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Othello Close Read- Two Desdemona Passages

Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband, And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you […]

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ADHD and Your Brain

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The American Psychiatric Association defines ADHD as one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, resulting from a deficiency of the neurotransmitters known as norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. According to Larry Silver, M.D. in ADHD Neuroscience 101, “ADHD seems to involve impaired […]

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Diagnosing ADHD

A 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) found that 8.4% of children in the United States have a current diagnosis of ADHD. Based on this research, a survey was conducted in February of 2018 on 69 people ages 13 to 24 by the writer where 16.4% reported that they had been diagnosed with ADHD. The NSCH also found that […]

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Stephen Tonti on ADHD

Stephen Tonti, a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon, started off his 2013 TED Talk with what he is: a director; however, he goes on to say that he’s also a “writer, an actor, a drummer, scuba diver, soccer player, camera operator, airbrush artist, physicist, stargazer, rock climber, snowboarder, model maker, stage manager, camp counselor, a PA, a DJ, a […]

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Survey on ADHD…

Hello! For my research paper for AP Lang, I am conducting a survey. Please click here to take it. Everything is completely anonymous! Thank you! Print this page. Author Zoe

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What is ADHD?

On March 11th, 1902, the first recorded study of ADHD was presented. These three lectures, known as the “Goulstonian lectures”, were given by Sir George Still, the father of British pediatrics. He noted that the 43 children in his study had “serious problems with sustained attention and self regulation…often aggressive, defiant, resistant to discipline, excessively emotional or passionate,had serious problems […]

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A Thousand Word Face

She is beauty. She is grace. However, she will actually punch you in the face. Beneath this gorgeous exterior is a feisty, free spirit that’s not afraid to make herself know. Her name is Samantha, and she is a coffee fiend, amazing photographer, and fierce friend. Before I really knew her, she approached me one day after crew practice. “Hi, […]

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Lazy!

Everywhere you turn, you can see someone complaining about how lazy today’s young people are, how we were handed everything and don’t know how to work a “real job”. My question is, is this true? Are today’s younger generations getting lazier and lazier? Are we falling into Aldous Huxley’s society of ignorance and indolence? On Psychology Today, Neel Burton M.D. […]

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Wired on Caffeine

My hands wrap around the warm cardboard of my to go coffee cup. The smell of roasted beans wafts up from the small hole in the top, beckoning me. I take my first sip and feel the chocolaty bitterness flow over my tongue and down my throat, warming my insides. This is the way to start a Tuesday. With every […]

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Spare Change

Panhandling: to stop people on the street and ask for food or money. Begging. We see this everywhere, from my home city of Salt Lake to rural Midwestern towns. People stand next to freeway exits with cardboard signs reading “Homeless. Anything helps”, “Stranded. Need money for bus ticket”. Many feel bad for saying no to them. I mean, we’re taught […]

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Why are We So Mean?

Humans experience an array of emotions, ranging from elated to depressed, apathetic to anxious, excited to afraid. There is no linear spectrum as emotions are spread out and can get easily muddled. Emotions drive people to action, whether that be to kiss someone, to give to a charity, open a door, or even bully or kill someone. But what causes […]

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ADHD and Your Brain

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Survey on ADHD…

What is ADHD?

A Thousand Word Face

Lazy!

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Spare Change

Why are We So Mean?

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