Category Archives: Social Issues

10 Ways to Empower Yourself in Trump’s America

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many people upset, confused, angry, and powerless.  A good way to defuse these feelings is by becoming proactive, particularly in those areas where Trump is likely to … Continue reading

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Vote for Hillary; Stop Trump Now!

I am writing you today with an urgent message.  The United States has not faced a more critical moment in its history since World War II as American citizens are being asked to choose between two candidates in Tuesday’s election.  … Continue reading

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Adolescents + Alcohol + Highly Caffeinated Drinks = Major Trouble

Researchers at Purdue have discovered that when adolescent rats are given alcoholic drinks that have high caffeine levels, the result is akin to taking cocaine, and the consequences in alterations to the brain may continue into adulthood. The authors write: … Continue reading

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6 Reasons for Fully Including Children with Special Needs in Regular Classrooms

This is a presentation I made at the 16th Encuentro Internacional de Educacion Inicial y Preescolar in Monterrey, Mexico on October 15th, 2016, which focused this year on inclusion and diversity.  The event was sponsored by an exemplary early childhood … Continue reading

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New Study Says Teens Will Eat Healthy If They View Food Industry as Manipulative Authority

A new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that a adolescents will eat healthy foods if they believe they are ”sticking it to the man.”  When given accurate information, for example, about how the food … Continue reading

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