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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…

Aspen's Prestigious Gallery 1949

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ASPEN, Colo., Jan. 27, 2016 /-- The high profile, contemporary art gallery, Gallery 1949, has taken over Aspen along with the well known pop artist Nelson De La Nuez, whose art can be seen peering back at you through the gallery windows. International pop artist Nelson De La Nuez, branded by the media and press years ago as The King of Pop Art has connected strongly with the fashionable winter playground and wealthy summer arts colony. Modern Luxury Publishers prominent Aspen Magazine and its supplemental Gallery Guide for Winter 2016 saw the connection to its readers when they chose his artwork for its cover. The jet setting couple kissing on the cover exclaim via a thought bubble "Aspen is Always a Good Idea!"
Socialite and business mogul Paris Hilton, a regular skier in Aspen Instagrammed the actual large gallery painting while on vacation. The artist offers custom thought bubbles and unique one of a kind pieces at the Aspen gallery. Each one sells for approxima…

Hourglass Literary Magazine

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Contest

Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage ofKrajina klassBLC (Banjaluka College) and software companyLiterature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for:BEST SHORT STORY BEST ESSAY BEST POEM Awards The winning entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1000 as prize money, apart from a symbolic artifact (clepsydra), digital stamp and diploma.Winning entries will be published in the first issue of the Hourglass Literary Magazine, in the original language (English / BCMS languages) and translated (BCMS/English).Authors will also receive three printed copies of the first issue of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.Special AwardsThe jury, comprising highly respected authors SibelanForrester,Jelena LengoldandJohn K. Coxhas the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).Ten Finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.All published works will be financially c…

Emil Cioran

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If I had to name a philosopher to whom I feel particularly close, I would say certainly Cioran. I can share all its steps and also his refusal to politics, in total coherence with the philosophical choices.Cioran's attitude towards existence is expressed in a defense of non-existence and therefore suicide: life is a disgrace and the birth irretrievable disaster .In reality himself, despite being a great connoisseur of philosophy , it does not define him self a philosopher but a private thinker "Privatdenker".In the :The disadvantage of being born  work of 1973 he focuses on the tragic vision of existence and his pessimism which is the extreme of what Schopenhauer from which also draws the interest in Buddhism and the theory of the nightmare the pain of living:


"" Everything is pain. " The formula Buddhist, modernized, would sound, "It is a nightmare." [....] I do not lose to be born. It is as if, infiltrate in this world, I had p…

Am I Normal?

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A more organic take on human nature is emerging. It sees behavior as a product of distinct personality traits that we all have to a greater or lesser degree. In this new view, we're all just a little bit crazy. They call him "the Shark."
Bill, a 26-year-old lawyer, is proud of his nickname and the ruthlessness that inspired it. Confident and charming, he can also be arrogant, manipulative and deceptive—though he sees nothing wrong with these qualities, useful as they are in winning cases and attracting women. Lately, however, Bill's character has been landing him in trouble. He's begun abusing cocaine. He can't resist the temptations of strip clubs and casinos. He's already been married and divorced twice. Even his successful career has been endangered by his habit of propositioning female coworkers. Bill is bothered enough that he pays a visit to a psychologist's office. There he's told that he has an "antisocial" perso…

10 Signs You Are In a Relationship with a Narcissist

Being in a relationship with a narcissist is very emotionally draining and can impact your mental health. You find that you feel guilty for things that aren't really your fault. You find that what your partner told you last week is now denied by them this week.
Keep in mind that these 10 signs of a narcissist don't happen right away - they can come on slowly. The beginning of a relationship with a narcissist is usually fast-paced and the narcissist tells you are the best thing that has ever happened to them. However, things start to change.

1. You are being isolated from your family and friends.
"Why do you need to visit your aunt? You visited her last month."
"She's still in the hospital."
"Like I said, you visited her last month."
Time you spend away from the narcissist is time that they can start to become unglued. Projection is one of the hallmark signs of the narcissist. If they are cheating (more common with narcissists than in ot…

Subliminal Vision Boards

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Subliminal Vision Boards, LLC, a technological app company has created an easy, affordable Android app utilizing the powerful combination of subliminal messaging and the manifesting tool of vision boards to help users create the life they desire.CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 1, 2016  -- Subliminal Vision Boards, LLC is launching a new Android app that combines the power of subliminal messaging and the manifesting tool of vision boards. The app will enable users to easily visualize their goals, connect emotionally, and manifest their desires into existence. There is no better time than the New Year to create a vision board for achieving career, money, love and life goals. Subliminal Vision Boards' app can harness the intention of New Year's resolutions into real manifesting power to achieve life goals in 2016. With the Law of Attraction and the Subliminal Vision Boards' app, users can easily and efficiently visualize and attract all they desire. The five steps to achievin…