Teens often face a host of stressors and confusing feelings as they grow through the adolescent years. The emotions associated with puberty, self-doubt, confusion about the future, family problems, and school pressures can sometimes seem overwhelming.
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There’s nothing surprising about teens searching the internet for health-related information. But knowing why they search and how they process what they find offer significant clues for libraries and school media centers looking to support them.
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If anyone says they enjoy applying for financial aid, they are lying. Between the competing deadlines, forms, and requirements, successfully applying for and getting financial aid is no small achievement for a student.
How can librarians and educators help? Below are four steps that will help organize your students as they prepare to take (and pay for) the next important step in their lives.
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Everyone needs salt. The cells in our muscles and nerves need it to function and it helps our bodies keep fluids in balance.
But most everyone knows that too much salt isn’t good for you. What’s not so clear is where we get most of the sodium in our diet (hint: it’s not just that shaker on your grandmother’s table or an unholy combination of bacon, french fries, and pretzels).
In honor of World Salt Awareness Week, here are five fast facts to share with your patrons and students about salt intake and what it means to your well being from Health Reference Series Online.
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Our American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) 2017 reviews are in! Check out the highlights below (and, yes, we added the bold, since we are rather proud) or go to http://www.arbaonline.com/ for the full reviews.
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A young woman with an ankle sprain spends six hours on a Sunday in the emergency room because that’s where the recording on her doctor’s office phone “told her to go.”
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