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Esther Wojcicki
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Pretty sad that people need to live in cars
At least 70 cities in the nation have passed laws that ban people from living in their vehicles. In Palo Alto, Calif., people living in their cars face a fine as high as $1,000 or a six-month jail sentence. These measures are a response to homelessness, which has increased in certain metro areas during the recession, despite a nationwide dip, the Wall Street Journal reports. Continue reading →
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Studies show that children who grow up in homes with restrictive food rules, where a parent is constantly dieting or desirable foods are forbidden or placed out of reach, often develop stronger reactions to food and want more of it when the opportunity presents itself.
Researchers found that during experiments, “reactive eaters,” those willing to put forth the most effort for food rewards, had the strongest response to forbidden food.
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Whatever is true for other diseases, when it comes to cancer there was little evidence that fruits and vegetables are protective or that fatty foods are bad.
The gap grows between food folklore and science on cancer.
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Healthy diet, healthy life style... no matter how much people try to prove or disprove these two are the most important to keeping a person "healthy". While some people may assume that Fruits and veggies are no longer fighting cancer , I say it might be true only because fruits and veggies are no longer natural. They are genetically modified, chemically sprayed, risen in fast tracks.... they've lost their natural abilities to heal and give us a healthy life. What does the author suggest otherwise... This debate is seriously overrated and people should stop thinking about what food is worse.. Instead keep everything in moderate portions, eat locally grown food that you trust, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. ... otherwise, if you have the power to stop the nonsense consumption of the world that lead to the crazy production of plastic food then please help in that..
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Who decides which facts are true?
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My classroom during production week.  Yes, that is spagetti
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Ooooh somebody still has sheets of perforated storyboard paper! lol
I have a sheet of it pinned up for fun but we don't use it.( I have IBM 80 column punch cards too.)
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Have her in circles
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Good idea.  If principals keep doing the same routine, nothing changes
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Too bad...America needs to rethink their economic policies
After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
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/me waves hi from 'socialist-land'
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What do you call someone who sows misinformation, stokes fear, abets behavior that endangers people’s health, extracts enormous visibility from doing so and then says the equivalent of “Who? Me?” Sounds like Jenny McCarthy and it is
Jenny McCarthy got a crazy amount of traction. She shouldn’t get a whitewash.
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Celebrities get attention. Because they do, they must take responsibility for that attention. In the case of Jenny McCarthy, she knowingly used her celebrity status to influence a public debate. When it becomes clear that her argument is false, she must accept public scrutiny of her opinion and of her impact.
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When jobs are less meaningful, employees are more likely to increase volunteering to gain that desired sense of meaning.
Corporate day jobs can provide meaningful, purpose-driven work.
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Sadomonetarism is an attitude, common among monetary officials and commentators, that involves a visceral dislike for low interest rates and easy money, even when unemployment is high and inflation is low.
The sadomonetarists, with their gut dislike of low interest rates, have claimed another victim.
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  • Learning Matters
    Chair of the Board, 2010 - present
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    V.Chairperson, 2007 - present
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    Educator/Education Tech Consultant, 1984 - present
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I am very interested in making education more effective.  I am Chair of the Board of Learning Matters and Vice Chair of Creative Commons.  I founded the Palo Alto High School Journalism program that is now the largest in the US.   I love discussing ways to improve education within the current system.
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