Children Who Have Frequent Family Dinners Less Likely to Use Marijuana,Tobacco, and Drink Alcohol
From 2003 to 2008 research by The National Center on Addiction andSubstance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that childrenwho have frequent family dinners are less likely to use marijuana, tobacco anddrink alcohol. CASA research reveals that compared to children who havefrequent family dinners, children who have infrequent family dinners are twoand a half times likelier to have used marijuana and tobacco, and one and ahalf times likelier to have drunk alcohol.
Britney Spears Breaks Guinness World Record
A mere week after sweeping three M-T-V Video Awards, Britney Spearsconfirms her comeback with another global recognition. The 2009 edition ofGuinness World Records reveals that the pop princess has reclaimed hernotorious record title Most Searched Person on the Internet from socialiteParis Hilton. Spears first grabbed the crown in 2007 but lost it to Hiltonlast year.
More Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Seventy one percent of American employees are living paycheck to paycheck,according to results from the 2008 "Getting Paid In America" survey.
The online survey by the American Payroll Association asked respondentshow difficult it would be to meet their current financial obligations if theirpaycheck were delayed for a week. An overwhelming 32-thousand of more than45-thousand respondents said they'd find it difficult to meet their financialobligations if their paycheck were delayed for just one week. This is a fourpercent increase from 2007, when 67 percent of respondents reported livingpaycheck to paycheck.
Sleepy Economy Keeping Boomers Stirring at Night
Nearly three-fourths of American baby boomers are not getting a full eighthours of sleep each night, blaming sleepless nights on economic, financial andfamily woes. In fact, one in six of the eighty-two million strong generationreport chronic sleep problems -- difficulty falling asleep every night of the
week -- according to a recent sleep survey of U-S boomers conducted by theBetter Sleep Council.
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