Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thomas the Tank Engine helps autistic kids identify emotions

By Saeed Ahmed - CNN

"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

Animals & Acrobats

After hanging out at Rye Beach we went to Van Cortlandt Manor to see Animals & Acrobats.



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Friday, May 22, 2009

Tinkling in the pool causes disgust and discomfort

By Madison Park - CNN

Story Highlights:

  • 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 Supplements

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

Museum of Natural History on Mother's Day

For Mother's Day we all went to the American Museum of Natural History. Then we went to Scaletta Ristorante for dinner.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Mellow Doctrine

NYTimes.com: "The Mellow Doctrine" By ROGER COHEN

I was concerned that perhaps Obama would be too idealistic. I'm happy with how things are going so far.

WASHINGTON — Amazing what happens when you cast aside the testosterone.

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