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Yoav Sivan

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A Promising Report Card

Yoav Sivan | June 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
What is surprising in The Declining Significance of Homophobia, sociologist Mark McCormack's new book from Oxford University Press, is not that homophobia among 16- to 18-year-old boys in secondary education in the U.K. has declined, but that it has fallen out of fashion.
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

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What Is the Promise of College?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | June 30, 2012 | College
The students who graduate about which I have no worry are those that have worked hard, become passionate about something, learned to think critically and to communicate their thoughts coherently. Their major or minor is almost irrelevant.
Susan Linn

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Confessions of a Screen Addict About to Go (Almost) Cold Turkey in Anticipation of Screen-Free Week: April 30-May 6

Susan Linn | May 3, 2013 | Impact
I'm looking forward to a week without screens at home. Screens are so interwoven into our lives that we stop noticing whether they're fun, useful, or even necessary. We use them by default. To fill up time. To distract us from thinking. To save us from the void.
Julie A. Carlson

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Without the Glass Slippers Would He Really Have Noticed Her?

Julie A. Carlson | June 30, 2012 | Books
There's no denying the popularity of reality dating programs like The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. So when I heard about a new YA book described as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, my interest peaked.
Steve Heilig

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"Kids Today" - The (Young) Poets Speak

Steve Heilig | June 30, 2012 | San Francisco
Unless you have teens in your family or work with them in some capacity, it's easy to lose touch with what being a young person is like. This is one reason I try to go to the local Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam every year.
Susan Herbst

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Quick and Dirty Advice for Soon-to-Be College Students and Their Anxious Parents

Susan Herbst | June 30, 2012 | College
There's no shortage of advice in this area, but in all the time I've spent as a student, faculty member and administrator, three simple pieces of wisdom I've picked up along the way stick out to me as being the best and most worthwhile.
Zander Srodes

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The Moment I Discovered My Greatest Passion

Zander Srodes | June 30, 2012 | Teen
The moment my passion found me, I was 11 years old and on the beach in Florida. I saw yellow stakes in the sand where sea turtles had nested. Since that day, I've been working on sea turtle conservation.
Brian Benton

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Who's To Blame For IsAnyoneUp?

Brian Benton | June 30, 2012 | Teen
After two years of public outcry and disgust, founder Hunter Moore put an end to isanyoneuip.com, a site that allows disgruntled exes post explicit photos of their significant others.
Kimberly Tan

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It's Right to Give Animals Rights

Kimberly Tan | June 30, 2012 | Teen
Despite the huge progress made in promoting universal human rights, the advancement of animal rights has remained disturbingly stagnant throughout history.
Jessica Norton

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My 'Good Vibes' Playlist

Jessica Norton | June 29, 2012 | Teen
This playlist is perfect for listening to while you study for finals or while spending the afternoon laying in your backyard taking in the warm spring sunbeams