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Girls, Smarter Than Boys, Cannabis and Avoiding Emergencies

LADIES! It looks like girls ARE smarter than boys. Sorry guys, its science and you can’t argue with science can you? Well, maybe…Our first story comes from the OECD Pisa – and that’s a lot of acronyms to kick off a podcast so here’s a quick clarification. The OECD is the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and PISA is the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). They recently conducted an international survey to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing 15-year-old students. They found that 15 year-old girls outperformed boys in collaborative problem solving in every country around the world. C.M. Rubin.com conducted an interview about the study with Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD, and he said, “Girls show more positive attitudes towards relationships, meaning that they tend to be more interested in others’ opinions and want others to succeed.” Which is all fine and good but in my own experience that all changes when they turn 16? To see the full study visit CMRubinWorld.com. There’s also a direct link to the study on the home page at Webtalkradio.net.
If one of your problems is finding some half-way decent Cannabis you’ll love these next two stories. With voters across the country legalizing Marijuana on a state by state basis, the interest in cannabis products has never been higher. But knowing which products and services are high-quality and trustworthy can be tricky since there are literally hundreds of these businesses flooding the market. We’ve found a new site that should help satisfy your Cannabis curiosity at dispensaries.com. Categories include edibles, vaporizers, topical tinctures and cannabis fashion. We’ve also discovered a new Cannabis product that may be just what you need to kick off the new year relaxed and stress free. The company is called Simple Jane and they have a new line of 100% Natural Massage Oils made with hemp and other ingredients like lavender and jasmine essential oils designed to reduce stress and lift your spirit. See the full line of Simple Jane essentials at Simple Jane dot CO.

Finally, we have some helpful tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season courtesy of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room but every year they manage to stay busy despite our precautions so this year, take it easy! Falling is the leading cause of injury. And get help picking up that heavy object. Outside playing in the snow? If you feel numbness, burning, or cold skin that is turning hard and pale you probably have frostbite — dress warmer next time. If you’re celebrating in high altitudes take care to avoid hypothermia or dehydration by limiting your exposure to the elements. Are all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors working properly? Getting a flu shot is always a good idea. Indulge in moderation or at least try to be mindful of how much salt, sugar, cholesterol or fat you’re taking in. Remember what your mom used to say…too much of anything is bad for you especially if you already have health issues. Lastly commit to taking better care of your physical and mental health this year. It’s for your own good.

Thank you for taking the time to listen today. There are links to all these stores on the home NewsGram Home page at Webtalkradio.net. Happy Holidays. We’ll see you next year. That’s it for now. There is no more.

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New Study Finds Girls Are the World’s best Collaborative Problem Solvers (Links to: http://www.cmrubinworld.com/the-global-search-education-wanted-collaborative-problem-solvers)
Global problem solvers are in high demand. Just google Re-Imagine Education and check out the wealth of conferences and events focused on what learning matters to ensure individuals have the skills to think like entrepreneurs and collaborate with people from all backgrounds.

What lessons can researchers learn from the 15 year-old girls who outperformed boys in collaborative problem solving in every country around the world, according to the new study by the OECD? In C.M. Rubin’s interview with Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD, he notes, “Girls show more positive attitudes towards relationships, meaning that they tend to be more interested in others’ opinions and want others to succeed.”

Schleicher also notes that “strong academic skills will not automatically also lead to strong social skills. Part of the answer lies in giving students more ownership over the time, place, path, pace, and interactions of their learning. Another part of the answer can lie in fostering more positive relationships at school and designing learning environments that benefit students’ collaborative problem-solving skills and their attitudes towards collaboration.”

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The first ever assessment of collaborative problem solving skills aims to help countries and economies see where their students stand in relation to their peers in other education systems. Students in 52 countries completed this test in addition to the main OECD PISA 2015 Survey on Science, Mathematics and Reading.

Dispensaries.com Connects Consumers With Quality, Trustworthy Marijuana and Cannabis Related Businesses (Links to: https://www.dispensaries.com/)

With voters making cannabis legal in more states across the country, the interest in marijuana and related cannabis products has never been higher. No site does a better job of connecting consumers with the best legal cannabis products and services than dispensaries.com.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Signs of increased interest in legal cannabis products are everywhere. Voters in more than half the U.S. states have made cannabis legal for either medical or recreational use. Polls show a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal. Google data shows the number of people searching for “Dispensaries Near Me” has skyrocketed in the last five years.

But knowing which products and services are high-quality and trustworthy can prove difficult when hundreds of businesses have flooded the marketplace. That makes dispensaries.com the perfect place for the cannabis curious.

The site focuses on showcasing the best businesses in the legal marijuana industry. The dispensaries.com Market Place features products in a range of categories, including edibles, vaporizers, topicals, tinctures and cannabis fashion. They also feature cannabis-related professional services.

The Market Place also includes directories of edible products, vaporizers, professional services and more, including some of the fastest-growing areas of the legal marijuana industry.

“The rush of new products and services into the cannabis industry can make it difficult for consumers to find products they know meet high standards for quality,” said Vinay Jatwani, founder of dispensaries.com. “We’ve worked hard to partner with businesses that meet those standards and to create a site that helps people connect with the best the legal cannabis industry has to offer.”

The site’s services go beyond the Market Place. They include a wealth of news and information about cannabis business, culture and health-related topics.

Simple Jane Massage Oil. (links to https://simplejane.co/)

Our latest massage oil was created during a time of chaos as a way to soothe our Souls. We were naturally drawn to the ingredients used to reduce stress and lift the spirit such as lavender and jasmine essential oils and pure hemp oil to restore vitality and youth.

Emergency Physicians Offer Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season (Links to http://www.emergencycareforyou.org/)

WASHINGTON, DC — Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation’s emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

“There is typically an uptick of visits to the ER during the holidays related to flu, pneumonia, falls or hypothermia, particularly among children and seniors,” said Paul Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP, President, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). “A little bit of planning and preparation can help you avoid spending the most wonderful time of the year in the ER.”

Prepare for cold weather. The chill in the air can add to health risks whether you are inside or outside. If you are enjoying an outdoor activity or playing in the snow it is important to dress appropriately for the weather and monitor the amount of time spent outside. Early signs of frostbite include numbness or burning, or cold skin that turns hard and pale.

Hypothermia or dehydration risks increase the longer you spend exposed to the elements, particularly at altitude. If you are driving, make sure your car is equipped with a full emergency kit that includes a warm blanket, roadside flares and other necessities.

For those who stay inside more frequently in inclement weather, check to make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly. Respiratory issues are among the leading causes of winter ER visits. While a normal cough or cold is likely better addressed by a primary care physician, if an illness comes with complications, such as difficulty breathing, it could be appropriate to go to the emergency room.

Get a flu shot. Experts note that this flu season could be particularly severe and say that a flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick. Vaccines are important and so are annual check-ups. Pinning an annual check-up to a calendar event such as a holiday or birthday is an easy way to make it part of your health routine.

Beyond winter weather, preventable accidents or health emergencies can happen during holiday preparation and celebration, too.

Indulge in moderation. Rich holiday meals and snacks are delicious but typically are high in salt, sugar, cholesterol or fat content. Too much of any festive food or drink can complicate existing health conditions, like diabetes. Eating slowly is one way to avoid choking, and it is important to make smart choices such as monitoring or limiting your alcohol intake.

“One important safety tip is pretty simple and could save your life — don’t drink and drive,” said Dr. Kivela. “Arrange for a designated driver in advance or call a taxi. Far too many accidents happen when people are inebriated and decide to get behind the wheel.”

Go slowly, go safely. Accidents and back injuries are common around the holidays from lifting heavy objects and decorations to injuries from hanging lights or slipping on ice. Around 2.8 million people go to the ER annually from falls and, among seniors, falling is the leading cause of injury. Slow down to avoid slipping or falling in snow, ice or wet conditions.

Make a schedule to tackle your holiday shopping, entertaining, commuting or other tasks methodically and avoid the last-minute holiday scramble. “Holiday heart,” cardiac issues that arise in otherwise healthy individuals, is a condition that can arise from the added pressures of holiday duties. Planning, entertaining, family stress or any number of factors can contribute to emergency visits relating to depression or anxiety seen around this time of year.

“To reduce your risk, reduce your stress,” said Dr. Kivela. “One of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season is to commit to taking better care of your physical and mental health all year round.”