Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.
WOSU News Archives For: December 4, 2007
More than a hundred Ohio teachers have just received what is called the highest credential in the teaching profession – the designation of being a “national board certified teacher.”
Most Ohio school districts do not allow paddling to discipline students, but a few districts continue to permit the practice. Some state legislators are pushing for a new law that would ban corporal punishment in all districts.
Ohio is one of several states that are suing a major tobacco company over ads it placed recently in a popular magazine.
Millions of toys have been recalled this year – many of them because they contained high levels of lead. With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing many people are worried which toys are safe to give children. But the concern does not stop there. This year many charitable organizations implemented new procedures to ensure their toy donations are not harmful.
Nearing the peak of the holiday season, there are conflicting stories in the news. Home foreclosures are up, food pantry lines are longer while at the same time, retailers report a banner start to the holiday shopping season.WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee urges people to take note of the contradiction.