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Stress Relief for Students - Stress Management. School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say. Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore., cut back on advanced placement classes in her junior year because the stress was making her physically ill.

School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption itoggle caption Toni Greaves for NPR Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore., cut back on advanced placement classes in her junior year because the stress was making her physically ill. Toni Greaves for NPR. Teens More Stressed-Out Than Adults, Survey Shows. Forget the notion of carefree youth.

Teens More Stressed-Out Than Adults, Survey Shows

America’s teens are every bit as stressed as the adults around them — and sometimes even more — according to a new survey that offers a snapshot of adolescent angst. Teens routinely say that their school-year stress levels are far higher than they think is healthy and their average reported stress exceeds that of adults, according to an annual survey published by the American Psychological Association. Teens feeling stressed, and many not managing it well. Teens across the USA are feeling high levels of stress that they say negatively affect every aspect of their lives, a new national survey suggests.

Teens feeling stressed, and many not managing it well

More than a quarter (27%) say they experience "extreme stress" during the school year, vs. 13% in the summer. And 34% expect stress to increase in the coming year. Stressors range from school to friends, work and family. And teens aren't always using healthy methods to cope, finds the latest Stress in America survey from the Washington, D.C. -based American Psychological Association. Findings on more than 1,000 teens and almost 2,000 adults suggest that unhealthy behaviors associated with stress may start early and continue through adulthood.

What Stresses You Out About School? Listen Managing Social Pressures and Problems When it comes to the social scene, making new friends is one of the biggest worries people mentioned.

What Stresses You Out About School?

Lots of people said that friends would be in different classes or even at different schools. Jessie, 15, said, "I'm going to try to make new friends and talk more. Don't worry about being awkward because others are too. Finding a safe, welcoming group is a great foundation for dealing with the ups and downs of school. Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education. World-renowned developmental psychologist Howard Gardner revolutionized the fields of psychology and education when he published his 1983 book “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that there was a single kind that could be measured by standardized tests.

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

(You can read his account of how he came up with the theory here.) Gardner’s theory initially listed seven intelligences which work together: linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal; he later added an eighth, naturalist intelligence and says there may be a few more. The theory became highly popular with K-12 educators around the world seeking ways to reach students who did not respond to traditional approaches, but over time, “multiple intelligences” wrongly became synonymous with the concept of “learning styles.”

Brain Power - Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them - Series. Concept Map Maker. No scientific evidence of man-made global warming. Tweet There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday.

No scientific evidence of man-made global warming

Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” according to Moore’s prepared testimony. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.” Indeed, cold weather is more likely to cause death than warm weather. To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here. Scientists Trace Extreme Heat in Australia to Climate Change. Photo The savage heat waves that struck Australia last year were almost certainly a direct consequence of greenhouse gases released by human activity, researchers said Monday.

Scientists Trace Extreme Heat in Australia to Climate Change

It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made tying a specific weather event to global warming. Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of 2013 and continued into 2014, briefly shutting down the Australian Open tennis tournament in January when the temperature climbed to 111 degrees Fahrenheit. All five research groups came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human emissions. “When we look at the heat across the whole of Australia and the whole 12 months of 2013, we can say that this was virtually impossible without climate change,” said David Karoly, a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne who led some of the research. Myles R. Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong by William D. Nordhaus. The threat of climate change is an increasingly important environmental issue for the globe.

Because the economic questions involved have received relatively little attention, I have been writing a nontechnical book for people who would like to see how market-based approaches could be used to formulate policy on climate change. When I showed an early draft to colleagues, their response was that I had left out the arguments of skeptics about climate change, and I accordingly addressed this at length. But one of the difficulties I found in examining the views of climate skeptics is that they are scattered widely in blogs, talks, and pamphlets. Then, I saw an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal of January 27, 2012, by a group of sixteen scientists, entitled “No Need to Panic About Global Warming.” This is useful because it contains many of the standard criticisms in a succinct statement. . • Is the planet in fact warming? CPR/AED Training Saves Lives. Take a class during CPR/AED Awareness Week.

CPR/AED Training Saves Lives

Did you know sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of adult death in this country and that most cardiac arrests happen in someone’s home? During CPR/AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the American Red Cross encourages people to take CPR/AED training to learn how to respond should someone suffer cardiac arrest. The ability to perform CPR and to know how to use an automatic external defibrillator can make a lifesaving difference when someone suffers a cardiac or breathing emergency. Top 5 Reasons to Get CPR Training Now - Health Answers. By Everyday Health Guest Columnist Published Jun 4, 2014 By Lawrence Phillips, MD, Special to Everyday Health.

Top 5 Reasons to Get CPR Training Now - Health Answers

Jobs that Require First Aid/CPR Training - The Safety Center. 7 Common Myths about CPR – Debunked. AED Distributor with Program Management - Authorized Provider of CPR, AED, & First Aid Training For centuries, sudden death from cardiac arrest was virtually inevitable.

7 Common Myths about CPR – Debunked

In 1960, CPR was developed to revive unresponsive victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association now trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, yet only around 92% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive. In order to increase cardiac arrest victim survival rates and educate the public about the importance of emergency medical care, it’s critical to separate CPR facts from myths. Facts and CPR Information. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease. CPR Statistics.