Here is what I am reading today:
“CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Questia ( www.questia.com ), the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, today announced the release of its new iOS app designed specifically to provide a compelling mobile research experience, allowing students to write even better research papers faster.
According to a recent Questia survey, students spend an average of seven hours researching each term paper, while many spend 10 hours or more! The same survey also discovered that, after researching, the average college student spends a total of 6-10 hours writing their research paper.”
“Usually, when a waiter refuses to serve someone at a restaurant, customers complain. In this case, customers cheered.
The waiter in question, Michael Garcia, has been receiving goodwill and friend requests on the restaurant’s Facebook page since word spread that he stood up for a child with special needs.
Garcia, who works at the Houston restaurant Laurenzo’s, was waiting on a family, regulars with a 5-year-old child, Milo, who has Down syndrome. The server said that another family at the restaurant commented on Milo’s behavior, which Garcia described as “talking and making little noises.” Garcia moved the complaining family to another table, but they were still unhappy. “Special needs children need to be special somewhere else,” the father reportedly said.”
“Supplementing children’s diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child’s intelligence, according to a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.”
(A friend pointed out that my brother had a Wiki page)
“Leroy Sievers (June 16, 1955 – August 15, 2008) was a journalist who won 12 national news Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. He was a commentator for National Public Radio, served as a bureau chief for CBS news, served as an executive producer for the ABC program Nightline, and covered a variety of global conflicts as a war correspondent. Sievers was also was part of the Discovery Channel program entitled Living with Cancer, hosted by his friend Ted Koppel. This show was taped at the Discovery Channel Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 6, 2007″
“…..Parents most worry about: 1. Losing touch with the student. 2. Forging a new parent-child relationship. 3. The perils of drugs and alcohol and poor judgment. 4. The student’s inability to handle 24/7 freedom (read: sleeping through classes). 5. Not being able to let go of knowing what’s going on with the child. 6. The student’s safety in an unfamiliar environment. 7. Changes in the family dynamic due to the student’s departure. 8. Not being able to keep up with tuition and expenses. In contrast, students’ top worries are:….“