The Daily Populous

Saturday March 9th, 2019 morning edition

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When I became a mom in the U.S., the parenting experience was nothing like I had expected.

Most young children seemed to be either glued to a screen at home or being drilled with academics at preschool.

When I went outside for daily walks with my baby in the winter, people took pity on us and offered me rides.

Meanwhile in my native Sweden, kids gear up to go outside every day, regardless of the weather, both at home and at preschool.

Forget flash cards, wall words and kindergarten readiness — Scandinavian parents are keener to have their young children climb trees and dig for earthworms than learn academic facts.

Most Scandinavian parents are so adamant about giving their infants and toddlers fresh air every day that they let them take their naps in prams outside.

Parents report that babies take longer and deeper naps when they sleep comfortably bundled up outside in the cold, and most felt the practice was healthy because of the fresh air, according to one Finnish study. »

Elizabeth Warren's new plan: Break up Amazon, Google and Facebook

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Warren's presidential campaign shared with CNN details of the plan, which outlines specific measures to break up large tech companies.

"Today's big tech companies have too much power -- too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy.

"That's why my Administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition—including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google. »

DeVos Illegally Delayed Special Education Rule, Judge Says

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“The secretary is concerned that the regulations will create an environment where children in need of special education and related services do not receive those services because of the color of their skin,” the department wrote.

But Judge Chutkan wrote in her ruling that the department’s concern over racial quotas “did not have adequate support in the rule-making record.”

She wrote that the department failed to show how the safeguards in the Obama-era rule, which expressly prohibited racial quotas, were insufficient. »

YouTube will soon tell you that the world isn't flat, vaccines work, and other obvious truths

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According to BuzzFeed, YouTube is testing out a new feature which shows fact-check warnings when searching for content known to spread misinformation.

A spokesperson from YouTube told BuzzFeed: "As part of our ongoing efforts to build a better news experience on YouTube, we are expanding our information panels to bring fact checks from eligible publishers to YouTube.".

If you disagree, you can scroll right past it just like you can ignore the warnings on a cigarette carton. »

'Airwolf' actor Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 74

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— Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for his portrayal of Stringfellow Hawke on the television show "Airwolf" from 1984 to 1987, has died, according to TMZ.

'Airwolf' Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74 — TMZ (@TMZ) March 8, 2019.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Vincent, and a daughter by a previous marriage, Amber Vincent. »