STEAM education programs debuted in Lewis County

JANE LEW, W.Va. – Officials from Lewis County Schools were showing of a new tool for teachers to use in their classrooms this year. The school held a demonstration at the Jane Lew Community Building, highlight the use of robotic toys in STEAM education Wednesday. The robots can be programed to roll around, make music, […]

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Education: More a bulldozer than a great leveller

When you’re struggling financially, you are unlikely to storm up to the principal’s office and demand a competent mathematics teacher, especially when you can’t afford the school fees.  Image: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP Anxious parents have been calling a lot recently. The child is in Grade 7 and waiting to hear from the schools s/he applied […]

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People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

Findings of a new genetic research suggest that people who wear glasses are indeed more intelligent. Researchers said this has something to do with the genes. Wearing Glasses And Intelligence In the new study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, Gail Davies, from the Center for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, […]

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Too Much Protein Isn’t Good For Your Heart, Says New Study

A group of researchers wanted to look into the long-term effects of one of society’s most popular diets, so they watched the eating habits of over 2,400 Finnish men for more than 20 years. What they found was eating a high-protein diet isn’t entirely harmless as once thought. Foods rich in protein has been the center of […]

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1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As ‘Severely Obese’

In England, obesity rates have risen among children and it is concerning health officials. Children between the ages of 10-11 years old have been classified as severely overweight. Defining Childhood Obesity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity is measured by using the body mass index (BMI) tool. BMI is determined by dividing a person’s […]

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Antidepressants May Up Mortality Risk In Lung Disease Patients

While popping antidepressants may lift your mood, it may turn deadly especially for elderly suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — progressive lung disease that causes increasing breathlessness, say researchers. The findings showed that new users of serotonergic antidepressants were at 20 per cent increased risk of death. They may also have 15 per cent […]

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Here’s How Your Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Ageing

You know those people, the ones who are older than you but act decades younger? They embody the phrase “70 is the new 50.” Actually, in their cases, 70 seems to be the new 30 because they radiate so much youth and energy. These folks may have A+ genetics, which undeniably contributes to their health, […]

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Foodswitch: The App That Helps You Eat Healthy

Researchers have developed a novel app which can act as a nutritionist at the shopper’s side in the grocery store. Aptly named “FoodSwitch”, the app can help users scan a packaged food’s barcode, quickly see its nutritional rating and identify similar foods that are healthier. “FoodSwitch is unique in that users don’t have to hunt […]

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Your Food Business May Need A Good Cleaning

Many food business owners in Florida do not have the time to clean their restaurant, especially since the Florida population is growing. This means serving more people and staying open later. If your business needs a cleaning but you do not know where to turn, a few strategies will guide you to the perfect cleaning […]

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Encourage Higher Productivity with Recognition

One of the easiest ways to get morale up among your employees is to encourage them and recognize all the hard work they do for you on a daily basis. When workers feel respected and know you are grateful for their service, they are much more likely to remain loyal and do the best job […]

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