Thursday, July 31, 2014
          

Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

Posted in Entertainment News

Webmd.com 7/10/2014

"... Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians. The findings add to growing evidence that both nature and nurture help develop expertise, according to the researchers. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20140707/practice-makes-perfect-genes-may-be-key-to-great-musicians

Actors Swear By This Mindful Movement Practice. Here's How You Can Benefit From It, Too

Posted in Entertainment News

Huffingtonpost.com 7/10/2014

"... If you're not a performer, you may not be all too familiar with the Alexander Technique. It's taught at Juilliard and other famed performing arts schools, as well as privately to opera singers and Broadway performers. Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o even swears by it, once saying that the practice has "just become a part of me." ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/alexander-technique-everyday-life-mindfulness-movement-exercises_n_5521951.html?ir=Healthy+Living 

Study: States That Raised Minimum Wage Had Stronger Job Growth

Posted in Jobs & Employment

Americasmarkets.usatoday.com 7/9/2014

"... The study, which updates a Goldman Sachs analysis to include data from April and May, shows that the 13 states that increased their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have had stronger employment growth than the 37 states that didn’t. The study compared average employment during the first five months of 2014 with the last five months of 2013. ..."

Read the entire article: http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/07/07/study-states-that-raised-minimum-wage-had-stronger-job-growth/ 

What Can You Do To Stop Domestic Violence?

Posted in Domestic Violence

Wfmynews2.com 7/9/2014

"... The North Carolina A&T Greek Alumni started the Greeks Against Domestic Violence campaign. The website says their purpose is to 'bring awareness on domestic violence while revitalizing & reinforcing our purpose to the families & the communities we live in & serve.' You may not be a member of one of these Greek organizations. You may not have ties to any Greek organization, but you can still take part in stopping domestic violence and helping victims. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2-wants-to-know/2014/07/07/2wtk-domestic-violence-help/12313775/ 

Proof and Campus Rape: Standards For Campus Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Examiner.com 7/9/2014

"... It is unfortunate that the federal government now seeks to restrict the due process rights of students accused of sexual assault or harassment. As your editorial notes, “the Department of Education recommended that universities use ‘preponderance of the evidence’ as the standard of proof instead of the higher ‘clear and convincing’ standard.” But that higher standard protected due process. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.examiner.com/article/proof-and-campus-rape-standards-for-campus-disciplinary-proceedings?cid=rss 

Young Men In Crisis May Not Be Crying Out For Help. But It's Desperately Needed

Posted in Boys Issues

Theguardian.com 7/9/2014

"... Boys don't cry, or at least they're not supposed to. Yes, the old, unreconstructed machismo that was once all too synonymous with being a man has been partly driven back; men are more likely to open up and talk about their feelings. But discussing anxiety, depression and mental distress is still seen as weak or unmanly; the pressure to "man up" and "stop being such a woman" remains pervasive. And let's be frank: these expectations are killing all too many men. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/02/young-men-mental-health-crisis-support-cuts 

Progress! Florida’s “Pop-Tart Bill” Bans Schools From Suspending Students for Imaginary Weapons

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Avoiceformalestudents.com 7/9/2014

"... Gov. Rick Scott today signed into law a bill that says students cannot get into trouble for ‘brandishing a partially consumed pastry’ or other harmless items meant to simulate a gun. The ‘Pop-Tart’ bill aims to stop students from getting in trouble for play that involves obviously pretend guns. Students shouldn’t face discipline, for example, for drawing a picture of a gun or pretending a pencil or their finger was a firearm. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.avoiceformalestudents.com/progress-floridas-pop-tart-bill-bans-schools-from-suspending-students-for-imaginary-weapons/ 

Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Being Held For Placement in U.S. Admit to Engaging in Torture and Murder

Posted in Boys Issues

townhall.com 7/9/2014

"... "We have six minors in Nogales who have admitted to killing and doing grievous bodily injuries. One admitted to killing as young as eight years old," an agent tells Townhall anonymously for fear of losing his job for speaking out. "They are being held for placement in the U.S." ..."

Read the entire article: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/07/08/exclusive-unaccompanied-minors-admit-to-being-ms13-gang-members-engaging-in-torture-and-murder-n1859822 

Study: World Cup Teams That Forbade Players From Having Sex Didn’t Advance Past Round of 16

Posted in Sex/Fertility

Washington.cbslocal.com 7/8/2014

"... Sex may play a bigger part in success than you’d think. The Moscow Times reports that a new study published in “Quartz,” has found a link between sex and success at the World Cup. The study says that all of World Cup teams that imposed a ban on sex failed to advance past the Round of 16 in the knockout stage of the event. ..."

Read the entire article: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/06/study-world-cup-teams-that-forbade-players-from-having-sex-didnt-make-it-to-elimination-round/ 

How To Make Online Dating Work For You

Posted in Dating

Sanluisobispo.com 7/8/2014

"... Internet dating services boast an enviable track record. They’re used by more than 40 million Americans, according to the Statistic Brain website. Seventeen percent of last year’s brides and grooms met each other online. A 2005 British study of online dating site members reported at ScienceDaily.com found that 94 percent of couples who spent time chatting and emailing before meeting for the first time went on to see each other again. Those relationships lasted an average of seven months, with 18 percent of them continuing for more than a year. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/07/08/3144517/online-dating-tips.html?sp=/99/151/ 



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