Young Man Saves Man’s Life On First Date

A young man named Tristan Gareau had a very interesting first date recently, as he and his now girlfriend were driving along when he spotted in a man who had endured a car crash and was knocked unconscious. The vehicle was already smoking by the time Gareau got to him and pulled him from the vehicle. According to an article found on reddit and written by CBC.Ca, the car had burst into flames just moments after the young man was able to take the driver out of the car. That is truly a lucky situation as it could have been the end of the road for the man. Police finally arrived on the scene and they did credit Gareau for being a huge contributor to saving the other man’s life.

Gareau was happy to announce that at the end of the day, he did get the girl he went out on the date with and they are still moving forward together. After all that is a very unique situation to be in and I am sure that everyone involved was happy that the young man had come along to save the driver of the car. Folks at Imaging Advantage agree that it is nice that some people will risk themselves for a stranger in a bad situation instead of just worrying about themselves or what could happen. Although, hopefully someone would have done the same for anyone if they were spotted in a car giving off smoke.

Breastfeeding May Have Long-Term Effects

In 1982, a study was begun in Brazil. The researchers recorded information about nearly 6,000 newborns and infants, noting when they were first given a diet of solid foods and how long they were breast-fed.

Lawyers suggested that three decades later, the researchers tracked down as much information as they could about these now-adult infants, noting IQ scores, education, and income. Information regarding the mother’s education, smoking habits, and family’s income were also noted, and these variables were taken into account as much as possible.

After analyzing the data, it was found that those participants who had been breast-fed for over a year generally had higher levels of income, better IQ scores, and more years of education than the participants who had been breast-fed for a month or less. One possible cause cited was the presence of the long-chain saturated fatty acids in breast milk, as these are crucial for brain development.

Although the researchers admitted that there were many variables which were unknown, they also noted that the evidence strongly indicates that breast milk is very likely beneficial long-term. While they recognized that there are a host of factors which influence IQ and income, they also noted that there are many reasons that breast-feeding should be encouraged.

North American Spine Brings Yoga to Local Children

Chronic back pain is a problem that blights the lives of millions of Americans each year, which is why North American Spine is hoping to help the next generation grow to understand how yoga can help avoid future problems with their backs. A program has been developed by members of staff at North American Spine that encourages children to take part in yoga classes from a young age, those targeted include pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten aged children. As part of Yoga Recess Day the CW33 News featured a class given to 50 students of Robert E. Lee Elementary school in Dallas, Texas to teach the basics of yoga to the children, PR Newswire has reported.

Yoga has been used by specialists in chronic back pain management for many years as a complimentary treatment that can reduce the pain and stress felt by an individual before they undergo invasive surgery techniques. Even at North American Spine, where the AccuraScope technique is used with an 82 percent success rate, pain management specialists explore other options before surgery is recommended. By encouraging children to understand their bodies and minds in a simple and effective way through yoga the hope is that a reduced number of people will be affected by chronic back pain in the future. Providing 50 yoga mats to Robert E, Lee Elementary has also been done to encourage participation by students of all ages within the school.

Target Gives In To Pressure And Will Raise Minimum Wage Rate In April

Target is suffering the aftershocks of their failed Canadian business in several different ways. The giant popular price retailer is cutting open positions in the home office and laying off 1,700 employees as well.

A few weeks ago, the chain announced they would not increase the pay of their minimum wage employees because they felt their pay scale was competitive. Then for some reason, the executives of the chain woke up. Target just announce a $9 minimum wage starting in April for all their minimum wage earners.

Target seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. They operate in a highly competitive market and, at the moment, Walmart is king of that market. When Walmart makes a move, every retailer in that market makes the same or a similar move. Walmart announced their minimum wage increase last month, and so did Marshalls and T.J. Max.

Facebook reported that Target has a lot of catching up to do if they want consumers to keep walking through their red doors with the same level of enthusiasm they have had in the past. Everyone including Wall Street is watching their next move. Let’s hope the suits at Target loosen their ties and go to work.

Half of All 8 Year Olds Have Tooth Decay

If your child is between the ages of 5 and 8, chance are one in two that they have a cavity. Those statistics were recently published and compiled from the The 2013 Children’s Dental Health Survey for England. From the 10,000 children surveyed for the study, half of all 8 year olds had dental cavities. These cavities were found in their permanent teeth, not their baby teeth. One-third of the survey group children who were 5 years old had cavities in their baby teeth. The survey is conducted once every ten years to determine the dental health of young children.

While the results if the 2013 dental survey did not provide good news from 8 year olds, the results were better from pre-teens and teens. Between the ages of 12 and 15, dental cavities had dropped by slightly over 50% in some age groups according to Jason Halpern.

The news was encouraging, but Dr. Sandra White, the director of dental public health at Public Health England, states there is no room for complacency. She recommends children brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and reduce the amount of sugar-laden and treats they consume.

Dealing with the Common Cold

Every year, you can count on a number of people that will come down with the common cold virus. Unfortunately, there are no real treatments that are truly effective against the virus. However, you can certainly try a few remedies to prevent colds or make yourself feel better.

The first thing you should do when you think you have a cold is admit it, and take extra steps to make yourself more comfortable. Allow more time for sleeping, and make sure you are getting enough fluids to prevent dehydration. Taking hot, steamy showers is a good way to moisturize nasal passages. In addition, drinking hot liquids or eating homemade soups helps to increase fluid intake while relieving a stuffy noise.

To relieve cold symptoms, you should consider purchasing decongestants from the pharmacy. Look for products that contain pseudoephedrine, which helps to dry up mucus and clear your nasal passages. Always read warnings listed on the package to avoid other health issues. If a strong cough is keeping you awake, you might try a spoonful of honey to sooth your cough and get your rest.

Taking vitamin C and zinc supplements may help to prevent colds, but they should also be taken with discretion stated Brad Reifler. Don’t try to treat a cold with antibiotics, which are only effective on bacteria. The best thing you can do for a common cold is to get plenty of rest, drinks lots of fluids and make yourself as comfortable as possible.

Parents and The Belief That Sugary Drinks Are Healthy

Marketing and labeling is what helps products sell and a recent study has proven that there are parents in the United States who have bought into this branding. These parents believe that a number of sugary drinks are actually healthy for their child to consume. This spans further than just soda pop, which is beginning to lose popularity a bit when it comes to children.

The Rudd Center For Food Policy and Obesity at The University Of Connecticut recently published a study in the magazine: Public Health Nutrition. This study took a look at sugary drinks such as fruit flavored beverages, sports drinks, flavored water and more. The study was designed to find out if parents thought these drinks were ok despite their high sugar content. Many parents bought into marketing ploys and believed that these drinks were healthy and safe beverage options for their children.

While dietary guidelines recommend that sugar should be limited to ten percent of total calories consumed each day, parents are allowing their children to consume amount of sugar that are well over this recommendation stated Many of these beverages claim to be ‘fruit drinks’ but there is actually little or no real fruit juice included in them. Not to mention the additives and colorings added as well. The healthier option is actually water, real juice and milk which all help a child grow properly and live a healthy lifestyle.

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Would Your Kids Love Lacrosse?

Lacrosse is a team sport that is often played as a contact sport. Lacrosse is played by using a small rubber ball, and a long handled stick called a Crosse or a Lacrosse Stick. The head of the stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the ball. It has four major game types which are, men’s field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse, and intercrosses. Lacrosse sport consists of four positions such as, midfield, attack, defense, and goalie. Lacrosse was developed as early as 1100 AD among native people of this continent. It was well established by the 17th century and documented by Jesuit missionary priests in the territory of present day Canada.

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Matt Landis first played lacrosse at summer camp.

In the United States, lacrosse became more common during the 1900s and was primarily a
regional sport centered on the east coast, including the states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Though, by the second half of the 20th century, the sport had become more popular and has continuously grown towards the west of this region.

In the summer of 2001, a men’s professional field lacrosse league, known as Major League Lacrosse MLL, was initiated in the United States. Originally starting with only
three teams, the MLL has developed to having a total of eight clubs placed in major metropolitan areas in the United States. On July 4, 2008, Major League Lacrosse established the most, lacrosse attendance record of 20,116 fans that attended a game at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.

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Matt Landis was born and raised in New York, and has always done extremely well with sports and his academics. He attended Pelham Memorial High School from 2009-2012. He started playing Lacrosse while he was attending high school, and actually played all four seasons. He received All American and first team All-State honors during his senior season. In December of 2010, while he was a sophomore he was offered a lacrosse scholarship for Notre Dame. He had other offers as well, but he chose Notre Dame for its close knit school community, impressive Division I sports programs and acclaimed academic programs.

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Lacrosse put Matt Landis on the fast track to college.

He played defense as a starter in the Notre Dame’s close defense for the second straight season and has played in 33 games, including 17 starts. As well as the long pole during his freshman season before moving to close defense as a sophomore, 37 ground balls and has earned two monograms. In 2014, as a sophomore he played 18 lacrosse games, including 17 starts, in close defense. He picked up 14 ground balls and scooped up a season of high three ground balls in the 8-7 setback to Penn State, picked up two ground balls in four games and earned his second monogram.

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Lacrosse sport is a unique and awesome sport to learn and play, if you ever get a chance to play I encourage you to do so.

Ashton Kutcher is Lobbying for Baby Changing Stations in Men’s Rooms

According to the story on ABC News, new father Ashton Kutcher is disappointed by the lack of baby changing stations in public restrooms for men. Ashton is father to 5-month-old baby girl, Wyatt, with Mila Kunis.

Jason Halpern knows that he took to Twitter over the weekend to voice his complaints about the changing station situation. He said that the first place he sees that has one will get a shout-out on his Facebook page. He then encouraged businesses to make that change.

This is actually a serious problem. What I don’t think Ashton realizes is that many women’s restrooms lack changing stations for babies as well. This was something I had never noticed until I had my son last year. Most big commercial places like Wal-Mart and chain grocery stores have it covered, but what about small businesses or independent restaurants? Many of them do not have an area to change your child at. Many times I’ve resorted to taking my son out to the car and having to change him on the seat, which is neither sanitary or entirely safe.

Ashton is right, there does need to be a change. Not just for men though, for both gender restrooms. Having a place to change your child is important and it is time for equality and change.

Kansas Senate Bill Could Restrict A Teacher’s Ability To Teach

A Controversial New Bill Makes It Easier For Teachers To Be Prosecuted For Teaching Material Parents Don’t like

Kansas has always been a very conservative state. Senate Bill 56 will make teachers think twice about teaching anywhere in the state. The bill says teachers can be prosecuted if they teach subjects that parents find offensive. The bill is trying to protect minors, but it does more than that. It changes the way school administers and teachers, teach and not in a good way. 

Representatives of the Kansas National Education Association say teachers will be afraid to teach literature or display great art (both subjects that have shown to contribute to positive mental health by researchers at Amen Clinics) and then discuss it because some parents don’t understand it or find it religiously offensive. A teacher found guilty would be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor, and that could carry six months of jail time and fine up to $1,000. 

The bill amounts to the state establishing selective teaching. The state is crossing the boundaries of free thought and individual interpretation to appease parents. Some parents mix their religious beliefs with the educational process. They want their children to believe what they believe in terms of right and wrong, and the state is siding with them. But in this world of duplicity right and wrong are associations linked to an assortment of beliefs.