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TIL that the Cult Awareness Network (CAN), once the largest anti-cult support hotline, is now owned by the church of scientology.

comment by IamtheSlothKing in todayilearned

2 years, 11 months ago

Because the truth campaign targets young adult smokers, not young adult polio patients. I get that you want to try to make a point, but you could try a little harder. Luckily, we don't have to argue about it since others have already done the homework:

What worsens your depression?

comment by peterloboka644 in AskReddit

2 years, 11 months ago


[Serious] What is a natural way to conquer ADHD?

comment by throwawaytokeallday in AskReddit

2 years, 11 months ago

It's not a motivation thing I think, because I can get myself to sit down and want to do my homework and readings. I just get distracted, even in a silent room.

What's something that you hate or dislike, but it shouldn't even bother you?

comment by kzp17 in AskReddit

2 years, 11 months ago

Definitely report them to the professor they're under, and then to a dean/advisor if that doesn't work. They can't affect your grade outside of the schedule like that - they can give you all the homework you want, but you get to decide when you fit that in. This sounds more like ignoring the schedule for their own convenience. TAs are paid for their work and both can and should be held accountable for following policies.

ELI5: confused Brit...what's up with the US Republican Party?

comment by Strongblackfemale in explainlikeimfive

2 years, 11 months ago

I highly doubt you speak for all Brits like you're pretending to. I'm sure you have plenty of conservative citizens that prefer less government intrusion and taxes in your own country you could ask these same questions. My question for you is, why do you care enough about American politics to form opinions based on shallow generalizations, but not enough to do your own homework and form a less biased and more informed opinion?

TIL The average high school student today has the same stress level as the average psychiatric patient did in the 1950s.

comment by Infectious_Cockroach in todayilearned

2 years, 11 months ago

Homework was one reason why I loved in-school suspension. Sure, I didn't get to do any extra curricular activities, but I had my textbooks in the detention room with me, and all my teachers would bring me my homework in the room in the morning.

If I had a question, I asked the supervisor, they'd give me permission, go to the classroom and ask the question. Go back and finish my assignment. Most of the faculty saw me as a lazy kid, as I would get a bunch of tardies, skip detention, then they'd give me in-school suspension, but my English and Art teacher knew exactly what I was doing. (Because I told them, and they gave me a, "huh... never thought of it that way.")

They commended me for my ability to think outside of the box. When the principal called my dad because I kept getting suspended so much, I told him what I was doing, and he laughed in the principal's face. (He even called the principal and idiot, but that's another story.) I knew I could understand things from a textbook, and when I couldn't, I had the ability to ask for help. In-school suspension wasn't a punishment for me, it was a day long study hall, and I loved it.

I highly recommend getting in-school suspension. It was a safe, quiet, and cool headed environment for me to work. I loved it. Wouldn't change a thing I did.

TIL The average high school student today has the same stress level as the average psychiatric patient did in the 1950s.

comment by GeekCat in todayilearned

2 years, 11 months ago

I never understood the massive amount of homework. I'm going to be there tomorrow, I'm not going to forget it overnight.

I used to see parents doing their daughter's homework at ice hockey practice, because they had so much work.

ELI5: Why do Tv shows or movies use fractions as homework or as work when the children or kids don't understand it instead of any other topic?

comment by CheeseNBacon2 in explainlikeimfive

2 years, 11 months ago

Probably because market research (or maybe just writers/directors own personal experience) showed them the most common difficulties kids have with homework and need help from parents in is math. Off the top of my head the next most common TV/Movie homework issue is remembering dates for history class.

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