Long thought of as time wasters, certain video games are proving to be good for learning different topics, like history and algebra. Social networking sites can improve childrens’ writing skills, and some people feel that several video games are akin to the imaginary worlds of a good novel. In this commentary piece, Gary Andrew Poole writes about kids playing video games during the summer months, and his quest to improve his daughter’s sense of world history.
It’s National Acne Awareness Month and the perfect time to get educated on ways to treat and prevent acne. Acne is one of the most common skin problems – affecting 85% of teenagers and even some adults. But acne can affect more than just a teen’s skin. A recent survey showed that 64% of the teens who have had acne said that it’s embarrassing and 71% of teens who have acne say it’s caused low self esteem and shyness. No one should ever feel embarrassed or alone because of their acne. That’s why the AARS, with support from Galderma, has developed this special announcement on ways to take action against acne. Acne is a medical condition and it can be treated. Have questions on how to manage your acne or what acne treatment is right for you? Visit www.acnesociety.org.
The Army National Guard’s Partners in Education website has information about the many free school programs the Guard offers to teens in public and private high schools. Programs include the YOU CAN School Program (with presentations on topics like drug and alcohol abuse, study techniques, and paying for college), the HUMVEE school program, programs specifically designed for at-risk youth, and more.
Beginning LifeStage “Job Search Bootcamp” At Daisy Swan & Associates know that Beginning is an exciting and stressful time of decision making and choice. So they have designed this group coaching series specifically for those of you who have:
0-7 years of work experience
recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program, and need clarity on what to do with your academic accomplishments
to figure out how to begin your job search
the desire to set up a good strategy to launch your work style and get a sense of a forward moving path; the desire to get some answers to fundamental questions about work and life balance.