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20 Helpful Charts To Make Thanksgiving Meals Less Stressful

November 12, 2016 11:07 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13539
Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, and there’s no time like the present to start hammering out the details. Regardless of what you’re serving on Turkey Day, one thing’s for certain: if you plan everything in advance, the big day will be smooth and stress-free. To help take the stress out of cooking your Thanksgiving meal, here are 20 charts to help get you organized and ready.

6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

October 27, 2016 12:16 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7563
It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it also brings real safety risks, as children dart across dark streets with their minds more on candy than on cars. Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on… View Article

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated After Rare Surgery in N.Y.

October 18, 2016 3:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12096
Thirteen-month-old conjoined twin boys were successfully separated last Friday after a rare 27-hour surgery at a New York City hospital. Born conjoined at the head last September, the 13-month-old twins—Jadon and Anias McDonald— were born with a condition called craniopagus, which means they shared a portion of their skull and brain tissue. Although the McDonalds… View Article

Mylan Raises Cost of Potentially Life-Saving EpiPen By 500 Percent

August 23, 2016 2:19 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 8350
The cost of saving you or your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. Doctors and patients say that pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the price of its EpiPen – a portable injectable shot filled the medicine that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — by over 480 percent since purchasing the pen in… View Article

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 14768
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article

Hacker Leaks Hundreds of Upcoming SAT Questions

August 4, 2016 5:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6313
Hundreds of questions from this year’s SAT exam—a widely used test for college-bound high school students—have been leaked, according to a recent report from Reuters.  Just months after the College Board—the nonprofit responsible for the SAT exam—unveiled the latest version of the test in March, a person with access to material for upcoming versions of the redesigned… View Article

New Texas Campus Gun Law Coincides with 50th Anniversary of University of Texas Massacre

August 2, 2016 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11766
School commemorates the 1966 shooting the same day as the start of a new state law allowing concealed handguns on public university campuses A Texas law permitting concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms went into effect Monday – a date that coincides with the 50th anniversary… View Article

Four Zika Cases in Florida Likely Spread by Mosquitoes

July 29, 2016 7:15 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6215
The outbreak is the first time Zika has been transmitted by mosquitoes in the U.S. On Friday, Florida officials announced that mosquitoes in Florida likely infected four people with the Zika virus. This is the first case where Zika was transmitted via infected mosquitoes in the continental United States “We learned today that four people in our state likely have… View Article

Fast Company’s Best Advice From 2016 Commencement Speeches

June 21, 2016 6:45 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12743
From Sheryl Sandberg to Spike Lee, here’s a collection of some of the most inspiring advice from this year’s commencement addresses. This article originally appeared on Fast Company, by STEPHANIE VOZZA.  College graduation is one of those pivotal milestones in life when you stand with your entire future before you. It’s also one of those moments when… View Article

Utah Stands Behind Lesbian Foster Parents

November 14, 2015 3:34 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5682
A lesbian couple who happened to be foster parents were heartbroken when a Utah judge ordered the 9 month old baby under their care removed from the home so they could grow up in a traditional and healthy environment. However, the problem with the order was it went against state law which doesn’t discriminate against… View Article

Owen Labrie Sentenced to Year In Prison

October 30, 2015 12:17 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8076
The St. Paul’s School student, Owen Labrie, who was found guilty of having sex with another student who was underage was sentenced today in court to one year in jail as well as five years probation. The sentencing comes after a dramatic trial that documented the preparatory school’s hazing mentality and how the boy’s participated… View Article