Social pressures, academic expectations and concerns about personal safety are among the stressors some students wrestle with as they return to school, Theresa Woodard writes. Clinical psychologist Nicholas Westers says anxiety does serve useful purposes, but if a child begins losing sleep or refuses to go to school, then parents should consult a physician.
The University of Maryland says it is investigating the culture and coaching tactics of its football program after the death of freshman offensive lineman Jordan McNair. Some players report abuse and humiliation from strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who has resigned, but others say these tactics aim to eliminate "the soft and the weak-minded."
Poor professional development for teachers and lack of home internet access for students are among the reasons teachers struggle to integrate technology in their classroom, Brendon Hyndman writes in this commentary. Training sessions aimed at addressing different tech scenarios and a community that lets teachers share practices can help ease this process, Hyndman says.
Turkey will retaliate against US sanctions by boycotting electronic products from the US, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. Deterioration of relations between the countries is among factors that have sent the Turkish lira to a record low against the US dollar.
Discount grocer Lidl still has plans to build several stores in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, even if other projects are on hold, according to local government officials. Three planned projects are continuing while two others seem to be on pause as the company reevaluates its growth plans, the officials said.
Veterinarian Jennifer McQuiston, an expert on Capnocytophaga with the CDC, says she has two dogs that lick her children, and most Capnocytophaga infections respond well to common antibiotics. People with alcoholism, the elderly, people with weak immune systems and people who do not have a spleen are at risk of sepsis from Capnocytophaga infections, and recognizing the symptoms is key to recovery, Dr. McQuiston and other experts say.
With an expected $8-per-month price tag, Walmart's planned streaming video service could rival established successes in the space such as Netflix and Amazon, writes Kelly Mertesdorf. Rural areas, which have lower rates of cable subscribers, could especially give Walmart's new streaming offering a boost, she writes.
Walmart has teamed with Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women's clothing line dubbed EV1, with 60 pieces set to roll out at Walmart stores and online next month. The collection of denim, sneakers, graphic T-shirts and purses debuts as Walmart gears up to compete with Amazon and Target on private-label apparel.
Verizon has reached deals with Google and Apple for the deployment of its 5G residential service in four markets: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. Sources say that new subscribers will receive either a free Apple TV box or a subscription to Google's YouTube TV.
The FDA received additional reports of canine heart disease cases linked to pet diets that contain legumes, legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. Prior to its public notice on July 12, there were 30 dogs and seven cats involved in reports to the agency over a three-year period.
Virtual multichannel video programming distributor service subscribers are "super users" who stream an average of 128 hours of content each month, per comScore data. That is more than twice the 54 hours streamed by the average household, the data show.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of opposing environmental regulations, and that worries environmental groups. Kavanaugh's supporters insist he opposes overreach from the Environmental Protection Agency and not environmental policies.
Educators in Massachusetts will soon work to create a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum that integrates storytelling and students' imaginations into lessons for middle-schoolers. Using a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant, a school district, Springfield Technical Community College and Smith College will partner on the four-year project with the goal of being the "Harry Potter of STEM education," according to one official.
Walt Disney World can be an unforgettable experience for families if they have the inside scoop on its parks. Visitors can customize an itinerary with the Disney VIP Tour, gain easier access to hot rides by using FastPass+ reservations and enjoy longer park hours by staying at a Disney Resorts property.