Archive | November, 2015

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How Cocaine Affects the Brain

The key to understanding how cocaine affects the brain is learning how small-scale chemicals in brain cells can affect large-scale systems of the mind. Communication in the Brain The human brain is composed of between 19 and 23 billion cells called “neurons”. While all cells in the body communicate with one another, What is unique […]

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Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

There are various treatments available for drug and alcohol addiction including outpatient, inpatient and self-help programs. Whatever the dependency, the best course of action is to find treatment that covers many aspects of the recovery process, and the most comprehensive treatments are available in an inpatient rehab center. Drug and alcohol addiction is a sensitive […]

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The Color Teds, Bears of Color for Diverse Young Readers

Librarians, educators and book festival panelists are calling for more diverse picture books to reflect the changing face of America, at a time when, according to Pew Research Center, “half of Americans younger than 5 were minorities in 2013… ”. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/10/5-facts-about-americas-students/ Characters Engage Books wholeheartedly support these aims and have now published “Color Teds: Tia […]

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Minimalism: Not Just for Grown Ups (A kid’s bedroom style guide)

When you’re decorating your child’s bedroom, it’s easy to get carried away. Stuffed animals, knickknacks, and toys seem to multiply overnight until your kid’s room is an untidy, cluttered mess. If this sounds like your problem, it might be time to become a minimalist. Minimalism is all about choosing the things you love over everything […]

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