All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Myths’

Halloween Candy: Death by Poison, Needles, Razor Blades, and Other Myths

Every October the tales get trotted out. Somebody knows a guy who had a cousin who knew a kid who died from poisoned Halloween candy. Parents warn their kids to not eat anything they are given that is not in a sealed manufacturer’s package. Almost gone entirely are the days of homemade cookies, fudge, apples, popcorn balls, and other perfectly …

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ADHD Myths Still Taint Public Opinion and Marginalize Sufferers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, gets a lot of undeserved flack. Stories abound about college students getting a quick ADHD diagnosis from a pill mill doctor, then hoarding Ritalin to sell or to snort for all-nighter study sessions. Until medical marijuana came along in California and took the top spot as a joke medical regimen, professing to have ADHD …

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Four Asthma Myths You Should Stop Spreading

When summer weeds and pollen are at their peak, asthma sufferers just wish they could stay inside the rest of the season. If you know someone with asthma, it is helpful if you understand the difficulty they go through. But there are also some common myths about asthma that you should know about so you can help when help is …

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Slender Man Story Leads To Two Girls Stabbing Their Friend 19 Times

On Monday, two 12-year-old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin were charged as adults for the attempted first-degree intentional homicide of another 12-year-old girl. What caused these girls to want to kill one of their best friends? According to police, the girls stabbed the other girl nearly to death to please a mythological creature known as the “Slender Man.” The girls claimed …

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Six Myths reddit Would Like to Clear Up

Although only 6% of American adults use reddit, teen users and international appeal has helped turn the site into one of the most powerful forces on the internet – both in terms of influence and as a content distribution device. Last month, reddit boasted over 67 million unique visitors who viewed nearly 4.7 billion pages. There’s no denying that it’s …

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Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get “Summers Off”?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but rather with a sense of jealousy. It may even be made by a friend who wishes they “had it so …

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