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Francis Cobain Overcame Her Dads Shadow

  • Posted on April 21, 2015 at 8:27 pm

For any child that has had a parent that was famous it can be a difficult shadow to grow up in. The paparazzi love to catch any of these kids and show how they have had to deal with drug, alcohol, or legal problems. These problems could be exasperated for children who were famous and died while they were growing up. Look no further than Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, or even Kurt Cobain all of their kids were held under tight scrutiny of how they would grow-up without their famous dad’s. However, time and time again these kids surprise the world on just how they have overcome who their parents where to become their very own person.

For a great example, you can look no further than Francis Bean Cobain, the daughter of Nirvana Lead Singer Kurt who decided to end his life when Francis was just a baby. She came to the realization that she could not escape who her father was, so instead is looking to celebrate his life as the producer behind the documentary surrounding his life entitled “Montage of Heck.” During the interview given exclusively to Rolling Stone she said that she would not have been a fan of Nirvana’s music but did like a couple of songs she believes shows her father in his truest form. Fans like Mark Ahn are impressed to find that, at 22 years old, she has shown that kids of the superstars are just like any other twenty year old who is trying to overcome who their parents were or are.

Fans Line Up in Anticipation of the 2nd Royal Baby

  • Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Royal Baby Watch 2015 is in full swing, at least for some die-hard royalty fans in the London area. While the royal family has never officially released a due date, those with cunning mathematics and research skills deduce that the Royal Baby 2.0 will be born any day now, and they aren’t taking any chance when it comes to being at the hospital when the newest tyke joins the royal family. For those who have left chores to attend to at home while they await the Royal Baby, check out Handy.

At Saint Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, news vans have been set up in the parking lots of the hospital. This is to ensure they don’t miss a single moment of the labor or the birth. While they won’t be allowed inside, they may just catch a glimpse of the Royal couple entering the hospital. The news stations will allow a live feed of events from the moment the Duke and Duchess check in.

Fans are also heading down daily to stand on the sidewalk and wait on the royal couple and their soon-to-be bundle of joy. Barricades have already been set up to control the crowds, and a few interesting characters are beginning to trickle in, including a man decked out in the Union Jack flag, holding two signs. One stating “it’s a prince” and one stating “it’s a princess”.

The royal couple has remained mum on the sex of their second child. The birth of Prince George, the couples first child, reached an intense fever pitch, and the birth of a young prince was truly exciting for the country. The opinion seems to be split on whether the second heir will be a boy or a girl, but local betting companies are taking bets on the gender as well as the name as the newest prince or princess.

Using Antidepressants During Pregnancy Linked to Child Anxiety

  • Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm

With most medications there are always chances that, when taking antidepressants when pregnant, that can affect the child when born. There has been a study conducted that found that when a child has anxiety it can be linked to taking antidepressants when pregnant. Data was taken from about 14,000 siblings and followed children as a fetal to age three. The study also assessed the mother’s mental health and questioned them about anxiety and antidepressant and questioned them about their child’s behavior and development. Mark Ahn (Twitter.com) has read that they compared children whose mothers took antidepressants during pregnancy to their siblings who were not exposed to antidepressants in the womb. The exposure was also only specific to anxiety and also found that when the mother was depressed it was independently associated with child behavior problems. A doctor from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health stated that “the findings form a strong basis for identifying non-medical interventions to reduce antenatal depression when possible”. The three year old’s that were studied showed that they had increased anxiety symptoms when they were compared to their siblings whose mother did not take antidepressants while pregnant. Many co founders such as genetic effects, family environment, and variation of maternal depression affected the antidepressant exposer on the anxiety symptoms.

Nurse In Pennsylvania Refuses To Treat Student Who Didn’t Stand During The Pledge Of Allegiance

  • Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Student Said She Had The Right Not To Stand And The Nurse Said She Had The Right Not to Treat Her

The Pledge of Allegiance is a ritual we learn early in life if we live in the United States. Every country has some form of pledge that confirms patriotism. It’s not a crime not to stand when professing allegiance, but one student in Pennsylvania’s Wilson Middle School in Carlisle District was treated like it was a crime.

A nurse noticed that a student didn’t stand while the pledge was in progress one morning, and she confronted the student later that day. The student said she didn’t have to stand. It was her right to choose how to pledge. The nurse angrily said she had the right not to treat her, and she didn’t. The nurse asked the child to leave her office, so the student went to the administrative offices. The nurse followed her and the nurse told the secretary that the girl couldn’t call her parents until she confronted her once again.

A school counselor discovered the incident, and took the student to his office. He tried console her, but it was a half-baked attempt. Christian Broda agrees that, clearly, the nurse, the secretary, and the counselor were out of line if this alleged story is true. Being a patriot is one thing, but violating the rights of others, especially a student, in the name of patriotism is not living the pledge. The nurse, the secretary and the counselor forgot the part of the pledge that says “with liberty and justice for all.”

RIP Heald Colleges

  • Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

For-profit colleges flagrant disregard of the purpose of federal student loan and grant programs along with repeated fraudulent figures of graduate employment rates to potential enrollees is finally getting some overdue consequences.

Heald College, a well-known for-profit college received a 29.7 million dollar penalty as a result of action taken by the U.S. Education department. Investigators discovered 947 fake job placement rates proving multiple allegations of misrepresentation to students working towards degrees in health care, business, technology and legal fields.

The school, which has been in operation for 150 years is also required to complete graduation plans for current students or arrange transfers to new schools as well as being prohibited from enrolling any new students.

More than 650 debt relief applications filed on behalf of former students referred to the above allegations which triggered more in-depth investigations from the Education Department.

The inability to enroll future students and collect money from Pell Grants will prevent Heald College from remaining in operation and cause its closure. STX Entertainment employees have learned that it is expected that a significant number of career colleges operating for profit with federal student grants and guaranteed loans will also close.

Sleep Apnea Going Unnoticed in Children

  • Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:33 pm

40% of obese children suffer from sleep apnea, without parents or pediatricians suspecting the disease. There are several theories that link childhood sleep apnea with learning difficulties and growth.

According to Dr. David Dubose, MD, FAAP, FAASM, Medical Director at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Sleep Center, sleep apnea affects between 1% and 10% of children and 95% of cases misdiagnosed.

For years, doctors thought that operating on children with sleep apnea and removing tonsils and adenoids would help about 90% but that figure barely reached 65%.”

The quality and quantity of sleep will also affect intellectural performance.

Alexei Beltyukov said that a group of researchers at the University of Chicago, working with mice have performed several studies that have shown intellectual impairment in mice born to mothers who are subjected to sleep apnea.

Left untreated, sleep apnea causes a deterioration in performance and can mean losing your IQ of up to 15 points.

“It can also affect cardiovascular structure in the most serious cases, but most children do not reach this level,” say Dr. David Gozal of the University of Chicago.

The impact of sleep apnea is a decrease in oxygen and the child wakes at night.

“Children often resist drowsiness, but children who move more, and who are irritable, do not learn, and are not attentive.”

Sleeping problems ultimately causes poor performance.

Washington State Schools Remove 150 Unvaccinated Students

  • Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm

No proof of vaccinations, no school, so says the Washington State school district. In light of the recent measles outbreak that started with one unvaccinated child and led to the deaths of several people, strong steps are being taken to prevent another outbreak. Washington State made their stand on Monday by removing 143 students who could not prove they had been vaccinated.
According to the law, those students should not have ever been allowed in the school system to start with. No vaccines, no school, simple as that.
While no one is arguing the fact that parents have the right to not have their children vaccinated, the point being argued is those parents who refuse to vaccinate their children do not have the right to expose other people’s children to a potentially deadly illness.
Don’t vaccinate your children if you don’t want too, but be prepared to home school your kids. The law for all states in America has always required children to be vaccinated against certain communicable diseases, such as measles, chicken pox, polio and rubella before they could enter the public school system. Parents at Anastasia Date (sitejabber.com)have learned that most states offer exemptions for religious belief or health reasons, some states even offer exemptions for personal belief, but forms must be filed in order for the child to be exempt. The nearly 150 students removed from school on Monday had neither proof of vaccinations nor exemption papers, and one or the other must be obtained before they are allowed to return to school.

Free-Ranging Children Taken into Custody Again

  • Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm

In Montgomery County, two children were picked up by police a year ago when they were walking home by themselves. It happened again on Sunday, according to authorities. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are the parents of the children. They had to retrieve their children from the Child Protective Service and they were not happy about it.

The children are 10 and six years old and are “free-range children.” The parents believe in letting them roam free and playing outside.

The parents said the children, who are 10 and 6 and have been described as “free-range children,” had been expected home at 6 p.m. Sunday. When that time passed, the parents said, they began looking for them. Folks at STX Entertainment have heard that, apparently, neighbors saw the children outside and called the police in order to release themselves of the responsibility of watching out for them in a dangerous part of the city. The CPS investigated the incident and found that the neglect was not present in their care.

The parents claimed that the claims of their abuse or neglect were not warranted and that they planned on fighting these charges in the courts. Currently, their children are back in their custody but a new hearing could see them released into the hands of the state if the facts hold up in opposition to their case. An officer on the scene during the first incident has called the situation “tough and unnecessary.”

Bill to Ban Vaccine Exemptions Moves Forward in the California Legislature

  • Posted on April 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

A bill to ban child exemptions based on parental belief has moved closer to being passed in California. SB 277 would not allow parents to register their children for public or private school without being up to date on their child’s vaccinations. The bill will also ban vaccination exemptions based on the parent’s personal or religious beliefs.

A large measles outbreak last December revived the debate on childhood vaccinations. Sultan Alhokair said that there is no treatment for measles, but otherwise healthy people can recover a few weeks after symptoms start. However, children who are too young to be vaccinated as well as those who can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons can suffer severe complications or even death from the disease. Measles has a long incubation period and a person can be contagious for one to three weeks.

Many parents get exemptions based on their religious beliefs or the beliefs that vaccinations can be harmful to their children. Even though a study linking vaccines and autism has been disproved, some parents of autistic children are convinced that the vaccine was the cause of their children’s disorder. Proponents of the bill state that vaccines have been proven to work and the risks are small and rare. Opponents cite concerns about parental rights and liberty.

Keith Mann Gives Back To Schools With DonorsChoose.org

  • Posted on April 9, 2015 at 7:46 pm

The philanthropist Keith Mann has proven his dedication to education. Keith and his wife Keely have made a large donation to DonorsChoose.org. This is an organization that is in support of classroom projects all across the U.S. The donations that they receive ensure that teachers and students have all of the supplies that they may need for a solid education. Keith and Keely Mann have supported many educational philanthropic causes. Keith is known for being involved in fundraisers that assist some of New York’s Uncommon Schools organization.

The held belief is that higher education is absolutely essential for the economy. Keith Mann has the hope of playing a role in fostering the essential K-12 years and encouraging an optimistic attitude toward college education as well as for the future of NYC. Keith holds the belief that a low income student can and should achieve their dream of attending college. DonorsChoose.org had been founded in the year 2000. Charles Best is the founder. He is a Bronx high school history teacher. The website Donors Choose is a site in which any teacher can post their needed requests for projects. Keith Mann is involved in a staffing and hiring strategy in the executive search industry. Keith Mann is the Managing Director at Dynamics Executive Search in New York. He does know the value of education as well as the benefits of achieving long term goals for students.