Study: Two Spaces After a Period May Be Better Than One. “Increased spacing has been shown to help facilitate processing in a number of other reading studies,” Johnson explained to me by email, using two spaces after each period.
“Removing the spaces between words altogether drastically hurts our ability to read fluently, and increasing the amount of space between words helps us process the text.” In the Skidmore study, among people who write with two spaces after periods—“two-spacers”—there was an increase in reading speed of 3 percent when reading text with two spaces following periods, as compared to one.
This is, Johnson points out, an average of nine additional words per minute above their performance “under the one-space conditions.” Five Cognitive Biases In Data Science (And how to avoid them) The government says there’s no inflation — except for the things people are actually buying. The things that we are still spending money on — food, rent, booze and video streaming — are going up in price as the coronavirus pandemic wears on.
The things that we aren’t buying as much of — gasoline, clothing, transportation and hotel rooms — are going down in price. And the government says there’s no inflation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday that the consumer price index fell 0.1% in May, driven by deep discounting on energy, car insurance, clothing and public-transportation prices. The so-called core rate of inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, also fell 0.1%; it marked the first time the core rate has fallen three months in a row.
But there are serious questions about whether the consumer price index over the past few months accurately reflects the experience of households. - The Washington Post. - The Washington Post. Choice page. Florida and Georgia facing scrutiny for their Covid-19 data reporting. Dunning–Kruger effect. Fox Nation vs. Reality: Math-Challenged Poll Analysis On ObamaCare: In yet another attempt to turn their audience into blithering idiots, the Fox Nationalists have posted the results of a CNN poll on ObamaCare with a thoroughly misleading headline and commentary: “Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose ObamaCare.”
For more Fox Nation mangling of the truth, get the acclaimed book,Fox Nation vs. Reality. Average wedding cost: published numbers on the price of a wedding are totally inaccurate. Courtesy of Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach Hotel/Flickr Weddings are expensive.
Newt’s Faulty Food-Stamp Claim. Newt Gingrich claims that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.”
He’s wrong. More were added under Bush than under Obama, according to the most recent figures. The former speaker made that claim Jan. 16 in a Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and his campaign organization quickly inserted the snippet in a new 30-second TV ad that began running Jan. 18 in South Carolina. GOP Mistweets #Obamacare Survey Results. House Speaker John Boehner, among other Republicans, wrongly tweeted that a recent “study” found “74% of small businesses will fire workers, cut hours under #Obamacare.”
Actually, no more than 13 percent of the small businesses surveyed said that. On July 16, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a three-page report summarizing the results of its Small Business Outlook Study for the second quarter of 2013. The report said: “Despite the Administration’s delay of the employer mandate by a year, small businesses expect the requirement to negatively impact their employees. 27% say they will cut hours to reduce full time employees, 24% will reduce hiring, and 23% plan to replace full time employees (30 hours per week or more) with part-time workers to avoid triggering the mandate.” The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments.
This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true. Poll Proves Trump’s Supporters Really ARE Racist, Uneducated, Hateful Buffoons « It’s easy to watch Donald Trump’s supporters beat up a black man for asserting that his life has value while calling their victim a “monkey” and a “n*gger,” or drag and kick a Latino protester, or beat a homeless Hispanic man with a metal pipe and urinate on him (Trump said these men were “passionate” and “love this country and want this country to be great again), or scream “white power” at a rally, and think “these people are just a teensy bit racist.”
It’s no secret that The Donald is quite popular with white supremacists and racists of all stripes. After all, he’s the guy who wants to build a big, beautiful wall to keep brown people out of the country and give Muslims big, beautiful special badges like Hitler made the Jews wear during their time in fellow Republicans’ big, beautiful concentration camps. And Trump revels in their love. Support for Trump as the Republican nominee among various subgroups of Republican voters is higher than average.
Genie in a Battle. On 18 December 2015, Public Policy Polling released a new poll concerning presidential candidates and their supporters.
Trump’s claim about the ‘catastrophe’ of Obamacare premiums increasing 204 percent in Alaska. Fact Check: Are health-care premiums up over 200% in Alaska?
President Trump rails against the increase in health-care premiums under Obamacare, but he neglects a few key details. President Trump rails against the increase in health-care premiums under Obamacare, but he neglects a few key details. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post) President Trump rails against the increase in health-care premiums under Obamacare, but he neglects a few key details. Choice page. De-Obfuscating the Statistics of Mass Shootings. Health & Hygiene Confessions: America's Filthiest Cities Revealed.
Cities are often judged by how they look on the outside. However, personal hygiene might be a better barometer of cleanliness than litter-free sidewalks or manicured landscaping. The truth is: American cities are not equal in terms of how often residents shower, brush their teeth, and put on fresh underwear. That kind of cleanliness is a high priority in some places, while bad breath, germy hands, and body odor are par for the course in others. This can seriously affect an individual’s well-being and the overall health of a certain location. Health & Hygiene Confessions: America's Filthiest Cities Revealed. Control Study Shows Brain Balance Eliminates ADHD Symptoms. A new control study shows that The Brain Balance Program eliminates ADHD symptoms in 81% of participating children after completing a 12 week program.
Get details from the study below! A new randomized control study conducted by doctors in the Medical Neurology and Neuroscience field found that a drug-free, multi-modal program is significantly effective for eliminating symptoms associated with ADHD, as well as producing significant cognitive improvement. After a 12-week intervention program, the researchers found that 81 percent of children who enrolled in the multi-modal program no longer fit the criteria for ADHD.The independent study, "The Integration of the Neurosciences, Child Public Health, and Education Practice: Hemisphere Specific Remediation Strategies as a Discipline Partnered Rehabilitation Tool in ADHD", was published in the peer reviewed Frontiers, In Child Health and Human Development, supported by the Frontiers Research Foundation. How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents. According to U.S. 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat.
Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy. Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association. Why Coconut Oil Won't Kill You, But Listening to the American Heart Association Might! - Sustainable Dish.