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Easy Bake Ovens & Funny Ladies by Laura Raphael

Perhaps you’ve heard of the 8th grade girl’s recent (and successful) petition to Hasbro to make a “gender-neutral” Easy Bake Oven so her younger brother can use it without being embarrassed by its sparkly pinkness. Yay for busting gender stereotypes!

However, I can’t help but being surprised that such an obvious gender stereotype still exists. Another hoary old bit of sexist horrible-ness is “Women aren’t funny.”  It’s an idea bandied about in the media occasionally, usually by men who – surprising! – aren’t particularly funny themselves. (Adam Carolla, I’m looking at you.)

Did you make a New Year's resolution to learn a new skill or try out some different hobbies? Then take a look at our Universal Class database!

The Universal Class database offers a wide variety of online classes that you can apply to your career, your home life, or your leisure time. Crafts, entrepreneurship, accounting, real estate, pet care, mathematics, cooking and writing are just a few of the many subjects that are offered. Classes are generally divided up into several lessons, and include outside links to helpful websites, instructor feedback, and assignments and exams to put your newfound knowledge to the test.

Free Dyslexia Screenings

Not all reading difficulties are caused by dyslexia. Dyslexia is not just a reading issue but also a neurological disorder that extends beyond reading difficulties. If you or someone you know might be struggling with dyslexia, the Dyslexia Institutes of America is offering free Dyslexia screenings:
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Wednesday, January 9

Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Mizel School Library
2021 E 71 St., Tulsa

Nick's 2012 Picks

1.      Underworld by Don Delillo

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