Our students have compiled research in three topic areas. Below are the links to their research tables that can be downloaded for searching and viewing. For a state-by-state review of Mandatory Reporter laws, click here. For a state-by-state review of Background Check laws, click...
Our students spent the summer working on the inaugural project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children ave been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
Picture of the day Notgeld banknote, issued by the city of Cologne, 1922, depicting two members of the carnival guard Rote Funken in the uniforms of city soldiers from Cologne who are performing the traditional dance "Stippeföttche". Signed by Lord Mayor Konrad Adenauer, later the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Several years ago, I became very interested in a television show titled Seconds From Disaster, which aired on National Geographic. Over the seasons it covered just about every plane crash and numerous other disasters. And I noticed a startling commonality. No plane crash just happened. There was always a series of mistakes, miscalculations, negligence and […]
It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border recon missions into Cambodia, a double agent was uncovered by members […]
on The Book Designer: Translating your books into foreign languages opens up larger markets. The big question is how to get your book(s) translated. Today we have a great guest post by Ofer Tirosh about the pros and cons of the various translation options for authors. Joel Friedlander There may be more money to be […]
Originally posted on Entertaining Stories: I love hour-long lunch breaks, they allow me a moment for things like this. The WiFi came back on yesterday, so last night I spent some time on Amazon and uploaded Grinders. This morning they notified me that it is a book. Here is a little bit about it: Jimi…
Originally posted on Entertaining Stories: I love hour-long lunch breaks, they allow me a moment for things like this. The WiFi came back on yesterday, so last night I spent some time on Amazon and uploaded Grinders. This morning they…
Over the last six weeks I have shared the nutrients we need to be healthy and their main food sources. This week I am pulling that all together to provide you with a one sheet shopping list. You just need … Continue reading →
Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their film debut in 1928 in “Plane Crazy.” Like most cartoons of the era, it has something to offend almost everyone, including violence, cruelty to animals, gender stereotyping, and unwanted sexual aggression. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
I woke up this morning thinking there was never any time to do the things I wanted to do. Of course it was seven-thirty am and I think I may have actually thrown back the covers closer to eight. That was after I picked up my phone and checked emails, twitter, Facebook, and played a […]
Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. In this TedMed Talk, learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover how being curious might help you beat your next urge to […]
This powerful video takes us inside San Quentin Prison to witness 32 men in one circle who reclaim who they really are over the course of 52 weeks in the GRIP Program (Guiding Rage Into Power). GRIP transforms these men who have committed violent crimes into non-violent Peacemakers as they learn to change their own […]
Much as I hate to admit it, I've never really been a try-er. If something comes easily to me or I only have to put in a moderate, not-totally-unenjoyable work, I'll do it. When I encounter anything I'm not immediately decent at doing (or something that is out of my control in some way, I […]
I was delighted to see that this 1990 movie was added to Amazon Prime.What pleased me even more was that they retitled the movie. Originally, the title had been Don't Tell Her It's Me.Now, the movie bears the name of the book on which it was based, The Boyfriend School by Sarah Bird.Ms. Bird, who […]
I can hardly believe February marks the 1 Year Anniversary of Romance Gems which I started along with 22 author friends.It's been fun but hard work and taken a lot of energy, but with all of us pulling together, we've made Romance Gems a success.Just about every day we talk about books, reading, writing, family, […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century. Every year has its character, and that character or ambiance, is defined by its music. Within the ambiance of a year are all its memories and events that we experience, and so […]
"Jacqueline Cochran was looking for WASP. They told me I would have to be interviewed and they would contact me when they came to the Wichita area. But I didn’t wait for that. I went down to Houston for my interview, to speed things up. And I think that’s one of the smartest things I […]
"My first flight was with a barnstormer at the age of five. I loved it! I also tried to 'fly' out of the barn loft with an umbrella. This was less than successful..." WASP Jean Terrell McCreery, 44-10 The indomitable Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery has "...slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on […]
Ruidoso, New Mexico, first settled by Native American’s is a mountain resort town situated next to the Lincoln National Forest in the Sierra Blanca mountain range located in south-central portion of the state. It has been a destination for travelers and tourists for over a century. This featured 1940s image of the center of the...
Today’s feature includes three images of automotive service facilities in the northwestern Washington State, Grays Harbor County cities of Aberdeen and Montesano. The lead image and the expandable version of it (below) dating to November 11, 1953, contains the S & W Firestone Service Center located at Wishkah and M Streets in Aberdeen during its...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
This was a 90’s children’s mystery novel that I read as a 3rd or 4th grader in 1996 or so. It was an un-illustrated chapter book. I can’t remember much else about the plot other than the characters were sorting … Continue reading →
NATIONAL INVEST IN VETERANS WEEK National Invest In Veterans Week is observed each year from March 1 through March 7. During the week, we honor aspiring and established veteran business owners and their contributions to the economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small business firms owned by veterans employed 5.03 million people, had an […]
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated Almost Daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Have you watched THE WILL by Kristen Ashley on Passionflix?? OMG, it was better than I expected! And the actor who played Jake? HE IS MINE! Are you on Instagram? Please follow me @anasatticblog, […]
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
In reply to Western Exposure: 1938: Would we have loved a stretch of road like this in the late '70s to run our very used and tired muscle cars bought during our high school years. Living in the Boston area even back then there wasn't much running room to open up on.
Whether you are a college student yourself or the student in your family is one of your children, you probably don’t think about college as a time to save money. At best, even if you are working full time while attending classes, your hope is probably that you don’t go too far into debt. However, […]
Question from Andi Any suggestions as to what to use to unclog a kitchen drain? Actually it is not really clogged, but very sluggish. Had someone use a plunger, didn’t help. Then he wanted to use dawn detergent, I said no way, so he used my 7th Generation Dishwashing Liquid – didn’t help and he said […]
Question from Mary I bought a mattress that advertised oeko Tex standard 100 certified. Natural polyol based premium foam. With Visil flame retardant. Once received the tag said 98% polyurethane foam with 2 % blended fiber batting. I contacted company and said foam is derived from vegetable oil. Is this mattress safe from toxins. Should I […]
My garden is like a salad bistro from November through April. The weather is perfect and nothing says “al fresco” like a Florida winter. In my garden, I grow a variety of lettuce, brassicas, and roots–all perfect for a healthy salad. However, eating salad every day can get boring. Yes, I said it out loud. […]
Rust is a fungal disease that commonly occurs in Florida where it’s warm and humid. Most beans are susceptible to Rust. The disease generally occurs only during prolonged periods of warm, wet and/or humid weather. Rust refers to a variety of fungus, exists in at least 35 pathotypes and is extremely variable. Symptoms develop on leaves […]
Learn how to make your own DIY melt and pour soap base using all natural ingredients. Homemade soap base is perfect for creating shaped embeds for your cold process soap recipes, or if your kids want to make their own soap projects but aren’t old enough to handle lye. It’s also just fun to do […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 19, 2020 is: eradicate \ih-RAD-uh-kayt\ verb 1 : to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots 2 : to pull up by the roots Examples: Widespread, global vaccination has been successful in eradicating smallpox. "The golf-cart fleet is fully powered […]
For the last several years, Amazon has had a sideline in peddling straight shots of pulpy mystery to those with a craving for it, distributing the near-annual installment of writer Sarah Phelps’ glossy, lurid, emotionally charged set of Agatha Christie adaptations to an American audience. Past installments in the…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
This final season of Modern Family has mostly done a bad job of dealing with the passage of time. For a show about to bow out, it’s failed to make anything feel significant or life-changing. It’s a strange thing; plenty of other recent sitcoms, like The Big Bang Theory, have managed to craft focused, narrative-driven…Read […]
Kyle Fowle on TV Club, shared by Kyle Fowle to The A.V. Club
Adam McKay doesn’t usually truck with metaphor. His recent run of political films—The Big Short and Vice most prominent among them—typically go for what The Simpsons dubbed the “superliminal” approach when it comes to getting relevant financial and historical information on the screen, as ably demonstrated here:Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
In a turn that we can only imagine will lead Michael Che to launch a vitriol-filled Instagram Stories attack on reality itself, Colin Jost has suggested that he might soon step down from his 15-years-and-counting tenure atop the Saturday Night Live pulpit. Per Variety, early galley proofs from Jost’s new memoir, A…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Survival expert and former Special Air Service commando Edward "Bear" Grylls made meme history for drinking his own urine to survive his TV show, Man vs. Wild. But the United States Air Force did Bear one better recently, when an Alaska-based airman peed in an office coffee maker.While the circumstances of the bladder-based brew remain […]
Editor's Note: This article by Amy Bushatz originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.Pentagon officials on Wednesday released a list of military treatment facilities and clinics that will no longer provide care to military retirees and active-duty families as part of a shift in focus to supporting […]
Ham, Swiss cheese, Dijon, and oh-so-buttery Hawaiian rolls, all baked to absolute perfection. So easy and perfect for a big crowd! This is technically classified as an appetizer. You know, for all those big crowds and for general entertaining. It’s easy to make, it serves 12, and it’s a crowd favorite. It’s a no-brainer. But […]
Melt-in-your-mouth perfectly cooked steak, the crispiest potatoes and the quickest chimichurri sauce! Steak. Potatoes. Chimichurri. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Like seriously, repeat all day, every day. Because this is one of the easiest meals you will ever make! The chimichurri takes 5 minutes to make (thank you, food processor) and you can use half of it […]
Why make a boring old Bean Salad when you can make it a COWBOY one?? Fun to say, delicious to eat, this big, juicy black bean salad is fresh, simple and fully loaded, tossed with a lime dressing laced with South Western spices. Use any beans you want. Serve it as a side, stuff into tacos, pile... […]
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is the stew version of traditional Beef Stroganoff. An incredible slow cooked beef that’s fall-apart tender smothered in a creamy Stroganoff sauce with buttery garlic mushrooms, it’s made with economical stewing beef yet tastes like a million bucks! Beef Stroganoff You know that anything that involving the words “slow cooked” and “beef”... […]