Designed to help ESOL instructors address topics that affect the health and well-being of their students. Useful for beginner and low-literacy students. Newcomers to the United States and adults with lower literacy tend to have the least awareness of and access to health care services, thereby running the risk of more serious and chronic health outcomes.
Want to spice it up a little in the bedroom? Trying to find that new position to drive that special someone crazy. Here's a thought: Try a book.
Berman, Jonides, and KaplanPsychological Science, 19, showed that simply viewing nature pictures improves executive attention in young adults. The present study is the first to investigate this Nature Effect in older adults. The authors investigated whether executive attention could be improved in healthy older adults following brief exposure to nature pictures.
Those who teach or study language acquisition have long debated how and whether adults can ever truly master new languages. As a test, the team flipped this idea on its head. They assigned English word sounds, or phonemes, to images of houses and taught adult English speakers to read this new alphabet, which they called HouseFont.
This set of images illustrates some of the ways that adults provide protection and care for young people. Students are asked to make observations and inferences about the actions of caring adults and draw conclusions about the importance of those actions. Click on the thumbnails below to view enlarged images in a new window.
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Molluscum contagiosum is a common painless and usually harmless viral infection of the skin. Although it is painless and usually goes away after several months, some cases can last a few years. Molluscum can spread to surrounding skin by scratching or rubbing and can spread to others by skin-to-skin contact or handling contaminated objects such as towels, toys, and clothing. Poor hygiene and warm, moist climates encourage the spread of molluscum.
Milia are commonly found on the skin of people of all ages. They are formed when keratin a substance produced by the skin becomes entrapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst. An individual milium the singular of milia is formed at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland.