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‘Why are they in my class?’ A teacher talks candidly about the most difficult students

People who enter the teaching profession are generally those who want to help and make a difference in the lives of young people. Kids who present problems of one kind or another are often seen as welcome challenges to teachers — except when they prove highly disruptive to everyone else in the …

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

THEY learn to read at age 2, play Bach at 4, breeze through calculus at 6, and speak foreign languages fluently by 8. Their classmates shudder with envy; their parents rejoice at winning the lottery. But to paraphrase T. S. Eliot, their careers tend to end not with a bang, but with a …

Creativity

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

<b>Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives.</b><p>That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men.<p>Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in a developed nation.<p>That dubious title belongs to South Korea. But it is still far, far higher than virtually …

Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk

The world reacted in horror and indignation this week when a reporter posted a photo of a Syrian woman forced to bath her 20-day-old newborn in a …

World Health Organization