Free Tutoring Offered At NV Libraries Can Help Solve Problem With Crowded Classrooms

One of the biggest problems with schools today are crowded classrooms. With a classroom that has exceeded the intended number of students; the students inside it will not be able to receive the proper education that they need. Because of this, their parents are more likely to turn to tutoring services offered by companies like Bee Academic Tutoring to help their children keep up and learn.
But in Sahara West Library, the people there would seem to have found a more economical approach: free tutorial services.

Valeria Marchalonis, the head of the Children’s Services Department of the library, said that there are many individuals who are offering in-person and online tutoring services that are free of charge.

According to her, the volunteers would be able to cover any subjects that are offered from kindergarten to fifth grade which would be including math, science, reading, social sciences and many others. Marchalonis is recommending those who wish to seek a tutorial with complete subject offerings to try out brainfuse.com.

She says that brainfuse.com is an online tutorial service that offers students with live, one-on-one tutoring. It is absolutely free for anyone who has a library card. Math and science tend to be the subjects wherein students seek help the most.

Truly, tutoring has become more convenient and relevant nowadays because the rising population and the budget cuts are greatly affecting the educational system. Students go to school to learn but learning can become very difficult if you are in a crowded environment.

Nevada is only one of the many places around the U.S. where class sizes have ballooned due to the Great Recession and the budget cuts that were made to cope with it. Marchalonis said that the students are not the only ones affected; teachers too are facing difficulty in using their time differently.

She says that teachers are struggling with managing the classrooms and with the free tutorials they are offering, they will be able to further help the students because they can get into the heart of a problem or the area where the student is struggling with.

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Did Reality TV Cause The Decline Of Soap Operas?

Soap operas used to lord it over television until the introduction of reality shows in the likes of Real Housewives of Orange County, Big Brother and Survivor. TV viewers became interested on the luxurious lives of some wealthy women and they closely anticipated the final results of competitions.

Soap operas first emerged on American radio in the early 1930’s at the start of the Great Depression. It arguably started from Painted Dreams which was about the life of an Irish-American widow Mother Moynihan, her family and circle of friends.
Soap operas then were the most powerful advertising mediums and it was best described by James Thurber in 1948 as a kind of sandwich where between the thick slices of advertising were 12 minutes of dialogue. To add some spice to soap operas were predicament, villainy and female suffering with a dash of nobility, sprinkle of tears and organ music.

It took the best part of 35 years for soap opera to migrate to the UK. The first was BBC’s 1954 offering The Grove Family which was a clear response to the imminent arrival of television. Viewing episodes of the soap opera was rather strange experience because of the Home Counties accent that was definitely lower-middle-class.

When Coronation Street arrived six years later through iTV the soaps were transformed into what they are today with characters speaking in their strong regional accents that were stereotyped as working class. In Germany, Lime Street was modeled to a certain extent after Coronation Street and it became the first European soap opera that appeared outside the British Isles.

The scene is relatively different now because in the course of the past 10 years, US daytime shows have finally bitten the dust. The longest running TV show Guiding Light came to an end in 2009 after 19,000 episodes.

There were many reasons for the decline of soap operas. Audiences are fragmented because of the presence of more TV channels. Reality TV emerged such as Big Brother and I’m a Celebrity which was cheaper because they were not scripted. On demand TV has also taken its toll particularly among younger audiences.

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Canadian Internet Use Is Highest In The World According To comScore

Canadians have once again taken the crown of the biggest internet addicts. According to comScore, more than any other nationalities in the world, Canadians visit the most sites and spends the most time online.

In a study conducted by comScore on Canadian online habits last 2014; smartphones are the most commonly used online platform to access the internet. In fact, 49% of the time spent online is through a mobile platform. When the study was conducted, Canadians were only ranked second but now that they’re back on the top, another internet use can be added to the online fix and that is none other than video watching.

Calculating the average number of sites that Canadians visit with help from metrics that observe monthly site visits, it can be said that Canadians visit an average of 80 sites a month and spends about 36.6 hours online monthly.

If you would compare it with other nationalities you would find that Americans spends about 35.2 hours online a month while Italians spends 33.5 hours. Britons come in fourth with 33 hours of internet use.
Canadians have led the list a couple of times but in the last 2 years, they have only placed 2nd. This year however, it would seem that Canadians are busier more than ever as their online lives become an important aspect of living. Once Canadians are online, it has been observed that they tend to linger for a little longer on sites than most people do.

Since mobile devices are dominating the online sphere you would wonder why they are so popular these days.
Smartphones in particular can be used in a lot of different ways like instant messaging, games and social media. In fact, mobile users take up most of social media sites like Twitter and Snapchat. They use the internet to listen to music. The same goes with iPads and Tablets.

But another popular use of the internet that has gotten Canadians is video streaming. Canadians spend 5.1 more hours than Americans and 73% of them said that they have online video accessibility while only 64% of Americans enjoy the same.

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The HCG Diet: A Healthy Step Towards Weight Management

The HCG diet is not really a new concept, it may look as if it is, however, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) has been a dietary solution during the 1950s. It was when Dr Albert T.W. Simeons, an obesity researcher from the Salvatore Mundi International Hospital in Rome, published his research entitled “Pounds and Inches,” which described HCG as a weight loss supplement, that the HCG diet become known.

It did not gain too much traction, and it fell out of popularity by the 1960s. It became known again, back in the mainstream, by 2007. An infomercial marketer declared its advantages in a book. Now, there are radio ads, TV commercials and billboards that promise that slimmer waistline after a few days and with the HCG diet.

HCG use and its effects on the body

HCG is very controversial for weight loss, as most weight loss methods are. Its controversy lies from the great calorie-restriction it requires and the possible side effects from it. The hype, alongside America’s obsession with multiple weight loss regimens, fueled the controversy more and shadowed HCG as a tool towards a healthy and successful weight management.

According to Simeons, HCG’s effectiveness is its role of resetting the hypothalamus, as well as modifying how fat is burned in the body. In his research, he indicated that there are 3 types of body fat: structural, reserve and abnormal. Structural fat fills the gap in order to create a protection for organs and bones. Reserve fat is used for nutrition, a fuel for muscles and as a temperature regulator. Abnormal fat should have been used as a nutritional reserve, but is trapped.

Simeons speculated that HCG unlocks the ability to burn the trapped fat in the body. The dieters can supplement HCG using a 500-calorie diet and do not feel hunger, since their body is living off from calories of trapped fat. It is advisable to partake in the diet between 21 – 40 days.

Success from the HCG diet

Patients who are doing the HCG diet not only take advantage from its weight loss, but also from minimizing the number of markers from diseases. These include elevated blood pressure, metabolic syndrome markers, high glucose levels, total cholesterol levels and high C-reactive protein. Several patients may no longer need several of their medications.

For Dr Jennifer Landa, a Chief Medical Officer from BodyLogicMD, HCG is an effective step towards weight management. However, it should be carefully distributed as a lot of people buy HCG drops online from unreliable retailers. Likewise, its use should be monitored.

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No More Free Soda Refills In France

The French, on the average, are not as overweight as Americans and Europeans but the government is relentless in its drive against obesity. In 2004, France has banned vending machines in schools. In 2011, France required that French fries could only be served once a week in school cafeterias. Last Friday, restaurants were prohibited from offering free refills of soda and other sugary drinks.

Fast food restaurants particularly the foreign chains will feel the pressure of the new law that takes effect immediately to reduce the risks of obesity and diabetes especially among the young. The law is in line with the recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that has urged countries to impose a soda tax on sugary drinks to reduce obesity.

France has always been at the forefront when tackling issues regarding obesity. Japan is also serious about reducing obesity by requiring companies and local government to measure the waistlines of their employees who are between the ages of 40 and 74. The national law also encourages people to exercise regularly.

In Mexico, sugary drinks were imposed with a 10% surcharge in 2014 to reduce diabetes rates. After a year, the sales of sugary beverages fell by at least 12% while sales of bottled water increased 4%. Similar efforts are underway in Philadelphia, the first major city in the United States to introduce a tax on soda and sugary drinks; however, the tax provoked public outrage.

In 2012, New York planned to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues but the courts turned down the proposal in 2013.  In France, the new law has divided the people although they actually consume fewer soft drinks per capita than residents from other countries.

The overall rate of obesity in France is relatively low but it is only right for the government to discourage the consumption of too much sugary drinks. If you want to lose weight fast and easy, your best option is HCG weight loss drops which when combined with a healthy low calorie diet will allow you to lose an average of at least 1 pound a day.

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