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  • Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    Interview with GoldStar Learning Options' owner and director Katie Svihlik-Burpo
    People with developmental disabilities or who are on the Autism Disorder Spectrum often have a hard time finding services to aid them. The issues that families and individuals must deal with are often unique and specialized treatments are...
  • Domestic cats still have wild genes
    Domestic cats are still partly wild, says feline genome study
    Some interesting revelations have come from mapping the domestic cat's genome. We know that cats first started living among humans around 9,500 years ago. We know that the cats that were more likely to be friendly, and less likely to be afraid...
  • Examining Values, Attitudes and Bullying
    Examining Values, Attitudes and Bullying
    In trying to find out why some people are bullies and other people are victims we must look at values and attitudes. Human values are the ideas, customs, objects and norms adhered to and preferred by certain groups. Values are the behaviors that...
  • Listening to your cat is a great way to get along better with her
    Want to get along better with your cat? Start by listening to her
    One of the main problems that comes with having cats is our sheer inability to understand them. We feed them, hold them, keep things clean for them, and let them sleep wherever they want. They should be easy to "get." According to Dr....
  • Dogs can learn from the behaviors of other dogs
    Dog behavior and park etiquette
    People love their fur babies, and want their dogs to be happy and healthy. In addition to regular exercise, Dog Park suggests taking your pet to a dog park, which could encourage socialized interactions, and activity for dogs. Rules and...
  • Assistance Dog at food court at shopping mall.
    Researcher shows that dogs can be optimists or pessimists
    Guard dogs, assistance dogs, companion dogs, and probably all dogs can be optimists or pessimists according to Dr. Melissa Starling from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in Australia. The dog’s attitude depends...
  • Children stretching before class
    Physical activity reduces ADHD symptoms in children
    Physical activity reduces inattention and moodiness in the homeCurrent research generally supports the potential for acute and chronic physical activity to reduce ADHD symptoms.In a new study researchers from Michigan State University and the...
  • Photo of page from Class Dojo
    Class Dojo encourages student success
    A dojo is a gathering place for training a specific skill in Japan. Class Dojo is a tool used in classrooms across the world for achieving a specific skill set by you as the teacher for your students. In an art classroom in central Illinois,...
  • Man with hammer
    Ten workplace behaviors that irritate your co-workers
    If you’re like most folks, you work in a company with many other people that you have to interact with on a daily basis. Much of this interaction may just be sitting in proximity to others since many companies have adopted a more open...
  • Kids minding their manners
    Back to school etiquette: What parents need to teach their kids
    Back to school is just around the corner for some; meanwhile some schools are already back in session. That means it’s time for parents to think about what they should or should not remind their kids about before that school bell rings for...
  • How to keep your cat off your counters
    Keeping your cats off of your kitchen counters
    Do you have trouble keeping your cats off your counters? This may be an especially difficult problem to deal with in the kitchen, where your cats might be attracted to the smells of food. Also, counters can be cool, and your cat might be looking...
  • Leadership Lessons: What Does It Mean to be AUTHENTIC?
    Leadership Lessons: What Does It Mean to be AUTHENTIC?
    Did you ever listen to someone give you an acknowledgement that sounded fake and gave you a visceral response of “That was just baloney”?Compare that to someone who tells you how much they appreciate the work you have done on a project...
  • Smile!
    Interview Tip #8 SMILE
    Review. Well, you probably have a little better understanding of what the experts mean when they say it is important to prepare for the interview. We are mainly covering the interview “soft skills” in this series. In the next we will...
  • Tenacious cats are funny, but often cause problems
    Tenacious cat knocks handle off bedroom door, trapping woman inside for 2 hours
    Cats are tenacious, strong-willed, determined, persistent, relentless, and whatever other synonym for "tenacious" there is to choose. One American woman living in France apparently found that out the hard way when her cat knocked the...
  • Leadership and Hidden Sources of Conflict
    Leadership and Hidden Sources of Conflict
    One day at a senior staff meeting Michael expressed strong doubts of George’s idea to acquire another company. Michael and George started to raise their voices, much to the surprise of the rest of the management team. Michael was so angry he...