Playing In The Hourglass

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

FDA Reports ADHD Drugs Responsible For 25 Deaths

A report issued by the Federal Drug Administration states that 25 people died of cardiac arrest or cardiovascular difficulties between 1999 and 2003 resulting from their use of ADHD drugs. It issued a stern warning to parents to be careful when their children are diagnosed ADHD. ADHD drugs such as... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Vidiot Nation

A survey by Peter D. Hart Research Associates released in November, 2005, found that 35 percent of the adult population plays video games, and of that percentage, 80% play alongside their children. The typical game-playing parent is 37 years old, can be either a man or woman, and spends about 19... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 8, 2006

Four Years And No Child Left Behind Failing To Make The Grade

Today was the fourth anniversary of No Child Left Behind being signed into law by a president who needs to be left behind. A promising idea, it has failed to meet expectations. No, even worse, a Republcan Congress has failed to allocate $40 million to the No Child Left Behind so that schools can... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Johnny Can't Read 'Cause He's Still Cross-Eyed From The Hummer In Home Room

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teenagers have a different viewpoint on what is sex, what is permissible, what isn't. Especially concerning oral sex. The study maintains that whereas the parents of this new generation saw oral sex as a very intimate... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Abstinence Programs Clearly Not Working In Urban Areas

The numbers are staggering: 64 teenage students are pregnant in one high school in Ohio. Studies indicate that this is reflective of pockets of pregnancies throughout urban America, where teenagers are more likely to become pregnant before finishing school. In a study last year conducted by the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Proud Parent Of Students At Coke Elementary, Trojan Middle, & Miller High

The commercialism of America got out of hand when they started sponsoring-off public buildings, sports facilities and the like. Then every sporting event had to have a prominent sponsor with said sponsor's name stated just before the event's title. Every NASCAR driver can barely answer a question... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

So You're The Reason Our Kids Are Fat

The results of a study conducted by Arizona State University are a testament to duh-ism and bolstering the obvious and common sensical. Put simply: the study involved teenagers from 1995 and 2001-2002 and obesity trends. Not surprising, they found that most children whose parents led sedentary... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Pass Out Game

No, the Pass Out Game isn't a board game that college kids play when Quarterbounce or Chadeliers have lost their allure and pure drinking for effect becomes paramount. The Pass Out game is an oxygen deprivation game played by schoolchildren around the country. Where it started, no one seems to know,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Vidiot Nation

Three studies published concurrently in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine have established a progressive link between television viewing and poor academic performance. As if anyone with any common sense couldn't tell that the little mesmerized, glassy-eyed simpletons who can't get... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

The Non-Option Of Death And Teenage Suicide

I attended a memorial viewing the other day of a teenager. In the solemn groupings of family and friends, I saw the effects just one death can have on people, how none of the lives that touched this young man were never going to be the same again. His loss, his absence, would be felt forever, affect... Sign in to see full entry.

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