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Adventure therapy: What is it? And does it work?

When you think of a nature-based treatment for unruly kids, you may picture a gruelling boot camp, with hard-nosed instructors who rule by fear. Adventure therapy couldn’t be further from that. Instead of harnessing nature’s tough elements, it appeals to its nurturing ...

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Countering the ‘Trump effect’ on school bullying

Every FLOTUS in recent history has had a main cause. Nancy Reagan’s was ‘Just Say No’ to drugs. Barbara Bush’s was literacy. Michelle Obama’s was tackling childhood obesity. Currently, Melania Trump aims to stamp out cyberbullying. Many claim this is ironic considering ...

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Autism friendship belief challenged by research

This year, the international journal Autism replaced its cover art of overlapping grey and red puzzle pieces with scattered circles, after a team of editors decided that puzzles evoked negative connotations of the disorder. Yet autism is puzzling: we still don’t even know what causes it. Autism assumptions ...

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