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Tips for teachers February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
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It is Not How Much You Eat, it is What You Eat

A new study found that people who reduce the amount of added sugar, refined grains and processed foods in their food will lose weight and will not be …

Tips for Teachers February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018
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Why Your Pay is not Going Up

If a company gets big enough, it can drive out its competition. What is that situation called?

The story suggests that when a company …

Tips for Teachers February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018
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South Africa: The Moment for a Reset is Now

When some countries around the world condemned apartheid in South Africa, what did they do?

 When South African was boycotted and needed to …

Tips for Teachers February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018
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What to do When the Patient is a Racist

Patients may ask for another doctor based on prejudice. What are some common discrimination reasons?  

Penn State College of …

Tips for Teachers February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018
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Gaza Strip Plunging into a New Crisis

Gaza is a strip of land bordered by Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. What other country borders on Gaza.

Gaza was placed under the control of …

Tips for Teachers February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018
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Democracy is Dying in Hungary

The destruction of democracy can begin with the election of a party with an un-democratic view of the world.] True or false?

Vladimir Putin of Russia came to power by election. Do readers believe

Tips for Teachers February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018
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Evidence and Common Sense: Do Not Drink While Pregnant

What is FASD?

Children born with FASD may have cognitive, …

Tips for Teachers February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018
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When Governments Give a Little, the People Want More

What does the “revolution of rising expectations” mean?

When the United States ended racial segregation in the 1960s, …

Tips for Teacher February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018
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Shifting Chess Pieces in the Middle East

What is the meaning of the old saying “Politics make strange bedfellows?”

The jihadists in Egypt’s Northern Sinai

Tips for Teachers February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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Beating Your Addiction to Sugar

How does the human brain respond to sugar?

What happens when your body ingests sugar? [Your blood sugar spikes and your body releases insulin to


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