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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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…

The relationship with a borderline subject

Thesetextsareextractedfrom the newbook coming outin the early monthsof 2015/"Foreveralone" and talks about the problemofborderlineandthe consequencesonpeople closeto the BPD(borderline personalitydisorder).

by F Guzzardi (all rights reserved)

A person whocomes into closecontact with aBPDin the timeis subjectto a variety ofmanipulative behavior. Normally theBPDimplementssophisticatedmanipulation techniquestobe substitutedanddeclined of anyresponsibilities of life. In short, peopleBPDputtheir entire lives in your hand and thenpunishorblame you violentlyif something is wrong.

It is a verycomplexpersonalitywho learnedthese tacticsmanipulativeprobablyevenin childhood oryouthand longto goput them into practicein relation to otherpeople automatically, without  scrupleordoubtabout what they aredoing.It's very important to understand that peopleborderline, because of thetechniques learnedin the past, they behaveina certain way orareproneto manipulationof a non-BPD without maliceord…

Homosexual experiences in Borderline Personality

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, various forms of impulsivity are associated with borderline personality disorder, including sexual impulsivity. The existing empirical literature indicates that patients with borderline personality disorder appear to differ from patients without this personality disorder in a number of relevant ways. Specifically, those with borderline personality disorder are more likely to exhibit greater sexual preoccupation, have earlier sexual exposure, engage in casual sexual relationships, report a greater number of different sexual partners as well as promiscuity, and engage in homosexual experiences. In addition, patients with borderline personality disorder appear to be characterized by a greater number of high-risk sexual behaviors; a higher likelihood of having been coerced to have sex, experiencing date rape, or being raped by a stranger; and the contraction of more sexually transmitted diseases. Overall…

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Starting a Business Sparks Self-Fulfillment and Freedom for Americans2014 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report Reveals US Attitudes Towards Self-Employment

ADA, MI, November 19, 2014  — Are entrepreneurs born or made? And what drives them to start their own businesses? These concepts were posed by the 2014 Amway Global Entrepreneurship Report (AGER), a survey that takes the public pulse on the state of self-employment around the world. This year’s report explored entrepreneurship education. At a resounding 68%, Americans reported that they believe entrepreneurship can be taught – 5% higher than global findings. Those under 35 years old held the strongest beliefs (74%), while men and women were of the same opinion, at 68% and 67% respectively.
When ranking the reasons to choose entrepreneurship, 60% of Americans identified “self-fulfillment, possibility to realize own ideas,” 59% said “independence from an employer, being my own boss” and 54% reported “better compatibili…

Where in the World is Innovation in Transportation?

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 14, 2014 / Verizon knows that innovative ideas can come from anywhere. Our 2014 Powerful Answers Award (PAA) received thousands of entries from around the globe – each one vying for the chance to win a $1 million prize and an opportunity to change the world through innovations in education, transportation, sustainability and healthcare. Out of more than 1,870 submissions, ten inspiring finalists were chosen in the Transportation category. Here are some of the facts and figures: Each of the Transportation finalists presented their ideas to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win $1 million and work with Verizon to turn their idea into a reality. Follow their journey and stay tuned for the big winner reveal in late January. Who will take the top prize? Logistics Impaqd: A mobile-enabled efficiency and cost-savings solution for the trucking industry that leverages location-based load-matching. Vaxess Technologies: A new technology designed to extend th…