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Young People Need To Hear About Porn Before They See It

Porn is not new. But it has never been so accessible. For young people growing up online, porn is difficult to avoid. Like it or not, porn has become …

Gender

Let's talk crap. Seriously.

It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, …

Tyger

Lemon Andersen performs "Please don't take my Air Jordans"

Top 10 Uses of Foreshadowing in Movies

Want to improve school results? Improve students' wellbeing

Teenage mental health is one of the most critical social issues of our time. One in four young Australians is currently experiencing mental health …

Education

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Parenting

Film Theory: How to SURVIVE the Hunger Games pt. 1

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Wuthering Heights: Who is Heathcliff?

Wuthering Heights: Violence and cruelty

Shakespeare 400 | Culture | The Guardian

<b>Letters:</b> Perhaps there are trace elements of even earlier times than Ovid that he brought to the stage<p>Published: 1:31 PM<p>Peter Capaldi, Ruth Wilson and Dominic West among actors in short films of Shakespeare’s plays to be shown in London, Liverpool and around the world<p>Published: 1:28 PM<p>From films …

Romeo and Juliet

Australia's first children's newspaper launches

Diya Mehta is Australia's youngest political correspondent. At 14, she's already knocked off exclusives with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Labor …

No. of Words

The Number of Words in the English Language<p><b>The English Language WordClock: 1,005,366</b><p><b>The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June</b> …

Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

<b>Dust Echoes</b> is a series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country …

Six ways good parents contribute to their child's anxiety

Kids have it hard these days.<p>It doesn't seem like it when they're playing on their $500 tech gadgets, but they do. Twenty-first century living is …

No time to meditate? Try this mindfulness exercise instead

Standing in a long line at Opera Bar and I figure I've got two options: get annoyed that the person at the counter keeps changing their mind and is …

Don't worry, be happy: how kids bounce back

Ten-year-olds are at the top of their game, it's the time in their lives they are most likely to feel happy, confident and ready to take on the …

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

THE other morning, I woke up and brewed a cup of Mindful Lotus tea ($6 for 20 bags). On the subway, I loaded the Headspace app on my iPhone and followed a guided mindfulness exercise ($13 a month for premium content). Later in the day, I dropped by Mndfl, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village …

Mindfulness

The seven stages of being a teenage girl

In her final year of school, Ruby Leonard is trying to keep everyone around her happy: parents, teachers, coaches, friends, and her body that wants …

Should you stalk your child's smartphone?

With smartphones, handhelds and wi-fi hotspots everywhere, keeping an eye over your child's shoulder on the home computer is so last century. Instead …

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

<b>Stephen Nowicki</b><p>Students in the study looked at photos and were tested on their ability to recognize the emotions of those pictured.<p>Children’s social …

Psychology

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0:11 We are losing our listening. We spend roughly 60 percent of our communication time listening, but we're not very good at it. We retain just 25 …

Flute

Every second day: that's how often an Australian tradie takes his own life

It's a beautiful place to die. Cool and blustery, the wind whipping the lonely headland under a high sun as waves rub this raw stretch of the NSW …

Some Victorian schools axe grades in reports in favour of detailed feedback

Schools are scrapping A to E grades on student report cards following an overhaul of the long-established reporting system.<p>Lengthy, end-of-semester …

The obvious thing holding girls back

Sam Squiersnews.com.au<p><b>OPINION</b><p><b>THE way you dress has a huge impact on what you’ll do in a day. You wouldn’t wear a skirt, blouse and dainty shoes if</b> …

Australian News

How a university and a school agreed to dump cut-throat rankings

Students at one Victorian school will become the envy of all teenagers, as they wave goodbye to the ATAR from next year.<p>Under a proposed new model, …

Robots to take over 44pc of workforce

In 20 years, you will probably be a casual worker and your office will be shared with strangers ... that is if a robot isn't doing your job.

Automation

There's a lot written about young Muslim men in Australia, hardly anything written by them

Stereotypes about Muslim men peddled by the likes of Paul Sheehan are hard to counter – and they have painful and damaging consequences<p>Everyday racial encounters have come to define my life as a young Muslim male in Australia. Whether it is the lady clutching her purse as I stand behind her at the …