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Interesting

Here are just a few things I have read today and found quite interesting.

A study on where sharing appears the most. And thoughts about why these appear more often in places that we may not expect them.

Moral Lessons, Down Aisle 9

An op-ed on some of the greatest high-school students in the US. Sometimes I read about things like this and I am saddened by all the opportunities I never had growing up. Then of course I feel terrible because I didn’t grow up in one of the well-known “under-served, inner city” school districts. Instead I grew up in a [slightly poor], small, rural district. Yes, we didn’t deal with drugs or gangs or violent crimes, but we were forgotten in many of the same ways. Teachers didn’t want to come teach there, salaries were low, we didn’t have money for supplies, we had to cut sports teams and teachers. Though a decent number of students technically “pursue” higher education, nearly 80% of those attend a 2-year community college and very few go further than that. In summary, I am jealous of these kids. And Thomas Friedman makes a great point about how immigration and inter-connected-ness can create amazing ideas for this world.

America’s Real Dream Team

I think I see the point here, but I’m not sure if I like how they word it. I don’t know that we need to be concerned about weight or diet restrictions. But I have read previous research studies that have shown a child’s food preferences are set before they attend school so I believe that the focus should be shifted toward teaching parents to eat a healthy diet so they in turn can influence a child’s food choices toward healthful, nutritious foods.

Baby Fat May Not Be So Cute After All

And this just cracks me up:

The Sound of Jello Wobbling Is Recorded for the First Time

~L

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I’ve always known that I really enjoy having “substantive” conversations with people. Now a study is showing that I may be better off for it!

Eavesdropping on Happiness

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