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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…

Capital Art, Inc. Acquires the Assets of Movie Star News, LLC

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014   -- Capital Art, Inc., a publicly traded company (CAPA), has announced that it has acquired the assets of Movie Star News, LLC. The Movie Star News archive is believed to be one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of original Hollywood photography and contains more than 100,000 negatives and over 1 million original studio photos, including photos of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and other iconic Hollywood legends. In addition, the assets consist of the Irving Klaw archive of over 9,000 original camera negatives featuring Bettie Page. Bettie Page is considered by many to be the first pin-up model in history. Movie Star News began in 1938 when photographer Irving Klaw struck a deal with the movie studios, then operating in New York City, to collect movie photography that was in great demand by Hollywood fans.  Klaw eventually began to create an archive of Hollywood studio original negatives from which prints were made for the med…

One Direction Announce European And North American Tour

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NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014  Global superstars One Direction today announced additional dates for the highly anticipated ON THE ROAD AGAIN 2015 stadium tour, which will see the band perform in Australia, Japan and South East Asia in support of their new album FOUR (to be released Nov. 17). The North American tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on July 9, 2015 at the Qualcomm stadium in San Diego, Cali. The full 17-city North American tour includes stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Seattle, amongst others. Additional dates for the European and North American legs go on sale on November 1 at www.livenation.com. Niall comments "We could not be more excited about the new tour. We've started rehearsing songs from the new album and can't wait for the fans to hear them live. We're just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans - they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwa…

The World's First Smart Deodorant Applicator with Mobile App

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PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /-- Today is the first day of the deodorant revolution, as ClickStick launches on Kickstarter. ClickStick (www.getclickstick.com) is the world's first smart electric deodorant applicator, equipped with push-button delivery, adjustable amounts, LED indicators and a free mobile app. "There have been updates and technology advancements in several areas of personal care, the deodorant applicator has been the one area where innovation has been lacking," says Gilad Arwatz, co-founder of ClickStick. "We wanted to make one of the few things you do every day enjoyable and easy, but also smart and advanced. The features of ClickStick make putting on deodorant a better experience, but the application technology can be used with virtually anything." The new technology solves many problems associated with deodorants. The push-button feature makes one-ha…

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga's

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NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014   -- Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's widely acclaimed jazz album, Cheek To Cheek, debuted at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 Album and hits #1 on the Jazz Album and Traditional Jazz Album Charts. Released September 23rd on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records, Cheek To Cheek has received extensive widespread critical praise around the world, including such leading publications as USA TODAY ("an epic musical mashup"), ROLLING STONE ("Gaga has real chemistry with Bennett"), PEOPLE ("An unlikely pairing results in beautiful music on this album of jazz standards. [Gaga] is a revelation."), THE TIMES OF LONDON ("crooning nirvana") and the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ("A musical match made in jazz/standards heaven.") With the release of Cheek to Cheek, Bennett breaks his own record, set in 2011 when DUETS II debuted at #1 at the age of 85.  Now at 88, Bennett remains the oldest artist in music industry history t…