The Handwriting Is on the Wall

The loss of handwriting also may be a cognitive opportunity missed. The neurological process that directs thought, through fingers, into written symbols is a highly sophisticated one. Several academic studies have found that good handwriting skills at a young age can help children express their thoughts better — a lifelong benefit. Children who don’t learn correct technique find it harder to write by hand, so they avoid it. Schools that…

Home wind turbines turn fashionable in Britain

A mere breath of a breeze disturbs the quiet of autumn in south London and the wind turbine on the gable of Donnachadh McCarthy’s home turns lazily. The morning sun casts shadows from solar panels onto the walls of the house and filters through the windows into his living room. “I’m in surplus. I am now providing money to the grid,” he said with a grin, gesturing at a red…

Jury awards $11.3M over defamatory Internet posts

A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a “crook,” a “con artist” and a “fraud.” –Laura Parker –Jury awards $11.3M over defamatory Internet posts (USA Today) I haven’t looked into the details of this case, here is a big difference between saying “I was very disappointed with the results of doing business…