjamin…

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The 63 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 17-23, 2018

The 63 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 17-23, 2018

Don’t miss your chance to catch a glimpse of the largest and longest public video art exhibit ever in the Seattle area, Let There Be Light, which will illuminate Elliott Bay through Friday. Friends of Pier 86 via Facebook Our music critics have already chosen the 31 best music shows this week, but now it’s…

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139 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 4-9, 2018

139 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Dec 4-9, 2018

New York theater group the Puffs will show you the world of Harry Potter through the eyes of Hogwarts’ sweetest misfits at Tacoma’s Weekend of Wizardry, where you can also meet celebs and attend a Wizard’s Feast. Plus, check out a Harry Potter-themed trivia night and a special WildLights display this week. Weekend of Wizardry…

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Let’s talk mental health: Why teenage suicide in UK and Spain is on the rise and what parents can do to help

Let’s talk mental health: Why teenage suicide in UK and Spain is on the rise and what parents can do to help

A COLLECTION of teddy bears, flowers and delicately handwritten notes decorate the wall of a busy department store. It’s hard to believe that one month ago a teenage boy took his own life by jumping from the fourth floor of El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus, in an apparent suicide pact with his girlfriend. The…

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Radically Human Technology: Enhancing Connection and Wellbeing (Or Finding your Ikigai Kairos )

Radically Human Technology: Enhancing Connection and Wellbeing (Or Finding your Ikigai Kairos )

Why I’m teaching a Transformative Tech Class at Stanford in January (Wellness 160)I believe that we stand on the threshold of a new era of Human Flourishing. Leveraging tech to support mental health, emotional wellbeing and human thriving will be key to create an abundant future that is More Starfleet, and Less Hunger Games.To have…

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General Assembly Endorses Landmark Global Compact on Refugees, Adopting 53 Third Committee Resolutions, 6 Decisions Covering Range of Human Rights

The General Assembly endorsed the Global Compact on Refugees today — an historic agreement aiming to forge a stronger and fairer response to refugee movements — as it adopted 53 resolutions and 6 decisions recommended by its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural). By a resolution on the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,…

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Youth and sports

Youth and sports

THE 2015 Youth Perception Survey that was conducted for the UNDP’s National Human Development Report, 2017, narrates a very depressing tale about the state of engagement of youth in social and civic activities. Out of the 7,000 odd youth surveyed, when asked about access to recreational facilities and events, 78.6 per cent said they had…

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The 10 best TV episodes of 2018: A highly subjective list

The 10 best TV episodes of 2018: A highly subjective list

The past year yielded a ton of TV, and most of what I’ve seen qualifies as watchable if not stupendous. Part of the reason for this, I suspect, is the general tendency toward bloat. In a flooded marketplace for an audience trending toward the model of delayed viewing and binges, the reigning school of thought…

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US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

By Dake Kang, Martha Mendoza and Yanan Wang | AP December 19 HOTAN, China — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing…

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2019 awards announced for individuals and communities dedicated to improving the lives of children and families

2019 awards announced for individuals and communities dedicated to improving the lives of children and families

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Casey Family Programs, a Seattle-based national foundation dedicated to safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families, announced today the recipients of its 2019 Casey Excellence for Children Awards and Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Awards. The awards recognize outstanding individuals…

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The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

The year 2018 saw everybody, yes, everybody, fighting for a seat at the table in the rap world. We had luminaries such as Nas, Kanye and Nicki Minaj returning to the fold with much-anticipated releases, while emerging talents such as Saba, J.I.D. and Tierra Whack carved new lanes for themselves with indomitable projects.And though Drake and Pusha T got embroiled in a searing lyrical…

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How camping and adventure can build confidence from the ground up

How camping and adventure can build confidence from the ground up

Of everything she experienced, the bison most intimidated Ava Vitali as she pitched her tent in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Road-tripping to Yellowstone National Park for a backpacking trip with her Girl Scout troop in summer 2015, the group camped along the way. Thus, the shaggy, brown beasts loom large in her…

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US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses…

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A story of giving this holiday season and one of sports making a difference in the lives of young girls in a small town in Zimbabwe

A story of giving this holiday season and one of sports making a difference in the lives of young girls in a small town in Zimbabwe

Christmas came early for Ashleigh Huffman this year. This story begins back in 2011, when she visited what’s euphemistically called a “high-density neighborhood” outside of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. She was there to answer an email, a shot in the dark really, from Mischek Karasa and Farasia Nyamutsaka. The couple sent emails to 40…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the…

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Sir Robert Gordon Menzies (1894)

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies (1894)

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT AK CH FAA FRS QC[1], (20 December 1894 – 15 May 1978) was an Australian politician and the 12th Prime Minister of Australia. Serving a collective total of over 18 years, he is Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister. Early life Robert Gordon Menzies was born to James Menzies and Kate née Sampson) in Jeparit, a town in…

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The Green New Deal, explained

The Green New Deal, explained

If the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to be believed, humanity has just over a decade to get carbon emissions under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable. The Republican Party generally ignores or denies that problem. But the Democratic Party claims to accept and understand it. It is…

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George H.W. Bush. Aretha Franklin. John McCain. A roll call of some who died in 2018.

George H.W. Bush. Aretha Franklin. John McCain. A roll call of some who died in 2018.

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. A former president and first lady. The Queen of Soul. A world-famous chef. A crusading pastor. A war hero turned statesman. A roll call of mor… George H.W. Bush was…

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Volunteering: Why and how you should get involved

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn several thousand YouTube views to boot. But what about making the feelgood factor even more powerful by incorporating acts of kindness into every week?  ’Tis the season when many people, intent on self-betterment…

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US Sportswear Traced to Factory in China’s Internment Camps

US Sportswear Traced to Factory in China’s Internment Camps

HOTAN, CHINA —  Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics.George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the Pacific.…

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SAE Foundation Will Honor Roger Penske with its Prestigious Industry Leadership Award in 2019

News Feed Item SAE Foundation Will Honor Roger Penske with its Prestigious Industry Leadership Award in 2019 The SAE Foundation will honor Roger Penske with the prestigious Industry Leadership Award which will be presented at the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration Tuesday, May 14, 2019. By PR Newswire Article Rating: November 27, 2018 01:35 PM EST…

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What Can We Do?

What Can We Do?

This article was originally published in Green Peace on June 10, 2018. At the University of Minnesota Dr. Nate Hagens teaches an honours course called “Reality 101: A Survey of the Human Predicament.” Hagens operated his own hedge fund on Wall Street until he glimpsed, “a serious disconnect between capitalism, growth, and the natural world. Money did not appear…

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The free-world strategy progressives need

The free-world strategy progressives need

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‘Meant to be’ at Lucie’s Place | Arkansas Reporter – Arkansas Times

‘Meant to be’ at Lucie’s Place | Arkansas Reporter – Arkansas Times

click to enlarge NEW LEADER: Rev. Johnette Fitzjohn is the new executive director of Lucie’s Place, a nonprofit outreach program for homeless LGBTQ young adults. Rev. Johnette Fitzjohn, a native of Liberia with decades of experience in pastoral ministry and social service work, is the new executive director of Lucie’s Place, the Little Rock nonprofit…

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‘Welcome to Marwen’ Film Review: Robert Zemeckis Shrinks a True Story’s Impact to Doll Size

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Film Review: Robert Zemeckis Shrinks a True Story’s Impact to Doll Size

“Welcome to Marwen” is, in a word, indescribable. But not in a good way. Robert Zemeckis, who directed “Forrest Gump,” one of the most iconic underdog movies of all time, returns with another male protagonist with a remarkable story. But this time the filmmaker doesn’t quite seem to connect with his subject, which makes for…

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Let’s forge a stronger, fairer response to refugee situations

Let’s forge a stronger, fairer response to refugee situations

UN member states have taken the historic decision of agreeing on a new framework — the Global Compact on Refugees.South Sudanese refugee Betty Zekiria Valeriano meets UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. © UNHCR/Georgina GoodwinThe word “refugee” gives to a great deal of frenzied rhetoric in some of the world’s wealthiest…

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What’s Working: MAHB Newsletter December, 2018

What’s Working: MAHB Newsletter December, 2018

It appears humanity and our fellow travellers on this tiny sphere face an increasingly bleak and darkening future. The negative evidence of humankind’s disastrous flirtation with a cornucopian fantasy mounts daily.  Hope, in some respects, is as useless emotion as despair. What is required are actions, large and small, which will walk us purposefully back…

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Why Apple’s certification for Jump Start is big tech news for Louisiana – Shreveport Times

Why Apple’s certification for Jump Start is big tech news for Louisiana – Shreveport Times

CLOSE Share your thoughts with the Shreveport Times. (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times)Keith Hanson, nominated by Mayor Adrian Perkins to serve as chief technology officer for the City of Shreveport.(Photo: Ruby Shore)This op-ed column reflects the opinions of its author, Keith Hanson.•   •   •Recently, I and several others from Shreveport and Baton Rouge presented Apple’s App Development…

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The 20th Ward aldermanic race is rife with bad faith and good ideas

The 20th Ward aldermanic race is rife with bad faith and good ideas

Maya Dukmasova The 20th Ward of Chicago stands at a historic moment. It’s on the verge of tying with the 23rd and 31st wards, both of which have had three aldermen go to prison since 1972, for the unprestigious distinction of most aldermen convicted for corruption. Its current alderman, self-described “gangster” Willie Cochran, awaits a…

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‘Food Has the Power to Transform a Person’

‘Food Has the Power to Transform a Person’

ATLANTA—On a 4-acre farm a few miles south of the Fulton County Jail, Abiodun Henderson swung a pickax into the soil at her feet. She kept at it until she was winded and sweating on this brisk October morning. Around her, 10 young men and women tentatively swung their own tools at the ground, loosening…

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Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance.National studies following teens in the U.S. and Europe have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online per day and poorer adolescent well-being.Researchers are divided over whether smartphones…

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Bob Hoig ignored friends’ warnings about starting Midlands Business Journal

Bob Hoig ignored friends’ warnings about starting Midlands Business Journal

Bob Hoig Bob Hoig of Omaha never feared something new, whether teaching himself the saxophone at 40, taking up skiing at 60 or learning to fly at 70.So despite friends’ warnings that his idea for a weekly business-news publication would fail, he gave it a shot — and almost 44 years later, the weekly Midlands…

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Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

Jack Clarke, 18, Leeds United After several game-changing cameos off the bench, the York-born forward was finally handed his full debut by Marcelo Bielsa last Sunday. Raw and direct, Clarke has the ability to grab games by the scruff of the neck; he kickstarted an extraordinary comeback victory at Villa Park last month and made…

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The 20 Funniest Star Trek Episodes

The 20 Funniest Star Trek Episodes

When Star Trek is mentioned, most folks think of the drama. Throughout its various incarnations, Trek has provided truly groundbreaking storylines that make viewers think as well as be entertained. From views on religion, lifestyle, culture and even war, the franchise has moved fans to tears and shifted a lot of thinking. Which is why…

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15 Nonprofit Finalists Announced in Fourth Annual Renewal Awards, from The Atlantic and Allstate

15 Nonprofit Finalists Announced in Fourth Annual Renewal Awards, from The Atlantic and Allstate

Public voting now open for finalists, chosen from among 9,300 nominations and representing nine states and Washington, D.C. Feb 11, 2019 February 11, 2019—Fifteen nonprofits from across the country have been chosen from nearly 9,300 nominations to be named finalists in The Renewal Awards, a project of The Atlantic and Allstate. The national competition—now in…

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13 Character Exits That Hurt Star Wars (And 7 Who Need To Go)

13 Character Exits That Hurt Star Wars (And 7 Who Need To Go)

Star Wars is such a beloved franchise that it’s practically a living, breathing entity. We love the space opera and connect with its characters so deeply that they feel like family. From the first time we witnessed Princess Leia stand up to Darth Vader to when we recently lost her beloved twin brother, Luke, it became…

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UNICEF USA BrandVoice: UNICEF Is Helping Iraqi Youth Heal From Violence And Trauma

UNICEF USA BrandVoice: UNICEF Is Helping Iraqi Youth Heal From Violence And Trauma

For over 70 years, UNICEF has been putting children first, working to protect their rights and provide the assistance and services they need to survive and thrive all over the world. UNICEF and partner organization Terre Des Hommes organize recreational activities, education and counseling for young people recovering from violence and trauma in northern Iraq’s Debaga…

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cupcakKe Was the Most Important Rapper of 2018

cupcakKe Was the Most Important Rapper of 2018

As this year winds down we’ve recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2018 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. It’s unclear whether or not cupcakKe has yet achieved her goal of sucking 100K dicks (as expressed on her Twitter bio), but the 21-year-old rapper still has plenty of accomplishments to celebrate…

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The best children’s books of 2018

The best children’s books of 2018

+8  Jason Reynolds often tells fans that he didn’t read a novel cover to cover until he was 17. The admission gives him credibility with middle-schoolers who don’t want to be seen at the library. It also brings a sigh of relief to parents who struggle to get their kids to read. After all, this…

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58 New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Involve Dieting Or Exercising

58 New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Involve Dieting Or Exercising

It’s that time to commit to a new year’s resolution. Rather than resort to the go-to pledges of years past, such as dieting and working out, here are 58 fresh ideas. Call a far-away family member every week, reminding him or her of a favorite memory from years past. Commit to an hour a week…

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Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality

Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if you dare to glimpse reality

I’ve been putting off writing about events to come in 2019 – 2020 for the simple reason that I don’t think anyone is mentally prepared to accept the level of chaos that’s coming. Perhaps 95% of the population doesn’t give a crap about anything other than their social media posts, celebrity news and fashion shows.…

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8 Pieces of Advice to Improve Public Education

8 Pieces of Advice to Improve Public Education

Editor’s Note: Have you ever attended an education conference and returned so inspired you just had to share what you learned with your peers? That is what happened recently to Chris Gleason, music educator at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Wisconsin after attending the NEA Foundation’s Keeping the Promise of Public Education Symposium.  By Guest Blogger Chris Gleason…

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From Southend to Hollywood! The journeyman pro turned choreographer

From Southend to Hollywood! The journeyman pro turned choreographer

On a freezing night at Millwall, Wayne Rooney and Franck Ribery are given their final instructions before shooting a glitzy World Cup commercial.Rooney is told he should run at the Frenchman but to make sure he stops before making contact. A couple of extras will be used for close-ups of the actual tackle.Doing the telling…

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A researcher says kids should actually start using screens sooner in life, despite what you’ve been told

A researcher says kids should actually start using screens sooner in life, despite what you’ve been told

In late 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the first discoveries from its large, ongoing study on the effects of screen time, finding that just two hours of screens can damage a child’s brain. Other research, however, has suggested the negative effects screen time are negligible when it comes to kids’ health. Rather…

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