Once upon a time I’d have thought that a heartbeat that remains steady and unvarying is a sign of strength. But to my surprise, cardiac consistency is the hobgoblin of weaker minds and bodies. “The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind,” the martial artist Bruce Lee said. So it is with the heart, which you want to bend to the ever-changing circumstances of the nervous system rather than pump on robotically, oblivious of the state of body and mind. You want a heartbeat to be variable. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of irregularity in the intervals between beats. If you’re curious about how resilient you and your kid are, at least physiologically (which in the end can’t be separated from "cognitively"), you could do worse than to strap on a cheap, noninvasive heart monitor and download an app to measure your HRV. The subtle speed-up-slow-down between successive beats reveals more about resilience than … [Read more...] about Can You Quantify Kids’ Resilience?
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Kindly Share This Story: …As parents say they’ve lost hope in government By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Parents of the kidnapped students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state said they were asked to pay a whopping N500 million ransom before their children would be released from captivity. They also said they have lost hope in government’s intervention of securing the release of their children. Although 10 of the students were released by the gunmen and have since reunited with their respective families, the remaining were still held in the bush since 11 of March, 2021. During a press conference in Kaduna on Friday, spokesperson of the parents, Mr Friday Sani said the gunmen have started calling them personally requesting ransom amounting to N500million for the release of their children. According to him, “the condition we are in today is very pathetic, and we are calling on the entire world to come to our aid. We held a … [Read more...] about Breaking: Abductors of Afaka students demand N500m ransom
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) told Breitbart News on Thursday that transnational criminal cartels are “making half a billion dollars a month” via human trafficking due to President Joe Biden’s directives towards the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration. “What is happening at our southern border … truly is an atrocity,” Malliotakis said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption . “It’s not just a humanitarian crisis. It is literally a national security crisis. The president has turned our borders over to the cartels.” She reflected on her recent visit to the southern border and migrant holding facilities and talks with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. Malliotakis shared, “What we’ve learned during this visit was that Customs and Border Protection has been completely overrun. They are being diverted by this migrant crisis that has been put in place … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis: Cartels Are ‘Making Half a Billion Dollars a Month’ with Human Trafficking Thanks to Joe Biden
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) doubled down on her restrictive coronavirus strategy by requiring young children to wear masks. Michigan Capitol Confidential reported the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), headed by Elizabeth Hertel, who just returned from an Alabama beach vacation, issued the order. Children under the age of 5 had previously been exempt. But now, kids at camps and child care must be covered. “A good faith effort is made to ensure that children aged 2 to 4 years wear a mask when participating in gatherings,” the order said. The mandate noted at this point, children under 2 are exempt. It expires May 25. The order came days after Hertel arrived back from a spring break vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama and another top Whitmer aide, Tricia Foster, was found to have vacationed in Siesta Key, Florida. Critics questioned whether there were different rules for top officials. Whitmer responded, “What directors do on their personal … [Read more...] about Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Expands Mask Mandate to 2-Year-Olds
FOR all their virtue signalling about how they’re on the side of the under-privileged, woke liberals don’t half do a good job at keeping those very same people in their place. They do it with race by telling black people we are so awfully oppressed and won’t ever be equal to the white man, and they do it with class through having the lowest expectations for the most disadvantaged pupils. When I heard this week that Hull university has decided that marking students down for poor grammar was “elitist” because it discourages disadvantaged students, such as those from poor performing schools, I thought: What a load of tosh. If only Hull university could have just said what it really wanted to say: “Our disadvantaged students don’t seem to be very bright and we can’t be bothered to give them better education and support, so let’s just stop marking them down so it doesn’t make us look bad.” Any reasonable person can understand that if you opt to study for a university degree in … [Read more...] about Good spelling and grammar isn’t elitist… it’s the key to getting somewhere in life