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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Why I’ll Raise My Daughters to Be Strong, Not Polite | NY Times

Published on Nov 14, 2018
Kind. Obedient. Agreeable. Check check check. Now with two daughters of her own, she will make a new set of rules.

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5 Mental Health Stigmas That Need to Go! | MTV Decoded

Published on May 24, 2017
There are over 40,000,000 Americans that suffer from mental health issues. That’s almost 1 in 5 people! So why does getting the help you need from a mental health professional feel any different than going to a doctor? Well, that’s because there are a lot of stigmas and myths surrounding mental health.

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5 Phrases Disabled People Are Tired Of | MTV Decoded

Published on Nov 2, 2018
“Can you have sex?” Is not a phrase, that most able-bodied people would ever expect to have to answer. But for physically disabled people, annoying, intrusive, and condescending conversations can be an almost everyday occurrence. So what other insensitive things do able-bodied people love to say to the physically disabled? Watch the episode to find out

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How Perfectionism Can Be Destructive I The Atlantic

How Perfectionism Can Be Destructive I The Atlantic | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

5 Nov 2018

Along with other therapists, Pryor, who is now with the Family Institute at Northwestern University, is trying to sound the alarm about a tendency among young adults and college students to strive for perfection in their work—sometimes at any cost. Though it is often portrayed as a positive trait—a clever response to the “greatest weaknesses” question during job interviews, for instance—Pryor and others say extreme perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation.

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'We're all angels' - lingerie models hit back against Victoria's Secret I Sky News

Published on Nov 6, 2018
There are calls for a boycott of the Victoria's Secret fashion show amid claims the company pushes unrealistic views of what most women look like. The fashion brand uses petite supermodels to market its lingerie and new research suggests that the majority of women in the UK don't feel properly represented in mainstream fashion.

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How Likely Is A Cannabis Smoker To Experience Psychosis? | Professor Green

Published on Oct 30, 2018
Is a cannabis smoker likely to experience conditions like psychosis? Professor Green wants to know and speaks to a psychopharmacologist to find out.

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Know the truth | Rebekkah’s Story | Opioids

Published on Oct 22, 2018
Fact: Opioid dependence can happen after just five days.

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Former Club Promoter Now Provides Clean Water to Those in Need | NowThis

Published on Oct 19, 2018
Scott Harrison left New York’s nightlife scene behind to bring clean water to over 8 million people worldwide.

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How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression I BBC

How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression I BBC | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it

16 Oct 2018

"In brainstorming how to tackle this problem, he arrived at an unlikely solution: grandmothers. Since 2006, Chibanda and his team have trained over 400 of the grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy, which they deliver for free in more than 70 communities in Zimbabwe. In 2017 alone, the Friendship Bench, as the programme is called, helped over 30,000 people there. The method has been empirically vetted and have been expanded to countries beyond, including the US."

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ADHD overdiagnosis in younger students, says global study | Al Jazeera

Published on Oct 14, 2018
Researchers are warning teachers and clinicians are mistaking immaturity in the classroom for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. A global study shows the youngest children in a classroom are often compared with their older and more mature classmates and that is leading to overdiagnosis in the younger students. The lead author of the study worries that an ADHD misdiagnosis can blind clinicians to other roots causes of problems.

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Your Brain On Adderall - The Study Drug I ASAP Science

Published on Oct 4, 2018
How does adderall work? And should you take it?

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The "End of History" Illusion I TED-Ed

Published on Sep 27, 2018
Time and time again, we’ve failed to predict that the technologies of the present will change the future. Recently, a similar pattern was discovered in our individual lives: we’re unable to predict change in ourselves. But is there anything wrong with assuming that who we are now is who we will continue to be? Bence Nanay details the consequences of seeing ourselves as finished products.

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Teenagers around the world share their fears and dreams I Guardian

Published on Sep 24, 2018
Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exam pressures in the Kenyan Rift Valley and the importance of giving back to society in Delhi

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Why Are Young People Having Less Sex? I The Atlantic

Published on Nov 13, 2018
In the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven’t. The average adult used to have sex 62 times a year. Now, that number is 54. In a culture that is becoming increasingly more tolerant, why is sexual intercourse on the decline?

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What’s a Real Man? | Decoded | MTV Decoded

Published on Jun 21, 2017
When you hear the phrase “real man” there’s a certain image that pops into your mind. Maybe it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or LeBron James or Ryan Gosling and it’s most likely not, a small, quiet, reserved man who plays classical trumpet. So does that mean all those other guys are “fake men?” Well no. It’s that the question of “who’s a real man” fundamentally doesn’t make any sense. Why not? Well watch the episode to find out!

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Antisemitism in Europe | DW Documentary

Published on Nov 8, 2018
Has antisemitism returned to Europe? Our documentary asks: what is it like to be a Jew in Germany, Poland and France today?

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ENOUGH: Handing Back The Shame I The Rumpus

ENOUGH: Handing Back The Shame I The Rumpus | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it
Each year, when baby-pink blossoms coat the trees in candyfloss, when petals swirl in the balmy air like confetti, my body remembers being raped.

It may only be for a moment, but I am catapulted back in time: pried away from these child-bearing hips of a woman in her mid-forties living with her family in London, hurled over the English Channel to France, and dragged back to the night when my twenty-one-year-old self was forced under the writhing, slithering body of the man who raped me. I’m in his locked up flat. He’s backed me into a corner. Threatened me with a knife. Told me no one will hear my screams. I’m pleading, sobbing, begging. Until, with fear hemorrhaging in my brain, I realize how helpless and powerless I truly am.
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Inside The Teenage Brain With Hannah Stocking | ATTN:

Published on Oct 19, 2018
An adult brain isn't fully developed until the age of 25. Before that age, your brain is undergoing a series of changes that explain why you react to things the way you do. And why you make certain decisions that a grown adult wouldn't make.

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To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom I National Geographic

To Prevent Loneliness, Start in the Classroom I National Geographic | Life Orientation resources for South African teachers | Scoop.it
But Holt-Lunstad believes that loneliness-prevention education should not be limited to teaching students how to support others. She also believes that kids should learn early in life how to reframe their own negative responses to social situations.
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My Eating Disorder Inspired My Business I BBC

Published on Oct 23, 2018
Emily, 20, wrestled with an eating disorder as her mum's health declined. Inspired by her experiences, she's started her own business to help others. Made by Will Carman

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100 Pills A Day - Addicted To Study Drugs I BBC

Published on Sep 27, 2018
Study drugs are substances that claim to improve things like concentration, memory and creativity. Some carry the risks of serious adverse effects including psychiatric disorders and skin reactions. Here first hand what it's like to be addicted to them.

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When I Grow Up…

Published on Oct 10, 2018
Around the world, millions of girls can’t choose their future, because #PovertyisSexist. Turn outrage into action for International Day of the Girl

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad: 'It's a huge responsibility' - BBC

Published on Oct 10, 2018
Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants, explains what winning the Nobel Peace Prize means to her.

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The Science of Being Transgender I ASAP Science

Published on Sep 20, 2018
What can science teach us about gender identity and dysphoria?

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How do cigarettes affect the body? - I TED-Ed

Published on Sep 13, 2018
Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news -- we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us, and can our bodies recover if we stop? Krishna Sudhir details what happens when we smoke -- and when we quit.

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