• Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
“World War II? I don’t know much about it. You’ve lost me. I’m sorry, I was always terrible at history. I just don’t have the brain for it!”
Few people would willingly admit to this level of ignorance about key events that shaped the world. But when it comes to math — which shapes not only the world but the entire universe — many otherwise highly intelligent and educated people will happily proclaim ignorance. In many cases, there’s the implication that math is boring and difficult — the exclusive domain of the severely geeky.
• Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Moments for Mom
The other night while putting my eleven-year-old man-of-few-words son to bed, I asked him, “How’s your life going, bud?” And he replied, “What do you mean?” “Well, like, how’s school, family, friends, church…that kind of stuff?” I answered. “I’ll give them each a grade!” he said.
• Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Many people think that having a smoke alarm in their home is enough to keep them safe from the dangers of fire. Whilst a working smoke alarm is the first step you should take for fire protection and is an essential component in your fire safety toolbox, you should not stop there. If the unthinkable should happen and you are faced with a real fire in your home, one of the biggest dangers is that you can become affixiated with panic, which can affect your ability to think straight. Under these circumstances having a prepared escape plan could mean the difference between life and death for your family.
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
We just watched part of a segment on Larry King Live, where Dr. Bill Cosby and Dr. Marilyn Irving were discussing bullying and why they thought it has gotten much worse. They mentioned reasons such as kids watching real fights on YouTube, on television, and in the movies. They said that when kids watch these things over and over, it becomes “normal” for them, which would make them want to go out and do the same to another person.
• Monday, April 12th, 2010
We are often asked how the psychological six steps we describe in our book, “Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change,” translate into practical ways to feel and look more attractive. So, we put together some tips that once were useful to us in our former careers as models. They are even more useful more so now as our own looks are changing! They were designed in conjunction with the internal changes suggested in Face It and work best if you have learned what it really means to be attractive at any age. The ‘beauty’ of these tips is that unlike quick-fix ones that instruct women how ‘not to look old,’ these can be applied throughout life and are for all women.
• Thursday, April 08th, 2010
You don’t need fancy equipment or a health club to help your kids get their combined 60 minutes of daily physical activity. All you need are some regular household items and a little imagination. Combine a few of these tips from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, and they’ll quickly add up to a fun and healthy routine.
• Wednesday, April 07th, 2010
All utility knives are created equal? Possibly not.
When we first received the Tactix Retractable Utility Knife, we didn’t think there would be any difference between it and your basic utility knife. But we were pleasantly surprised. There are a few differences, all positive, that make this knife stand out among the others.
• Tuesday, April 06th, 2010
In Theaters July 9, 2010
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Miranda Cosgrove, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling, Jemaine Clement and Julie Andrews
• Sunday, April 04th, 2010
It looks as though Europe will finally receive a child abduction alert system, similar to the U.S.’s Amber Alert System. It will be launched on May 25, 2010, which is International Missing Children’s Day. According to the following article by SkyNews, “The system is being co-ordinated by the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) and any national abduction investigation will be led by Greater Manchester Police.”