I Am a Mole Person
And therefore, quite fucked. Link
Studies first uncovered a link between myopia and limited outdoor time during childhood just a few years ago.
So, not only can i blame my parents for poor genetics in the eye department, they're also to blame for all that studying they made me do. *shakes fist* And apparently, once you're near-sighted, it's too late to fix it with more outdoor time. Gah!
Between this and my growing inability to determine what direction a sound is coming from, i'm going to have to learn to be Helen Keller.
This part of the article amused me.
As these theories get vetted, some scientists are already encouraging action. "We need to get the message out to parents," Stell says. "Kick the kids outside."
My god, i could have used a lunchtime nap in school. It is cruelty to try taking it away. Course, trying to convince Chinese parents to let their kids run around outside after school is out of the question. No play time until all your homework is completed. At most, you get a snack when you come home, but then it's homework until dinner and then more homework if you didn't finish. Duh.
By min | January 25, 2013, 10:57 AM | Science
dont forget the homework you have to do if you dont do it right the first time!
oh yeah. the math and reading dittos you had to work on all summer cause you only scored in the 98th percentile on your standardized tests.