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This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiously talk to the kids around me without getting caught or trying to read a book. If it…

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Imagine if every school played this Kid President ‘pep talk’ before class.

Wisdom comes with age, huh? Don’t try telling that to Kid President. The kid’s on fire in this insightful and funny pep talk that we can all most definitely take something from. Kid President doesn’t claim to know it all, but he does know a few things. And I tell you what, if you wake up in the morning with at least one of these five things on your mind,…

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Please read this before you post another RIP on social media.

Grieving in the technology age is uncharted territory. Ill take you back to Saturday, June 9, 2012. At 8:20 a.m., my 36-year-old husband was pronounced dead at a hospital just outside Washington, D.C. By 9:20 a.m., my cellphone would not stop ringing or text-alerting me long enough for me to make the necessary calls that I needed to make: people like immediate family, primary-care doctors to discuss death certificates and…

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One man turned nursing home design on its head when he created this stunning facility.

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine. Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away. Behavior like Norma’s is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer’s or other…

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20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You

Danielle Drislane Toxic people such as psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that ultimately exploit, demean and hurt their intimate partners, family members and friends. They use a plethora of diversionary tactics that distort the reality of their victims and deflect responsibility. Although those who are not narcissistic can employ these tactics as well, abusive narcissists use these to an excessive extent in an…

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Study highlights wealth gap in university access – BBC News

The study drew on figures from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to highlight the area of Shirebrook in North West Derbyshire, where just 4.8% of young people started university in 2015. By contrast, the area with the highest university entrants was Gerrards Cross North in Buckinghamshire, at 87.2%. On average, the researchers found that in the most deprived 10% of postcodes about 20% of young people went to…

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Scottish salmon exports reach record value in first half of 2017 – BBC News

It is believed Scottish producers are having to spend at least 30m a year on measures to respond to the issue. How Scottish salmon conquered the world However, consumer demand for the fish has continued to rise – pushing prices to record levels. Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), hailed the latest export figures. And he pointed to the development of the Far East marketplace…

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Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists

Washington (CNN)A coalition of major civil rights and faith groups on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to “directly disavow the white supremacists” who participated in violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend — a reference to Trump’s remarks condemning the deadly clashes on Saturday. Farhana Khera, the president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, said that Bannon and Gorka’s presence in the administration sends the “silent message to extremists…

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Tillerson, Mattis present united front on North Korea, urge China to act

(CNN)As America’s top military official arrived in South Korea, two of the Trump administration’s most senior figures attempted to present a clear, united position on North Korea’s ongoing threats. “We have no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering North Korean people, who are distinct from the hostile regime in Pyongyang,” they wrote. Top US military official arrives in SK Guam islanders caught in the middle Can US shoot down…

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Why Trump’s words — and omissions — matter

Washington (CNN)From time to time, in moments of tragedy or international peril, a president is called up on to say the right words at the right time and foster the national unity or summon the gravity such events often produce. Trump did hit out at an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence” on Saturday after a woman died when a man with reported neo-Nazi sympathies allegedly rammed protestors opposing…

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Helicopter crash near Charlottesville white nationalist rally kills two cops

(CNN)One was a veteran law enforcement officer with more than two decades as a Virginia state trooper. The other was a pilot who transferred to the state police aviation unit last month and was one day away from his 41st birthday. State police identified the victims as pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, 40. Both men died at the scene.

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Omarosa Manigault spars with black journalist convention panel

Washington (CNN)White House aide Omarosa Manigault’s chilly reception on a panel at a convention for black journalists Friday spiraled into a screaming match following questions about President Donald Trump’s views on police brutality. Gordon pressed Manigault about her role as director of communications for the White House’s Office of Public Liaison and her views on the current state of the criminal justice system. Manigault began by talking about the deaths…

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Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call – BBC News

At-a-glance guide to Brexit negotiations Brexit: What is at stake in EU-UK talks? Hammond: Brexit talks must prioritise jobs Fox holds firm on opposing free movement Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Hammond and Mr Fox said the UK definitely will leave both the customs union and the single market when it exits the EU in March 2019. They said a “time-limited” transition period would “further our national interest and…

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Brawl breaks out after Middlesbrough-Sheffield game – BBC News

Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said the force would “absolutely not tolerate violence of this nature”. He added: “The vast majority of fans accept that football is a family game, watched by children, parents and grandparents. “It’s terrifying for children to witness such violence, or be innocently embroiled in it as their parents frantically try to keep them safe. “Unfortunately a small minority of people behave in a…

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Nigeria’s Buhari feels ‘ready to go home’ after treatment in UK – BBC News

He added that there had been a “tremendous improvement” in his health. Some protesters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, have demanded the president’s resignation this week. Others called for more transparency about his condition. Related Topics Nigeria More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBleuPage Pro -> Total WordPress Management Have a blog? don’t get the time to update it frequently? Total WordPress management updates your blog on 100 percent Auto-Pilot…

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Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

Hagata, Guam (CNN)North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US-territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days. Recent days have seen a significant escalation of tensions in the region as preparations are put in place for a possible launch in Guam, Japan and South Korea. Trump and Xi speak about North…

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The remarkable history in your cereal bowl

(CNN)This morning, more than 350 million people devoured a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. All told, more than 128 billion bowls of Corn Flakes are consumed each year. While perusing the cereal box, peering over the bowl and gripping a spoonful of the stuff, few of these sleepy diners know that two men created those famously crispy, golden flakes of corn. John Harvey Kellogg, one of America’s most famous physicians,…

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How close is Japanese knotweed getting to my home? – BBC News

How close is it to me? Five years ago, the Environment Agency commissioned a new app to track Japanese knotweed, using the crowd-sourcing principle. More than 20,000 people have now downloaded it, and their data has pin-pointed over 6,000 knotweed locations. Image caption The plant was first imported to the UK in the 19th century Dense thickets of green, purple-speckled, bamboo-like stems up to three meters tall Heart or shield-shaped…

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Venezuela calls Trump’s warning of possible military action a ‘crazy act’

(CNN)US President Donald Trump would not rule out the possibility of a military intervention in Venezuela, he told reporters Friday. “This is our neighbor,” he added. “You know, we are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for…

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Brutal talk is exactly what North Korea needs to hear

(CNN)The North Korea crisis is deadly serious and President Donald Trump is pursuing a dangerous path, escalating tensions with his “fire and fury” and “locked and loaded” comments. His unpredictable behavior is being met with predictable criticism from the left. Over decades, as the Cold War came to a close in 1989 and North Korea lost the security and economic support of the Soviet Union, the Kim regime has been…

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Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)On the shores of a picturesque Minneapolis lake, family and friends of Justine Ruszczyk shared hugs and listened to music at a public memorial to remember the Australian woman fatally shot by police last month. The sound of two didgeridoos being played next to the Australian flag highlighted Ruszczyk’s heritage. Plans called for luminarias and a silent walk around the lake at the end of the memorial.

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Grooming gangs should get longer sentences ‘if abuse is racist’ – BBC News

Over the course of four trials, 20 young women gave evidence covering a period from 2011 to 2014. ‘Racial hostility’ However, some politicians have questioned why their offences were not seen as being racially aggravated in the courts. Mr Buckland said tougher prison sentences should be given when it was established that sexual abuse was racially aggravated. “The law does not discriminate,” he said. “When it talks about sentencing increases…

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Queen’s head: Artist whose initials are on new 1 coin – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe man whose initials are on every new coin minted His initials are on every British coin minted since 2015, but who is the Jiu Jitsu enthusiast who designed the Queen’s head, despite never having met her? He is an artist whose most famous portrait has been reproduced billions of times, and you probably have one in your pocket right now. But…

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Trump warns North Korea against making ‘overt’ threats

(CNN)US President Donald Trump called the leader of China and spoke with the governor of Guam on Friday amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Trump also said he is considering “very strong” new sanctions against Pyongyang. Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo, on the US territory in an area of the Pacific that North Korea has threatened to strike with missiles, said he spoke with Trump and chief of staff John…

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Where political comedy is no joke

(CNN)It’s the presidency that’s launched a thousand late-night comedy bits. Egypt Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef — sometimes referred to as the “Jon Stewart of Egypt” — was summoned to court in 2013 to face charges of insulting then-President Mohamed Morsi on his comedy show. Although the charges were dropped, Youssef later canceled his show under immense governmental pressure after Gen. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took power in 2014. In November 2014,…

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