Gang Homicides — Five U.S. Cities, 2003–2008

from CDC Gang homicides account for a substantial proportion of homicides among youths in some U.S. cities; however, few surveillance systems collect data with the level of detail necessary to gang homicide prevention strategies. To compare characteristics of gang homicides with nongang homicides, CDC analyzed 2003–2008 data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)…

Cullen And Remender Talk About Venom and the Sinister Six

from CBR Eugene “Flash” Thompson has idolized the super heroes of theMarvel Universe ever since he was a teenager. Unfortunately for him that adulation doesn’t automatically make him a successful hero. Flash, once Peter Parker’s high school bully, was given the opportunity to become like his idols when the U.S. Government recruited him as a host…

How to Make Social Media Work for You, Small Business Tips

By SARAH MAX Running a small business? Social media is a free and effective tool for interacting with your customers, building your brand and ultimately boosting sales. Still, tweeting, posting and pinning needn’t consume your work day. Here’s how to put social networks to work for you. Go on, Be Social The question isn’t whether you…

Dapper like Don, 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch ‘Mad Men’

While network television is viewed by many as a haven for vapid sitcoms, hordes of police/court-room procedural shows and a plethora of singing competitions, basic-cable (and premium cable) have become the last bastion for well written television dramas, comedies, and action. One of the most critically acclaimed shows on basic cable is AMC‘s Mad Men. As the…

European Unity on the Rocks

from Pew Research In Europe, what started out four years ago as a sovereign debt crisis, morphed into a euro currency crisis and led to the fall of several European governments, has now triggered a full-blown crisis of public confidence: in the economy, in the future, in the benefits of European economic integration, in membership…

HOW MUCH DO STUDENTS STUDY?

from SocImages If your campus is like mine, the syllabi and/or student handbook contain a statement along the lines of “For every hour of course instruction, students should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours per week in study and preparation outside of class.” So for a 3-credit course, that would be 6 to 9…