Thursday, January 6, 2011 “Changing a Classic”
Changing Mark Twain’s Words
Next year when your kids are assigned to read Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” it will be a little different than the words you read as a kid. A publisher want to change a word in it that can be offensive. Some say it’s a good idea. Others say it’s changing history. Click here for the full story
Lots of parents are scratching your heads over this one. A new report says that not only is the original study that linked Autism to Vaccines is inconclusive, but now they say it was fraud. Click here for the full story
A Princess Story
How often do you get to see a real girl turn into a real princess other than in Disney Movies? April 29th at 6am (EST) Prince William will make Kate Middleton his wife and a real princess! Amanda is going to make it a special time with her daughter, Emily, 4. The wedding will take place in the afternoon in England, but because of the time change we’ll have to get up early to watch it. Some more information has come out about the wedding plans. We now know Kate will not arrive in a horse drawn carriage like Princess Diana did, but a car. After the ceremony the Prince and his Bride then will ride in a carriage! A real modern fairy tale!
10 year old discovers Supernova
Most 10 year olds were likely playing their new Wii games during Christmas break, but a 10 year old girl from Canada actually became the youngest person ever to discover a supernova! Click here for the full story.
Brenformation (aka Brennan’s News)
Some of Mark Twain’s classics are getting revised a bit…The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are getting some words some believe are inflammatory substituted…the book isn’t going to come out until next month.
More fish turned up dead on the Chesapeake bay…officials say they suspect it has to do with cold water temperatures not water quality problems…
It’s been all over the news and on Youtube… the guy who was a former radio announcer…fell on hard times and was homeless…got discovered on the side of the road asking for money holding a sign saying he had a god-given gift of voice. The video landed on the internet…now he’s got job offers, people are hearing about him…going to work for the Cleveland Caviliers…
Kind of a bombshell – this report out saying that the first study that supposedly linked childhood vaccines to autism was based on doctored information about the kids who were involved…the study that linked the two was retracted by a medical journal but the idea that these shots were causing this condition made a lot of parents scared. You just have to hope that they will find out the reason why this happens to kids and find a way to solve it.
You can choose to either get bitter, or better.
The Lord gives his people strength, He blesses them with peace.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
One fails forward toward success.
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Family Safety Tip: Unusual Heart Attack Symptoms
Most of us believe we’ll know if we’re having a heart attack because of what we’ve seen on TV, like crushing chest pains and pain radiating down the left arm. However, most heart attacks don’t strike out of the blue like that. In fact, the symptoms can exist for days or even weeks, but are often ignored because they don’t seem to be serious. So, we’ve got a list of unusual heart attack symptoms to look out for, courtesy of Yahoo! Health.
- Indigestion or nausea. It can range from mild indigestion to severe nausea, cramping, and vomiting, or even a cramping ache in the upper belly. Women and adults over 60 are more likely to have these symptoms and not tie them to cardiac episode. So pay attention to your stomach’s symptoms, especially if you haven’t eaten anything unusual or been exposed to the stomach flu.
- Another strange heart attack symptom: Jaw, ear, neck, or shoulder pain. Instead of the stereotypical sharp chest pain, heart attack pain could be in your neck or shoulder area. Or run along your jaw and up by your ear. Some women having heart attacks say they feel the pain between their shoulder blades.
- Another unusual heart attack symptom: leg swelling or pain. When the heart muscle isn’t functioning properly, your blood can’t effectively carry away waste products, and that can cause edema, or swelling from fluid retention. In fact, edema usually starts in the feet, ankles, and legs because they’re furthest from your heart, where your circulation is the worst.
- The final unusual heart attack symptom to watch out for: Sleeplessness, insomnia, and anxiety. People who’ve had heart attacks remember not being able to fall asleep or being unable to stay asleep during the month or weeks before their heart attack. They also said they felt keyed up and tightly wound, and their thoughts and hearts always seemed to be racing. In one study, women reported feeling a sense of impending doom. So, pay particular attention if you never have trouble sleeping and suddenly you’re a total insomniac.