Wednesday Wanderings: Practice Makes Perfect, Kindness by Roger Ebert, Finnish Babies Sleeping in Boxes, and Drowning Warnings

“Practice makes perfect!” We’ve all heard that, and maybe said it, too. Well, it seems that may actually be true:

A short bit on kindness, by Roger Ebert:

For many years, Finnish babies have slept in cardboard boxes. It’s part of a health program that provides expectant mothers with essential supplies, including the box they are packed in, which also serves as an infant bed. And infant mortality is down:

With summer here, many people will be heading to beaches, lakes, and pools. This very important article has been posted every year, but certainly bears re-reading, since it dispels the ideas most people (I certainly did) have about how a drowning person acts. It’s not how you think it is