Members of Congress love pizza as much as any of us. So, when the United States Department of Agriculture threatened to take it off public school lunch menus, they did what many of us would have done in their position — they officially declared it a vegetable.
Earlier this year, the USDA proposed new standards that would’ve limited both sodium and potatoes for school lunch lines — moves some conservatives in Congress are fighting.
A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, broke his silence Monday night about the scandal that lead to the firing of head coach Joe Paterno and three other university officials.
In a phone interview with Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘Rock Center With Brian Williams,’ Sandusky said, “I have horsed around with kids, I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them, and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact,” but declared himself innocent of the abuse charges.
Researchers discovered that countries with the highest numbers of women using oral contraceptives also have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer. What does this mean? They think estrogen from the urine of women who take birth control pills could be to blame.
This year, stores like Target, Macy’s and Kohls plan on beginning their Black Friday sales at midnight on Thanksgiving in order to claim a piece of the retail pie. While this may be beneficial for the company and customers, the workers seem to be getting the short end of the stick.
Target employees in particular are not happy about the change, with one even starting an online petition called ‘Tell Target to Save Thanksgiving’ that’s now been signed by more than 87,000 people.
A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.
In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.
According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.
While facial recognition technology has been used to enhance security — for example, to spot known terrorists in crowds — it’s now poised to become the next big thing for personalized marketing and smart phones.
In a country with a soaring childhood obesity rate, doctors on an expert panel appointed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics announced Friday that children should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9.
In the latest of what seems like an endless string of debates, the candidates for the GOP nomination for president in the 2012 election went head-to-head yet again on Saturday night, this time in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Dubbed the ‘Commander-in-Chief Debate’ and sponsored by CBS News and National Journal, it was the first of the cycle to appear on network television and to focus on foreign policy.
Shakespeare once wrote, “All that glitters is not gold,” and when it comes to young job seekers, he was spot-on.
Cisco’s recent survey of 2,800 college students and recently employed graduates found that while a competitive salary is important, many respondents said a company’s social media policy matters even more. In fact, 56 percent overall said they wouldn’t work for a company that bans social media usage.
‘Black Swan’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’ director Darren Aronofsky knows a thing or two about psychological thrillers. Now he’s applying those skills to a creepy new set of ads in an effort to discourage the use of methamphetamines.
Frightening new data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that in 2009, more than 14,000 people visited hospital emergency room for intentional drug poisoning.
Peter J. Delany, PhD, the director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality in Rockville, Maryland defines intentional poisoning as an attempt “to harm someone by deliberately getting them to take a potentially harmful substance without their knowledge.”
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