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If most of your peer group is experimenting with substances, you will almost certainly be offered them. Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation

How hard is it to say ‘no’ to drugs?

While the majority of teenagers don't take illicit drugs, there's still a chance you might be offered them. Here's how to say no, according to an expert.
We’ll say someone’s brainwashed only when we disagree with their beliefs or actions. lolloj/Shutterstock.com

The brainwashing myth

Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore's two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones. from shutterstock.com

There are four types of drinker – which one are you?

There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.
Pupils from Kibera, one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Reuters/Noor Khamis

How partnerships enriched the learning for Nairobi slum children

Education outcomes of young people can be improved with targeted interventions. At the centre lies the participation of partners -- community, family and schools.

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