Repetition Builds Vocabulary Memory

Repetition Builds Vocabulary Memory

Memory and building a larger vocabulary are dependant on exercising the brain. The United States Department of Education explains there is a correlation between learning new words is easier through repetition. Even though the brain is not technically a muscle, it benefits from regular exercise. Turning a short-term memory into long-term requires repeated exposure to […]

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The world is well aware there is a serious opioid epidemic in the United States. There is also the overwhelming fact that one in 12 adults in the United States suffers with depression. According to Kathleen Smith, PhD and author of “Depression and Opioid Abuse,” 2.4 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription painkillers and […]

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Road to the Supreme Court Spurs Controversy

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Road to the Supreme Court Spurs Controversy

After much controversy during his confirmation hearing, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 144th court justice on Oct. 6, 2018. Initially, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.) did not accept the request by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to have the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh investigated by the FBI. McConnell penned […]