New Texas drunk driving law aims to reduce repeat offenders  

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A new law aimed at reducing repeat drunk driving offenses and saving lives on Texas roadways officially went into effect on Sept. 1, just ahead of one of the busiest traffic weekends of the year. The law, signed by Governor Greg Abbott on June 19, requires all drunk driving offenders to install an ignition interlock […]

Math-anxious parents scare their kids

"If a parent is walking around saying 'Oh, I don't like math' or 'This stuff makes me nervous,' kids pick up on this messaging and it affects their success," says Sian Beilock. (Credit: Rob Baird/Flickr)

Children of math-anxious parents learn less math during the course of a school year and are more likely to be math-anxious themselves—but only if mom or dad repeatedly try to help them with homework. Previous research has shown that when teachers are anxious about math, their students learn less math during the school year. The […]

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweets Racism Has Nothing to Do With Serena Williams Being No. 2 In Endorsement Money

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ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell is somewhat of a polarizing figure, in that he does and says a lot of things that people disagree with. From his laughable reporting on sneaker resellers to his random tweets that seem to be hocking a company’s product more than reporting on it, Rovell is more of a […]

Obama Meets the Press — on His Terms

photo by by Gage Skidmore

His political opponents-and even some allies-consider President Obama to be aloof, insular, and unreceptive to criticism. Media critics chaff at his administration’s many attempts to control access to the president, circumvent reporters, and chastise journalists and news outlets they deem to be unfriendly. Those may be valid critiques. Yet it is an undeniable historic fact […]

Girls enjoy science but geeky classrooms turn them off

"Our new study suggests that if schools and teachers feel they can't recruit girls into their computer science classes," Allison Master says, "they should make sure that the classrooms avoid stereotypes and communicate to students that everyone is welcome and belongs." (Credit: Olga Nohra/Flickr)

Three times as many high school girls said they wanted to take a computer science class when shown a less “geeky”  classroom. The study of 270 students reveals a practical way for teachers to help narrow the gender gap in computer science by helping girls feel that they belong. “Our findings show that classroom design matters—it […]

10 Tips to work smarter this week


MIAMI /24-7PressRelease/ — Working smarter not harder does not mean that entrepreneurs don’t work hard, points out The Plato Group. It just means that they are wiser about where they invest their time and what they choose to do with their time. It is the idea of creating less work for yourself by analysing the situation […]

Parents turnoff kid’s tablets hour before bedtime

"Students who have tablets or TVs or computers—even an 'old-school' flashlight under the covers to read—are pushing their circadian clocks to a later timing," says Mary Carskadon. "This makes it harder to go to sleep and wake up at times early the next morning for school." (Credit: iStockphoto)

Light from tablets or phones in the hour before bed can significantly disrupt sleep time for kids, particularly those between the ages of 9 and 15. Enough light exposure at night can keep anyone from falling asleep as quickly as they otherwise would have. But a new study finds the sleep biology of boys and […]

Man in jail since April for $5 theft found dead

Jamcheal Mitchell (Image: Facebook)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (The Guardian) — A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5. Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floor of his cell by guards early last […]

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