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Snuffing Out Snuff: Baseball Restricts Smokeless Tobacco Use

October 11, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Who will be this year’s “Mr. October”? The onset of the playoffs has SBB thinking about all things baseball—home runs, hot dogs, and strikeouts. Read More »

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Can Smoking Marijuana Actually Lower Your IQ?

October 09, 2012  /  By Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch

Many teenagers assume smoking weed is harmless because of all the myths floating around saying it’s safe. What few people know is that the age you start using marijuana actually makes a difference. Read More »

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Bullying Hurts the Bully, Too

October 04, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

During October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, SBB wonders: Do you have sympathy for kids who bully other kids? Read More »

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Transforming Tragedy Into Hope

October 02, 2012  /  Blake Minnerly, Teacher at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

One of the things I love most about music is its ability to transform tragedy into hope, as anyone who has listened obsessively to a "breakup song" knows. But, as artists like Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Joan Baez, and countless others have shown, songs can do more than comfort. Read More »

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TV Shows and Movies That Got It Right

September 27, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Sometimes, the best entertainment takes you to an alternate world and helps you forget about your stresses for a while. Other TV shows and movies succeed because they are so true to life that you feel like the characters could be living next door. Read More »

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