Hemp Flag to Fly Over Capitol Today
A flag made of hemp is flying over the U.S. Capitol at the request of the Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman.
The Capitol Flag Program began during the Great Depression when a member of Congress first requested a flag to be flown over the U.S. Capitol. Since then, demand has grown dramatically for these flags. According to the flag's program's website, the Architect of the Capitol handles more than 100,000 flag requests annually.
Today, July 4th, will see a flag like no other flown over the Capitol. This flag is made of hemp, and is flying at the request of the Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman. According to Bowman, this is a fitting way for America to celebrate its independence because, after all, Betsy Ross’s flag was made of hemp, and the crop was used as a form of tax payment by early American settlers.
Research shows that the way math is taught in schools and how its conceptualized as a subject is severely impairing American student's ability to learn and understand the material.
- Americans continually score either in the mid- or bottom-tier when it comes to math and science compared to their international peers.
- Students have a fundamental misunderstanding of what math is and what it can do. By viewing it as a language, students and teachers can begin to conceptualize it in easier and more practical ways.
- A lot of mistakes come from worrying too much about rote memorization and speedy problem-solving and from students missing large gaps in a subject that is reliant on learning concepts sequentially.
The surprisingly simple treatment could prove promising for doctors and patients seeking to treat depression without medication.
- A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.
- The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.
- Getting used to the shock of cold-water swimming could blunt your body's sensitivity to other stressors.
Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.
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