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Rats! There Were Rats in my Taco!

I know it’s not fair to single out fast-food joints as unique restaurant repositories of rats and their feces, but come on, that happens to be where in New York, at least, the lovely little rodents showed up. Of course, You Tube is doing its best to make sure the entire universe knows about [...]

BMI in Kids

Yesterday, the New York Times wrote about the pros and cons of schools grading kids on their BMIs (Body Mass Index). As the Times reports, and as I reported in School Library Journal in April , the practice of sending home so-called “obesity” report cards, is spreading. Says the Times:
The practice of reporting [...]

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