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Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

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Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here's how to improve the quality of teen sleep.

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HarlandCorbin
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How about getting schools to limit the amount of homework that gets sent home? My kids sometimes get more than 3 or 4 hours worth of work for a single night.
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6/6 Time

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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.
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HarlandCorbin
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Sounds like the time system that was used in the Arabian peninsula. Midnight was when the sun set, you adjusted your clocks to midnight when you saw the sun go down.
asaz989
4 hours ago
I think the 6-6 convention was from medieval Europe.
bluegecko
3 hours ago
Yep. They're called "variable hours" in Jewish law, and I'm hardly surprised Arabia as a whole used that system. I honestly think Rome did, too, but I forget.
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Covarr
5 hours ago
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I don't think this is what the song "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof meant.
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zwol
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I earnestly want this.
Pittsburgh, PA
alt_text_at_your_service
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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.
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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 329

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This is the grave of the traitor Fitzhugh Lee.

Born in 1835 in Claremont, Virginia, Lee was part of the famous elite Lee family that included the traitor general Robert E. Lee and Harry Lighthorse Lee, among others. Thus, he was destined for the military-political leadership that his class in the South so valued. He went to West Point and graduated in 1856. He fought against the Comanches in Texas and suffered a severe leg wound in doing so. In 1861, Lee committed treason in defense of slavery, resigning from his position at West Point he was given after his leg wound.

While Lee was not quite the military leader of his uncle, he played a major role in the war to defend slavery. He delayed the American army at Sharpsburg before the titanic battle at Antietam. He was highly acclaimed for his leadership at Gettysburg by J.E.B. Stuart, even though his troops fared poorly in the battle. His troops helped slow down Grant’s army between the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. He later served with David Hunter to slow down Sheridan’s advance in Virginia and with Jubal Early on his late war campaigns. Overall, Lee was a pretty good officer by most accounts, which makes it sad that he did so in order to enslave, torture, murder, rape, and steal the labor from black people, the entire point of the existence of his elite class.

After treason in defense of slavery was crushed, Lee played a relatively moderate role in politics, not with the hard-core bitterness of someone like Early. He knew slavery was dead and urged reconciliation of southern whites with this reality. He got involved with Democratic politics and served a term as Virginia’s governor in the late 1880s. He also was involved in the historical reconciliation processes of the nation, including giving a big speech in Boston for the centennial of the Battle of Bunker Hill. This was more reflective of the desire of northern Americans to forget about the Civil War and come back together with southern whites on southern terms rather than any great shakes on Lee’s part. He became a leading southern Democrat, close to Grover Cleveland, who named him consul-general in Cuba. He was still in this role when the USS Maine blew up, which the Spanish almost certainly had no part in. He resigned his position when the U.S. declared war on Spain and rejoined the American military, one of the only high-ranking Confederate military officers to again fight for the United States in a war. He didn’t actually fight in the war, which after all, didn’t really last very long, but was named military governor of Havana and the province of Pilar del Rio in 1899. He retired from the Army as a brigadier general in 1901.

Fitzhugh Lee died in 1905. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

This grave visit was supported by LGM contributions and I am tremendously grateful for it. If you would like this series to visit more treasonous southern officers, you can donate to cover the required expenses here. The vile Jubal Early is in Lynchburg, Virginia, while Wade Hampton, another general Lee served under, is in Columbia, South Carolina. Visiting either of these terrible people would lead to epic posts, so make it happen. Previous posts in this series are archived here.

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HarlandCorbin
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Reformed traitor, perhaps?
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hannahdraper
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"Overall, Lee was a pretty good officer by most accounts, which makes it sad that he did so in order to enslave, torture, murder, rape, and steal the labor from black people, the entire point of the existence of his elite class."
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I was asked to do a five-part narrative writing commission for a client. I sent the first email for...

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I was asked to do a five-part narrative writing commission for a client. 

I sent the first email for them as a preview for the first chapter.

Me: Hey. I just wanted to drop by and give you a (2k words) preview of the first draft.

They didn’t respond to the first email. So I continued writing.

I sent the second email as an update upon completing the first draft.

Me: Hey. I just want to drop by and say that your commission is done in its first draft! Giving it to you so you can see how is everything!

The client still didn’t respond. So I started revising the first chapter.

I sent the final email for its completion.

Me: Hey, I’m sending the good news that your first chapter is done and I’m waiting to hear the details for the second chapter so we can discuss it.

Guess what? They STILL have not responded as of yet.

…I… I’m not getting paid for this, am I?

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HarlandCorbin
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Threaten to publish it yourself, see if they respond then!
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The dangers of not vaccinating are horrifying and graphic. Government warnings must show that

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Much like the health warnings on cigarette packages, Canadians need to see the frightening and deadly consequences — and hear the heart-wrenching stories — of refusing or delaying vaccination.

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HarlandCorbin
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National healthcare in Canada. Make parents of unvaccinated kids who get sick pay for the healthcare out of pocket. (as long as it was not a medical-necessity non-vaccination) Have a few Canadians get hit with USA-style medical bills and see where the vaccination rate goes. Make sure they get lots of publicity about their bills.
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Wobbly Windows Are Making a Comeback

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Wobbly Windows in CompizWobbly windows and other animated desktop effects could return to Ubuntu thanks to the 'libanimation' project created by a former Compiz developer.

This post, Wobbly Windows Are Making a Comeback, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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HarlandCorbin
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Ewww.
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