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Meditation Helps Rough San Francisco Schools Find Their Happy Place!

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Have you had your daily dose of "om" today? Because according to these San Francisco schools, it can make a HUGE difference in your life!

Visitacion Valley Middle School first adopted the Quiet Time program in 2007, which gives students two meditation breaks per day to try and clear their minds! The school, which is situated in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the city, has seen DRASTIC improvements since then!

In just the first year of the program alone, the school saw a 45% drop in suspensions and it now has one of the lowest suspension rates in the city! Attendance is also up to 98%, grades have skyrocketed since then, and perhaps most importantly of all, the youngsters tested as the happiest students in the city — most of which is attributed to a major drop in their stress levels!

Superintendent Richard Carranza, one of the program's biggest supporters, believes more schools should adopt Quiet Time, and he says the results definitely don't lie:

"The research is showing big effects on students' performance. Our new accountability standards, which we're developing in tandem with the other big California districts, emphasize the importance of social-emotional factors in improving kids' lives, not just academics. That's where Quiet Time can have a major impact, and I'd like to see it expand well beyond a handful of schools."

So far, only a few schools in San Francisco have adopted the program, but all of them have seen amazing results across the board!

In fact, the California Achievement Test showed that twice as many students in the Quiet Time program proved to be proficient in english than those who weren't in the program, and the numbers were even bigger when it came to math!

Overall, it looks like the program has definitely led to a huge emotional improvement in these students which has in turn had a huge effect on their grades!

So the real question is, why aren't more schools doing it? It definitely can't hurt!

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Alex Rodriguez Suspended For The ENTIRE 2014 Season!

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He's going, going, GONE!!

Well, at least for now! Alex Rodriguez has officially been suspended for 162 games for his involvement in a huge PED scandal, and he'll be sitting out the entire 2014 season as well as any potential playoff games for the New York Yankees!

Believe it or not, the ruling is actually a

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Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Says His Family Is "Ready To Move On" From Phil Robertson's Anti-Gay Remark Controversy!

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Looks like Willie Robertson didn't quack under pressure.

While on Fox News' All-American New Year special, Duck Dynasty's Willie, son of Phil Robertson, now notorious for his anti-gay remarks that recently got him suspended on A&E and then reinstated after 9 days, has finally talked about the controversy, but just barely.

He shared with home viewers:

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Jon Stewart HIGHlariously Calls Out Hypocrites "Supporting" Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson!! Watch It HERE!!

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LOLOLz!!

Leave it to The Daily Show to point out the blatant hypocrisy in the most hilarious way ever!

Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard all about Phil Robertson's homophobic and racial remarks, which ended in his suspension from the popular reality show Duck Dynasty on A&E.

Well, as he is known to do, Jon Stewart decided to tackle the issue on his show, and he did it in the best way possible!

He showed how conservatives are jumping at the opportunity to defend Phil's first amendment rights to say what he believes, since it's free speech and all that.

He ALSO pointed out that many of those same people are forcing their opinion on the whole "Christmas vs Holidays" word war and how they INSIST it's Christmas time and are not even open to calling them the Holidaze!

Sounds pretty hypocritical to us! Thankfully John called them out in the AH-MAZE segment!

We love it!

Ch-ch-check out the all the AWESOME in the clip…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Jean Claude Van Damme's Volvo Commercial Is The Most Hilariously Ridic Thing We've Ever Seen

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What is even going on here, and whose idea was this??

Honestly, whoever came up with this concept should be taken care of for life — more money they could ever spend!

Why yes, this video IS a commercial for Volvo's new semi-truck suspension or something! It doesn't matter what it's for, because it features Jean Claude Van Damme doing splits in between two moving semi-trucks.

You read that correctly!

The strength and precision this requires is ridiculous — and don't even get us started with the music!

Watch it (above)!

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