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December 14, 2012
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Elementary school shooting
Dozens of people, including children, are reported killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

This is such a tragedy.

Who would do this? Why? What reasons?

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Elementary school shooting

Dozens of people, including children, are reported killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

This is such a tragedy.

Who would do this? Why? What reasons?

13:40 // 1 year ago
February 27, 2012
20:32 // 2 years ago
February 14, 2012

Researchers gradually deprive children of sleep over a century

  • 70 minutes of sleep taken away from children over 100 years source

» Between 1897 and 2009, 32 separate sets of sleeping guidelines for kids gradually suggested that children get less and less sleep — at a rate of about 0.71 fewer minutes each year. Despite this, parents over the year managed to fail at these declining expectations, with children getting on average of 37 fewer minutes of sleep each year. Why’s that? Depends on the era — at the turn of the 20th century, it was artificial light, radio and cinema; in the ’90s, it was video games, cell phones and the Internet. Let’s update these standards slightly: We blame Twitter and the iPad.

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20:18 // 2 years ago
December 9, 2011
Today in useless, obvious studies: Cereals are way too sugary
Call us when Cap’n Crunch calls a press conference about this. Thanks to a recent study from the Environmental Working Group, we now know how much sugar is in some cereals. The amount of sugar, by weight, is highest in Honey Smacks (55.6%) and Golden Crisp (51.9%). Did anyone still consider typical kids’ cereals to be healthy? Feed ‘em some Total instead. (This message is not brought to you by General Mills.) (photo by Horia Varlan on Flickr) source
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Call us when Cap’n Crunch calls a press conference about this. Thanks to a recent study from the Environmental Working Group, we now know how much sugar is in some cereals. The amount of sugar, by weight, is highest in Honey Smacks (55.6%) and Golden Crisp (51.9%). Did anyone still consider typical kids’ cereals to be healthy? Feed ‘em some Total instead. (This message is not brought to you by General Mills.) (photo by Horia Varlan on Flickr) source

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12:25 // 2 years ago
October 19, 2011
Father of the year: Drunk dad used 9-year-old as designated driver
Not the best move, dude: Shawn Weimer’s early-morning October 8 outing wouldn’t have drawn quite so many eyebrows … had his daughter been a decade older. She wasn’t, and as a result, he’s been getting negative national attention for the incident. But is it a momentary sign of bad judgment on the Michigan dad’s part … or a sign of something worse? With Weimer’s trial delayed for now, the father has some time to contemplate — as does the public. source
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Not the best move, dude: Shawn Weimer’s early-morning October 8 outing wouldn’t have drawn quite so many eyebrows … had his daughter been a decade older. She wasn’t, and as a result, he’s been getting negative national attention for the incident. But is it a momentary sign of bad judgment on the Michigan dad’s part … or a sign of something worse? With Weimer’s trial delayed for now, the father has some time to contemplate — as does the public. source

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10:42 // 2 years ago
August 22, 2011

In tonight’s episode of “WHERE WERE THEIR PARENTS?!”:

  • 5,200 U.S. kids fall out of windows each year source

» On the plus side, that number’s falling: Between 1990 and 2008, roughly 7.3 children and teens per 100,000 fell out of windows each year, which is actually down — especially in areas that have pushed safety campaigns to prevent this from happening. However, it’s not the case in every city. In New York and Boston, previous studies have shown 96 percent declines. In this study, that level is much lower.

23:02 // 2 years ago
August 18, 2011
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Nearly 1 in 5 children lived in poverty in the U.S. in 2009. That’s 15 million kids. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi ranked lowest on the study’s 10 indicators of child well-being. New Hampshire, Minnesota and Massachusetts ranked highest.

A sad number, even sadder in graphical form.

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Nearly 1 in 5 children lived in poverty in the U.S. in 2009. That’s 15 million kids. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi ranked lowest on the study’s 10 indicators of child well-being. New Hampshire, Minnesota and Massachusetts ranked highest.

A sad number, even sadder in graphical form.

(via thedailyfeed)

10:54 // 2 years ago