Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in military
Aug18

Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in military

President Trump touched off a firestorm Wednesday after tweeting that he wants to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military in any capacity — citing advice from his “generals” and medical costs. In a series of tweets, he wrote:  “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals...

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This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.
Aug17

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiously talk to the kids around me without getting caught or trying to read a book. If it was designed to make me think about my actions, it...

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Imagine if every school played this Kid President ‘pep talk’ before class.
Aug16

Imagine if every school played this Kid President ‘pep talk’ before class.

Wisdom comes with age, huh? Don’t try telling that to Kid President. The kid’s on fire in this insightful and funny pep talk that we can all most definitely take something from. Kid President doesn’t claim to know it all, but he does know a few things. And I tell you what, if you wake up in the morning with at least one of these five things on your mind, I bet you’ll conquer your day. Kid President tested. Kid...

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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Work Harder, According To Science
Aug15

Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Work Harder, According To Science

2 8 Hours? Not Necessarily… The usual eight hours per night isn’t right for everybody, as seven hours of sleep is enough for most people to function normally. However, Professor Horne has found that women’sbrains are “wired differently from mens and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater.” 4 But What About Tired Men? Professor Horne also said that men who have jobs that require...

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?
Aug13

Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life wasted needs challenging. It is driven by fear, he said. The best thing we can do is to focus less on the time they spend on screens at home...

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Perseid meteor shower: everything you need to know to see it
Aug12

Perseid meteor shower: everything you need to know to see it

The annual meteor shower will fill the night sky with glowing streaks this weekend, as the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle From piquing the interest of astronomers to fuelling the musings of poets, meteor showers have left a trail of inspiration in their wake since humanity first peered up into the sky. Now inspiration is set to strike once more. This weekend the night sky will be filled with glowing streaks as...

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