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Fit Kids Score Better In School
2012-12-07 08:31:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Let´s Move! That´s the campaign Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US, is pushing for. As the mother of two daughters, she also ensures that they take part in exercise and healthy eating. She may be onto something. A new study from Michigan State University (MSU) found that middle school students who are fit perform better on standardized tests and have higher scores on report cards than their classmates who are less...

Healthier Diets For Children Lead To Better IQ
2012-08-09 09:09:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research from the University of Adelaide, children who eat healthier may have a slightly higher IQ while those that have a junk food diet might have a slightly lower IQ. Dr. Lisa Smithers, a Public Health researcher at the University of Adelaide led the study. She examined the link between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age. The study...

2012-08-02 13:10:33

Neighbors' lawn signs, public opinion polls and even a conversation in the next restaurant booth can affect how people vote in an election. But it all depends on how far away the election is. In a new research article published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists Alison Ledgerwood and Shannon Callahan of the University of California, Davis conducted two different studies examining the relationship between abstract thinking and group...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.