February 27, 2011

Permit Needed to Sell Cookies

1 Police Shut Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand

Police in Villa Rica, Georgia shut down a Girl Scout cookie booth along Highway 78, reports 11 Alive. The police officer said that the Girl Scouts needed a peddler's permit. The Girl Scouts were forced to pack up and leave, turning away customers who were waiting in line. The worst part is that the girls were scared that they were going to be taken to jail! In an effort to smooth things over, the city has offered to throw a pizza party for troop members, plus a personal tour of the police department. The Peddler's Permit ordinance was created to keep people safe by making sure that parents and kids know the rules, such as not to stand in the street or other dangerous location.

More at 11 Alive | Hat tip to CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Girl Scouts Say No to Selling Cookies to Save Apes

Tags: Girl Scouts USA, Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scouts Afraid of Police, Girl Scout Cookie Stand Shut Down, Villa Rica, Peddler's Permit Ordinance

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Stay in School for Lower BMI

2 Education Is Good for Your Heart

It's not just the brain that benefits from an education, it's the heart that gains plenty too. Education is correlated with lower blood pressure, as well as a decrease in factors that can negatively influence health, report researchers publishing in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health. Using data from The Framingham Offspring Study, researchers studied 3,890 people for 30 years. They found that men with more than 17 years of education had a lower body mass index (BMI), and they drank and smoked less than men with less education. Women with more than 17 years of education also had lower BMI, and they smoked less. However, educated women drank more than less educated women, though they still drank only half as much as educated men.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Blood Pressure Monitor May Be Worn Like a Watch

Tags: BMC Public Health, Lower Blood Pressure, Factors Affecting Heart Health, Reasons to Stay in School, Higher Education Benefits Heart, Framingham Offspring Study

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