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Your Brain Knows The Difference Between Metaphors and Similes, Even if You Don’t

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

Much to the chagrin of my high school English teacher, my classmates and I always got our metaphors and similes mixed up. But take heart, Mrs. Potter! It turns out that our brains did understand that there are differences between the two: Midori Shibata and colleagues at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, asked 24 men [...]
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Mom Says Daughter Reprimanded For Carrying Bible In School

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (33 minutes ago)

The St. Louis student at Potosi High says her teacher went too far by reprimanding her for carrying a Bible and talking about religion with classmates. Angela English says her daughter, Kiela, called her from school saying a teacher... Read Post

Neurological differences don't necessarily mean impairment

Odd : Boing Boing (1 hour ago)

There's a new study out that's being touted as proof that marijuana makes you dumb. But, while the results do show differences in the brains of people who smoked pot, the conclusion about what that means is seriously flawed, writes ... Read Post

Missouri High School Girl Yelled at for Carrying Bible

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (4 minutes ago)

In Potosi, Missouri, a teacher yelled at a high school girl for holding a Bible and discussing Christianity with a fellow classmate. Angela English, the mother of Kiela, who was the student the teacher chastised, has created a Faceb... Read Post

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