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All posts by: Alex Merrill

One nasty side effect of Zoom education has been the proliferation of cheating on a wide scale, particularly with more objective assessments where it’s easy to simply look up the answers. The temptation to do so has simply been too...
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It’s no secret, but Covid19 has had a grave impact on the ability of students to graduate from 2 or 4 year schools. A recent Gallup poll of 6,000 student from the fall of 2020 confirmed these assumptions, as 49%...
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Back when I had two puppies, I used to lament that every piece of furniture or accoutrement was marked by them in some way or the other. Little did I know that these two darling pups were nothing compared to...
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I wrote this when I was a teacher at a boarding school, which demanded much of my time. Sadly, I needed to juggle time with my daughter and my job, and there was never really enough to go around. Every...
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We don’t often take on the mantle of suggesting products for coping with the demands of parenting in the age of Covid, but I thought it might be a useful digression, given how pervasive I think Seasonal Depression will be...
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I tend to get seasonal depression. By about February or March, I look out the window and my soul just melts into the glass. Every day feels just pointless, like a grind, like getting out of pajamas and eating breakfast...
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It’s amazing to consider, but 52% of young adults live with their parents at this point, it’s the highest percentage since the Great Depression! I guess looking around, the pandemic seems to have made this inevitable, but it’s still a...
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So it finally happened. That dreaded rite of passage. Three days after Pandemic Thanksgiving, my eight year-old daughter slipped off a chair and broke and dislocated both bones in her forearm. It was pretty stunning, as you might imagine. But...
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The sixth episode of “Graduating Anxiety,” and final episode of the first season, comes out today. Join us as we speak with a couple of classic cases of teenage and young adults who struggle with anxiety, particularly as they navigate...
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Mind the Meat Suit: In a time of the season where energy is sagging after a long fall of fighting to stave off a number of adversities, including a pandemic, it’s all the more important to take care of your...
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