When I was your age, I used to walk two miles, uphill, in the snow to school - both ways. As the Northeast endures yet another Arctic blast, some wonder where the entrepreneurial young snow shovelers are. Like summer lawn-mowing gigs and the classic paper-delivery routes, most kids find it's just not worth it anymore, or the rights have been bought up by some corporate conglomerate.
Sign your X on the line. That may be all future generations can do as more schools are eliminating cursive writing from the curriculum. So long cursive, you'll be missed. Well, not really, but like hieroglyphics, perhaps you'll be studied again one day.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to get the whole clan in shape? Ever considered pole dancing? We thought not. However, the magazine "Pole Spin," which promotes pole dancing exercise, recently ran an article featuring the world's youngest pole dancer - a two-year-old. You know the "Toddlers and Tiaras" moms will be reading up to scope out a new talent for those poor kids.
Teachers in Nebraska may soon take civics lessons on the Second Amendment to a whole new level. Nebraska state senator Mark Christensen introduced a bill that would allow teachers, school administrators and school security to carry concealed weapons on campus.
Nature versus Nurture? Depends on your income bracket. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia studied 750 pairs of twins and found that genetics was dominant in determining the performance level of upper-income children, while for lower-income kids, parents' choices had a much bigger impact.