1.) Peyton Manning, Serena Williams and LeBron James are making your children fat. Yale University has ranked the top sports celebrities that are purveyors of junk food. According to their study, of the 62 food products advertised by athletes, 79% were ‘energy-dense and nutrient-poor.” Plus, of the 46 advertised beverages, more than 90% had 100 percent of calories from added sugar.”
2.) A Michigan elementary school has a new policy for kindergartners – “No Tag, No Chasing.” Parents of students at New Groningen Elementary in Michigan have been sent a number of letters on the new school policy. The first claimed tag was becoming dangerous, while a follow-up letter said the policy was to have the children treat each other with respect, kindness, and with safety in mind. The consequences of continued rough behavior at the school include immediate removal from play, a note home to parents, and missing the next two recess periods.
3.) The newest on-line dating service is up and running just in time for the holiday – Halloween. Ghost Singles is a website exclusively for lonely ghosts. Any ghost that can log on a computer can sign-up for free. Singles are able to date fellow phantoms up to over 1,000 years old, and can search for ghosts based on how they died — suddenly, tragically, mysteriously or horribly. Users having to specify their ghostly build — wispy, ethereal or airy, to name a few, and the site has a ghost chat feature as well. The undead or the living dead – zombies and vampires – are not welcome.