Fri, Apr 26 2013 at 10:21 AM
The story is a little sparse on details, but apparently she took in a LOT of caffeine in the mornings - espresso, etc. I used to do that as well but now I have 20 oz of coffee, usually from a regular drip coffee maker in the A.M. and seldom have caffeine - unless it's a tea-based beverage - the rest of the day. That gives me a kick-start but there are no withdrawal symptoms.
Sat, Mar 16 2013 at 6:26 AM
It sounds ridiculous to me. Many people listen to news, sports talk, political talk, etc. local radio to and from work. And at other times there are local football and baseball games. I have a 16 GB USB stick drive connected to my entertainment system with over 2000 songs on it, but part of the time I switch to radio and listen to talk or pop or classical music. And if there's bad weather or bad traffic, the local stations are what you want available. My 2013 Honda Fit has my first radio with a display that I.D.'s the song and singer while it's playing and I'm learning more of the songs of Adele Adkins, Lady Gaga, etc. when I go for a drive and listen to the local radio. Keeping it is a no-brainer. Saying the young don't listen in is wrong as well. When I drive my nephew home from his sax lessons, I've reserved some of my FM buttons for him because there are a few local stations he likes, especially one that does phone pranks at a certain time. And if you watch "DISH Radio" on TV, you know the progamming is geared for immature adults at best.
Mon, Feb 25 2013 at 4:22 PM
Kids don't have the mental cognition abilities of adults and are often over-influenced by something or someone that they're close too. For those saying that withholding the information is "lying" to your children I think they're overlooking the fact that kids don't think like adults. This is something that is addressed in Cognition and Learning and other classes in college teacher training. In fact, the way kids learn changes over time - often requiring a high percentage of kinesthetic (hands-on) learning early in life. The same goes with how kids interpret things. This is why you don't hand a loaded pistol to a 4-year old even if he knows and desires he should not hurt anyone - he's not ready to deal with all the aspects of safely handling the gun. So, if the kid is in a position to make a bad interpretation of information, isn't it wise to delay telling him/her?