Tornadoes aren’t common where Gerry Collins used to live. He’s from Albuquerque, N.M., which doesn't get severe weather often. Collins moved to Texas in 2013, and he quickly learned about the potential dangers of severe storms.“In Albuquerque, I never worried about severe weather,” Collins said. “[Now] I constantly monitor the weather when storms are forecast.”His concern over tornado risk was so great that Collins had two above-ground shelters and a 6-by-20 underground bunker installed on his property in Lucas. Collins recently moved to McKinney and has an above-ground shelter there.Collins wanted to know: How likely is it that a tornado will hit a large urban area? So he reached out to Curious Texas for an answer.His question is part of an ongoing project from The Dallas Morning News that invites you to join in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists are trained to track down … [Read more...] about How likely is it that a tornado will hit a large urban area? Curious Texas investigates
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Q: WE'VE been trying for a baby for two years and I'm not pregnant. How easy will it be for me to get IVF, and will we have to pay for it? A: Aileen Feeney, chief executive of Fertility Net[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How easy is it to get IVF treatment and will we have to pay?
A major part of the problem is that students take too many classes or ones that aren't needed as prerequisites for their majors. While core courses taken at community colleges are required to transfer to a public university, they don't have to count toward a degree plan. Standardizing core classes and narrowing options across the state could help, Paredes said. For example, he noted that the state is already working on building a "field of study curriculum" for the top 25 majors that outlines specific course sequences and guarantees that they'll be applicable for those degree plans at any public college or university. But also complicating matters is that students aren't getting enough - if any - advising on exactly which particular core class is needed for which degrees, the experts said. An electrical engineering degree would require a different type of science sequence than a biology degree, for example. "They have to pick from literally hundreds of courses, and sometimes they make … [Read more...] about How tough is it to transfer college credits in Texas? Harder than it should be, experts tell lawmakers
By Janet Morrissey Updated 10:45 am PDT, Sunday, September 2, 2018 Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Nicole Roberts and husband Christopher feed their 5-month old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Connecticut. Photo: Jessica Hill / New York Times Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Ava is a Fitbit-like device that uses sensors to identify fertile days. Photo: Ava Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Nicole Roberts, with 5-month old daughter Amelia, is among a growing number of women who are seeking out fertility apps and wearable devices, such as Ava. Photo: … [Read more...] about Women struggling to get pregnant turn to fertility apps
JAPANESE women are being forced to take it in turns to get pregnant by ruthless bosses, it's been claimed. Female employees have revealed how they were pressured into delaying pregnancies and punished for conceiving out of turn. While not legally binding, the thought of not sticking to these strict rotas causes shame for many women in the country. And mployers argue the country's labour shortage makes it hard to run a business if employees take maternity leave whenever it suits their family - but this is badly affecting Japan's birth rate. The bizarre practise has begun to emerge, with one mum who got pregnant without waiting her turn revealing her boss snapped at her: "You already have one child." While others have now admitted they feel pressured to rush into pregnancy when they are allowed to take the time to have a baby. One couple were publicly shamed and forced to apologise to the mum's boss, after they shared the news they were having a baby, but not in the right order. In order … [Read more...] about Japanese women are being forced to take it in turns to get pregnant by ruthless bosses