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No. 1 Factor for Female Beauty

Feb 8th 2010 7:26PM Do the math. This article has it wrong. If the distance BETWEEN the eyes were 46% of the width of her face, then her eyes would be sticking out to the sides like a horse's.

A Layoff Story: My Deal with the Devil

Jan 29th 2010 7:38AM If you "cleaned up" her grammar as atrociously as you wrote your own, it's no wonder that you were no favorite.

Most Humiliating News Bloopers: No. 15

Jan 16th 2008 3:31PM GMA is a totally insipid talk show: if your kids are watching you are failing them. Talk to them, listen to them, teach them to think for themselves and soon you'll develop family conversation much more interesting than these bland hired heads talking at you. Good for Keaton--she is who she is!

20 excellent extra uses for milk

Jan 3rd 2008 5:23PM Perhaps the author could learn to do some basic math. Milk at $4 a gallon versus face creams, bath oils, shave creams, silver cleaners at $4 for 16 ounces means that she'll have to wait until the price drops? Yeah, I trust her judgement.

The Smartest (and Least Smart) Cities in the U.S.

Jun 2nd 2007 8:08AM If you bother to read the methodology link, it becomes obvious that thi list is mislabeled. It is actually a list of cities with the most educated residents, not those with the highest IQ's or most creativity. And while it is true that it is easier for smart people to become the most educated, highly gifted people (the smartest of the smart) are frequently frustrated with the mendacity of formal education and pursue their passions through a combination of self-education and trial and error.
In all fairness to the researchers, it is virtually impossible to track geographic concentrations of the highly gifted. However, I can't help wondering if they deliberately mislabeled their conclusions as a selling point or whether they are the sort of bright academics who pursue advanced degrees in an attempt to prove to the world that they are as bright as the brilliant kids they knew who couldn't plod through course after course designed more to demonstrate compliance than facilitate learning.

TV might cause autism

Oct 22nd 2006 6:39AM I'm old enough to remember a time when kids with what today would be diagnosed as Asperger's Syndrome, as one of my twins is, were considered eccentric geniuses. They were laughed at but also admired and fauned over. Kids who would today be on the non-functioning side of autism were considered "retarded" and, more often than not, institutionalized for life, or until the Reagan era, when they became the family's problem again.

While my children watched Sesame Street and Pooh videos as toddlers, they also had parents who read to them recreationally throughout the day. Among kids with Asperger's, who typically read excessively, researchers would almost surely find a "link" to a greater than average amount of reading material found in their homes.


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