Eye-opening video explains why children stopped walking to school and why that trend should end


Eye-opening video explains why children stopped walking to school and why that trend should end

Over the past 40 years, a sea change has occurred in how kids get to school. Throughout most Western countries, an increasing number of children are driven to school instead of walking or taking a bike. In a new video called “Why did kids stop walking to school?” About Here’s founder, Uytae Lee, cites the U.S. Department of Transportation statistic that in 1969, 48% of kids walked or biked to school, and that number has plummeted to just 11%.

Uytae Lee is an urban planner and videographer passionate about sharing stories about our cities. The video was produced in partnership with TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority.

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Shonda Rhimes reveals becoming a mother was the turning point in her successful TV career

Shonda Rhimes has been a force to be reckoned with in television for the past decade with acclaimed shows of the likes of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” She has developed shows in which Black women have leading roles and equal weight is given to each character.

But how does the award-winning screenwriter do it all and still manage to blow the minds of her audience? In a May 7 episode of “Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist,” Rhimes opened up about her fascination with the titular characters in her TV shows and how motherhood proved to be the turning point in her successful TV career, reports TODAY.

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Pizza shop owner takes on huge fines to continue letting homeless man live behind his store

When Eric Weber, owner of The Slice in Evansville, Indiana, discovered that a man had been sleeping in a tent next to the dumpster behind his pizza restaurant, he had basically two choices: make him go or let him stay.

For Weber, the decision to let the man continue living behind his shop was an easy one. “I know it’s wrong just to kick a poor homeless guy down the street when you can provide care for him just as easily as anybody else can,” he told local CBS and Fox News affiliate 44News Evansville.

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Why do small dogs live longer than large ones? Here’s a simple scientific explanation.

A basic rule throughout nature is that larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones. Elephants saunter into their sixties and whales can cruise the ocean for centuries, whereas mice live about a year or two and the common house fly won’t make it past a month.

The major reasons for the discrepancy are slower metabolisms and reduced risks from predators. However, there is a disconnect when it comes to man’s best friend. On average, smaller dogs tend to outlive larger ones.

For instance, petite Chihuahuas can live up to 15 years, outliving their significantly larger counterparts, Great Danes, by a solid 8 years. What’s to account for the huge difference in lifespan?

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Parents see their lives in hilariously relatable end-of-school-year ‘Maycember’ parody

For parents of school-aged kids, May is absolute mayhem and there are very few ways around it. May is the culmination of everything—concerts, recitals, award ceremonies, finals, end-of-school-year picnics, spring sports and a dozen other things that seem to sneak up on you until one day you look at your calendar for the month and weep.

Oh, and by the way, have you signed your kids up for summer camps yet?

May is just…a lot. It’s akin to the busyness of the December holiday season, but without all the pretty lights and holiday spirit to carry you through it.

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