Life Orientation resources for South African teachers
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From career guidance to substance abuse...bits and pieces to brighten up your LO classes courtesy of the Reeler Centre at Pinelands High School  (If you would like to receive a weekly newsletter of the latest items in this Scoop just mail me at avanzyl@phs.org.za)
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Living with Social Anxiety | Mayim Bialik

Published on Jun 28, 2018
Hey, it’s Mayim, and I have social anxiety. Maybe you do, too, and that’s ok! For those of us who suffer from debilitating social anxiety we usually know what triggers it. Recently, for me, it was a wedding. Today I’m talking about how I cope with my social anxiety and continue to live my life. How to do you deal with social anxiety?

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How the Parkland teens created a gun-control movement I Fast Company

Published on Jun 4, 2018
March For Our Lives cofounders Jaclyn Corin, Emma González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and Alex Wind talk about progress since the Stoneman Douglas shooting.

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Facing The Consequences Of Binge Drinking I BBC

Published on Jun 20, 2018
A man who broke his back on an booze fuelled night out confronts four young binge drinkers.

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How noise pollution is ruining your hearing I VOX

Published on Jun 4, 2018
Our world is increasingly noisy and our bars, restaurants, gyms, and streets all produce decibel levels that can cause harm to our hearing in mere minutes. Hearing loss is incredibly common and is the fourth highest disability worldwide. One in four American adults shows signs of noise-induced hearing loss, and the problem is only going to get worse.

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A Victim Of Revenge Porn Tells Their Story I As/Is

Published on May 10, 2018
Boldly has changed its name to As/Is--don’t worry, it’s the same content you know and love! Subscribe for daily videos & series about beauty, fashion, style, body positivity, women’s experiences and lifestyle, and to join a community of incredible women working to empower and inspire each other. We accept you, as is!

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The meaning of Ramadan in a minute I EWN

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Published on May 21, 2018
Ramadan falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, Ahmed Kajee explains what this means.

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This is the Worst Job Interview | Fast Comedy

Published on May 17, 2018
Interviews are tough, especially when the interviewer contradicts himself with every word. Have you had a cringeworthy job interview? Tell us your experience in the comments.

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The #ImperfectlyPerfect Ginger Girl Makes Her Own Fashion Choices!

Published on May 2, 2018
Ginger by Lifestyle is inviting all you young girls to flaunt your fashion preferences loud enough to drown out the voices of critics!

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NowThis Opens Up For Mental Health Awareness Month | NowThis

Published on May 11, 2018
Let's talk about mental health — because nobody deserves to feel alone.

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How Are You Really Feeling Today? I BBC

Published on May 15, 2018
How do you *really* feel today?

Sometimes, answering this question is a lot harder than you think.
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 14-20 May. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

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Down's Syndrome, DJing & Me | Amazing Humans I BBC

Published on May 12, 2018
Casey is a DJ with Down's Syndrome who, with the help of his mentor, John, is Djing at events across the country and breaking down preconceptions about disability

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Reasons Why I've Self-Harmed I BBC

Published on May 13, 2018
Several people talk about why they have previously self-harmed, and things they wish they'd known.

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How to stay calm under pressure I TED-Ed

Published on May 21, 2018
Your favorite athlete closes in for a win; the crowd holds its breath, and at the crucial moment ... she misses the shot. That competitor just experienced the phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months, even years, of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Why does this happen, and what can we do to avoid it? Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen explain why we choke under pressure.

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Your Cannabis Questions: Is it addictive? I Healthy Canadians

Published on Jun 19, 2018
Canadians want the facts about cannabis, so we invited them to ask experts their questions. We heard: Is cannabis addictive?
Find out what our health and safety experts had to say.

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Said by Retards I GILGoteborg Assistans

Published on Jun 1, 2018
GIL is a Swedish organization that fights on behalf of people with disabilities. In their latest campaign “Said by Retards” they highlight the issue of how the offensive and discriminatory R-word is used – and make people aware that having an intellectual disability isn't the same as being strange, or stupid.

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Feeding The Habit: Crime And Drug Addiction | BBC

Published on May 27, 2018
The police suspect a local drug user of committing a burglary in Bristol, when they arrive it appears he may have overdosed. 45% of burglaries are committed by heroin and crack users. This is the story behind of one of them.

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Lard help us: SA is the tubbiest nation in Africa I The Times

Lard help us: SA is the tubbiest nation in Africa I The Times | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

24 May 2018

South Africa is the flabbiest country on the continent. An estimated 28% of us are overweight and 31% are obese (the obesity rates for men and women are 14% and 42% respectively), making us Africa’s tubbiest nation. It means we are contending with an epidemic of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, which collectively kill 43% of South Africans.

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The Doctor Treating Patients With Charlie Chaplin Movies I Great Big Story

Published on May 20, 2018
In India, Charlie Chaplin continues to be popular—so popular, in fact, that there’s a whole fan club dedicated to celebrating and impersonating the famous comic actor. The Charlie Circle Foundation is the brainchild of Ashok Sukhumal Aswani, a doctor practicing ayurvedic medicine in the town of Adipur. His love for Chaplin began after first watching “The Gold Rush”—40 years and over 200 viewings later, he’s still laughing. Ashok is such a devotee of Chaplin’s work that he even prescribes his DVDs to patients as a way to raise their spirits. Sometimes, laughter truly is the best medicine.

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Here’s How The News Messes With Your Mental Health I BuzzFeed

Published on May 20, 2018
News consumption and mental health are a balancing act.

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The fear around MSG is rooted in xenophobia I Mic

Published on May 15, 2018
Decades ago, studies proved that MSG is safe. So why do so many of us still believe it’s not? America’s fears about Asian culture, mostly.

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How students who struggle with mental illness can find help I PBS

Published on May 15, 2018
These three high-achieving students at one of the world's most prestigious universities have also suffered crippling depression and been through years of therapy and medication. In the second part of his report, Jeffrey Brown hears how they got help with debilitating illness, then learns more about student mental health challenges and solutions from Alfiee Breland-Noble of Georgetown University.

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Not That Weird I Bring Change To Mind

Published on May 1, 2018
Lots of people, especially high school students, assume that talking about mental health will feel, well, kind of weird. But, in most cases, friends are happy to listen and offer support. That’s the message behind our new PSA campaign.

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Footballer David Cox Opens Up On Depression I BBC

Published on May 14, 2018
We talk to Scottish footballer David Cox talking about mental health in football and coping with depression in the sport. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

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