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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights

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OSLO, Norway, November 27, 2013
"To see the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky is a 'once in a lifetime experience'. We want to enable more people to experience the Northern Lights in Norway this winter by making it more accessible," says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Today he launches a brand new mobile app, Norway Lights, making it easier to predict the appearance of the Northern Lights.
According to scientists, 2013 is said to be a record year for the Northern Lights. Now researchers predict the winter season of 2014/2015 to be another good year for spotting the Northern Lights as well. "Arctic Norway is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights," according to the director of tourism in Norway, Per-Arne Tuftin. He promises a spectacular display this winter.
Norway - the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights If the conditions are right, you can experience the Northern Lights all over N…

Philosophy Night 2 (Variant)

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by F Guzzardi
After the release of my book: "Ermeneutica dell'evidente" I realized that criticizing religions (especially Catholic) causes discomfort not only among believers but also among Catholics by tradition, as are most of the Italian people. My brother first took me off from his friends in Facebook - My eldest son suggested me not to talk about religion because `says," people do not like to be told things that go against their beliefs. " I must admit that miss the friendship (even if only virtual) of a brother makes me even laugh  given the paucity of the story, while I take seriously is the suggestion of my son that I consider sensible and intelligent person, then I stop talking about religions ( at least not to suffer provocations) and move on to other thoughts.
Now, making the point of what people are interested in addition to the miracles of various Madonnas around the world, the pope and Padre Pio, another point of interest in social m…