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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? [POLL]

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Utah State Library, flickr
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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? [POLL]

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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Martin, Flickr
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Would You Pay Extra for a Child-Free Flight? [POLL]

It can be a pain to travel with kids. It’s one thing when it’s your own rugrat bopping around in their seat and harassing you about arrival times and quite another when the little rascal belongs to someone else.

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Are You Happy with NBC’s Coverage of the Olympics? [SPORTS POLL]

NBC has been the Olympics network for a while now, so you would it would know it’s doing.

Not everyone thinks that’s the case.

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William Hartz, Flickr
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How Much Do You Tip? [POLL]

The rules of tipping in restaurants vary among nations and culture. In the United States, 15 percent is considered customary for average service.

However, a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll 990 American adults has found that a good chunk of diners typically give more or less than that percentage.

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Will You Continue to Eat At Chick-fil-A? [POLL]

For the past couple of weeks, fried chicken has dominated the culture wars. It all started when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy harshly criticized gay marriage, drawing the ire of cause’s supporters.

The eatery has further stirred controversy by donating millions of dollars to groups that don’t support gay marriage.

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Martin Abegglen, Flickr
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Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations? [POLL]

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year [POLL]

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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