Aug 15 2012

Watch Your Mouth

Watch what comes out of your mouth: In a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, 80 percent of women stuck with their diets by saying, "I do not eat that" to temptations, while only 10 percent succeeded using "I can't eat that. " "I can't signals deprivations, which makes you more likely to cave, whereas "I don't" signals determinations and empowerment, making your refusal more effective," says study author Vanessa Patrick, Ph.D., of the University of Houston. But you don't have to announce that you don't eat cake, reframing your self-talk works too. (Women's Health)

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Aug 15 2012

Study: This is ruining your grammar

Texting could undermine grammar skills. abc NEWS

All of that texting could be having a negative effect on your child's educational health.

As mobile messaging has taken off so has an abbreviated form of text specific jargon.

A new study warns that the widespread adoption of texting could be undermining their grammar skills.

The study found the more a teen embraced shorthand while texting the poorer their use of proper English in a non-texting context.

Scientist's reporting in the journal New Media and Society say parents should impart to their kids the difference between this kind of shorthand language and expectations of school systems.

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Aug 13 2012

Morning Inspiration Luke 12:15

Then he said, "Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own." Luke 12:15, NLT

I have noticed that I have been measuring others success by what they own. Thinking, "wow look at their house, I wonder what they do for a living?" When the ultimate truth is, if they don't have Christ then they are not a success but a failure… Not that there is anything wrong with having wealth, in fact I think it is perfectly fine to be wealthy as long as God is first in your finances.

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Aug 10 2012

Non-Stick Sand

Why doesn’t sand stick to beach volleyball players? YAHOO! Sports 

The sand used in competition is heavily regulated by the International Volleyball Federation. There are no pebbles or bits of shells. The shape ensures a smoother grain. The size is Goldilocks style: not too small or too big. Why doesn't it stick? Because it's designed not to.

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