It's safe to say that virtually anyone nowadays wouldn't mind gaining an edge in sharpening memory skills. Besides the obvious usefulness of a keen memory in remembering where you placed the car keys or trying to recall your day's busy agenda, years worth of knowledge and experiences captured in your own personalized storybook is always comforting to draw back on.
Imagine being a 5 year old. Now, imagine that you are a 5 year old who loves soccer. You live for soccer. You eat, breath, drink, everything and anything that has to do with soccer. Before going to bed you can hear the roars of 100,000 fans cheering you on at the World Cup because you just scored the winning goal in the last 4 seconds of the game. You wake up early every morning to watch your favorite team fly across the field and play this glorious game that you adore. You spend hours practicing the curve in ...
Let the distortions begin.
I am guilty. Lock me up. Take my sideways photographs and ship me off to Siberia. Okay, maybe not Siberia. I couldn't handle the cold. But jokes aside, I truly am guilty of what I consider a horrendous crime. No, it's not something you'll read in next week's crime report. It is however, pretty saddening to say the least.
Students graduating from college this year overestimate their chances of getting well-paying, full-time jobs in their field of study, according to the results of a new survey by Accenture that compared their views with those of recent graduates.
Why does Uncle Sam insist on subsidizing rich people?
God and country.
Lie to the federal government and you'd better get you affairs in order.
I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again. Turlock needs to bring back its cultural festivals. Cultural diversity is one of the Valley's greatest strengths, and it should be celebrated whenever possible.
Leadership from the President on the Keystone XL pipeline is long overdue. This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the Northern Route Approval Act. As leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and cosponsors of this important legislation, we were proud to play a vital role in moving this bill forward to end the years of delay and make this job-creating project a reality.
And I wondered why people don't trust the government.
The San Joaquin Valley's blessing is its curse.
When I walked into the offices of the Turlock Journal I was expecting a hectic newsroom with people yelling across the office, papers flying, phone cords wrapping around computers as some frantic writer tries to write down notes from a phone interview that took six weeks to get. Much to my surprise, I was greeted with a friendly face, a quaint office and warm smiles from each one of my co workers. Honestly, it felt like home. Sure, it was a home I've only lived in for two days but sometimes things just feel right.
I've always felt that the rapid approaching of summer has a unique power of infusing a new type of energy in people. There's something undeniably exhilarating about the promise of sunshine that inspires a mindset to try something new.
Yosemite National Park is not Disneyland.
As a child, I learned about the "valley of the shadow of death" from the 23 Psalm. A similar image is conjured up by economists who talk about the "valley of death." They mean that potentially deadly stage in the life of a business when production needs to be massively scaled up but investors aren't willing to make that leap based only on pilot-scale results or because the economics of full-scale production are still iffy. One segment of the young biofuels industry is approaching that valley.
"Higher prices discourage demand."
The world has come a long way since a cold Sunday morning in December of 1971.
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