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  1. Feb 2018
    1. And parents are two and a half times more likely to ask “Is my son gifted?” than “Is my daughter gifted?”

      I thought this was really interesting. Why do we assume that sons would be more intelligent then daughters and why do we hold higher academic standards for boys than girls?

    2. Sending gender-related messages like girls are more nurturing and boys are more math and science oriented can also impact academic paths and career choices.

      These types of messages can be really damaging to people. I think a majority of parents don't realize that they are doing these things.

    1. This is basically ‘scaremongering’ at every available opportunity in order to sensationalize and emotionalize the impact of a news story.

      Look into the War of The Worlds scare

    1. "Why do we need self-driving cars or robots?" you'll hear many say.

      It is just the natural progression of advancement. We have made countless innovations to reach this stage, and they will continue.

    1. vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than nonvegetarians do.

      If vegetarians are healthy in their food choices they are on average much healthier than the average meat eater

    1. Most recently, a just-published study [researched] nearly 2,000 young Australian adults "for eight years and found that marijuana has little long-term effect on learning and memory—and any cognitive damage that does occur as a result of cannabis use is reversible."...

      I didn't think this was reversible. I am not sure if this is accurate. Based on the other information I have read, it contradicts what other people have said.

    2. "In terms of [health-related] costs per user: tobacco-related health costs are over $800 per user, alcohol-related health costs are much lower at $165 per user, and cannabis-related health costs are the lowest at $20 per user." Why the dramatic discrepancy? Quite literally, alcohol is an intoxicant; cannabis is not.

      I knew cannabis wasn't as bad for you as alcohol, however I din't know of the gap in money you pay for each. Alcohol is toxic to cells and organs and cause many deaths over the years.

    3. As cannabis consumers become more experienced, they become more tolerant to some of the drug's physical effects. Users also learn to better self-regulate (or "titrate") their dosage to avoid any dysphoric symptoms such as paranoia. As a result, most experienced marijuana consumers describe the cannabis high as a pleasant experience that helps them to relax, socialize or unwind.

      I think that it it interesting that as people use it they become more tolerant to the drug, and they can almost control the kind of experience they are going to have when they use it.

    4. Of the dozens of cannabinoids in marijuana, only one—THC—is significantly psychoactive. Most active chemicals in the plant possess therapeutic properties but do not induce euphoria.

      I didn't know there were different cannabinoids in marijuana and that THC was psychoactive

    5. In 2008, archeologists in Central Asia discovered over two pounds of cannabis in the 2,700-year-old grave of an ancient shaman.

      I never knew that in the past people were using cannabis. The difference is that now the drugs we use are a lot stronger, and can be different than the plant they got it form back then.

    1. Some teens may be feeling sad and turn to the Internet for much-needed support. Others may find that the Internet increases feelings of sadness or loneliness.

      Does social media use cause depression? It's complicated...

    1. “Today’s teenagers have less freedom to wander than any previous generation.”

      very true

    2. “I often heard parents complain that their children preferred computers to ‘real people,’ ” Boyd writes. In her research, however, she discovered that they would much rather hang out with their friends in person. But they can’t.

      this is very accurate and important

    1. Opponents say that drone strikes create more terrorists than they kill. They contend that drone strikes kill large numbers of civilians, violate international law, lack sufficient congressional oversight, violate the sovereignty of other nations, and make the horrors of war appear as innocuous as a video game.

      Good start to show the counter to my argument.

    2. A meta-study of drone strikes concluded 8 to 17% of all people killed in drone strikes are civilians.

      People think it is a lot more than it actually is.

    3. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, are remotely-controlled aircraft which may be armed with missiles and bombs for attack missions

      Good to first tell everyone what a drone is to give them more knowledge.

    1. "PauseApp employs research about the link between time spent on social media and feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression," Floyd said. "With PauseApp, you see in real time whether you are overdoing it and possibly setting yourself up for these mental health dangers."

      this is a really clever invention and I think it will do a lot of good for people

    1. Drone pilots have a lower risk for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than pilots of manned aircraft and other battlefield soldiers

      PTSd is a very large topic for soldiers trying to transition to civilian life.

    1. About two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years, and three-quarters (76.6%) were arrested within 5 years.

      This stat shows rehabilitation is clearly an afterthought.

    1. Such a community would be devoted to providing every form of therapy its residents needed (substance abuse treatment, psychotherapy, medical and dental care) and every form of education for which the residents were motivated and capable (from elementary school to college and graduate school).

      I think this is an interesting idea that we need to help people in prisons who have struggled with drug abuse, mental and physical issues. But I am not sure if this would really prevent them from committing another crime if the statement earlier in the article about people being influenced from when they were young to be criminals.

    1. because widespread violence against animals in the form of ‘agriculture’, ‘research’ and even ‘entertainment’,

      reasons we believe killing living beings is moral

    2. “If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.” – Leo Tolstoy

      Maybe put this in my essay. I like it

    1. The mathematical model that best explained the similarities and differences between twins, the team reports in the journal Nature, includes genetic effects and environmental effects, as every other model does--but also what the scientists call the "maternal effect." This effect of the uterine environment accounts for 20 percent of the IQ similarities between twins and 5 percent of the similarities between other siblings, they calculate. "The effects of genes are correspondingly reduced," conclude the authors, to 34 percent rather than the 70 percent calculated from twins studies.
    2. fraternal twins raised together are more similar than nontwin siblings raised together, even though nonidentical twins are no more alike genetically than other siblings. "But it is not at all clear that this is because of the shared intrauterine environment," says behavioral geneticist Gregory Carey of the University of Colorado
    1. Rising incomes and urbanization are driving a global dietary transition in which traditional diets are replaced by diets higher in refined sugars, refined fats, oils and meats. By 2050 these dietary trends, if unchecked, would be a major contributor to an estimated 80 per cent increase in global agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from food production and to global land clearing.

      describing why diets are changing

    1. Technology enthusiasts contend that educational technology expands teacher and student access to resources, prepares students to join a technologically driven economy, and improves learning opportunities for students with disabilities.

      Technology assists both students and teachers and overall improves society.

    2. Educational software has enabled students not only to perform research, but also to engage in more active learning

      Educational softwares are beneficial for most students trying to learn.

    3. Learning tools, online resources, and assistive technologies have the potential to stoke creativity, increase retention, and reduce unnecessary obstacles to learning

      These tools and resources allow the potential of creativity.

    1. Women

      In every field, except for radiology, women get paid less than men. This counters the theory that women in pediatrics and OBGYN get paid more than men. Curious as to why women get paid more in radiology.

    2. 10 percent difference in what men and women take home

      across the board in all specialities, women are making at least 10 percent less than men

    1. During such battles children begin to think through the complex consequences of their behaviors and to weigh the relative merits of several possible outcomes.

      Early friendships are necessary for social growth for children.

    1. The majority of Planned Parenthood’s services are preventive: care that helps prevent unintended pregnancies with birth control and sex education, reduce the spread of STDs through testing and treatment, and screen for cervical, breast, and other cancers.

      majority of services provided is preventative health care and about education

    2. One in five women in the U.S. has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.

      1 in 5 is a lot of women

    1. That’s the old model. In the new era, a coach could offer a recruit a salary instead of a scholarship. Does a $100,000 salary give the student-athlete a better deal than the $65,000 scholarship? The $100,000 salary is impressive. A future Heisman Trophy winner might command more, but $100,000 is not bad for an 18-year-old high school recruit. But since it’s a salary, not a scholarship, it is subject to federal and state income taxes. Tuition and college expenses would not be deductible because the income level surpasses the IRS eligibility limit.

      Interesting idea but would end up being similar to a scholarship due to taxes.

    1. "A vegan riding a Hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle," he says.

      i like this quote

    2. The Balancing Act, concluded that replacing meat with pasta and beans would have the biggest effect on reducing a person's carbon footprint. Australia's meat-products industry accounts for 91 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, according to the report. This compares with the 80.4 megatonnes attributable to the nation's transport industry. A vegan diet can dramatically reduce a person's carbon footprint, but can it also erode the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy? "If you have followed a vegan diet all your life, there is some evidence that your body seems to be able to change the amount it wants to absorb out of food," says Aloysa Hourigan, senior nutritionist at Nutrition Australia. "But it is difficult if a large meat-eater switches to a vegan diet." The main problem seems to be our bodies' ability to extract adequate amounts of vitamin B12, which makes red blood cells, and minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc, from plant-based foods. "Vegans need to eat a wide range of foods.

      although this is evidence in Australia, it effects the whole world

    3. Animal cruelty in the meat, dairy and egg industries remains the prime motivation for many vegans. The cramped conditions in which chickens are kept, mulesing (removing the skin from the backsides of sheep to prevent flystrike) and slaughtering animals while they are still conscious are among their main concerns.

      more evidence for animal welfare

    4. While most people tend to switch to veganism on environmental or humanitarian grounds,

      this is an interesting fact to know, because it seems like a lot of people will do this diet for weight loss

    1. President Obama created new lobbying rules that placed restrictions on his staff’s ability to lobby the White House after leaving employment and prevented aides from working on matters they had lobbied on prior to coming to the White House. The new rules also prevent aides from approaching agencies that were the target of their prior lobbying efforts, and prohibit lobbyists from giving gifts to any member of the Obama administration.

      aimed at countering job offers proposed to lobbyists

    2. Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act (2 U.S.C.A. §§ 261, 261 note, 262–270 [1946]).

      How much have these reforms held up

    3. Unlike voters, who each get one vote, lobbyists vary in their degree of influence.

      very often powerful lobbyists can be involved in corrupt pracitces

    4. lobbying provides a forum for the resolution of conflicts among often diverse and competing points of view; provides information, analysis, and opinion to legislators and government leaders to allow for informed and balanced decision making; and creates a system of checks and balances that allows for competition among interest groups, keeping any one group from attaining a permanent position of power. Lobbyists can help the legislative process work more effectively by providing lawmakers with reliable data and accurate assessments of a bill’s effect.

      a definite, indisputable pro of lobbying

    1. Try to make yourself invaluable before you have children.

      this is really frustrating because an employee shouldnt have to prove their worth before they have children so that when they do have children they have to be kept on board. An employee should be paid and judged solely on their work and work ethic regardless of children or not.

    2. Is that a male-female piece or is it a caregiver piece - that caregivers are penalized in the workplace?

      meaning does it really matter if it is a man or woman who is making less because they have kids? there is no evidence that fathers make less than non fathers currently.

    3. I might take a less demanding job if it gives me more time with my children in exchange for a lower wage. Or, in anticipation of having children, I might get less college education because why get it if I'm going to stay home with the kids?

      while this is true it doesnt explain the pay gap between their male counterparts. They are justifying why women take lower paying jobs but not explaining why women get paid less than men who work the same jobs

    4. s this a result of discrimination, that women with children are sort of viewed in a different light, given less favorable assignments, just for whatever reason that employers say, well, you're just not getting that check. Or is it a self-selection process that, once women have children or women who want to have children self-select and put themselves into less remunerative jobs?

      Questioning if it is subconscious if women put themselves in the position to make less money than their male counterparts or if it really is discrimination, conscious or subconscious.

    5. Women who have children now earn 7 to 14 percent less than women who do not have children.

      seems ironic that women with children make less since they are probably the ones that need more. Likely due to time off, maternity leave, and fear they will leave their job, so companies don't want to invest so much in women with children.

    1. Students are given opportunities to plan and organize, monitor their own work, direct their own learning, and to self-reflect along the way. When we provide students with time and space to be aware of their own knowledge and their own thinking, student ownership increases. And research shows that metacognition can be taught.

      Here we have a major controversy in the question of teaching. "Metacognition can be taught" is a statement with factual structure and opinionated reality. From all over the world, traditional-style teachers are rolling in their graves at this sentence, because "research shows" can mean anything, and there is plenty of "research" to the contrary, as well. Nonetheless, it ought to be considered, since in certain environments, self-direction may be the best medium.

    2. Teachers need to frequently step offstage and facilitate entire class discussion. This allows students to learn from each other. It's also a great opportunity for teachers to formatively assess (through observation) how well students are grasping new content and concepts.

      It seems nearly universal that "apartness" is harmful to the classroom environment. Instead, to open the class to discussion seems the best way to facilitate understanding of a topic. With this understanding, we can narrow our methodology down to include discussion on a classroom scale. Less popular, though still relevant, is the idea that one-on-one discussion promotes healthy learning, but this does not seem the article to tackle this issue.

    1. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation's largest provider of sex education. We offer quality health care , backed by medical experts and over 100 years of research in reproductive care.
    1. From Godwins investigation he found that nearly ninety percent of victims were complete strangers to the killer and that only three percent were friends and one percent were that of family members (Fox 105). This explains why serial killers are able to get away with the massacres for so incredibly long.

      very important to understand because there are a lot of people who think that serial kills out of a vendetta against a person.

    2. "A psychokiller, I should make clear, is not a regular murderer. A murderer has a vendetta, a nice specific personal thing against his victim" (Corin 188). Unlike that of a normal homicide, serial killers are only driven by instinct and a desire to kill. Due to these sexual desires and the need to fulfill their arousing fantasies it often drives these individual to murder those who are complete strangers.

      most of the time, serial killers aren't looking to kill. they are looking to fill their desires. they usually isn't a motive against the person that is being killed/raped. a murder has a vendetta (a personal thing agasint this one person. serial killers are only driven by insticnct and a desire to kill.

    3. are serial killers born with predetermined genes that play an integral part in creating their homicidal tendencies or do psychokillers become murderous through their surroundings as children?

      nature vs. nurture

    4. why serial killers commit these mass killings and how they became such violent humans.

      Is it differences in their brain that change them, or is it more than that.

    5. he murdered not in anger, revenge, or financial enrichment but on impulse and desire

      Is there another reason (other than impulse and desire) that people kill. Is there an argument that people kill due to anger, revenger, ect.

    1. in Iowa, Planned Parenthood served 62 % of women who acquired publicly funded contraception fr

      important statistics

    2. it’s extra correct to think about Planned Parenthood a part of an enormous health care ecosystem, the place it has made itself indispensable by offering one factor — reproductive health care — properly.
    3. Medicaid is collectively financed by the states and the federal authorities, Congress’s motion wouldn’t minimize off all public funds to Planned Parenthood — states might even make up the distinction in the event that they wished.

      states can still find funding for PP it just wouldn be from federal gov't

    4. no federal cash is spent on abortions

      we arent even spending money on abortions so if gov't wants to defund based on being against abortion it makes no sense

    5. would bar reproductive health care suppliers who supply abortion from receiving federal Medicaid reimbursements for one yr.
    6. The House Republicans’ plan to switch the Affordable Care Act

      what do they plan to switch it to? what is the change on the affordable care act in respect to PP

    7. “If you’re uninsured, like many of my patients, Planned Parenthood is the only remotely affordable option in town,” Norris stated.

      affordable health care- not everuone can afford insurance

    1. 70 per cent of its viewing time, making the algorithm among the single biggest deciders of what people watch.

      Youtube's algorithm driven playlists are the main driver in content seen.

    2. personalised playlists

      Ads, recommendations, exc.

    3. 10-fold increase from 2012

      Increase in watch time, an increase in revenue, an increase in incentive

    4. billion YouTube hours daily worldwide

      The hours watched are almost equal to the users. Each user expends an incredible amount of energy and time on YouTube.

    5. changes the site has made to highlight more neutral fare

      Bad track record.

    6. divisive

      "to divide people"

    7. 1.5 billion users

      YouTube reaches an incredibly large international audience.

    1. People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh less, and have healthier diets. They even have a lower carbon footprint. These were the impressive findings from the landmark study Adventist Health Study-2 (first announced at the International Congress of Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda University,

      the source to all this evidence

    2. 1. Weight. A progressive weight increase was seen from a vegan diet toward a non-vegetarian diet. “The average body mass index (BMI) for vegans was 23.6, lacto-ovo vegetarians 25.7, pesco-vegetarians 26.3, semi-vegetarians 27.3, and non-vegetarians 28.8,” said Fraser (Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, December 2013). BMI over 25 is overweight; over 30 is obese. 2. Cardiovascular disease. The same trend was observed for cardiovascular disease markers, such as levels of cholesterol, and incidence of high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome, with the vegan dietary pattern offering the lowest risk compared with non-vegetarian (Diabetes Care, 2012). 3. Type 2 Diabetes. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes among vegans (2.9 percent) and lacto-ovo vegetarians (3.2 percent) was half that of non-vegetarians (7.6 percent), reported Fraser, who also noted that the same trend prevailed in fasting blood glucose levels. 4. Inflammation. A similar trend, progressing from vegan to non-vegetarian, was observed for C-reactive protein, a measure of inflammation, which is considered a root of chronic disease. 5. Cancer. Fraser reported, “For overall cancer, all vegetarians (vegans plus lacto-ovo vegetarians) had an 8 percent reduction in risk, and vegans did best of all. For gastrointestinal cancers, vegetarians as a group had 24 percent reduction in risk, and in particular lacto-ovo vegetarians did the best. For respiratory system cancers, the vegetarian group had a 23 percent reduction in risk. In female cancers, vegans did the best in reduced risk.” 6. Longevity. “Death rates rise across the dietary groups, from vegans to non-vegetarians,” said Fraser. There was a 12 percent reduction in risk of all-cause mortality in all vegetarians combined versus non-vegetarians, with a reduction in risk of 15 percent in vegans compared with non-vegetarians, nine percent in lacto-ovo vegetarians, 19 percent in pesco-vegetarians, and eight percent in semi-vegetarians (JAMA Intern Med, 2013).Carbon footprint. Vegetarian diets are also more sustainable, according to Joan Sabate, MD, DrPh, Chair of Nutrition at Loma Linda University. According to a life cycle assessment applied to the AHS-2 data, Sabate reported that the greenhouse gas emissions for a vegan diet are 41.7 percent lower compared with non-vegetarians; lacto-ovo vegetarians are 27.8 percent lower, pescatarians are 23.8 percent lower, and semivegetarians are almost 20 percent lower. 7. Healthy behaviors. Compared to non-vegetarians, vegans and vegetarians watch less television, sleep more, and consume more fruits, vegetables, and low-glycemic foods and less saturated fat.

      Some of the many things veganism can benefit

    3. As the scientists began to compare the health outcomes of the various diet patterns in AHS-2, they saw something intriguing. For many health outcomes, a progressively beneficial relationship was observed between the dietary patterns, with vegan providing the best benefit compared with non-vegetarian, followed by lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and semi-vegetarian.

      In a study there is proof that veganism is better for your health

    1. Lonely people might not need our advice on how to master social skills. They already have that knowledge.

      We all naturally have social skills, and they need to be used.

    2. rather than their own anxiety

      people who are lonely have higher anxiety

    3. choking happens because you mister a skill, you know how to do something, but instead of just allowing yourself to perform, you start to over think what you already know how to do.

      this can be applied to lonely people, because they think so much about what to do in social situations because they care so much, but then they overthink and choke even though they know what to do.

    1. Using technology is another path to educate well that I had not previously considered. "Fun" learning seems to be an important part of contemporary pedagogy, and it will be interesting to see whether this pays off. It does not seem that there is currently a way to quantify the difference between fun learning and traditional learning aside from standardized test score, which will be established later as an inadequate means for measurement.

    2. Education is a long-term process. While technology has quickened the process and has been reaching out to more learners through machines, it cannot redefine the basic approach required to meet the needs of children who fail to understand the academic concepts. It is only by adopting a seamless blend of the efficiency of the digital medium with the penetrative and focused tutor-assisted learning methods that one can create an impact on the way education is consumed. The current crop of ed-tech firms is all set to garner the interest of masses wherein the focus will be on both the online and offline assisted learning.

      Technology is currently being used as a medium for quickening the pace of traditional pedagogy, rather than pioneering new pedagogy in a contemporary landscape. It is worth noting that "tutor-assisted learning methods" are gaining popularity, since these are typically expensive and reserved for those with expendable income. Tutoring becoming cheaper and more accessible could be a big factor in finding the best way to teach, since tutoring is typically supplemental, rather than intrinsic.

    1. While progressivists and traditionalists may seem to be at odds, there are many educators who believe that schools need to incorporate both kinds of instructional methods. Traditionalist instruction in basic skills in the early grades, they argue, should lay the groundwork for the more complex and less rigidly structured learning that older students need. Moreover, disciplined learning of facts can be combined with activities that foster knowledge integration and insightful thinking. "These two traditions represent the best we know about teaching and learning," states David B. Ackerman, CEO of The Learning Navigator, which provides multifaceted support for learners. In the most outstanding schools, he argues, "both the progressive and the traditional strands intertwine, reinforcing and amplifying one another."

      One way to broaden the best way to teach, rather than inversely narrow the demographic for whom you are teaching, is to incorporate multiple methods into a singular style. Some, like David Ackerman, see the traditional and the modern methods working with each other, but none of this seems to have concrete factual basis.

    2. Critics of traditional methods, however, maintain that back-to-basics teaching imposes an impersonal, one-size-fits-all learning style on students. Many teachers argue that while rote memorization and multiple-choice testing may teach students what to think, they do not teach them how to think. Progressive teaching methods, on the other hand, incorporate personalized instruction group activities, hands-on learning, and experience-based knowledge to develop students' capacity for astute, probing thought. According to school administrator Deborah Meier, progressive techniques result in critical thinkers who ask: How do we know what we think we know? What's our evidence? How credible is it?Whose viewpoint are we hearing, reading, seeing? What other viewpoints might there be if we changed our position?How is one thing connected to another? Is there a pattern here?How else might it have been? What if? Supposing that?What difference does it make? Who cares?

      Seems to establish that singular viewpoints in how to teach are irrelevant. Each student has a different "best way" to learn, and therefore the absolute best way to teach cannot be pinpointed. In order to find the answer to this question, then, the demographic must be narrowed.

    1. the twin who was lighter at birth had a more adverse metabolic profile in adulthood compared to its genetically identical co-twin, who was heavier at birth [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]. This suggests that the association between low birth weight and increased T2D risk is at least partly independent of genetic factors.
    1. Striking a pose in glamorous sequins with Jane Russell during Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

      There's an interview on youtube with Jane Russel talking about working with Marilyn and I found it very interesting. This picture just reminded me of it.

    1. Your brain really wants you to click on all of those cat photos. "The next time you wonder whether you're spending too much time on Facebook or BuzzFeed or whatever, just remind yourself: You're wasting time because your brain wants you to," writes my former colleague Megan Garber at the Atlantic.

      Brain has to be active so most people rather turn to their phones than daydream.

    2. New research suggests that our uncontrollable desire to click may be deeply rooted in human evolution.

      There is a desire to always be on an electronic device

    1. “She had a huge impact on women's fashion,” said Ashley Bellet, professor of costume design at Oklahoma City University. “She really kind of made it OK to be sexually attractive. I think that, especially in costume design, we use some of those elements that are very specific to Marilyn, to heighten a character's sexual attraction.”

      Here, this person is saying Marilyn changed and greatly influenced the fashion industry by embracing her curvy figure. I agree to this but only to a certain point. Marilyn really wasn't that curvy- well maybe compared to the 1950's stick figure housewife, maybe- but not today.

    1. 'Playing video games, using social media, that fulfills the necessity of sensation seeking, their need to seek novel activity,'' Dr. Martins said, but added of the theory: ''It still needs to be proved.''

      Technology might be playing a bigger role in the decrease in drug use that we have been witnessing in the past few years.


    2. Use of marijuana is down over the past decade for eighth and 10th graders even as social acceptability is up, the study found. Though marijuana use has risen among 12th graders, the use of cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy and crack are all down, too, while LSD use has remained steady.

      could the legalization of marijuana be causing this? or technology? or the increased education about drugs?


    3. Are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and entertained by their computers and phones?

      phones and computers are keeping teenagers busy enough to not use drugs?? seems like a stretch


    1. One of the biggest mistakes schools make when deploying or allowing new devices onto their campus and into their classrooms, is by not making sure their network infrastructure is up-to-date and/or sufficient enough to properly support their end-users.

      ???? Technology can have a positive effect in the classroom, if there are restrictions placed on what can be accessed while in a learning setting.

    2. Integrating technology into the classroom is an effective way to connect with students of all learning styles.

      POSITIVE Technology gives a wide range of learning tools for those who are not used to traditional learning.

    1. but with people relying more on electronic devices, physical handwriting also is disappearing.

      With the reliance of electronic device, there are less people handwriting.

    2. The prevalence of Facebook, Twitter and texting has all but obliterated punctuation, capitalization and apostrophes in schools, threatening the future of formal writing, educators say.

      Social media has impacted students writing skills

    1. age-of-onset" and alcoholism. In simplest terms, investigators discovered that those individuals who started drinking at an early age were more likely to become alcoholics later in life to a statistically significant degree.

      I think this is based on your up bringing. If you are introduced to alcohol in an unsafe manner you will continue drinking and do so making poor choices, but being introduced to it at a young age and learning consequences can actually help you make wiser decisions and lead you away from alcoholism like countries in Europe. #APLANG18

    2. drinking too much and/or too fast, among peers who lack knowledge about the specific risks of drunkenness or chemical harm, and who may be reluctant to summon adults in the event that an acute problem should occur.

      With no knowledge of alcohol or it's true effects on the brain you do not know your tolerance level and in turn can be put in dangerous situations. That is why drinking should be looked as a action that will happen be taught in a safe environment where you can learn. #APLANG18

    3. beverage alcohol has not been endowed with a mystical aura of "forbidden fruit" in such a way that drinking it is expected by young people to demonstrate their maturity

      I find this very interesting. As a kid growing up in the United Sates you know Alcohol is not for you so when you get to the age when it is easily accesible, but still illegal you are not familiar with it affects but allured to it by its mystery #APLANG18

    1. The child's ordinal position in the family has its most important influence on receptivity to accepting or rejecting the requests and ideas of legitimate authority. First-born children in most families are more willing than later-born children to conform to the requests of authority. They are more strongly motivated to achieve in school, more conscientious, and less aggressive.

      This is the most important point as it relates to how parents interact with their children.

    2. A final source of hypotheses regarding the origins of personality comes from inferences based on direct observations of a child's behavior

      This final reason states that children's personalities are formed by their observations.

    3. children who had the same objective experiences develop different personality profiles because they construct different conceptions about themselves and others from the same experiences. The notion that each child imposes a personal interpretation to their experiences makes the concept of self critical to the child's personality.

      The fourth reason states that every child experiences things differently even in the same situations.

    4. the nature of the infant's relationship to the caretakers and especially the mother created a profile of emotional reactions toward adults that might last indefinitely.

      The third reason for personality development. This reason is very similar to the second reason stated above.

    5. Freud suggested that differences in parental socialization produced variation in anxiety, which, in turn, leads to different personalities.

      The second reason for personality development.

    6. There are five different hypotheses regarding the early origins of personality. One assumes that the child's inherited biology,

      The first possible reason for personality development.

    1. The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and cut another monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante, to about half its current size.
    1. earlier immigrants or U.S.-born workers who haven't completed high school since they're the closest substitutes for immigrant workers, according to a landmark study on the economic impacts of immigration conducted by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine last year.

      dumb white americans struggle

    2. 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 are unemployed, a rate he said is even higher for Hispanics and African Americans.

      Fake news

    3. rising 2.5% for the year and outpacing inflation.

      the ecconomy is improving because we are outpacing inflacition once again.

    4. The jobless rate for whites was 3.8%, so low that economists consider the number virtually full employment for that group.

      ecconomist consider this full employment???

    1. Lighten Up

      There's even websites and articles that are up today about how Marilyn taught us "the classic" beauty standards.

    1. lawyers, professors

      For these jobs require creative thought for success, something which AI is a long way from.

    2. it has increased employment through spillover effects: more productive workers can afford to buy more goods and services, which supplies more jobs to those providing them

      AI in business creates more jobs than it takes

    3. On congested urban streets and narrow rural lanes, driverless cars are a distant if not impossible dream.

      It's getting better though. It will progress synchronous with AI development.

    4. symbiotic partners

      Symbiotic partners are two organisms that both benefit from each others' interaction. I guess A.I becomes smarter and humans can use this intelligence to further theirs, creating a continuous cycle.

    1. “Imbalanced diets, such as diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in red and processed meat, are responsible for the greatest health burden globally and in most regions,” he said. “At the same time, the food system is responsible [currently] for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore a major driver of climate change.”

      This is true and it would not only help the earth but also our health.

    2. In three decades, emissions related to agriculture and food production are likely to account for about half of the world’s available “carbon budget” - the limited amount of carbon dioxide and its equivalents that can be poured into the atmosphere if we are to hold global warming to no more than 2C.

      This is crazy! The fact that meat and food production could use so much and reducing it is so easy to do if we just do it.

    1. T he Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition proposes a U.S. Presidential National Monument designation under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect historical and scientific objects in Southern Utah. The area encompasses 1.9 million acres of ancestral land on the Colorado Plateau. We propose that the most appropriate and effective management strategy is Collaborative Management by the Tribes and Federal agencies.

      The BE Inter-Tribal Coalition proposes a 1.9 million acre area

    1. “my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.”

      Marilyn admitted that the foundation of her popularity was from the values of men and how they saw her.

    2. Marilyn was objectified, depersonalized and ridiculed. Few women stood up for her, it was too personally threatening.

      This is true. If the other women in the industry wanted to stand up for their rights they feared being moved down a position or even fired from set. They couldn't do anything without jeopardizing their own jobs.

    3. Marilyn Monroe personifies many conflict-ridden parts for women, particularly women of her generation. She was too frail, too funny, too sexual, too much of everything, and it was reflected on the big screen. Marilyn was too much of a reminder of just how much of female sexuality and identity was reliant on men and on male sexuality

      For that time period this sentence applies well.

    1. These differing chemical tags may help explain why identical twins look slightly different, have their own personalities and may have different susceptibility to diseases
    2. actors in the womb influencing fetus growth, such as size of the umbilical cord, may also create epigenetic discrepancies between twins. Identical twins sharing a placenta were more epigenetically different than twins who had their own;
    3. So identical twins, which result when a single embryo splits, start out with the same epigenetic profile. Fraternal twins, the product of separate fertilization events, begin with slightly different epigenetic patterns, Petronis says.
    1. Teachers, meanwhile, fretted that the scheme's roll-out would mean job losses. Angus MacLennan, e-Sgoil's head, says such fears are unfounded, since the scheme provides teleteachers only where it has proved impossible to recruit a permanent one

      NEGATIVE If more kids are taking online courses than potential teachers are losing jobs and would be less likely to have people entering the schooling field.

    2. Schools across Britain struggle to recruit teachers, but the problem is especially acute in remote parts, and there are few places so remote as the Scottish islands. Founded in 2015 by the local council representing the Outer Hebrides, e-Sgoil (which means "e-School" in Gaelic) attempts to get round this problem by beaming teachers into classrooms via internet video link. Teleteaching allows tiny, distant schools to broaden the choice of subjects on their curriculums while reducing bills for the flights, ferries and hotels of itinerant supply teachers.

      POSITIVE Allows for kids who can't receive education due to their location, to receive equal opportunity at learning. This provides a viable/necessary reason for people to be able use technology in an educational setting.

    1. Women Grow's communications director, said it's important for a new industry to address diversity early - and avoid the battles that Silicon Valley is fighting over minority representation.

      new industry allows for more diversity, but at the same time if diversity is not encouraged it could take the industry in a negative direction


    2. "as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale,

      new marijuana industry allows minorites and women to jump start their businesses and get ahead in a time where they always seem to be pushed aside


    3. "Prohibition is built on a racist formula," said Rachel Knox, a member of a family of doctors in Portland, Oregon, whose practice focuses on cannabis. "The health-care disparity between blacks and whites is large."

      prohibition of marijuana is actually targeting minorities


    1. Fathers of daughters used more analytical language (e.g., words such as all, below and much), which has been linked to future academic success. 

      This positively influenced the way girls performed. Does achievement related language have a negative impact, or does it still lead to success?

    2. Other research has found that restricted emotions in adult men is linked to depression, decreased social intimacy, marital dissatisfaction and a lower likelihood of seeking mental health treatment.

      Sons may suffer more consequences than daughters when it comes to the different ways children are treated.

    3. If fathers are more present and attentive to daughters and open to expressing emotions, that may help girls develop more empathy than boys, so fathers of sons could take the same approach as fathers of daughters

      The way parents interact with their children highly impacts the behaviors people develop. It could be useful to integrate the way parents treat their sons and daughters.

    1. The dress eventually went under the hammer for $1.2 million.

      I wonder if Marilyn were alive today what she'd think of this- if it were preposterous or great.

    1. Identical twins are born from a single fertilised egg, or zygote. Genetically speaking, therefore, they are indeed the same.
    2. They uncovered a significant amount of variation between twins, possibly enough to explain why apparently heritable diseases that require the coincidence of several genetic risk-factors do not, in practice, always appear in both twins.
    3. The results suggest that although monozygotic twins do differ epigenetically, they differ less than dizygotic twins.

      this is the center of what I have studied for my research paper, and I find it to be very true

    4. That some methylation escapes pre-fertilisation erasure has been suggested by experiments on other animals, but this has been thought the exception, rather than the rule. If that were so, though, the degree of difference between identical and non-identical twins would be broadly the same. It is not.

      this is very interesting that epigenetics changes the embryo over a long period of time

    1. Herd immunity

      says that supporters of vaccines have a responsibility to protect the opposers, making them inferior in a way. #aplang18

    2. Doctors and lawmakers blamed the outbreak on the increased number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children

      Strengthens the supporting argument by saying that authority (doctors) blamed those who oppose it. We are more likely to trust the doctors than the parents #aplang18

    3. e vaccines are now from “descendant” cell lines independent of the original fetal tissue,

      Supporters of vaccines give information about why the opposers have bad reasons to oppose it, hoping to sway audience. #aplang18

    4. However, there is no evidence that exposure to vaccines containing thimerosal increases a child’s risk of developing ASD

      the opposing argument is shut down #aplang18

    1. Among identical twins, 80 percent of those surveyed reported feeling closer and more familiar with their twin than they did to their best friends, suggesting a strong genetic component in the bond between identical twins.
    2. The Minnesota researchers found that about 70 percent of IQ variation across the twin population was due to genetic differences among people, and 30 percent was due to environmental differences.
    1. "If, in this group of genes, the epigenetic markers are established before the embryo splits into two, then the markers will be the same in both twins," Waterland said. "In essence, both twins inherit an intimate molecular memory of their shared developmental legacy as a single individual. On the other hand, genes at which epigenetic markers are set after the embryo splits can have greater epigenetic differences between the two twins."

      This is very interesting as it summarizes the ability to separate nurture versus nature by analyzing twins

    1. search results, the suggested videos stream, on the home page, the trending stream, under the viewer’s subscriptions, and through any notifications they have set up

      "Six key places algorithm impacts where videos can appear."

    2. determines which ones they’ll be shown in other sections of the site

      The algorithm doesn't just give viewers initial exposure, it gives them exposure over the entire length of time they're on YouTube.

    3. YouTube needs a way to automate the selection of videos that surface to each user


    4. 400 hours of video uploaded every minute

      There is a huge desire for content; financial opportunity.

    1. severely restricted by legislation

      why is this the case if it helps

    2. Clinical trials on disorders other than schizophrenia have found ECT to be effective in depression, mania, delusional states and catatonia—in the elderly and in adolescents as well as adults—and it can be safely applied to patients with severe physical illnesses.

      helped in all these different situations

    3. the method now involves the use of electrical currents to induce grand mal seizures as a treatment for mental illness.

      used to make seizures occur as a treatment for mental illness

    4. Except for his slow and regular breathing, he appeared lifeless. He had hardly spoken or cared for himself in more than four years. His mental condition of catatonic schizophrenia was considered hopeless.

      if it can help someone who barely cared for themselves in over 4 years than it can change the brain chemistry of a serial killer

    5. patients benefited

      patients benefited in the long run so is it possible to have these people changed

    6. n addition, the use of psychotropic drugs developed in the 1950s and 1960s began to displace electroshock because they were much less expensive and had fewer immediate risks.

      Electroconvulsive therapy= expensive and has a lot of risks

    7. Studies have shown electroshock treatment, now known as electroconvulsive therapy, to be an effective treatment for depression, mania, delusional states, and catatonia in adolescents and adults, including the elderly.

      Could electroconvulsive therapy change the brain chemistry of a person with tendencies like those of a serial killer or have the same brain chemistry as a serial killer?

    1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to ambient (outdoor) air pollution causes 3 million premature deaths around the world each year, largely due to heart and lung diseases
    1. conceptual and methodological contributions to the study of music's emotional effect, the significance of music in modernity, the rhythmic and musical aspect of language, and the social uses of music.

      This is a good paper to use because I had read earlier that music had an effect on people's emotions and I was going to look into how that change in emotion would cause a change in the level of attention that people had when they were studying.

    1. Faculty often remark that the most discouraging aspect of teaching is encountering a student who just does not seem to care, who has to be cajoled into thinking about the reading, who is obviously bored in class, or who resists rewriting a paper that is passable but not very good. Such students are failing to take full advantage of the educational opportunities that these colleges and universities are there to provide.

      This is one of the main issues in this debate. The players that would most likely be paid are those that are only at the university for 1 year. Because of this, there isn't much education to be had. Even if they were highly focused in the classroom, the classes freshman take are only prerequisite's.

    1. During the course of history woman has long been the oppressed section of the society.

      regardless of culture women were opressed or seen as lesser than men

    1. A virtual world is typically a multi-user, computer-based environment in which users interact with one another through pre-programmed avatars or digital representations of the user.

      Definition of a virtual world.

    2. The use of digital technologies sees some teachers and students presenting information using templates, which means much of the individual character of teachers’ practices can be lost.

      Digital technologies can help lose an individual creativity.

    1. most drug-related offense

      weed would get some of these people kicked out.

    2. earn either a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED)

      making high school an incentive based achievement for these kids.

    3. Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996 restricted public colleges from offering in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants, making higher education too expensive for many students without legal resident status who may otherwise have been able to afford it.

      A way of restricting these peoples ability to receive higher education.

    1. define immigrants' loyalties for a generation. If we are successful, a gigantic block [sic] of progressive voters will enter the electorate over the next 15 years—a block [sic] that could be decisive in the battle for the future ..."

      one party stategists sets the hole strategy now.

    2. The push for amnesty for the estimated 12 million or more illegal aliens living and working in the U.S. includes not just waiving the penalties for violating our immigration and labor laws. It also includes providing what supporters call "a path to citizenship" for the illegals after their penalties are waived.

      They want the law followed and people to be rewarded for waiting.

    3. namely, encourage illegal immigrants to go home so that unemployed American workers wouldn't have to compete with them for scarce U.S. jobs.

      this is their home?????????

    1. possible exception of limited benefits in treating some diseases under a physician's dir

      This goes against his arguement that the legalization of marijuana would have "No benefits"


    2. the ban on marijuana protects citizens from the dangers of drug consumption, as well as potentially destructive behaviors associated with marijuana use.

      isn't marijuana one of the safest drugs on the market, how is it endangering the lives of its users?