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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005

Teen Girls, Beware: Never Try This!

Teenage 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 AM



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005

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.

Were you surprised that in the Third International math & science series U.S. 12th graders scored behind every nation, except Cyprus and South Africa?

This 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 PM

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