Why does alcohol make some people violent? - Health & Wellbeing by Dyani Lewis Subtle differences in brain function, personality and social development can determine whether you're a lion or a pussycat when you drink. [Image source: iStockPhoto | lofilolo] Alcohol-related violence has been making headlines with increasing frequency, but not everyone who drinks alcohol, even to excess, becomes aggressive. In fact it's only a small minority, says psychologist and Stanford University substance abuse researcher, Dr Adrienne Heinz. "Very few people when they drink actually become aggressive," says Heinz.
5 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Superheroes Superheroes were first created as motivational characters dedicated to protecting the public from crooks, robbers, evil scientists and tenacious villains who just keep coming back to life. They stood by strong moral codes and risked their lives repeatedly for the public. They became an entertaining source of inspiration for kids and adults alike to identify core values. But over the years, past the comic books and blockbuster adaptations, we realized that we don’t only admire these guys for their superpowers and their ability to function at all in their snug attire; we also recognize them as humans with emotions, troubles and flaws, just like the rest of us. So here’s what we’ve learned not from the Batmans and Spidermans of superhero kingdom, but from the Bruce Waynes and Peter Parkers :) Neftali / Shutterstock.com
Censorship of Children’s Books ~ Banned Books Week Working in a school library, censorship is a constant focus with challenges to the provision of information coming from many angles, including teachers, the government, community and parents. Edwards (2006) states that the challenge to books has been increasing in recent years and most common reasons for challenges include morality, obscenity, profanities and, witchcraft and occult themes from wizards to ghosts. The State Library of Victoria provides a list of ten most challenged books and on that list is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Some issues confronted at the school level can pertain to covert forms of censorship contradicting standards for professional practice and the commitment to provision of access to information that has a right to be represented in the school community (Asheim, 2009). Expressed preferences for certain formats over others.Positioning of books/information where it is not easily accessed. Why is this important?
of Exercise: MedlinePlus Health News THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you get pumped up for gym time or you'd rather crawl back into bed if someone mentions exercise, your genes might be to blame, a new study suggests. Most people receive a mental reward from working out in the form of increased levels of dopamine -- a brain chemical associated with feelings of motivation, pleasure and well-being. But some people apparently don't get that benefit because of genes that interfere with the release of dopamine, said study lead researcher Rodney Dishman, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Georgia. "Variation in genes for dopamine receptors, as well as some other neural signaling genes, help explain why about 25 percent of the participants drop out of exercise or don't exercise at the recommended amount," Dishman said.
The Boy Who Learned To Fly This ELT lesson plan is designed around the theme of the Olympic Games and a short film based on the life of Usain Bolt film created by Moonbot Studios and commissioned by Gatorade. In the lesson students speak about sports and the Olympic games, watch a short film, retell a story and write a summary of a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Review of 'What we Left Behind' Written by Robin Talley Reviewed by Trish Buckley, who has reviewed more LGTB* works here. Toni and Gretchen have been girlfriends for almost two years. They never fight, they love each other, and now they both going to attend different colleges in Boston. Everything is working out. Except the weekend before they are due to leave, Gretchen tells Toni that she has been accepted as a late entry into NYU.
businessinsider.com In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the Transport Accident Commission has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a world-renowned Melbourne artist to produce ‘Graham’, an interactive lifelike model demonstrating human vulnerability. Graham has been designed with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes. Studies have shown that the human body can only cope with impacts at speeds people can reach on their own, unassisted by vehicles. “People can survive running at full pace into a wall but when you’re talking about collisions involving vehicles, the speeds are faster, the forces are greater and the chances of survival are much slimmer,” TAC chief executive officer Joe Calafiore said.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English. You can use them with your ELL/ESL/EFL students to enhance their grasp of English in different areas: speaking, writing, listening , vocabulary, and grammar.
Banned & Challenged Books The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. The following is a list of frequently asked questions on banned and challenged books: What is the difference between a challenge or banning? A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. Comments Stuff like this is why people don't view feminism as an equality movement. Stop violence against all people, and fix laws that imply women are always the victims, even when they are the aggressors. Quality education for everyone; boys have been effectively pushed out of higher education because it's much more difficult to get support, morally and financially, because they're male.
Clothes vocabulary - elementary Clothes vocabulary is useful and quite easy to learn. Here you will find a video introducing the correct pronunciation (American English) of the words. Watch the video and repeat. In the second part of the video you should say the words yourself. Then there is a mind map introducing the new words. You can add more to the mind map if you want to. ALAN v38n3 - A Powerful Pairing: The Literature Circle and the Wiki A Powerful Pairing: The Literature Circle and the Wiki Study after study has shown that one of the best predictors of reading achievement is how much independent reading a young person does. 1 And yet, as secondary English language arts teachers feel more and more pressure to prepare students for standardized tests, independent reading is likely one of the first things to be dropped from the curriculum. Combined with pressures to teach digital literacy, media literacy, and 21st century skills, English language arts teachers may well feel overwhelmed by the challenge of meeting, much less synthesizing, all these demands. In the process, as Gallagher argues in Readicide ( 2009 ), student motivation and curiosity—the very qualities most teachers want to nurture, and the ones that most often lead to student success—are extinguished (p. 10).
Synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts and herbal teas added to NSW ban list By Justine Kearney Posted Three synthetic drugs, which are being marketed as recreational herbal teas and cannabis alternatives, have been added to New South Wales' most serious illicit drugs category. AB-CHMINACA, AB-PINACA and AB-FUBINACA now schedule one drugsOther schedule one drugs include ice, heroin and cocaineAnyone found guilty of manufacturing or selling the drugs now face life in prison The drugs, AB-CHMINACA, AB-PINACA and AB-FUBINACA, are synthetically manufactured and will be reclassified as schedule one drugs alongside ice, heroin and cocaine.