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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…