One teacher in Texas is starting the school year with a policy that has gone viral – no homework. The second grade teacher at Godley Elementary School passed out a letter to every parent before school started to explain her no-homework policy. The letter reads: “Research has been unable to prove that homework improves students performances. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.” Dozens of parents praised the teacher’s policy on Facebook & the letter has been shared more than 64,000 times.
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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston took time out from shooting Thor: Ragnarok in Australia to visit sick kids at the Lady Cliento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane.The superstars met with kids, posed for photos, and hung out with the medical staff during their visit.
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Miranda Lambert’s pet collection is finally available. MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert features bedding, collars, leashes, toys, apparel, and feeding and watering products. The line also includes six plush toys called Rescue Mutts that were modeled after actual rescue dogs. Each one comes with its own unique adoption story. Lambert says, “I really hope that we can raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet through our MuttNation product line.”
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A Pennsylvania man’s plan to impress his date went awry when he got trapped between two buildings. The man was attempting to jump from the rooftop of one building to the next in Pittsburgh, but he fell down a narrow gap, not accessible from street level. He was trapped for several hours before members of the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department were able to get him out. The man sustained a broken ankle…but he got the girl.
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