Saturday, December 12, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We went to the Stamford Nature Center for my birthday party. We had a party in the barn and then we went after a scavenger hunt. After that we played in the playground.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Hackers who commandeer your computer are bad enough. Now scientists worry that someday, they'll try to take over your brain.
• Scientists can use thoughts to operate computers, wheelchairs and Twitter
• As tech develops, risk of "brain hacking" become more real, scientists say
Ever since voice recognition technology came out I've been saying that it would never take off. Why convert an analog voice signal to digital when you have digital brain waves? All you have to do is figure out how to translate those digital brain signals. Well it only makes sense that once you understand how to read those digital signals its only a matter of time before someone figures out how to 1) read them from a distance and 2) write and over ride them. So here we are, moments away from the day when someone can point a receiver at you and read your mind, then point a transmitter at you and change it. Wait, no, that will never happen. That's ridiculous.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
By PERRI KLASS, M.D - NY Times
"We've gotten past the "kids will be kids" notion that bullying is a normal part of childhood or the prelude to a successful life strategy...
Parents of [victims and bystanders] need to be encouraged to demand that schools take action...
...start from the idea that bullying has long-term consequences and that it is preventable..."
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"I always thought Thomas was a great educational show for kids."Story Highlights:
• Online game uses Thomas the Tank Engine to help autistic children
• Children try to recognize which engine has happy, sad, angry face
• Autistic children often have trouble distinguishing different facial expressions
• UK study: More autistic kids fascinated with "Thomas" than other fictional characters
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
By Madison Park - CNN
- Recent survey showed 1 in 5 adults admitted urinating in public pools
- Sweat and urine in pool water combine with chlorine to irritate eyes and respiration
- Recreational water illnesses can lead to hospitalization
"I always new I wasn't supposed to pee in the pool and that I was supposed to shower before going in, but I never really knew why."
Monday, May 18, 2009
Energy drinks were a recent topic of discussion on Beatdown Radio. I'd like to throw out some thoughts. There are all kinds of energy supplements (pills, drinks, etc.) and people take them for different reasons, especially energy and weight loss.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
For our anniversary we left the kids with their Babcia and Dziadek and went to see Exit The King at the Barrymore Theatre.
The review by David Spencer is the best I've found, but I can't find anywhere that elaborates on the various archetypes and metaphors to the degree in which I was looking.
If you've seen the show, tell me what you thought.
Ultimately Aviva and I had a great time.
After the show I was looking around the web to see if anyone had written about the metaphors and archetypes used, but all I was able to find were general references to the fact that they existed in the show and nothing about the specifics.
Via NYTimes.com: More than ever, America’s atheists are linking up and speaking out
They liken their strategy to that of the gay-rights movement, which lifted off when closeted members of a scorned minority decided to go public.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Men who are circumcised are less likely to get sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV)...Interesting information about a much debated topic.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
In What Are Friends For? A Longer Life Tara Parker-Pope says:
In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books or herbal supplements. But they overlook a powerful weapon that could help them fight illness and depression, speed recovery, slow aging and prolong life: their friends.Check out the entire piece in The New York Times.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Via NYTimes.com: Decision scientists are trying to figure out why it's so hard for us to get into a green mind-set. Their answers may be more crucial than any technological advance in combating environmental challenges.
A branch of behavioral research situated at the intersection of psychology and economics, decision science focuses on the mental processes that shape our choices, behaviors and attitudes.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Gym etiquette isn’t hard to understand. It isn’t hard to grasp. It’s really just common sense. You already learned everything you needed to ...
I've always made a conscious attempt to avoid imparting gender stereotypes on my kids, but just like trying to avoid sweets , not expos...
As parents we all want our children to grow up to be happy and successful, however you define it. To that end there are a host of virtues we...
As the sign says, even though "school stops for summer, learning never should." And while there is all different kinds of learning...
A lot has been written on the controversial subjects of allowance for children, instilling a healthy understanding of money and saving, bal...
There are many articles about why kids lie and teaching children to be honest. In Po Bronson 's excellent piece Learning to Lie he said...
During my five years building and running MMA Ratings I poured a lot of time and energy into it. As time went on, it consumed and ever i...
Aviva is still with Andrea at Greenwhich Hospital . More pictures below: ...
For babcia's 75th birthday the whole family went to brunch at Equus Restaurant at the Castle Hotel in Tarrytown . More pictures and v...
We went to Kensico Dam Plaza with some friends. There was a concert with Annie and the Natural Wonder Band . More pictures and video bel...