The Average Teacher Salary In Your State May Surprise You

School funding is a hot-button topic, and many people (rightly) are quick to point out when teachers are forced to work second jobs or fundraise to buy much-needed classroom supplies. But is more school funding the cure-all? HeyTutor, an online tutoring company, crunched the numbers around school performance and funding. Using publicly available data, the report looks at which states […]

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Protect your heart through the holiday season

(HealthDay)—It’s never too soon to take steps to safeguard your heart health, and that includes being aware of seasonal heart attack triggers. Researchers are trying to understand why, but studies done around the world have noted spikes in deaths from heart-related events during the holiday season. Unlike deaths from the flu, they don’t seem related to cold weather. As one […]

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Can’t stop putting your hand in the candy dish? Scientists may have found why

A national team of scientists has identified a circuit in the brain that appears to be associated with psychiatric disorders ranging from overeating to gambling, drug abuse and even Parkinson’s disease. “We discovered the brain connections that keep impulsivity in check,” said Scott Kanoski, a neuroscientist and associate professor at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “The key […]

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What Is 'Sadfishing' & Is Your Kid Doing It?

You might just have got your head around catfishing — and now there’s another type of online fishing to contend with. But it’s worth being aware of, for your kid’s safety. The exact origins of the term are unclear, but it’s hardly surprising that it relates to one of the members of the most influential social media family of today. […]

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Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it’s not shining in your eyes. New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging […]

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Yes, You Need to Let Your Kid Fail

1. By protecting your child from failure, you’re instilling in them a sense of helplessness. 2. You may be setting them up for anxiety and depression later in life. 3. And you may be creating in them a false sense of entitlement, too. 4. Conversely, by allowing your child to fail, you’re teaching them that failure isn’t something to be […]

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