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UW researcher links storytelling and mathematical ability

Two years later, the children were brought back to the laboratory and were given a number of tests of academic achievement that included a test of mathematical achievement. What O’Neill found was that those children who scored highly on the mathematics test had also scored highly on certain measures of their storytelling ability two years earlier. “It was only certain aspects of storytelling that were related to later mathematical ability.…

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Lifelong Love Affair With Music Ends At Age 35

Powers said he realized the love affair, which began in 1979 when his brother introduced him to the first Van Halen album, was over Saturday. While preparing spaghetti at his home, Powers chose silence over a TV On The Radio album his friend had burned him. “Last week, my buddy went to see this band, but I just didn’t feel like going out that night,” Powers said. “I started to…

Silencing Huck Finn

Maybe there was some legitimacy to banning some of the books on the list. Maybe there were lines that should not be crossed or limits that should not be tested. And so we would read the books and identify the lines and come away with a better understanding of censorship and book banning. But, when the class started, something happened that I did not plan or expect. No sooner did…

Making Time

So I fill my answers with more disclaimers about how my schedule is very flexible and how we’re always available for an afternoon here or there. Then I rob Monday night to pay for Monday’s trip to the zoo with a playmate and her mom. Or more accurately, I rob January, nearly killing myself trying to finish my article for submission March 1, to pay for the June that I…

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Killing the questioner

Heinz Kerry said I attempted to “trap” her. To defend her intemperance, she publicly impugned my personal and professional integrity. On national television the woman who herself raised the specter of McCarthyism with her unexplained remarks insinuated I was engaging in the same tactic…. “I hope you burn in hell,” read one e-mail. “You’re a (expletive) Nazi,” went another. “Teresa should have told you to go (expletive) yourself,” another friendly…