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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

gardeningchannel.com

February 22, 2016

Ever wondered how you can enjoy delicious, homegrown tomatoes without a sprawling garden? The unruly nature of tomato bushes and vines might seem hard to contain.

Since tomatoes are a favorite veggie, the ability to grow them easily in pots on a small patio or even on a rooftop in the middle of a bustling city makes them a preferred choice for gardeners. Here are the keys for growing tomatoes successfully in a container.

riponpress.com

February 19, 2016

With Ripon police too often getting calls to "serve and protect" children whose unfit guardians are unmindful of their welfare, what can our society do to intervene early on in the lives of those destined to failure because of parental neglect or worse..

Dr. Jack Westman in 1996 cited a private/public partnership of business and education leaders warning that absent a national policy of preventative investment in early childhood, our nation faces a future workforce that disproportionately is poor, unhealthy, uneducated, untrained — and an unsustainable entitlement drain on our economy. So the same government we’d hate to see license parents at the outset is left having to pay to feed, clothe, treat, rehabilitate and incarcerate victims of incompetent parenting.

events.r20.constantcontact.com

February 15, 2016

Milton Chen, "Jedi Master" of Education, and author of Education Nation will be presenting on the 6 edges in education - fostering revolutionary changes through innovative reform and the use of technology.

This important presentation offers a clear vision for classrooms to enhance learning opportunities for all children.

foodmatters.tv

February 14, 2016

Cacao and cocoa are kind of the same thing... They're also very different! We don't want to confuse you but we want you to discover the truth about their differences.

The studies that boast of chocolate's amazing health benefits are not referring to your average store-bought chocolate bar (damn misleading researchers). The chocolate that they're referring to is raw cacao. Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter).

dailyprogress.com

by Sarah Kleiner and Ali Rockett

February 14, 2016

Apps that are designed to make the user nearly anonymous have found favor with those who prey on young girls

Seeking affirmation, sexual or otherwise, is an age-old human condition, but the preponderance of mobile devices and social media apps allows us to cast a net into a worldwide abyss of unknown potential. The United Nations said there were more than 7 billion cellphone subscriptions in 2015 - 97 for every 100 people on Earth. Many criminal justice experts, educators and parents say that net has grown too large to leave unchecked in the hands of children and young adults who do not have the tools or the wherewithal to recognize when they're being duped - or worse.

elkharttruth.com

February 13, 2016

New language in federal rules distinguishes larger, park model RVs from manufactured housing

A muddied definition of recreational vehicles that alarmed the industry two years ago -- classifying park model RVs as permanent rather than temporary housing — is being cleaned up in a revised U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rule. The proposed rule, published this week, is intended to draw a bright and distinct line between large park model RVs and manufactured housing.

naturalnews.com

by Daniel Barker

February 8, 2016

California health authorities are increasingly applying police state measures by forcing vaccinations and practicing genetic discrimination - violating constitutional principles and privacy rights.

The state's schools are now being penalized financially for not enforcing mandatory vaccinations; meanwhile children are being expelled for having a genetic predisposition to certain diseases - even when they don't actually have the diseases in question. Despite much controversy and outrage over California's vaccination laws, it seems that now health officials are emboldened to push even more authoritarian measures regarding the 'health' of the state's citizens.

uniondemocrat.com

by Jason Cowan

February 4, 2016

More than two decades ago, Jim Bergantz read a book - a series of short vignettes of people doing extraordinary acts of kindness for one another. It inspired him.

The lifelong Calaveras County resident said he wanted to do something to encourage such acts in his hometown, things as simple as a smile to a stranger or allowing someone to step ahead in line at a grocery store. He began handing out thousands of roses by the dozen from a nursery he owned in Angels Camp with one catch. The recipient could keep one, but distribute the rest to others.

scuttle.localhs.com

by Annie

February 1, 2016

It's January, the weather sucks.  I haven't seen a blue sky for days, must remember to take extra Vitamin D.  The kids are home, they are bore...

We used to go to the zoo the first Monday of the month, when they offered free admittance. We would pack a lunch, take our books and put everything in a wagon. The kids were free to explore, we even had walkie talkies for each of them. It was really fun.

thechart.blogs.cnn.com

January 27, 2016

If you watched "Little House on the Prairie," chances are you remember the story of Mary Ingalls.

The television show and popular book series drew on the real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mary, Laura's sister, went blind as a teenager after contracting scarlet fever, according to the story. Now a team of medical researchers are raising questions about whether that's true.