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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. According to the latest Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), sponsored by MetLife Foundation, 11 percent of teens in grades 9-12 reported…

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Unemployment Gave Me Purpose (revisited)

Unemployment got me in 2010.

Before that time, I had worked since the age of 16. I am almost 40. My last stint as an educator lasted 10 years and burnout was well in my midst. In spite of the steady paychecks, summers off and decent work hours, I felt a desire to try something new. I enrolled in law school in the hopes of discovering a new destiny. So when…

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A Successful Doctor, Mom, Author, and Media Personality Had a Good Teacher

Roshini Raj, MD’s remarkable journey emulates a path previously forged by her determined mother. When Raj’s mother migrated from Sri Lanka to attend a medical residency in Brooklyn, she had no idea that she was setting a profound example for her unborn daughter. Raj’s mother was determined to pursue her professional goals…

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"Kiley’s Purple Hat," a Beautifully Handcrafted Children’s Book

A side-sewn picture book rekindling family story time, “Kiley’s Purple Hat” lets children discover colors, textures and creating something with their own hands; currently in production and will be available in time for the holidays.

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Besmartbewell.com explores the important role bystanders play in preventing bullying.

CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bullying and cyberbullying are a part of growing up today. Surveys show that nearly 30 percent of middle and high school students have been bullied at school and 43 percent have experienced cyberbullying in the past year.

Those witnesses, the bystanders, are the…

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Usually I snap pics on my good side but I was feeling myself. After a night #ontherun with #hovandbey, I am enjoying chill time with hubby. #DawnofthePlanetoftheApes is a must see!

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According to a recent AVG Technologies survey, parents rely heavily on teachers for the online education of their children. With technological advancements and a growing number of districts resorting to online curriculums, there is a definite need for students to understand proper online etiquette and procedure. But should teachers absorb full responsibility of this task?

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The food was questionable but the martini was deelish!!! #kidfree #qualitytime

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A #Woman and Professor whose Power is in the Essence of Her Intangible Strengths

When I decided to capture the essence of amazing mothers in the title “super mom,” it was initially an ode to the physicality of our existence. We give birth, cook meals, kiss boo boos, acquire degrees, obtain promotions, while simultaneously being fiercely stylish and poised. Through this experience, I have learned that being a mother – a super mom – is a journey defined by the non-physical…

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Want a reason to snatch your wallet the next time you look at the cost of college tuition? According a recent study, public university graduates made the same amount of money as their private college counterparts. Why? Of course, several variables are to blame with the biggest one being the economic recession.

Recession or no recession, I am a firm believer that undergraduate college tuition does…

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