Tag Archives: psychology

Gossip’s grip

Recovery from the Burn Book: The addiction to gossip can no longer prevail  The halls of the high school are littered with pages from Regina George’s Burn Book. The bell rings, class doors open, pouring students into the hallway. They bend down, pick up the pages…and explode. The cat-fight of the …

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Holes in our hearts

When a parent dies, students struggle to cope while friends look for ways to provide support “It felt like getting stabbed in the side. Or breaking an arm that never quite heals.” This is how one Minnehaha student, who wished to remain anonymous described the feeling of losing a parent. …

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Facing climate change

Scientists agree on climate change, so why doesn’t America? “Ninety-seven percent of all climate scientists agree that the evidence is overwhelming that there is a human component to global climate change,” meteorologist Paul Huttner said. When 97 percent of a group of specialized scientists agree, they’re probably right. Why then, …

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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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Facebook psychology

How using social media affects your thinking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg began selling the long-awaited Facebook stock last week on May 18. The value of Facebook has been estimated at nearly $100 billion, and Zuckerberg is now worth about $18 billion himself. With the recent sales, the value of Facebook …

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Why shopping feels good

Emotions often play unnoticed role in shopping By Kersten Chelgren Talon staff writer For most people, shopping means new clothes or a new video game or new sports equipment, sometimes even things around the house. For other people, shopping takes a totally different meaning. It can become as destructive as …

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