Month: January 2018

Cooperative learning can reduce alcohol use among middle school students, suggest researchers

Cooperative learning can reduce alcohol use among middle school students, suggest researchers

Cooperative learning (CL) is an instructional method in which students are divided into small groups to work on common tasks. In some situations, each student is individually responsible for a portion of the task, while in others, the entire group works together without formal roles being assigned. A vast body of research has found that …

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Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Drug dealers take to social media for selling illegal substances to school children

Recent media investigations highlighted the presence of unscrupulous drug dealers peddling illegal substances, including cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy, to children as young as 12 to 13 years, on several social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. The discovery of this disturbing trend led to widespread condemnation of social media giants, alleging that they …

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Social leisure engagement can benefit well-being of emerging adults

Social leisure engagement can benefit well-being of emerging adults

The transition from school to college is considered an exciting time for many youngsters. However, this period can also be quite stressful, particularly for those who will live independently for the first time. Moreover, academic pressure, peer pressure and unexpected or adverse situations can act as additional stressors, affecting the mental health of students. A …

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Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

Michael Phelps started enjoying life after opening up about his ‘depression spells’

Millions of adolescents and teens across the world, at some point during their youth, strongly admire celebrities from all walks of life, particularly from entertainment and sports. Youngsters often consider these celebrities as infallible individuals or the epitome of perfection. What many adolescents may not realize is that famous personalities too, much like ordinary people, …

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