Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids, suggests new research.
Getting a good night’s sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids’ Cortisol level, which is a hormone produced in the adrenal gland to regulate the body’s cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems.
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“I associate it with not knowing who I was or what I wanted to do,” Degener said. “I wasn’t the artsy kid or the sporty kid. I was just there and it spiraled into looking for perfection and control. The irony is that it almost took away my chance to live.”
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Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane D. Williams (D–Brooklyn), deputy leader and chairman of the Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee, has appointed Brooklyn teen Errianna Brown to the inaugural class of The New York City Youth Council from District 45.
Run in partnership with the Coro New York Leadership Center, a civic leadership training organization, the New York City Youth Council is a leadership training program comprising 49 members, one from each district with a sitting lawmaker.
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Viviana Andazola Marquez ranks getting into Yale as the single proudest moment of her life. Her frank personal statement about growing up homeless was published by The New York Times as part of a collection of college essays about money. Being selected was as much a symbol for her as it was an accomplishment.
“It was affirmation that my life was under my control. I knew that things would never be the same and that I could make anything I wanted of myself,” Andazola Marquez told The Huffington Post over the phone last week.
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The brightly painted performance and gallery space at TRUE Skool vibrated with energy and anticipation at a recent gathering showcasing the teen participants’ summer work at the youth arts program.
“I had a chance to hear a few of you practice last week and was so moved by the thoughtfulness and effort that you put into honoring your sister’s stories,” Katie Mullen, youth mentor and board vice president, told the young male performers.
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Teen girls who exercise as little as an hour a week for three months may reduce, to a surprising degree, risk of death from many diseases in adulthood, according to a Vanderbilt University study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
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