Posts made in April, 2016


Free speech in primary school? Should a 13 year old be punished for wearing a black armband to school to protest War? How about a teen for expressing his opposition to homosexuality or a kindergartener suspended for a “poo-poo head” insult? A recent study by a law professor at George Washington University attempted to address the thorny question of student free speech in primary education. These students were disciplined not for...

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Deadly Vegetable Soup? Keep your eyes open for “Mary’s Home Canning of Lancaster, PA” vegetable soup sold in glass jars with plain black and white labels that don’t include any expiration codes according the Food and Drug Administration’s recall. “Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” as per the recall notice. Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning causing general...

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GILPIN LAW – Fast Food consumption may be worse than you think. Consuming fast food exposes you to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, according to a study at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Grain and meat items were the most significant contributors to phthalate exposure, such as bread, cake, pizza, burritos, rice dishes and noodles. People eating the...

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It’s estimated that 431,000 people were injured in distracted driving-related car wrecks in 2014, up from 424,000 in 2013. The death toll was 3,179. Cell phones are one major kind of distraction, but there are lots of ways to lose focus while driving. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identify three: Visual: taking your eyes off the road Manual: taking your hands off the wheel Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving This...

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