I’m sitting here doing psych work and I just read yet another statement on how kids and students are overweight because of TV and video games keeping them from going outside and I just sat back in realization because like….
8 or 9 times out of 10, I’m not outside because of homework. Not TV and video games.
I get back from class, two in the afternoon, and I’m either so exhausted that I don’t want to do anything physical or I have so much homework that I can’t get outside before its dark.
Elementary school kids spend from 8 am to 3:30 pm in school (where I’m from), and by second grade are bringing home at least an hour of homework (based on the dozens of kids I work with over the school year). Say they come home, take half an hour to grab a snack and relax before doing an hour of homework. By the time they’re done, its five o'clock. Six is dinner time in my house, and I imagine its similar elsewhere (America centric but thats the school system I’m talking about)
That’s MAYBE an hour of playtime outside, if they dont have chores and if it isn’t already dark out, like it is in the late fall and winter. And yeah, they could do their homework at night. But I know my parents were strict about getting it done before dinner, and I’m sure a lot of other parents are the same way.
Don’t even get me started on middle and highschool. I didn’t even see the sun during musical season.
College? You run to and from class for anywhere from two to six hours a day and then you have homework, jobs, and you have to eat and sleep somewhere in there.
No wonder kids and young adults are sitting down in front of the TV or video games. We’re too exhausted mentally to do anything else.
Video games and tech aren’t the problem here. It’s school and the excessive amount of homework dumped on kids every damn day.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! A little smutty something for you guys. I didn’t put a specific character for this so I’m letting your imagination run wild with this smutty fic. Enjoy as always and happy reading!
Warnings: Smut (unsafe smut), swearing
Word Count: 1273
(gifs not mine, credits to the owners)
You laid on your stomach, scrolling on your phone as you waited for him to get home, wanting the feel of his skin against you, his lips, his embrace, everything. You sighed. You weren’t a fan really of him going home at late hours even though you don’t really sleep early as well but you wanted to just cuddle for a longer time until you fall asleep. You were starting to fall asleep but you fought it in hopes he might come home any time now. You looked over to your nightstand, the clock flashing 8:30 pm. You considered to take a few minutes of nap just because you were tired and your eyes felt too heavy for some reason.
Planning your week should start Saturday night. The week officially begins on Sunday, and Saturday night is the day to figure out everything that will be happening. By doing this, you do not have to spend meaningless time on the Sunday which commences your week with tasks such as planning. Everything should already be planned.
Find out what is on your plate for the upcoming week
Look at your school’s portal, or the syllabus, whatever your instructors use to inform you of tests, quizzes, essays and other assessments. Write down what is coming up this week!!! Know everything there is to know about what will be on your plate.
Color is an extremely effective categorization tool. It can allow you to distinguish between tests, quizzes, essays, homework assignments, extracurricular activities, health, personal activities, and more. Assign a color to each subsection of your plan, and create a key so you’re aware of what’s happening. Stay true to this color key, and don’t stray from it.
Your plan should feature the most important things to complete and the least important. However, your plan should also establish a general understanding of the ranking system these assignments fall under. If you have a very important test coming up which will count for a large portion of your grade, it should be featured earlier in and stressed more clearly in your plan. Utilize highlighters to clarify the importance level of different assignments.
Make time parameters
Making a plan is very important, but assigning time blocks to the plan is arguably even more important. Consider what you do every day after school. Think about how much you do after every day, and at what times you will be doing homework. Consider the length of time it takes to complete each assignment. Then, assign time blocks to each assignment. For example, you could assign “English Essay” for 4 pm - 6 pm, then “Break” from 6 pm - 6:30 pm, then “Math Worksheet” from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. This will keep you on track and going to sleep at a reasonable time.
Leave time for fun
It cannot be all school all the time - it is not healthy or conducive to effective living. Leave time for fun and breaks. This can manifest in reading a nice book in between assignments, or planning a hangout session with friends during the week. You only get one childhood, and you can NOT spend the entirety of it in academic mania.
Feature your extracurriculars and appointments
When you plan out everything, you have to include e v e r y t h i n g. This means that you must feature any meetings you have for extracurricular commitments, doctors appointments, personal appointments and more. This will ensure your plan is truly accurate.
Put your plan EVERYWHERE. There should be a copy in your planner, a copy in your bullet journal (if you have one), a copy on your desk, a copy on your mirror, and more. Put the plan anywhere you look often, and anywhere it won’t be drowned by other things.
U S E I T
Do not ignore the plan, now that you’ve spent all this time making it. Put it to good use! Keep it with you. Love it, learn it, and make it again next Saturday.
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Authorities identified the body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first-ever female Muslim judge in U.S. history, floating in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, sources told the New York Post.Abdus-Salaam was 65 years old and was reported as missing from her residence in Harlem earlier in the day, according to the Post.
Witnesses spotted her body floating in the river around 1:45 p.m. Eastern, and police subsequently identified her as the missing judge.According to the Post, sources indicated “no obvious signs of trauma or injuries indicating criminality or foul play, and that her death appeared to be a suicide.”
“Sweet?“ You heard as you walked down the hallway with a laundry basket resting on your hip.
“Yeah?” You answered, opening the door to find Harry sitting at his desk with his laptop open and papers scattered out in front of him.
“Can yeh c'mere, please?” His hair had been touseled and tugged on, eyes tired and sore from the continuous strain being put on them for the past 12 hours.
You dropped the basket by the door and walked towards him. He took ahold of your hand, pulling you towards his lap and helping you settle across his thighs.
Your left arm draped across his shoulders as you sat down and he nuzzled into the dip between your neck and collarbone, letting out a tired sigh. Your right hand pushed his hair back from his forehead so you could place a kiss on his hairline.
“Okay?” You asked, resting your cheek on his head.
His arms which were wrapped around your middle tightened. “Yeah.“
In an exclusive interview with Mic, the group’s co-founder sought to set the record straight about who the Battalion is — and to make clear their objectives in the American political scene.
The Reagan Battalion is a group of 4 people, spread across multiple states, who are involved in political activism, according to one of the group’s co-founders, a man who declined to give his name or occupation in an interview with Mic, citing fear of threats against his family.
The co-founder said the group launched during the 2016 GOP presidential primary, initially with the Twitter handle @ConAgainstTrump before quickly changing its name to @StopTrumpPAC.
“Our goal was from the beginning was to give a voice to original conservatism,” the co-founder said. "This is why we took a stand. We were planning to build this up, build this movement up to finally be a source of information for original conservatives.“
After Trump won the election, they devoted themselves to upholding conservative values. "The goal of this platform is to keep the conservative movement sane, and to keep the Trump administration on the conservative track,” the Battalion co-founder said.
Why Milo? The Battalion’s goal to “keep the conservative movement sane” proved harder than they initially expected. With Trump’s victory behind them, the group decided that the conservative movement had gone off the rails in its efforts to defend Trump.
Part of that was to maintain a feud with the “mainstream media” — and that’s where Yiannopoulos fit in. Read more (2/21/17 8:30 PM)
Ronald Tammen, Jr. was a 19-year-old student at Miami University in Oxford Ohio when he disappeared.
On April 19th, 1953, Ron was in his dorm at Fisher Hall. At 8:30 PM, Ron went to the dorm Mom to get bed sheets that he had requested earlier in the day, then he went back to his room to study psychology. When his roommate returned later around 10PM, Tammen was nowhere to be found. The radio was playing, Ron’s desk light was on, and his psychology book was open on his desk. His wallet, clothing, and car keys were still in the room, and his car was in the parking lot where he left it. His money in his bank account went unclaimed. Though it was snowing outside, he did not take his coat. When his roommate found him gone, he originally did not report him missing because he figured he went to spend the night at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity where he pledged. He was finally reported missing the next day when he didn’t return.
Ron has never been seen again.
This case gets a little weird as Ron had specifically requested new sheets because someone had put a dead fish in his bed earlier that day. A few weeks before, he went to a doctor’s office, and randomly asked to have his blood type tested. The place he was residing- Fisher Hall- was the former site of a mental asylum, leading some to believe something paranormal happened to him. Theories of Ron’s disappearance range from abduction to amnesia, to ghostly activity, or even his fraternity or the government being involved, but authorities say there is no evidence leading them to believe anything concrete.
When Ron went missing he was 5′10″, and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He had a muscular build, and was on the wrestling team at his university.
Anyone with additional information or questions regarding this case should contact Butler County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 785-1300.
To celebrate hitting 4k Instagram followers and all of your general awesomeness, some pals of mine and I are planning an amazing sleepover party that we want you to be a part of! Friday night at 8:30 pm EST join us in an in character livestream for games and general silliness.
In turn, tell me what platform you’d like to see it on? Instagram live, Facebook live, YouTube live, etc?
See ya Friday night, gems! ♡
Leaving the house for work from 11:30 am til 8:30 pm so I have to bring a lot of food! Lunch is quinoa with lentils/peas/carrots, dinner is brussel sprouts and leftover chili with basmati rice and some fruit for snacking :)