Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
Advice to a young scientist
May. 12, 2015 , 3:30 PM BILBAO, SPAIN—In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great pressure, and I believe that this isn’t good for creativity, which is the essence of the scientific activity,” condensed matter physicist Pedro Miguel Echenique of the University of the Basque Country (UPV), told the audience of…
Cleveland Metroparks adding new building with an old look at Brecksville Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks will build a new Trailside Program Center in the Brecksville Nature Center.
That's What Happens When You Bring a Gun to a Snake Fight
Don’t worry, honey, I’ll take care of that snake for you. . . Oh (explicit!!!) This funny clip shows what happens when A: you mess with snakes, and B: you’re not a very good shot. Before you try to pull off a stunt like this, make sure you at least hit the range first. Folks …
20 Boating Myths Busted
We bust 20 of the most common boating myths!
Energy Star Could Survive, But With a Lot Less Money
The House Appropriations Committee’s spending bill for 2018, which came out last week, keeps the popular Energy Star program but drastically reduces its funding, according to a report on the committee’s proposal that was released on Monday. Read More at DWM
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Microwave scrambled eggs are perfect for rushed mornings. Check out this quick and simple guide for how to microwave scrambled eggs from the Incredible Egg.
How to transplant a tree
A gardening expert offers tips for digging up a tree, moving it to its new home and re-planting it — all without killing it.
How to regrip golf clubs
Knowing how to regrip golf clubs means you can afford to replace them as and when they need replacing rather than when you’ve saved up enough