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Dental surgeon reveals his methods of how to identify victims of child abuse

A top dental surgeon has revealed his methods behind identifying victims of child abuse through dentistry.<p>Professor Richard Welbury has worked as a …

Weighted Blankets for Sleep and Anxiety: Why You Probably Want To Try This

Shares 18K<p>A bed cover to ease anxiety and help you feel better? A weighted blanket has been proven to be beneficial for sleepers. And while most of …

Autism

Our real charter school nightmare: The new war on public schools and teachers

Our kids deserve strong schools and great teachers under local control. That’s what the charter fight is all about<p>Peter Cunningham, who previously served as Arne Duncan's assistant secretary for communications, is a very charming fellow. When he left the administration, he returned to Chicago. The …

Obama Announces ‘No Child Left Behind’ Finally Left Behind–Kids Need Teachers, Not Tests

Educators across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, as President Obama announced the end of the “No Child Left Behind” era. It’s a time in …

Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Today, President Obama and the Department of Education released a Testing Action Plan, calling on states to cut back on "unnecessary testing" that consumes "too much instructional time" and creates "undue stress for educators and students."<p>In a video posted on Facebook, President Obama added, "I …

Education

‘I hear of teachers crying on their kitchen floor because of the stress’

I was speaking recently at a joint ATL/NUT meeting on childhood and adolescent mental ill health when I was silenced by a young man who told me that …

Emotional child abuse may be just as bad as physical harm | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - When it comes to psychological and behavioral health, both physical and emotional abuse can be equally damaging to children, a new study suggests.<p>Even though doctors and parents often believe physical or sexual abuse is more harmful than emotional mistreatment or neglect, the …

Mental Health

Sex addiction study: UCLA researchers find that sex and porn might not actually be addictive.

Does sex addiction really exist? A new study published in last week’s journal of <i>Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology</i> suggests that maybe it …

Does Sex Addiction Even Exist?

In this age of celebrities and politicians coming forward with their claims of sex addiction following a cheating incident, I'm often asked whether sex addiction even really exists. My answer is both yes and no. According to the medical community, more specifically, the Diagnostic and Statistical …

Brain activity of sex addicts similar to that of drug addicts

Sex addiction is a contentious condition – with many believing that it doesn’t exist. Characterized by an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviors, the disorder has been wrought with controversy, recently having been rejected for inclusion in the latest version of the Diagnostic and …

Sex Addiction

Addiction

'Sex Addiction' Redefined

<i>A new psychiatric diagnosis for those suffering (yes, suffering) from hypersexuality</i><p>josemanuelerre/Flickr<p>When the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual</i> (DSM) -- the definitive guide to diagnostic criteria used by U.S. mental health professionals -- is updated next May (for the first time in 13 years) …

What It's Like to Be Married to a Sex Addict

Then, two years into our relationship, Adi cheated on me.<p>He'd met someone at the gym and hung out with her several times, then slept with her once. He was honest with me about it, and I broke up with him on the spot. I traveled to Guatemala, Cambodia, and Thailand, volunteered as a yoga and English …

Sex Addict or Gay Man?

Over the past year, I had several conversations about sexual compulsivity. Collecting background information for Sexed, a novel about sex addiction, I learned that the problem, in various interpretations, is a serious concern for many gay men.<p>It doesn't help that the subject, which is …

Insatiable: The Real Lives of Sex Addicts

In the age of smartphones and frictionless-dating apps, sex addiction is like being hooked on a drug that's always available in unlimited supply. It's like living with a meth dealer at your side, or a brick of cocaine in your pocket. Worse, you can get a potential high from every person you meet. …

“Sex addiction” does not exist. Sorry, Christian right

Bad news, America: You cannot be addicted to porn. You cannot be addicted to sex. You cannot be addicted to masturbation, or the Internet, or shopping, or television, or eating, or your iPhone or Instagram or Facebook or silly cat videos, or cupcakes, or <i>The Bachelor</i> or even sublime designer leather …

Porn 'Addiction' May Not Be an Addiction After All

Bursting a lot of chat room bubbles, new neuroscience research suggests that a pornography 'addiction' is actually more likely a not-so-great, …

Porn and sex addictions: Real or bullsh*t?

There’s no doubt porn and sex “addictions” can cause distress, but not necessarily in the way you’d think<p>Porn addiction does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. And yet the label seems to pop up everywhere. There are counselors who warn against the addictive …

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This domain has recently been listed in the marketplace. Please click here to inquire.<p>Healthy Food Items<br>• Diet Plans<br>• Weight Loss Plans<br>• Fitness …

An open letter to all educators...

I write this post for all those who call themselves educators.<br>I write this post for superintendents and the schools boards for whom they work.<br>I write …

Achievement Gap

Housing price, size don't have much influence on happiness: UBC professor

How much influence does the size and price of your home have on your happiness?<p>Not a lot, it appears.<p>"It turns out that what really matters is the …

Here Is A Handy Tool for Creating Rubrics to Use in Class

July 19, 2015<br>ForAllRubrics is another cool web tool for easily creating rubrics, checklists, and badges. The site provides a wide variety of …

Charter schools’ worst nightmare: A pro-union movement may change charters forever

<b>Michelle Rhee (Reuters/Hyungwon Kang)</b><p>A growing number of charter school teachers want to unionize, the American Prospect’s Rachel M. Cohen tells Salon<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 18, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>When you think of charter schools, there are probably a few people and concepts that come to mind: Michelle …

Education

A Surprising Cause of Narcissism

<b>Marcy</b><p>Marcy is a bright and beautiful woman. She often says that her main goal in life is “to get to the top of the heap, and stay there.” Marcy puts …

The Exact Steps I Took to Lose 40 Pounds in 4 Months

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>I've always been bigger. I had a really difficult home life growing up, and I was an emotional eater. When I was sad, I would eat. When I was scared, I would eat. Pretty much any emotion triggered me to turn to foods, like bags (yes, more than one) of popcorn, ice cream, or hot dogs as …

Diabetes Myths – Busted.

Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being …

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Taught Me What It Means to be an Effective Educator

<i>This plaque that has "creative minds are seldom tidy" carved into it was given to me by Sue Stein, the ELL Coordinator at Waynflete, a private day School in Portland, ME, as a graduation present for being one of her most disorganized students.</i><p>Dear Sue:<p>As silly as it may sound, over the past couple …

Why We Are Losing So Many Dedicated, Experienced Teachers

Teachers have been the “collateral damage ” of the so-called reform movement. The reformers’ false claims and teacher-bashing is taking a predictable …