When my sister and I were kids, we giggled upon learning that 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water. We wiggled and wobbled and moved our bodies in mushy wave-like motions, mimicking the sloshy mess one would expect of something made largely of liquid.
Another $10 million donation is expected to arrive within days from casino owner Sheldon Adelson to the outside group that’s provided life support to Newt Gingrich’s beleaguered presidential campaign, say fundraisers with ties to the multibillionaire.
CLARK — Fourth graders in Tara Filippini’s class at Valley Road School in Clark have been learning about nonfiction texts. In honor of Presidents’ Day, students worked in groups to read biographies about John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington.
STATE — February 19-26 is America Saves Week, an effort aimed to increase awareness of the need to save money and reduce debt. It’s also a great opportunity for parents to educate children and teens about money and responsible decision-making.
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Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental implications of the road ahead as laid out by President Obama in his recent State of the Union? — Marilyn Pike, Bethesda, MD
After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case.
Any fans of Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, and Keith Moon, know that these four gentlemen make up The Who…always have, always will…no matter who fills in for the departed bass and drums…And knowing The Who is what a recent documentary is all about.
UNION COUNTY – From an eye-popping model train display to a lavish 1920s vaudeville house, Union County is full of hidden and not-so-hidden surprises. Now you can explore dozens of them by visiting a new page on the Union County website, “52 Great Things to Do in Union County,” at ucnj.org.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that Bisphenol A (BPA)—which is harmful to human health—was found to be present in retail cash register receipts and that, since those receipts get recycled, the chemical may also be present in toilet paper and other paper products? — Jocelyn Mitchell, via e-mail