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cynefin April 2nd 2019 06:25 PM
Weighed down by anxiety? Try a weighted blanket. By Cassie (cynefin) source] Weighted blankets are blankets that have evenly distributed weight in them to soothe people who are struggling. These blankets provide deep pressure therapy, or deep touch pressure (DTP). The use of this therapy provides a tactile sense that helps calm children and adults alike. Weighted blankets can simulate a hug or an action that is otherwise comforting. Serotonin and Dopamine are sometimes...
cynefin April 2nd 2019 06:21 PM
Instant Family: A review By Jenna (.:Bibliophile:.) Instant Family is a movie that focuses on Pete and Ellie Wagner, a couple who decide to take in foster children. The couple go into it expecting to take in one child but they end up fostering three children after finding out that the child they are interested in has two younger siblings. The children, Lizzie, Juan and Lita have dealt with a lot of difficult things and end up giving the couple a difficult time because of their...
cynefin April 2nd 2019 06:19 PM
The benefits of sponge filters for fish tanks By Cassie (cynefin) source] Sponge filters are filters that clean by pulling water through a sponge. Sponge filters are typically known for being very cost efficient, but there are many other benefits to them as well. Read on to learn how sponge filters can help keep you and your fish happy.
cynefin March 27th 2019 01:00 AM
Humboldt Broncos bus crash By Brittany (.Brittany.) In Saskatchewan Canada, every family’s worst nightmare came true. On Friday April 6, 2018, a bus that was carrying a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey team was struck by a transport truck at the intersection of highway 35 and highway 335 approximately 300 km north of Regina. The team was heading to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, which is about 2.5 hrs from Humboldt, when their bus was hit. The bus was carrying ...
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TeenHelp March 5th 2019 04:34 AM
A Heart in a Body in the World: A review By Jenna (.:Bibliophile:.) A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti is the story of Annabelle who suffered from a traumatic experience and decides to go on a cross country run from Seattle to Washington D.C to try and cope with the trauma she experienced. The story had two main parts, the past where Annabelle relives the events that led up to the trauma, and present where Annabelle is going on the cross country run and trying to cope with...
TeenHelp March 5th 2019 04:31 AM
7 different foods to pair with pesto By Cassie (cynefin) Pesto is a sauce that originated in Italy and is typically made with basil leaves, pine nuts, cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Pesto is usually green in color due to its ingredients, but sun dried tomato pesto, a red sauce, is also available. Pesto is commonly used as an alternative to tomato sauce in pasta, but there are many additional tasty foods you can add it to. Try a homemade pizza with pesto in place of tomato sauce....
TeenHelp March 5th 2019 04:26 AM
Is forgiveness necessary to heal from trauma? By Anonymous Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion on this topic. It is in no way correct or absolute. It is more than okay if you disagree, as everyone is entitled to their opinion. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I was severely physically, sexually, and emotionally abused by four different people. I developed Complex Post-traumatic Stress, Fibromyalgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other major difficulties as a result. I was...
TeenHelp March 5th 2019 04:24 AM
Monday's Not Coming: A review By Jenna (.:Bibliophile:.) Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson is a novel about the power of friendship. The novel focuses on Claudia and Monday who are best friends. One year, Monday goes missing but Claudia seems to be the only person who notices and she spends her time trying to figure out where her friend went and she tries to get the adults in her life to do something more to find Monday. This novel was beautifully heartbreaking. The love that...
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We're laughing with you, not at you: Using humor to discuss disability By Kylie M. (NOTE: At no point are you required to actually disclose your disability if you are not comfortable doing so. Additionally, this approach may not work for everyone! At the end of the day, you have to do what is most comfortable for you; this article is simply based on my own personal experiences.) You may have heard that being able to laugh at yourself is an important life skill - and you would be...
TeenHelp February 3rd 2019 01:49 AM
The different types of vision loss and what to do about them By Hollie (Everglow.) Vision loss can affect anybody, and chances are either you or somebody you know wears glasses or contact lenses. You may have heard of terms such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness, sight impaired, or severely sight impaired (or blind), but a lot of the time these terms can be confusing unless you need to know about them. There are also a wide range of eye conditions that can affect vision, such as...
TeenHelp February 3rd 2019 01:45 AM
The Lunar Chronicles: Book series review by Jenna (.:Bibliophile:.) The Lunar Chronicles, which was written by Marissa Meyer, is a sci-fi series and is a futuristic retelling of fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. There are four books in the series and the first one is called Cinder. This particular novel focuses on the character of Linh Cinder who is a cyborg who is living with her stepmother and stepsisters and is not treated kindly. The...
TeenHelp February 3rd 2019 01:42 AM
Ways to conquer phone anxiety By Cassie (cynefin) What is phone anxiety? Phone anxiety is when someone struggles with, or has a fear of making calls, answering them, or leaving a voice mail. While phone anxiety is associated with social anxiety, someone can also have difficulty with using the phone even if they do not have social anxiety. Symptoms often consist of anxious thoughts such as: "What will the person on the other end of the line think of me?" or "What if I don't know what to...
TeenHelp January 24th 2019 01:00 PM
Target Beauty Box review By Cassie (cynefin) I am a bit of a subscription box junkie; I enjoy any boxes from books to sticker or beauty boxes. I have tried a few beauty boxes and the Target Beauty Box is my absolute favorite and I wanted to share a little bit about it. Target's box is a monthly non-subscription box that is 7.00 USD with free shipping. Target occasionally does additional boxes around the holidays, or does boxes with certain items (e.g. face masks or dry shampoo only)...



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