Nearly half of all Indiana school children are on the federal free and reduced-price lunch program.
More than the English, more than the French, way more than the Germans or Norwegians. Even, recently, more than the Japanese.
We are not machines like Smartphones, Tablets, Computers, but human beings with vital organs that need to be nourished, rested, and kept active. Even these gadgets need to be recharged to continue working efficiently. There is a false assumption that human beings can endure long strenuous hours of mental (or physical) activity and focus without major consequences on our cognitive, emotional, or physical health.
You have to admire the American work ethic. Take vacations. While more than half of Europeans believe it is never acceptable to be asked to work while on vacation, only 37 percent of North Americans feel the same, according to a new global poll conducted by job search site Monster.
But while just over 70 percent reported taking an annual vacation, more than half said they were not using all their paid vacation time, and 60 percent said that losing this paid vacation time decreased their sense of wellbeing.
“See you in a month!” one of our executives said as he stopped by HR to complete paperwork for his impending 30-day vacation.
The Syrian government reportedly refused to authorize the use of chemical weapons, according to messages intercepted by a German spy ship. President Bashar al Assad and his Russian allies insist the United Nations continue their probe for the alleged weapons, stating that there is no evidence the government is responsible for attacks. Nevertheless, Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that the Syrian government hand over “every single bit” of their chemical weapons within a week. The White House also released graphic video of the gas attacks in Syria in a bid to drum up support for intervention in Washington and among the public.