Hannah Sampson, The Washington Post Published 1:47 pm CDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Ever wonder why you tear up at movies on planes? There's a reason for it. Ever wonder why you tear up at movies on planes? There's a reason for it. Photo: Radist/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photo: Radist/Getty Images/iStockphoto Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Ever wonder why you tear up at movies on planes? There's a reason for it. Ever wonder why you tear up at movies on planes? There's a reason for it. Photo: Radist/Getty Images/iStockphoto Why your emotions and senses go haywire on a plane 1 / 28 Back to Gallery When model, cookbook author and unofficial mayor of … [Read more...] about Why your emotions and senses go haywire on a plane
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Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 3:01 PM EDT May 14, 2019 Detroiters are still wringing out their lives, two weeks after torrential downpours swamped roadways and homes. "It's sad to see," said Matthew Ruffino of Grosse Pointe, who, just days ago, posted a picture on social media of a flooded Detroit home in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. "I really hope the water will recede faster so people can start picking up their lives — and fix what they need to fix." Climate scientists predict an escalation in extreme rainfall and storms that will lead to more Midwest flooding and could cost taxpayers more than $480 million annually just to adapt urban stormwater systems to handle the deluge. Ruffino said the house he photographed on Saturday looked like it was sinking. Others more accurately commented that it was the water level that changed, being 1-2 feet higher than where it should have been. Heavy rains combined … [Read more...] about As Michigan cleans up from a flood, forecasts call for even more
Video Teachers and campaigners in Norfolk say efforts to tackle face-to-face bullying have suffered from an increased focus on cyber bullying. Picture: Getty Images This content is subject to copyright. Have efforts by schools and other organisations to deal with the growing cyber bullying threat diverted attention away from physical bullying? Bethany Whymark reports. A national survey found that around one in 10 children had been bullied online. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA WireBullying is still a major problem for children in Norfolk’s school – but dealing with “old-fashioned” bullying is taking a backseat as online abuse becomes more common, according to youth workers in the county.The focus has been trained on cyber bullying in recent years with traumatic stories hitting the headlines of how abuse on social media led children to harm, or considering harming, themselves.But a spokeswoman for charity Map (Mancroft Advice Project), which supports young … [Read more...] about Are schools doing enough to tackle physical bullying in digital age?
In the weeks leading up to the March 1 fight that ended with a 16-year-old high school student accused of fatally stabbing Kaitlin Castilleja, 18, videos of Castilleja and the younger girl in separate scuffles appeared on social media. The videos collected dozens of “likes” and generated obscenity-laced spinoff arguments about who won and who fought fair. Teens who might once have scrapped in front of 10 or 15 people for respect or credibility are now doing it in full view of hundreds on the internet for the same reasons, experts on teen psychology and digital behavior said. On camera or in writing, some are publicizing and escalating conflicts for social rewards from the exponentially wider audience that social media bring. “When I talk to kids, I call it the ‘zero to 100 effect,’” said Meghan McCoy, manager of programs at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, which has worked internationally to prevent cyberbullying and other problematic … [Read more...] about Girls in San Antonio’s fatal teen fight participated in social media’s aggression culture
Traci Redford said she was boarding a Southwest Airlines flight home to El Paso, Texas, with her 5-year-old daughter when she overheard an airline employee mocking the little girl’s name, Abcde (pronounced ab-city). Now the airline has apologized to the mom and daughter in a public statement.The incident occurred at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., according to news affiliate ABC7 in Los Angeles. The Redfords were preboarding — as they usually do because Abcde is epileptic — when the Southwest Airlines gate agent started laughing and pointing at the child and making fun of her unique name to fellow airline employees. “I turned around and said, ‘Hey, if I can hear you, my daughter can hear you, so I’d appreciate if you’d just stop,’” Redford told ABC7.Redford said her daughter was within ear shot and asked her, “‘Mom, why is she laughing at my name?’” according to … [Read more...] about Mom accuses Southwest Airlines employee of publicly mocking her 5-year-old’s name, Abcde