There’s a perception among young South Africans that farm jobs are back-breaking and financially unappealing.
Agriculture appears to carry a stronger set of negative stigmas than other careers, but this is only half the story.
If most of your peer group is experimenting with substances, you will almost certainly be offered them.
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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.
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.
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.
Education outcomes of young people can be improved with targeted interventions. At the centre lies the participation of partners -- community, family and schools.
You may have let loose for the silly season, but there are some good reasons to cut back in the new year.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
Our friends may not like when we don’t drink because it reflects their own drinking practices.
If your friends undermine your decision not to drink, don't be offended. They’re probably just dealing with their own insecurity about their drinking.
You started it!
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Students who are held back a year in school or who are older than average for their grade have long been known to be more likely to misbehave and to be suspended from school. But what’s not been clear…