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Elementary School Stops Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Bruce Vento Elementary School, in St. Paul, has decided to stop celebrating Valentine’s Day along with other “dominant holidays” including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Do You Think Cursive Lessons Should Be Required In School? [POLL]

Many schools across America are removing cursive writing classes from their curriculum.

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High School Student in 1966 Predicts What 2016 Will Be Like

In 1966, Margaret Thorne, a member of the Junior Historian Club of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia, published some predictions for the year 2016 in her local paper. She made these predictions 50 years ago.

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Listening to Star Wars Soundtrack Helps Doctors in Colonoscopies


Here's a tie-in to Star Wars that is, to say the least, unusual. In Australia, doctors claim that listening to the Star Wars soundtrack, leads to better colonoscopies.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Word of the Year: ‘ISM’


Merriam-Webster Dictionary has picked their ‘word of the year’, and like Oxford Dictionary's word of the year, it’s not a word. Merriam-Webster picked a suffix as their word of the year: 'ism'

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Rectal Thermometers Still the Best

I have notice a lot of people getting a cold this time of year, it happens every year of course. There are so many different ways of taking your temperature from putting a thermometer in your mouth to putting one in your ear to wiping one across your forehead. All o.k. but not the best.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  I have 6 kids...4 who are actively on some form of social media.  I talk to my kids daily about what they've been up to and I check their phones to see if what they tell me is the truth.  But, even though I hope I can trust them...I still have to have my guard up.  Watching these videos absolutely petrifies me.  

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12 Year Old Girl Aces Mensa I.Q. Test

Only 1% of people that take the Mensa I.Q. rest achieve the highest score possible and 12 year old Lydia Sebastian is one of that 1%.

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Joe Scarnici, Getty Images

Study Shows School Shopping Costs Rise To An Average Of More Than $1,200 Per Family

Back when I was in school, back to school shopping meant going to Barefoot Trader on Lisbon Street in Lewiston to buy a couple pairs of corduroys (those pants were horrible), some notebooks, pens and pencils and maybe a new lunchbox. Maybe 75 bucks spent. 

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Kids Write The Darnedest Things

Every child at some point in their life will say something that leaves you wishing you had caught it on tape.  The moment is gone...forever.  But, we've all come across something that our young pip squeaks have written.  Whether it is the spelling or just the overall general message, it causes quite a roar of laughter.  Because it's on paper, it means we can save it for a lifetime.  Those moments of blackmail, when they bring their first boyfriend or girlfriend to the house.  But it's too cute not to share.

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