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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…

Marriage Equality

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WASHINGTON, June 26, 2015Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on Marriage Equality:
-- U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor
"Today is a great day for America's families. The U.S. Conference of Mayors hails the Supreme Court's decisions today on marriage equality.  This historic decision will dramatically improve the lives of same-sex couples in cities across the nation.
"It is particularly gratifying for an organization such as ours that has been in the forefront of efforts to provide full equality for gay and lesbian Americans since 1984.  USCM adopted policy opposing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in 1984.  In 2009, we adopted policy in support of the freedom to marry, and one year ago reaffirmed that policy and urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that freedom to marry is the right of all Americans.
"The Conference was proud to sign onto a …

Messages # 10

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Why Tripadvisor is a Scam? by F Guzzardi
5questionswhodeserve some reflection

Theideaof a servicefor travelersfrom all over theworldisvery interesting
but the problemishowall good thingsthat attracttheattention of thescammers.
Aperverse systemthatoncetriggeredmayresult infailuresorbenefitsforanyrestaurant, hotelortourist attractionclassified. What happensinrealityisvery simple
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A Message to Fathers across America: Take Time to be a Dad Today Ad Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Launch New Fatherhood Involvement PSAs in Time for Father’s DayPR Newswire, Washington, DC, June 18, 2015 – This Sunday, millions of kids across America will celebrate their fathers and the contributions they have made to their lives. To coincide with Father’s Day, the Ad Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse have launched a new series of public service advertis…

Why Tripadvisor is a Scam?

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5questionswhodeserve some reflection

Theideaof a servicefor travelersfrom all over theworldisvery interesting
but the problemishowall good thingsthat attracttheattention of thescammers.
Aperverse systemthatoncetriggeredmayresult infailuresorbenefitsforanyrestaurant, hotelortourist attractionclassified. What happensinrealityisvery simple

TripAdvisorrankingsystembased on thejudgments of itsmembers. Nowthere are someevident problems:

1) The membersareallingood faith?

2) The ownersof the business classifiedmay haveaccess to the sitewithdifferentaccounts?


3) All members of thewebsiteareexpertsinthe subjectthat rank?

4) What are the advantagestobeplaced in thetop positions?


5) how tothey actthe professionals ofreviews?

1) No,not all members are ingood faith!
Somewritewhy doesreallywant to conveytheirexperience to helpother travelersin the rightchoice.
Some, because they arefriendsorrelativesof the  business who judge.
Others, becausethey are notfriendsanddo not likethe ownersof  business
And others, beca…

Dealing with Depression while Living with Paralysis

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SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 13, 2015 /This article is written on behalf of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC). The PRC is a national resource which provides a road map of complimentary services and programs to empower individuals living with paralysis. Whether it is participating in a competitive sport or a recreational workout, summer brings a wider range of activities for all levels of injury. Handcycling and wheelchair tennis have been popular options over the years, and recently, sports like baseball, adaptive golf, and power soccer are beginning to develop across the United States. Depression is common among people who are paralyzed, but it's not normal -- becoming discouraged, grief-stricken or sad is normal, but depression represents a condition that is a health problem unto itself. Most forms of depression, however, can be treated. While about 10 percent of the U.S. non-disabled population is said to be moderately or sev…

Messages #7

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Danny and the dream machine

  By F.Guzzardi It was a night like any other, except that the moon was a bit more on and my hands were moving on the keyboard with rare speeds. I never answer the phone at night, unless I recognize the number. But that night I did. He was a person sent by a mutual friend who asked me to translate some documents in Italian. We agreed to meet the next day in one of Starbucks in Daytona Beach,Florida. At first, the documents that showed me seemed routine, it was the announcement of a photo competition and the only strange thing that I found was the theme of the photo contest.  Read more Scientists Define the 6 Criteria of Well-Being - Huffington Post (blog)http://news.google.com Mon, 08 Jun 2015 14:36:22 GMT Huffington Post (blog)Scientists Define the 6 Criteria of Well-BeingHuffington Post (blog)She ended up creating one of the first systematic models of psychological well-being, and her model remain one of the most scientifically verified and empirical ...Re…

Messages#^

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Danny and the dream machine

It was a night like any other, except that the moon was a bit more on and my hands were moving on the keyboard with rare speeds. I never answer the phone at night, unless I recognize the number. But that night I did. He was a person sent by a mutual friend who asked me to translate some documents in Italian. We agreed to meet the next day in one of Starbucks in Daytona Beach,Florida. At first, the documents that showed me seemed routine, it was the announcement of a photo competition and the only strange thing that I found was the theme of the photo contest.  Read moreNick Robinson's journey into the body politic - The Times (subscription)http://news.google.com Sun, 07 Jun 2015 20:13:40 GMT The Times (subscription)Nick Robinson's journey into the body politicThe Times (subscription)It's mid-February in a radiology clinic in London, and an Irish nurse has just stripped the BBC's warrior of his weapons. Nick Robinson has to lie still for ... R…

Danny and the dream machine

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It was a night like any other, except that the moon was a bit more on and my hands were moving on the keyboard with rare speeds. I never answer the phone at night, unless I recognize the number. But that night I did. He was a person sent by a mutual friend who asked me to translate some documents in Italian. We agreed to meet the next day in one of Starbucks in Daytona Beach,Florida. At first, the documents that showed me seemed routine, it was the announcement of a photo competition and the only strange thing that I found was the theme of the photo contest. It was to immortalized in a photo, the concept of a road trip , without using any fuel or electricity.
I accepted the assignment. In the end , it was to translate only 8 pages and it would not take me more than a few days. We met a week later and Danny, (fictional name) came with a briefcase full of documents. He asked me to help him to disclose and make known a project he had been working for more than thirty years. A project igno…

Message#4

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The FIFA corruption sideshow: Takedown of 1 percent crooks or strategic move ... - Salonhttp://news.google.com Sat, 30 May 2015 16:00:13 GMT SalonThe FIFA corruption sideshow: Takedown of 1 percent crooks or strategic move ...SalonWithin the American legal and political context, the FIFA scandal is something of a sideshow, and maybe even a distraction. The question now is how we frame and ... Read more ...Your Monday Briefing - New York Timeshttp://news.google.com Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:49:02 GMT New York TimesYour Monday BriefingNew York TimesMore than a dozen government officials were among those charged today. • Religious rights ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 today in favor of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at an Abercrombie ... Read more ...'Game of Thrones' scorecard: 'Hardhome' - SB Nationhttp://news.google.com Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:57:07 GMT SB Nation'Game of Thrones' scorecard: 'Hardhome'SB NationThis 'Game of Thrones' discu…