Thanksgiving Traditions Around the World

In the United States, Thanksgiving is normally celebrated by eating turkey and other delicious food, watching football, and just spending time with family or friends. But, other countries celebrate the holiday in their own way. Canada’s Thanksgiving celebrations actually began before America’s. It started when Loyalists came to Canada during the Revolutionary War and introduced turkey and other customs that

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Why Music?

Neuromusicology: the study which explores how the nervous system reacts to those catchy tunes you were playing this morning. Yes, it has such a potent effect on us that there is a whole branch of science dedicated to the human body and music. In fact musicians have better-connected, more cognitively flexible, and overall larger brains. Not only is there a

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Coffee and the high schooler

The coffee industry worldwide is worth $20 billion dollars as we drink 500 billion cups of coffee a year. According to, teens are the “fastest growing population of caffeine users” since 82.3% of them drink coffee/caffeinated beverages on a regular basis. In my own poll of 73 students, 40% of them said they drink coffee regularly.  So why is

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