Five Ways To Help Your Kids Do Well In School
#1.) MAKE SURE THEY GET ENOUGH SLEEP. A recent study showed that missing just one hour of sleep a night can lower a child's cognitive ability by almost TWO YEARS.
--In other words, a NINTH-grader who gets six hours of sleep instead of seven will only perform at a SEVENTH-grade level the next day.
#2.) DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT GRADES. Researchers at Columbia University found that it's better to concentrate on how HARD your kids are working, NOT how high their grades are.
--The study showed that if you praise kids for how much they study, they're more likely to grow up thinking anything's possible if they just try hard enough.
#3.) RESPECT THEIR LEARNING STYLE. Just because YOU studied in complete silence doesn't mean your kids have to. Children learn in different ways. So if they want to listen to their iPods and do their homework in bed, let them.
#4.) HAVE DINNER TOGETHER. According to a recent study, kids get better grades if they sit down for dinner with their family on a regular basis.--And they're also less likely to abuse drugs or develop an eating disorder.
#5.) DON'T STRESS THEM OUT. Fighting in front of your kids REALLY DOES affect them. Research shows that family-induced stress can lower a child's ability to learn for up to two days after the incident. --So, arguing in front of your kids on a Wednesday night can affect how they do on FRIDAY'S test.
In the category of Talk Syndication/ Late Night TV, Oprah is the top earning TV personality who is #2
1. Oprah Winfrey $315 million
2. Judge Judy Sheindlin $45 million
3. David Letterman (The Late Show) $28 million
4. Jay Leno (The Tonight Show) $25 million
5. Conan O’Brien (The Conan O’Brien Show) $10 million
6. Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) $8 million
7. Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) $6 million
8. Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) $3.5 million
9. George Lopez (Lopez Tonight) $3.5 million
Q: Statistically if a man has a high IQ, he has this attribute as well. What it is?
A: A Hairy Chest.
Q. 2 books routinely top the list of books that should be read by everyone
The bible is #1 - what is the second?
A: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
Released in 1960 to wide acclaim, this novel of injustice and humility was Lee's only published work, though she did contribute to former neighbor Truman Capote's classic tome In Cold Blood.
Q: doing this, you will save over 350,000 dollars over the course of your life. What it is?
A: Get married.
The study of 2,000 adults, carried out by a price-comparison service company, found that singletons spend $382, 275 more on essentials over a lifetime than those living with a partner. And in case you were wondering, they're also unhappier, with two-thirds of those part of a couple saying they are better off compared to one in five people living alone. Single people spend an average of $18,358 on the cost of housing and food, about half the average annual income of $36,656, which translates to them forking out $7,649 more a year than their coupled-up counterparts.
Q: 50% of women say that they feel the sexiest at this moment. What it is?
A: After a workout -- 36% said it was after sex
Totally Trivial Tuesday
Q: What is the biggest selling item at Wal*Mart?
Q: A recent survey asked men to fill in the blank "I wish my wife would do BLANK more often". What was the number one answer?
Q: According to a recent a brand-perception research study Ritz crackers are America's favorite snack food what’s #2
A: Wheat Thins
YouGov BrandIndex ‘s study to find America's favorite snack food. The Top 10:
1. Ritz crackers
2. Wheat Thins
3. Orville Redenbacher popcorn
4. Snyder's pretzels
5. Rold Gold pretzels
6. Triscuit crackers
7. Doritos tortilla chips
8. Fritos corn chips
9. Sunchips multigrain chips
10. Cheetos cheese puffs.
Q: Last Month, thisbecame the most Emmy-nominated show in TV history?
A: Saturday Night Live with 126 Nominations!
BTW Did you know they gave out Emmys for Outstanding Commercial? This year's nominees include Betty White's Super Bowl ad for Snickers and the Old Spice ad 'The Man Your Man Could Smell Like' that made a star out of the impossibly dashing Isaiah Mustafa. (I'd give the edge to Old Spice. White's spot was hilarious, but Mustafa's actually made me want to go out and buy my man old spice, self tanner and a white horse.)
Q. According to Parents Magazine, when adults were asked to recall the worst trouble they got in as kids, almost 40% of the stories involved THIS! What is it?
A. BB gun
Lady Gaga is on Vanity Fair's 2010 International Best-Dressed List?!?!?
Check out all the inductees here