Is school driving kids literally crazy?

Is school driving kids literally crazy?

May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter Gray, looked more closely at this data and found that children’s mental […]

Tennessee mother chases away five suspected burglars

Tennessee mother chases away five suspected burglars

Elsie Lee, who lives alone with her son, told WJJB TV that she awoke to the sounds of someone inside her house. “We were asleep, and I thought I had heard something but I wasn’t for sure,” Lee recalled. “I thought I was just dreaming something, and then I heard a big bang again.” “I got […]

Man who will never date again sues date for cost of movie ticket

Man who will never date again sues date for cost of movie ticket

“It was kind of a first date from hell,” said 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar, explaining why he sued his date to recover the cost of their brief non-romance in May. [Update below.] The Austin American-Statesman reports today that Vezmar sued the woman last week in small-claims court in Travis County, Texas, seeking to get back the $17.31 […]

Virginia mom arrested, charged over $1 gag-gift alarm clock

Virginia mom arrested, charged over $1 gag-gift alarm clock

Daphne Page, 52, says she bought the “sticks of dynamite” novelty alarm clock for $1 at a garage sale and was going to give it to her daughter as a gag gift. After she left it in the back seat of her car at a grocery store, someone noticed it and raised an alarm which […]

California memorabilia law could tank small bookstores

California memorabilia law could tank small bookstores

Author signings are an important source of traffic for many small community bookstores, but the new California law discussed in this space last year could make them impractical. The bill requires that retailers provide witnessed certificates of authenticity for signed items of value, which must record extensive information on matters such as the size of […]

Wisconsin lost 200,000 votes in 2016 election due to its ID law

Wisconsin lost 200,000 votes in 2016 election due to its ID law

Nation – According to federal court records, 300,000 registered voters, nine percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter-ID in Wisconsin. A new study by Priorities USA, shared exclusively with The Nation, shows that strict voter-ID laws, in Wisconsin and other states, led to a significant reduction in voter turnout in 2016, with a […]

Oregon man fined $500 for challenging timing on red-light cameras

Oregon man fined $500 for challenging timing on red-light cameras

Mats Jarlstrom’s trouble all began with a red-light camera. In April 2013, Jarlstrom’s wife, Laurie, received a ticket after driving her Volkswagen through an intersection in Beaverton, Oregon, that was equipped with a traffic camera. His wife paid the fine, but the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection piqued Jarlstrom’s interest, so he […]

Shoveling snow off Detroit sidewalks for pay? Get a license

Shoveling snow off Detroit sidewalks for pay? Get a license

“Detroit licenses about 60 occupations, imposing extra fees and requirements on top of existing Michigan licenses for about half of these occupations. The other half of the occupations that Detroit licenses are not licensed by the state at all.” Window washers (who must pay $72 per year), sidewalk shovelers, dry cleaners, and furniture movers are […]

Food roundup

Food roundup

Good: Incoming Agriculture Secretary Perdue to introduce “flexibility” into Obama-era school lunch mandates [Tony Mecia, Weekly Standard; Baylen Linnekin, Reason; Joe Simonson, Heat Street; Pat Roberts letter; earlier] Also good: FDA delays mandate for calorie labels on prepared food [Tim Devaney/The Hill, WSJ editorial, Seyfarth Shaw, earlier] And your hot dog isn’t from Frankfurt or […]

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