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6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens. When you look at kids and people in general, it’s easy to see that we all have differences in our “wiring,” in how our brains work.

6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens

As a parent, you see these differences between your children every day. Your son is great at figuring out how long it will take him to write that English paper while your daughter always seems to think she’ll get it done in an hour, even though she never does. Or one child remembers everything she’s told, while the other can’t remember a log-in and password a minute after you just said it. The ability to plan, manage time and remember details are all mental abilities—or brain functions—known as executive functions. Executive functions also include the ability to regulate emotions, solve problems, be flexible, organized and communicate well, among others. Strengthened executive functions will enable your child to be more successful academically, become better able to cope with life’s daily challenges, and improve their ability to relate with others.

6 Brain Training Exercises for Children and Teens. 20 Non Alcoholic Party Drinks. When planning a party, people usually remember to stock up on beer, wine and liquor.

20 Non Alcoholic Party Drinks

However, it's likely that not everyone at your shindig will want to imbibe. So in order to make your get-together fun for the whole family, be sure to include some fancy non-alcoholic beverages. 1. Watermelon Lemonade with Kiwifruit Splash This bevy is packed with fresh watermelon and kiwi, so everyone can get in some of their daily servings of fruit while keeping cool and refreshed. 2. This slush bears no resemblance to the cloyingly sweet frozen drinks you might get at the corner store. 3. This version of a mimosa is too good not to mention. 4. These espresso-based drinks will provide a mild caffeine buzz for daytime or work get-togethers. 5.

Ah, the Arnold Palmer – a summertime classic on or off the golf course. 6. This is an old school virgin drink that stands the test of time. 7. Everyone loves sangria, except for those who are too young to have tasted it. 8. 9. Fred Ries, or How Cockroaches Brought Down Scarface. Fred Ries was the cashier at several Capone-controlled gambling operations, including the "Subway", at 4738 W. 22nd St., in Cicero, located where the building pictured above now stands.

Fred Ries, or How Cockroaches Brought Down Scarface

In large part because Ries was entomophobic (afraid of insects), Jake Guzik, Frank Nitti, and Al Capone ended up in federal prison. Ries' job as cashier involved collecting the house's winnings each night, converting them into cashier's checks, and then passing cuts of these checks to the Capone Outfit's leadership, including "Scarface" himself. This laundering scheme kept any evidence of income (and thus, tax liability) safely separated from Capone and company. The feds knew Al had plenty of money -- they had seen him lose $20,000 in a night of gambling, plus his substantial real estate holdings -- but they had no way to prove he had earned it as income.

The Chicago Crime Scenes Project: Fred Ries, or How Cockroaches Brought Down Scarface. Al Capone's tax trial and downfall. My Al Capone Museum | home Al Capone's tax trial and downfall Oh No!

Al Capone's tax trial and downfall

Al Capone - a Biography of the Iconic American Gangster. By Jennifer Rosenberg Updated October 18, 2015.

Al Capone - a Biography of the Iconic American Gangster

Who Was Al Capone? Al Capone was a notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s, taking advantage of the era of Prohibition. Capone, who was both charming and charitable as well as powerful and vicious, became an iconic figure of the successful American gangster. Dates: January 17, 1899 -- January 25, 1947. Al Capone - Analysis. Free Murder Mystery Party Plan. Last month, I hosted my first murder mystery party.

Free Murder Mystery Party Plan

It was a blast! When I was preparing for the party, I was surprised by the lack of free murder mystery party plans. There are several websites who will gladly sell you well thought out mystery events but there are no free complete party plans! So, the purpose of this blog post is to explain how I planned my party and to share with you my Murder Mystery Party for free! The first part of the blog post is explaining the event and its outcome. The Murder Mystery I didn’t have a lot of time to plan the murder mystery, so I decided to let my sleuth detectives/party guests create their own character’s backstory.

I told everyone the party was casino themed. Since the party was to be a casino theme I decided to have the murder mystery take place in a swanky casino bar. Here is the basic scenario of the murder mystery night: All of the people at the party were guests at my casino. The guests must deduce who the murderer is. Filler Characters.