Monday, May 07, 2007

Check out these HEADLINES in the NEWS

Article Numero Uno:

The price of a mom: $138,095

Yep, that's correct. Based on mom's jobs, such as housekeeper, laundry machine operator, van driver, CEO, and psychologist - just to name a few, mind you - Salary.Com has derived that mom's time and effort is worth about $138,095. They also duly noted that mom works a LOT of overtime, working about 92 hours per week.

How they can put a price on MOMMA beats me. I would say it's priceless, but, I suppose purely mathematically speaking, they did the best they could.



Article Numero Dos: I can't find it. But, I read last week on a really neato article about a bionic hand that the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago has developed. It can actually sense and feel, using nerves in the torso (I think). Tests have proved that a man can pick up a styrofoam cup without crushing it, due to having the ability to sense the cup and detect the precise amount of grip needed. Right now the technology is being developed for veterans of the war who come home with amputated limbs. But, I predict that in the future we will be hearing a lot more about bionic limbs. For more information, look at the RIC's website.


And finally, should Paris Hilton go to jail or not? Do you even care? Do you even know what she was arrested for? (To be perfectly honest, I haven't a clue.)


Dani said...

I heard about that number for stay at home moms too. I think it just goes to show how very much we should appreciate the sacrifices our moms make for us throughout there life, and make us want to honor them more. However, I wouldn't take that or anything for my mom, she's too awesome.

Bionic limbs, sounds neat, though I didn't see the article.

And Paris Hilton, no clue what's going on, but I don't think she should get special treatment if she has committed a crime. Entirely too often celebraties get a slap on the wrist, if that, and nothing else. That's not an example we should set for our children.

Something Creative said...

I for one am a huge proponent of bionics, and they're making leaps and bounds in research. It won't be long before they're commercially available to the highest bidder, and relegated to performance enhancing status. After all, the only thing better than a bionic arm is two bionic arms!