Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2009 created iCivics, a free, online, standards-based program of civics lessons and interactive games. Today, the project is being used by more than 50,000 students in all states. She offers one lesson in this article.
Patient demands to look better with minimal scarring and short recovery times have driven a revolution in plastic surgery. Men and women from their 20s to their 80s and beyond are asking for abdominoplasties, neck lifts without accompanying face-lifts, blepharoplasties, ultrasound skin tightening and minimally invasive dermal fillers. "Looking good changes your outlook; it has nothing to do with age," said ASPS member R. Barrett Noone.
Alan Greenspan said on Thursday that the U.S. is heading closer to a recession, although he acknowledged that it is difficult to discern whether an economy was actually in a recession or predict when it might enter one. The former chairman of the Federal Reserve also said one lesson gleaned from past economic downturns is to avoid protectionist trade policies.