Tag Archives: Columns

Relationship Drama

How to deal with the end of a friendship in middle school “How is Maggie?” I asked my seventh grader one day on the way to soccer practice. “I don’t know,” she replied matter-of-factly. “You don’t know? How could you not know? Don’t you see her every day?” I was a little shocked by my

Turning to Instagram After Diagnosis

A Cerebral Palsy warrior raises awareness and spreads positivity online When almost-five-year-old Briella Naif took 35 steps––the most she’d ever done without her walker––thousands of people were cheering her on. Her mom, Caroline Naif, shared a video of the feat on their Instagram account, @briellandme, and encouraging comments from over 11,000 followers flooded in. Briella

Do You Know What a Juul Is? Why You Need To.

Vaping has been on the market for more than a decade, yet since 2015 Juul has become the most popular e-cigarette in the United States. Last December, the founders of Juul accepted a $12.8 billion cash investment from Altria, one of the nation’s largest cigarette makers, for a 35 percent stake. Now, according to Forbes,