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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005
Teen Girls, Beware: Never Try
girls who want to lose weight should never try purging in any form. Not only is
it damaging to their health, but also it will most likely backfire and they'll
end up gaining more pounds than they lose, according to new research from the
University of Texas at Austin.
A team, headed by a psychologist, found
that girls who abused laxatives or forced themselves to vomit had a higher risk
of becoming obese than girls who did not do this. Why? Purging doesn't really
decrease caloric intake, but it does slow down metabolism and that makes it
harder to lose weight over the long term. In addition, psychologists think that
people who are prone to overeat will be more likely to purge.
POSTED BY CT AT 8:20
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23,
Education in the United States
There is a big concern about
the educational system in the United States. In a large number of math
competitions, American students rank last where Japaneese and European students
rank in the top five percent. General education is bad, and funds are easily cut
from budgets, in California and elsewhere. In the TIMSS international science
and math tests we are a third of the way down the list.
surprised that in the Third International math & science series U.S. 12th
graders scored behind every nation, except Cyprus and South Africa?
U.S picture would have looked even worse if Asians had been included, and the
average would have been much higher. Not a pretty sight.
In Advanced math
U.S. students scored next to last, world-wide. In Physics the U.S. scored at the
very bottom of the heap.
Recently released data for the Paris-based
OECD's 'Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) math test series
for 2004 reported America's 15 year old students performed "significantly below
average," ranking 29th out of 34 nations.
POSTED BY CT AT 3:45
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