Marshmallows Image by John-Morgan at Flickr.com
RadioLab.org – Your Future in a Marshmallow
- The “Marshmallow Test” is to test will power through delayed gratification
- The average time of resistance was 7 to 8 minutes
- children who could wait for the marshmallow statistically; were less “troubled”, scored higher on the SATs and were physically healthier
This American Life
This American Life podcast Back to School
- According to an economist, it’s more efficient to dropout of high school and get your GED.
- High school teaches discipline more so than knowledge
- the GED test scores only test a cognitive skills
- High school teaches soft skills, social skills, etc.
- Children raised in impoverished families, tend to handle stress better
- Stress prevents the learning of non cognitive skills
- Repeated stress can hurt the ability to learn, because of a loss of focus
- 1/3 of children in the united states do not have a strong connection to their parents and home (resulting in stress)
Important steps to success
- Control your impulses
- Remember that life isn’t easy and it’s okay to make mistakes
- Find out how to make things work for you
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Internet Safety Tips
- Post little to no personal information online
- Think about the outcome before you post something
- Try to resolve issues offline, before online
- Try to talk online when you are calm
- If someone harasses you online, block them
Can You Hear This?
Hearing Test: http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/can-you-hear-this-hearing-test/
Sound Levels: http://makeitlouder.com/Decibel%20Level%20Chart.txt
Listen Smart – Safely Handling the Power of Sound
- Hearing loss can be gradual, or instantaneous
- Listening smart, is listening in a way that enriches you but cannot hurt you
- Sound is measured in decibels, or strength of sound
- Hearing damage will start at 90 decibels, if in that environment for more than 8 hours
- You should not listen to something at 100 decibels for more than 2 hours
- Sound above 120 decibels should be avoided completely
- Pain in the ears will begin at 125 decibels
- A concert, can expose you to 140 decibels of sound, about the same amount as a jet airplane’s takeoff
- Long term exposure to loud sound can permanently damage your hearing abilities
- one out of twelve 30-year olds in the U.S. are hearing impaired
- If your ears are ringing and you feel bad the next day (after hearing a loud noise) it is called a temporary threshold shift
- ringing in the ears can be permanent
- signs of hearing damage: Ringing, pain, or loss of hearing high pitches,
- The best medicine is prevention (earplugs, standing further away, take a break, avoid stimulants
SoundAdvice.info For Audio Career Tips
- musicians, and actors (if there is a band) are constantly exposed to loud sound
- length of exposure effects hearing ability just as much as loudness
- Employers and employees of concert halls, pubs, or other public places are responsible for protecting the hearing of all workers
- Be aware and control the amount of noise you are hearing on a constant basis
- Instruments like brass and percussion can cause the highest level of noise
- Teachers of a music class are responsible for their students, and their own hearing
Chart of Sound in the Environment
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