Ever heard of the “Matthew Effects”? by Mr Martins Udogie

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Taking from the Bible, Matthew 25:29, it  refers to the rich-getting-richer and poor-getting-poorer phenomenon that is becoming popular in sociology and  human relations to explain why some people just seem to keep having it all. Apparently, effortlessly.

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Matthew Effects applies to reading:

The more you read
The more you enjoy reading
The more you want to read
The easier and faster it becomes to read.

And the more the benefits of reading.

Avid readers acquire more vocabulary, becoming more verbally fluent and verbally intelligent, and therefore less “lexically impoverished”. [I acquired that by reading the academic article cited below].

In simple terms, avid readers generally write and speak better. Because their vocabulary is more robust.

An amazing academic research by Anne E. Cunningham and Elliot E. Stanovich demonstrate this.

A child who engages in out of school reading for 21 minutes a day acquires about 1.8m words per year. It…

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Leaders are Readers

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I truly believe that in an ever faster changing world, the readers are destined to be the winners. Further, I think it’s vitally important to reinforce that the real knowledge we need to access doesn’t come through popular daily mass media; newspapers, magazines etc. or from TV.

So, as educators I believe we really need to be doing all in our power to ensure that children develop reading books as a natural pattern of their regular daily actions. For this, they need to develop great reading habits and the earlier they start these the better the chances that they will maintain those habits in their adult life. Sadly, a bit too often for comfort I hear parents who put the onus on schools to devel the reading habit in their children, or who bemoan the fact that the child isn’t a stronger reader, but who admit that they don’t read…

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Lizard found in kindergartner’s salad becomes new class pet

Global News

PRINCETON, N.J. — A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student’s salad after being refrigerated for days.

Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn told NJ.com the 3-inch green anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner.

READ MORE: Tarantula tempura and cricket skewers: Insects could be coming to a menu near you

The lizard had been cold and lifeless after being confined in a refrigerator for days, but has since been warmed and lives in a cage in Eastburn’s class.

“It’s a really fitting mascot for our science lab,” he said.

The lizard, dubbed “Green Fruit Loop,” came from Florida. Eastburn said green anole lizards live in the southeastern states, from Texas to North Carolina.

“It probably has some moderate adaptation to the cold which is why it made it through,”…

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Whale carcasses on U.K. beach become canvases for graffiti

Global News

Three beached whales were discovered on a U.K. beach near Skegness in Lincolnshire last weekend. Soon after, the whales became canvases for graffiti.

Online images showed that someone had spray painted the letters “CND” on the tail of one of the whales, reportedly signifying the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

SKEGNESS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Graffiti saying 'CND' is seen on the tail of one of three Sperm Whales that were found washed ashore on a beach near Skegness over the weekend on January 25, 2016 in Skegness, England. The whales are thought to have been from the same pod as another animal that was found on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) SKEGNESS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Graffiti saying ‘CND’ is seen on the tail of one of three Sperm Whales that were found washed ashore on a beach near Skegness  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

“Fukushima RIP” – a reference to the 2011 nuclear power station disaster in Japan, and “Man’s Fault” were also written.

SKEGNESS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: One of one of the three Sperm Whales, which were found washed ashore near Skegness over the weekend, is disected by members of the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) on January 25, 2016 in Skegness, England. The whales are thought to have been from the same pod as another animal that was found on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk on Friday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) SKEGNESS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: One of one of the three Sperm Whales, which were found washed ashore near Skegness over the weekend, is disected by members of the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP). (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Although nobody knows why the whales died…

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Your Speech & Your thought.

Having the right language in your lips doesn’t mean having the right motive in your heart.

Things we say most times often contradict what we conceive in our heart.

Our confession or whatsoever proceedeth forth from out mouth should be in tune and in line with what we conceive ( Our motive ) for such words.

Watch your Speech, so that you are not misjudged. 

LET YOUR THOUGHT BE YOUR WORD

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Change One Thing

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CHANGE 1 THING

Below is a list of relatively small changes that everyone can do to start making the world better. Change ONE thing from what you normally do. Just one. Then the hope is that one will turn into two, or more. And while this is by no means the complete list of what you can be doing, it’s a start. A super easy start.

KEEP CUP

Saying NO –BYO coffee cup
I’m not going to tell you not to have coffee, but in Australia, we bin around 1 billion coffee cups every year, generating over 7,000 tonnes of waste –whaaaaat!
CHANGE ONE thing
Get yourself a reusable cup. There are some pretty good looking ones out there. Keep it in your bag, at home or at work and BYO everywhere you go. Some cafes even give you a discount if you have one.

FOOD SHPPINGFood Shopping  –When it comes to your weekly…

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Life’s not fair!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take

Sometimes,  I look up at the night sky and I can’t see the stars because it is too bright. And I think of all the people who get to see them but I don’t say it’s unfair, because although I don’t get the stars, I have the night light.

If only we could view every aspect of life this way — to recognize what it is we have, not what we don’t.

How much more pleasant life will be… but yet, the truth is we don’t see everything and we can’t know everything, so there’s bound to be times when we’ll inevitably say that ‘life is unfair’

The statement isn’t false either — life has been unfair right from the start of our lives. Some of us are born with more money, some with more health, some with more people to love them. Some of us are born more talented…

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The top 10 countries in the world

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Nice job world!
Below is a list of the top 10 countries in the world.
Per Newser:
1. Germany
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. United States
5. Sweden
6. Australia
7. Japan
8. France
9. Netherlands
10. Denmark
Per VOA: The rankings, which were compiled by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting, were released Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Largest known prime number discovered in Missouri

World Corner

The largest known prime number has been discovered by a computer at a university in Missouri in the US.

Prime numbers – such as two, three, five and seven – are divisible only by themselves and one, and play an important role in computer encryption.

The new prime is more than 22 million digits long, five million longer than the previous largest known prime.

Primes this large could prove useful to computing in the future.

Endless quest

The new prime number was found as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (Gimps), a global quest to find a particular type of large prime numbers.

Mersenne primes are named after a French monk who studied them in the 17th Century.

The start of the largest prime

They are hunted by multiplying two by itself a large number of times, then taking away one. It is a relatively manageable calculation for today’s computers, but not every result…

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