Christian Benedict Sleep,
Sleep Academic Performance,
Sleep School Performance,
Healthy Living News
After many years of neglecting sleep's importance in our lives, we've entered a golden age of sleep studies. Christian Benedict, a neuroscientist at Uppsala University in Sweden, is helping lead this scientific movement, with a particular emphasis on how sleep is connected to performance in school.
We decided to take a stand to make our school a more inclusive and welcoming place. To do so, we believed our school needed to stop using the R-word.
After signing up for my first real ACT, my life took a bit of a turn. Within two days I was receiving letters and emails from colleges like they were coming out of a faucet.
Spread The Word To End The Word,
Spread The Word To End The Word Day,
According to some of my friends who are athletes in Special Olympics, when they hear the word 'retard' being used in that context, they feel hurt, anger, sadness, disgust -- and I even heard "It's like a knife cutting into my heart."
Fat girls are less attractive, less worthy, more obnoxious and more unwanted. Skinny girls are the opposite: pretty, worthy, smart and desirable. And because they thought I was fat... well, the rest fell into place, too.
Boys & Girls High School Summer Bridge Program,
Children’s Defense Fund,
Children’s Defense Fund-New York,
Long Island University,
New York City,
Smart Scholars Program,
Black High School Students,
Black History Month,
Sarye Huggins is a high school senior in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a community disproportionately plagued by poverty and violence. Her journey from being a smart, shy girl attending some of the poorest and roughest schools in New York City towards becoming a strong, confident young woman has not been easy.
The weekly routine of sitting down and organizing my ideas into a coherent piece of text that people of various backgrounds can enjoy became very cathartic.
Black History Month,
To Kill a Mockingbird,
To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel,
While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.
I thought of my scale as a security blanket -- as long as I had it, I felt like I had some sort of control. In reality, the scale controlled me. It wasn't a security blanket; it was a ball and chain.
Adolescents Peer Influence,
Adolescents Risk Perception,
Adolescents Risk Taking,
Teenagers Peer Influence,
Teenagers Risk Perception,
Teengers Risk Taking,
Teens Peer Influence,
Teens Risk Perception,
Teens Risk Taking,
For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.
More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions.
Parks and Rec will also always remind me of the coolness, calmness and contentment of a windy summer night under foreign comforters that became my own when I realized what it means to have a favorite TV show.
At the end of the hackathon, you don't feel as though you just did a giant research paper, but more like an artist finishing a masterpiece. There is no feeling like it.
Angus Reid Institute,
Pink Shirt Day,
Bullying In Canada,
Bullying In Schools,
Canada British Columbia News
The bad news is we perceive bullying to be more prolific than it was when we were young. The good news is we seem to be more aware and less tolerant of its destructive effects. We're split on how effectively our schools are dealing with the problem, to be sure. But the conversations are more open; the subject less beguiling.
National Eating Disorders Association,
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week,
Eating Disorder Recovery,
Eating Disorders Awareness,
Instagram Eating Disorder Recovery,
It was a place where it was OK that I felt guilty after eating or wanted to cry because I hated my body. But it was also a place where I could feel proud of myself.
HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself an athlete, a theater lover or a literature buff, everyone is human.
Senior year should be a time for mastery, exploration, and rigor, as colleges want academically inquisitive, passionate, and talented students.
Picture this: Your life's going normally, maybe even awesomely, when suddenly, it happens -- something huge, something heavy, something that shoves your world into a blender. And weirdly, it does not come with a manual on how to cope. Now what?
Hi, my name is Madonna. Now before you jump to conclusions, I'd like to first explain that no, I was not named after the artist. I don't blame your curiosity though. Every time I introduce myself, I always get some kind of reaction.
There is a system of trust between my generation and the Hollywood directors that in movies based on historical events, especially ones that took place decades before our lifetimes, the essential facts of the stories are correct.