Monthly Archives: July 2013

Saber-Toothed Opossum vs. Finger Monster

Early in the morning as I just sit down to my first sip of IKEA Hela Boner Morkrost coffee (yes it’s called that, and yes I realize that Scandinavian coffee is a sign of the apocalypse), my brain is in … Continue reading

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Study: Only Popular Kids Care About Popular Kids

Let me admit right off the bat that this title is misleading. Everybody cares about popular kids. From preschoolers to high-schoolers to monkeys, subjects will pick out their popular peers in videos and watch these popular peers longer than they … Continue reading

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Study: Teach Planning Skills for Math and Reading Success

It’s no great revelation that poverty is a vicious cycle: children from low-income families are likely to under-perform in school, leading to low-paying jobs as adults and the cycle continues. This school under-achievement in particular shows up early — even … Continue reading

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Study: Quality and Not Quantity of Parents’ Words Teach Vocabulary

The number of words a child knows when he or she enters kindergarten is an astoundingly good predictor of how well they’ll do in school and even how they will much later do in the workplace. So how do you … Continue reading

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