1.) The newest suggestion to assist children in the classroom today has to do with eliminating red pens. A study conducted by the University of Colorado found that when teachers use red ink to correct mistakes on student’s tests or papers, it makes the children anxious. The research concludes that when teachers use a red pen in making comments it’s like they’re shouting at the students. The study believes that teachers should use kinder, gentler blue pens so the students aren’t so anxious.
2.) If you’re suffering from the flu, the cure may be in your freezer. Jeni’s, an ice cream company in Ohio has created a new flavor called Influenza Sorbet. It’s made with cayenne pepper, ginger, honey, fruit juices and Maker’s Mark Whiskey. That combo is supposedly enough to take on all your flu symptoms, like sore throats, headaches, and congestion. Jeni's says the flavor tastes like, "a whiskey sour with a spicy kick." It’s not cheap, as Influenza Sorbet costs $12 dollars a pint … but if it cures the flu, wouldn’t it be worth it?
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3.) It’s a ruling that would make Ren McCormick proud. In July of 2011, a couple was dancing the Charleston on a New York City subway platform. Police asked the couple what they were doing; when the pair replied they were dancing, the cops asked for ID. The man began recording the incident, at which time he was forced to the ground, and the dancers where taken to the precinct. The couple took their case to court, and New York City has settled the case by paying the dancers $75,000.