Why Are More People Developing Nearsightedness?A new study from the British Journal of Ophthalmology finds that increased use of phones and tablets could make children more likely to be nearsighted. It’s an eyesight trend that’s been on the rise for decades.
What Can You Wear To The Polls?In June of this year, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that banned voters from wearing political attire at the polls. Following that decision, the Secretary of State’s office revised its guidance and what is and is not allowed in the polling place on Election day.
How Did Pumpkins Become The Symbol Of Halloween?Like trees for Christmas, or eggs for Easter, pumpkins pop up everywhere around Halloween. But how did pumpkins become the symbol of Halloween? Good Question.
When Should You Buy Organic?We try to eat healthier, especially when feeding our families. That can get expensive, so when does it pay to go organic? To get the USDA Organic Seal, crops cannot have any genetically-modified organisms, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation or certain pesticides. A short list of pesticides are allowed.
Where Does The Extra Lottery Money Go?After the prize is given out where does rest of the lottery money go? Good Question.
Good Question: Does Sugar Really Make Kids Hyper?At least 20 scientific studies over the years have shown no link between sugar and a child’s behavior.
Heather Brown Answers Your Elections Good QuestionsCampaigns, outside political groups and political parties have started to text potential voters in the run-up to the election. Those texts had Tracy from Plymouth asking: How do campaigns get my phone number?
Is It ‘Fall’ Or ‘Autumn’? And How Did The Seasons Get Their Names Anyway?University of Minnesota etymologist Anatoly Liberman says everyone in England was using the word “fall” hundreds of years ago. It makes sense, with the annual falling of leaves. But around the 1600s or so, for reasons unknown, they also starting using the French word “autumn.” Both of them made their way over to the United States.