Tuesday, August 31, 2010

World's Most Expensive Dessert

At US$25,000 this chocolate sundae is the world’s most expensive dessert. But how can an ice cream cost so much and what else is out there for people with expensive tastes?

Most expensive food and drink
The Frrozen Haute, shown in the photo to the left, is rated by Guinness as the world's most expensive dessert. Costing US$25,000, it was created by Stephen Bruce, the owner of Manhattan restaurant Serendipity 3, and luxury jeweller Euphoria New York.
It contains 14 of the most expensive and exotic cocoas from across the world, 0.2 ounces of edible 23-carat gold, and a side of La Madeline au Truffe (described as "the most extravagant chocolate in the world") from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for US$2,600 a pound.
You eat it with a gold spoon decorated with white- and chocolate-coloured diamonds and there's an 18-carat gold bracelet with one carat of white diamonds around the base — both of which you get to keep.

From http://money.ca.msn.com/savings-debt/gallery/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=25358027 

I have been busy and will write more once school starts-I'm more organized then!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Media Affects Society!

The media affects us more than you may think.
It can shape society and easily decide what's right and whats wrong. It can tell us how to dress. how to act and what is normal and what's weird.
If you say a person painted all silver walking down the streets with a umbrella in a cart you would think that was weird. Why? Because on TV you never see people all silver walking around in
"Life shows" (My way of saying shows that are like "Life" Basically something that is not star trek etc.)

Do you see people wearing  "In Clothes?" or do you see people dressed as hamsters? The media tells us that those clothes are in and you are normal if you dress like that.
The media can affect our opinion on politics. countries. gender etc.
Do you see men running around in skirts that are pink? No because pink is a "Girl" color and so are skirts.
What if it was the other way around?

Enough examples: Lets turn to the experts shall we? Media doesn't just affect society it can affect the way we think:
As already said before, media has the power to form and alter opinions. This means media can portray an ordinary thing so negatively that it may force people to think or act in quite the opposite way. Media glorifies violence and contains graphic descriptions or images. When viewed by the vulnerable portion of the society, i.e., the children, it can have grave effects on their upcoming and thinking patterns. http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/what-are-the-effects-of-media-in-our-822.html

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Should late-birthday kids sit out a year?

Should late-birthday kids sit out a year?

With studies showing the highest ADHD rates for the youngest pupils, parents face a tough decision

Globe and Mail Update
Justin Lemieux will be sitting out junior kindergarten this fall. And maybe senior kindergarten next year.
Why? His December birthday would make him the youngest kid in the half-day class, says his mom, Elisabeth Napolano, and he’s already behind older kids born the same year.
“My son is not at the same maturity level as our neighbours’ kids who are born in January,” says the Mississauga mother. “He’s a foot shorter. Also emotionally, he doesn’t have the same attention span.”
There’s new evidence out this week that suggests she’s making the right decision.
Two new studies in the United States, which combed through large sets of health and education data, show that children born just before kindergarten age cut-off dates – which range from September to December – were statistically much more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder than their older class peers.
Researcher Melinda Morrill found it striking that children with birthdays just two days apart could have vastly different risks for ADHD. For example, if the cut-off was Oct. 31, a child who started school at age 4 and turned 5 on Oct. 30 was 25 per cent more likely to be diagnosed or receiving treatment for ADHD than one who turned 5 on Nov. 1 – and had to wait till the following September to start kindergarten.
“Grouping children in 12-month age groups is almost arbitrary the way it’s set up,” says Dr. Morrill, an economist at North Carolina State University. “In kindergarten, a one-year age difference is 20 per cent of a child’s life.”
And it may lead to teachers unnecessarily flagging children with behavioural issues.
Ms. Napolano had already heard about the long-term challenges that younger children can face, from academic setbacks to behavioural issues. “Those new studies confirm my fears,” she says. “I can see how kids can get diagnosed with ADHD when it really is just a maturity issue.”
In some school districts and at private schools, a child can attend kindergarten a year after they’re eligible. But in her area, Ms. Napolano will have no choice but to enroll Justin in Grade 1 when he’s legally bound to be in school at age 5. He’ll still be the youngest in a class of six-year-olds and she worries about his risk of failing a grade later on and the stigma that comes with it.
“If you push them through the system and they fail, it becomes that much harder,” she says, adding that she’s keeping Justin in his mixed-age Montessori class.
As a school director, Michelle Gradish of Toronto’s private Gradale Academy fields these kinds of queries regularly. “I think the child should stay in the age group that they are supposed to be in,” she says. “Because the child will change drastically developmentally between the ages of 3 1/2 to 6. It will be a completely different child. I always say wait it out.”
She argues that her school helps mitigate developmental differences by tailoring small classes to each child’s needs. “I think a lot of the ADHD symptoms have to do with children not feeling that they fit in,” she says. “So the way they show that is through behaviours. Even a child who is really bright can show a lot of behaviours if they’re not being challenged the right way.”
And even Dr. Morrill cautions against the trend toward barely-kindergarten-age children “red-shirting” (or sitting out) a year. “It would be terrible to see children who are developmentally mature and eager to go a whole year behind in school, not being stimulated cognitively.”
Instead, she and other experts hope that education systems can become more flexible, with parents and teachers informed about what developmental differences look like.
“To me the issue is always how well educators adapt to the individual difference of kids,” says Charles Pascal, a professor of human development and applied psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. “Age is just a starting point. How educators go beyond age and find out more about who each child really is, is the real deal-maker in the development of children.”
Dr. Pascal developed Ontario’s pilot all-day kindergarten program for 4- and 5-year-olds, which is rolling out in a number of boards this September. He says having children in class earlier and for longer periods could be crucial because many of the behaviours common to ADHD are early indicators of whether a child flourishes in the long run.
Until parents feel confident that their child’s individual needs will be met, though, they will likely fret about the school-age issue. Ottawa mother Cheryl Monette says she’ll continue to dole out advice based on her experience with a November-born child. Her daughter seemed so social, eager, and bright that Ms. Monette and her husband decided to squeak her into a Montreal JK where the cut-off was October.
Reality hit during the first parent-teacher meeting, in which the teacher showed Ms. Monette their daughter’s artwork next to that of the older children. Her daughter’s poor scissor-skills meant her cut-and-paste work was full of jagged edges and odd shapes, unlike the others. The teacher said it was distressing for the child.
“The teacher looked at me, and my face probably looked sad, and she said ‘Your daughter will get there. It’s just her age.’ ”
The next year, the family switched schools and Ms. Monette’s daughter repeated JK. “It was night and day. She was at the top of the class,” she says.
Now 13, she has been level with her peers ever since. Ms. Monette shudders to think what might have happened if she hadn’t been held back. Today, if she has a problem in school, she has the confidence to keep trying, says Ms. Monette.
“If she didn’t repeat … I think she would have convinced herself that she wasn’t smart.”

I am Back!

I know its been a while, but I am finally back! I'm sorry that I didn't write for the past week... But I've been gone all day from 6 am-6pm than I had to have dinner and go to bed.

But Now  I have returned. Here are some pretty pictures!

So, I'll be writing articles! Don't worry!

Monday, August 16, 2010


I promise to write MORE when I get back from Camp-I haven't had the time!
I am very sorry!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bass is Kicking By DJ Splash

I promise to write this weekend!
Thanks to all our viewers!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Been At Camp

Hey Everyone!
I've been at camp-So I haven't been able to write often!
Once I'm done I will write more artciles!
I promise!
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Sorry for any inconvience!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Why Do People Smoke?

It surprises me, how many people smoke and do illegal activities, even though they know the consequences.
Why do they do it?

Some people claim smoking makes them thinner-thats because when you smoke you lose your taste for food, so when you eat you don't taste anything. (That means you can't enjoy your cake! Or candy!)
There is also the chance of getting lung cancer, 
People usually get addicted-but than why do they smoke in the first place?

A study shows that "smokers" usually start when in their teen years, due to peer pressure or the make that they feel more "Mature" when they smoke. 
Some people smoke to feel better and find they can't stop. 

Another study shows that kids with parents that smoke are more likely to try it, to see why their parents like it so much or because they believe its good to do it since their parents do it!

What do you think?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Amazing Songs

I discovered these and thought I would share:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Some of My Drawings

Monday, August 2, 2010


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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our New Feature

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