Listening to Music While Studying Boosts Your GPA

By |2022-08-19T09:17:46-05:00August 19th, 2022|

If you can't study without listening to music, that's actually a GOOD thing . . . and it doesn't seem to matter what you're listening to. A new survey looked into the connection between music and study habits, and it found that students who play music were more likely to have a GPA above 3.2. There are several reasons why.  Some say music is "therapeutic," while others say listening helps them focus better and absorb the information more.  And 81% of those who listen to music say it just makes studying more fun. 31% of people say they like listening to [...]

Mariah Carey Is Facing a Legal Challenge to Her Title of “Queen of Christmas”

By |2022-08-17T09:28:46-05:00August 17th, 2022|

 Mariah Carey is trying to trademark the phrase Queen of Christmas.  And a lot of people think she deserves it on the merit of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" alone. But a woman named Elizabeth Chan filed a legal opposition to her claim.  Elizabeth is a singer who EXCLUSIVELY does Christmas music.  She even calls herself The Queen of Christmas, and has an album with that title. Chan isn't greedy.  She's not trying to usurp the title for herself.  And she's not trying to keep Mariah from using it.  But she wants to prevent Mariah from being the ONLY person who can use it. She says, [...]

8/15/22 Bruce Wenzel-Neurodiversity Movement

By |2022-08-15T12:31:37-05:00August 15th, 2022| Bruce Wenzel Twitter Letter to the Editor-MSU Reporter MoveOn petition to ban ABA in Minnesota Letter to the Editor of the Mankato Free Press   Interview with Dr. Nick Walker herself to provide further context to the Neurodiversity Movement

The CDC Eased Guidelines and Conceded Covid Is “Here to Stay”

By |2022-08-12T09:48:46-05:00August 12th, 2022|

After two-and-a-half years of the pandemic, a new poll found two in five Americans feel like life is more or less back to normal.  And this news might make even more people feel that way . . . The CDC loosened its guidelines yesterday and no longer recommends things like social distancing and quarantines in most cases.  One official conceded it's now obvious that covid is, quote, "here to stay." The director of the CDC already said that was LIKELY true back in March. Basically, they think the weaker variants will start to come and go, more like the flu. They say the [...]

Poll Shows How Many Americans Can or Cannot Keep A Houseplant Alive

By |2022-08-10T09:32:42-05:00August 10th, 2022|

There are three types of people out there:  Those who can take care of houseplants . . . those who will kill houseplants . . . and those who will kill houseplants immediately. A new poll asked Americans if they could keep a houseplant alive for at least six months, and 33% of people are confident they could.  Another 33% said that they probably could. 10% said there's NO CHANCE it lasts six months . . . and another 14% said it's "not very likely." Growing plants are really simple. Just add water, but not too much, and allow it to get sun, [...]

It’s So Hot, People Are Strapping Portable Fans to Their Cats and Dogs

By |2022-08-03T09:40:39-05:00August 3rd, 2022|

Is this brilliant, or are pet owners nuts?  Like here and everywhere else, it's been hot in Japan this summer.  And it's causing a new trend to take off. People are now strapping portable FANS to their cats and dogs.  (???)  They're called "Cool Dog" vests, and a company in Tokyo is selling them. The owner came up with the idea when she saw how hot and exhausted her chihuahua was when she took him on walks. Each fan weighs three ounces, and it's attached to a mesh vest they have to wear.  The vest itself probably makes them a little warmer, [...]

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