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Early Reading, Math Ability Could Indicate Future Socioeconomic Success
2013-05-09 05:14:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Children who display aptitude in math and reading at an early age could reap socioeconomic benefits of those abilities later on in life, researchers from the University of Edinburgh claim in a new study. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Psychological Science, psychological scientists Stuart Ritchie and Timothy Bates discovered that ability in those fields impacted an individual´s social class more than three...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.