“Hillbilly Palm Pilot”
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has been ridiculed in the press for being caught with notes scrawled on her hands on more than one occasion when making public speeches.
Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin has been ridiculed in the press for being caught with notes scrawled on her hands on more than one occasion when making public speeches. "They’re calling it the ‘Hillbilly Palm Pilot’. Sarah Palin’s detractors have been handed a new stick to beat her with: during her lucrative appearance at the first convention of the Tea Party, the former Governor of Alaska was caught sneaking a peek at notes she had scrawled on the palm of her left hand. The former vice presidential candidate breezed through a speech to delegates from the radical grassroots movement, mocking President Obama's heavy use of the autocue. ‘This is about the people. And it's a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter.’ At the culmination of the speech, Mrs Palin took questions from the floor and here her political acumen was tested. A delegate asked what the top three priorities would be for a conservative Congress. ‘Reining in spending,’ was her first suggestion. Then, just as it seemed the answer was beyond her grasp, she surreptitiously peered towards her own low-tech auto-cuticles. The Wasilla palm-reader had written the words ‘Energy,’ ‘Tax’ and ‘Lift American Spirits’ on her hand. The phrase ‘Budget cuts’ was also scribbled there, but the word ‘Budget’ was crossed out."
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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.
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