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Boy Charged $25 for Skipping Friend’s Birthday Party. Did His Family Do Anything Wrong?

Boy Charged $25 for Skipping Friend’s Birthday Party. Did His Family Do Anything Wrong? | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Photo by SWNS Group.  The mother of a boy whose classmate skipped his birthday party was so upset by the no-show that she’s charging the boy $25 for his absence. His parents, Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh, gave their son the choice of attending the party or hanging out with his grandparents and Alex choose the latter. Because the party occurred over the holiday break, Alex’s parents said they could not contact the birthday boy’s mother Julie Lawrence, so they didn’t cancel. Nash refused to pay the bill, Lawrence has threatened them with a lawsuit and — worst of all — Alex says his classmates are no longer speaking to him because he skipped the party.   “Unfortunately, the children are the ones who are going to ultimately pay for this,” Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, tells Yahoo Parenting.
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Now that really is heart-warming: Hats, scarves and gloves are left tied to trees across North America in pay-it-forward craze to beat winter chill 

Now that really is heart-warming: Hats, scarves and gloves are left tied to trees across North America in pay-it-forward craze to beat winter chill  | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Items of warm clothing are deliberately being left in public places in a heart warming pay-it-forward scheme scheme amid freezing temperatures across large parts of North America.

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Closing your eyes frees up the brain power to boost your memory

Closing your eyes frees up the brain power to boost your memory | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
University of Surrey scientists showed that respondents who closed their eyes correctly remembered information 71 per cent of the time, more than 20 points higher than those who did not.

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WATCH: How A Boy With Disabilities Played A Piano With Just His Eyes

WATCH: How A Boy With Disabilities Played A Piano With Just His Eyes | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
For some individuals with physical disabilities, playing the piano is an impossible challenge. But a new virtual reality device out of Japan may allow some people with special needs to play the instrument using only their eyes.

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This Is Why You Stay Awake All Night When You Know You Need To Sleep

This Is Why You Stay Awake All Night When You Know You Need To Sleep | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
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Bedtime procrastination is unique, the researchers write, because while people often procrastinate to put off undesirable tasks, sleep is not generally considered undesirable.

"We speculate that it is not so much a matter of not wanting to sleep, but rather of not wanting to quit other activities," they write. In other words, for some, Twitter can seem far more alluring than sleep — even if the reverse is true in the morning.

 

Its just that that that's the only time to myself I hve as a mother 

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Louis Zamperini: Unbroken – Experience The Rest of The Story | Bayside Church

Louis Zamperini: Unbroken – Experience The Rest of The Story | Bayside Church | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
The buzz about this weekend at Bayside is unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Join Pastor Ray as he highlights six Life Lessons from his interviews with Louis Zamperini, the subject of the book and movie Unbroken.
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Toughest movie I've ever seen... 

Run the

race to win...  

There is life again  it didn't get the best of it...almost did...but he survived

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MLK QUOTE

"I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear."

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Pizza Shop, Customers Give Away 8,400 Slices To Philly's Homeless

Pizza Shop, Customers Give Away 8,400 Slices To Philly's Homeless | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Newcomers at Rosa's Fresh Pizza might think the store's owner has an odd obsession with sticky notes. But the plethora of pinks, blues and yellows spanning the restaurant's walls have nothing to do with interior aesthetics and everything to do with u...
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Man Floats In Sky Tied To 90 Balloons, Channels Iconic 'Up' Scene

Man Floats In Sky Tied To 90 Balloons, Channels Iconic 'Up' Scene | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
It was a stunt that Roner says fulfilled a "childhood dream," according to "Good Morning America."
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why?  Because he dreamed about it when he was a kid?  Wish more of us when not dismiss those childhood dreams 

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Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.
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Does Gum Stay In Your System For 7 Years?

Does Gum Stay In Your System For 7 Years? | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
In this episode of HealthBusters, we’ll see what really happens when you swallow your gum.
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Daughter’s Letter to Heaven Gets a Reply

Daughter’s Letter to Heaven Gets a Reply | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it

One simple change during the school day could drastically increase students’ fruit and vegetable intake — and it has nothing to do with improving the taste or sneaking spinach into otherwise kid-friendly recipes. According to a new study, simply moving the lunch period to after recess might do the trick.

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so before dinner go have them run around!

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Girlfriends take one and a half YEARS to relax about their appearance

Girlfriends take one and a half YEARS to relax about their appearance | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
For many women, their beauty routines are a top secret operation, with four out of 10 women saying they deliberately hid the details of their regime.

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Airlines may soon charge a baby tax

Airlines may soon charge a baby tax | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Air travel with under-twos can be fraught. But most airlines allow non-seated passengers without charge, or ask for a nominal fee, which is one less thing for families to worry about.

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This Boy Was Sent An Invoice When He Missed A Birthday Party

This Boy Was Sent An Invoice When He Missed A Birthday Party | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Alex, 5, was sent a bill for not turning up at a classmate's party. But his dad said he wouldn't pay.
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Pizza Wreaking Havoc on Kids' Diets, Research Shows

Pizza Wreaking Havoc on Kids' Diets, Research Shows | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Pizza may be the cheap, easy meal parents know their kids will actually eat, but it may be doing more harm than good, new research shows. A new study published today in the medical journal Pediatrics shows that pizza helps contribute to a higher overall calorie intake for children on days they eat it. "Pizza can be great if it is done right with the right ingredients. The researchers studied data from children and adolescents up to 19 years old, and also compared pizza to sugary drinks.
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Two more planets in our Solar System, say astronomers

Two more planets in our Solar System, say astronomers | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say. Beyond Neptune, Pluto was relegated to the status of "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union in 2006, although it is still championed by some as the most distant planet from the Sun. In a study published in the latest issue of the British journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers propose that "at least two" planets lie beyond Pluto. An AU, a measurement of Solar System distance, is the span between Earth and the Sun -- nearly 150 million kilometres (almost 93 million miles).
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your kids science textbooks changing again

Need a remedial class for parents so we can be helpful not harmful 

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Gas to dip below $2/gallon

Longest losing streak ever for gas prices... Maybe you can afford a vacation this year
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NFL reportedly threatened to eject Marshawn Lynch over gold cleats

NFL reportedly threatened to eject Marshawn Lynch over gold cleats | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
The NFL wasn't thrilled to hear that Marshawn Lynch planned to wear $1,100 gold cleats in the NFC championship game, and reportedly threatened to eject him if he wore them.
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Help The Blind Through Video Chat With This New App

Help The Blind Through Video Chat With This New App | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Talk about using technology for a good cause....
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Such a cool idea.  I would also love to be able to do that with a mentor   parent...   snap a pic of my son and his latest engineering project of tying a tope from his bike to his baby sisters bike to pull her and say,  what do you think, is this safe?  should I shut this down?  

 

Even better... talk with someone that's been through the current life stage you are in...  a woman who survived single mother hood and came out on the other said now... that would be awesome...  

 

like a matchmaking sight for a life coach...  thinking that's something the church would be great at.

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NFL reportedly threatened to eject Marshawn Lynch over gold cleats

NFL reportedly threatened to eject Marshawn Lynch over gold cleats | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
The NFL wasn't thrilled to hear that Marshawn Lynch planned to wear $1,100 gold cleats in the NFC championship game, and reportedly threatened to eject him if he wore them.
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Rodgers: 'We were the better team today' | NFL Now - Yahoo Screen

Rodgers: 'We were the better team today' | NFL Now - Yahoo Screen | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers speaks after the loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.
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hope not  mess ups

so pitiul to have to face the press and detail the loss...  

one reporter asked can you elaborate?  No, I can't. 

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Teen's Balloon Letter To Late Father Gets Beautiful Reply From Strangers 400 Miles Away

Teen's Balloon Letter To Late Father Gets Beautiful Reply From Strangers 400 Miles Away | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
This teen asked for a sign from her late father. And that's exactly what she got from a group of compassionate strangers.

Ashlynn Marracino's father spent the first decade of his daughter's life in prison and became close with her after his releas...
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2015 Oscar nominations: Complete list; ‘Selma’ snubbed; ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine

2015 Oscar nominations: Complete list; ‘Selma’ snubbed; ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine | Amanda Carroll | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about Thursday morning's big announcement.
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who soud you wouldate nom inmance at life

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