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Friday, April 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupReport: Child ID theft on the rise
Child ID theft, among the more tragic and vexing 21st Century crimes, is much more common than previously thought, suggests a recent report by a Carnegie Mellon University fellow. Data examined offers hints that identity thieves are specially targeting children when picking victims. Using data supplied by identity monitoring company Debix, Power examined 40,000 children’s profiles and found more than 10 percent had identities that were tainted in some way. (MSNBC)

FDA Investigates Food Dye – ADHD Link
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Ostracized overweight kids eat more
When overweight children feel left out or ostracized, they tend to eat more and exercise less, new research shows. The findings come at a time when about one-third of children are overweight or obese, which increases their risk for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other health problems. (USA Today)

One-third of Americans are lacking vitamin D
A report, out Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parallels what many other studies have suggested in recent years: that a large chunk of the population is at risk for low vitamin D levels. About two-thirds had sufficient levels, but about a third were in ranges suggesting risk of either inadequate or deficient levels, says report author Anne Looker, a research scientist with the CDC. (USA Today)

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

In City Schools, Tech Spending to Rise Despite Cuts
Despite sharp drops in state aid, New York City’s Department of Education plans to increase its technology spending, including $542 million next year alone that will primarily pay for wiring and other behind-the-wall upgrades to city schools. (New York Times)

F.D.A. Panel to Consider Warnings for Artificial Food Colorings
WASHINGTON — After staunchly defending the safety of artificial food colorings, the federal government is for the first time publicly reassessing whether foods like Jell-O, Lucky Charms cereal and Minute Maid Lemonade should carry warnings that the bright artificial colorings in them worsen behavior problems like hyperactivity in some children. (New York Times)

10 Things Daily Deal Sites Won’t Say

1) “50% off? Not really.”

Steep discounts are the cornerstone of the pitch for daily deal web sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial , which promise 50% off or better at a local restaurant, spa, fitness center or other shop – if enough people sign up (and pre-pay) before the limited-time offer expires. But the discount may be much less once you factor in taxes, tip and any un-covered portion of the bill. (Smart Money)

Dropout Rate Was Higher, Report Finds
New York City’s high-school drop-out rate in 2008 was up to 3.5 percentage points higher than the 13% reported by the Department of Education, the New York state comptroller said Tuesday. (Wall Street Journal)

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