It’s a commonly accepted fact that reading offers far more cognitive benefits than watching television. This is largely because television is a more “passive” activity, while reading goes deeper, encouraging greater thought and fostering verbal communication.
But a recent study out of Kensington University in London suggests that the advantage of choosing reading over television can have more than cognitive benefits; it can have behavioral benefits as well. According to the Daily Mail, researchers studied the interpersonal relations of those who chose reading over television viewing.
There’s one blogger I don’t follow, named Hoyt and unfortunately, her mind is – sorry to offend – quite female.
Thus she drags things in which are either irrelevant or wrong or there are far better examples.
Chuckles sends this:
Sarah has a current post in which she muses on the truism that our elders are vilified for believing in, and doing what was the norm in their time.
Then expands like this –
‘Find out what your principles are. Examine them ruthlessly. Don’t be shocked if in some you agree with the left. (For instance, I want equality under the law for men and women, and I’m quite happy with more women in stem, but since I view people as individuals, I don’t believe in SHOVING women into stem to prove an ideological point. I also think gay marriage is a stabilizing force in society, because marriage is a quintessential bourgeois institution, and once gay people enter into it, they stop being weapons of the left.
A reporter who was a firsthand witness to an incident late Wednesday involving Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte and a reporter for the Guardian now admits she may have misstated some details of her initial story.
Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs claimed Gianforte, locked in a hotly contested special election for Congress, body-slammed him and broke his glasses at a campaign event Wednesday. Local authorities have brought misdemeanor assault charges against Gianforte.
The other side of it. Fox was there and said that that’s not how it happened at all:
Gianforte’s press secretary, Shane Scanlon, said that as the candidate “was giving a separate interview in a private office,” Jacobs “entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg’s face and began asking badgering questions.”
And the pretty babe it reminded me of?
… aggressively tried to force me to the ground … [Michelle Fields on Corey Lewandowski]
In 1634, the rage among the Dutch to possess [tulips] was so great that the ordinary industry of the country was neglected, and the population, even to its lowest dregs, embarked in the tulip trade.… More here ...