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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

September 15th to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month (or HHM) is celebrated throughout the United States. This is a monthlong time of celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This week, we're covering the definition and importance of Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as showing off some fun ways to celebrate it yourself.   Featuring… What is Hispanic Heritage Month? For anyone looking for facts about HHM, we have a great post from the University Of Texas at San Antonio. This article contains a short YouTube video about why Hispanic culture is still relevant in the U.S, and the article also has interesting facts about the holiday month itself. A quick read and watch for  anyone looking for info about HHM. National Hispanic Heritage Month  has a collection of resources that are centered entirely on HHM-related events and history. Events

ASAN 101

This week, guest speaker Noor Pervez was on the chat to discuss the Autistic Self Advocacy Network or ASAN. ASAN's goals include advancing the rights of individuals with autism and discussing trending issues and topics in the world today. Let's learn more about ASAN in today's new post, "ASAN 101." Featuring… About ASAN Taken from the Our Mission section on ASAN's About page: "The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement about autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community. We seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!" The Action Center If you are interested in working towards mo

Talking With Your Doctor

There are certain expectations we have when visiting the doctor. We expect friendly staff, a comfortable waiting area, and a doctor willing to give you the medical help possible. The doctor's office is also a place where, as a patient, you can tell your doctor about any health concerns you have, and you don't have to worry about them sharing any private info to others. This week, we're learning all about doctor-patient confidentiality- the rule that keeps your private talks, well, private. Featuring… Medicine – Confidentiality Doctor-patient confidentiality is important for any patient to know, but how is it viewed by doctors themselves? In a short 2 minute YouTube video, Dr. Nelson Chan, M.D, goes over how important confidentiality is in the medical world, and how "patients who believe that their health information will remain confidential are more likely to provide doctors with more accurate information, which in turn will lead to better medical advice." Confide

A Look Into Labor Day

The first Monday of September is a federal holiday, Labor Day in the United States and Canada. Initially celebrated in New York City's Union Square in 1882, Labor Day was organized by unions as a rare day of rest for the overworked during the Industrial Revolution. This week, we'll go over the history of Labor Day from Union Square to today. Featuring… Why do we celebrate Labor Day? Some may wonder why Labor Day is vital to millions of Americans. Labor Day is a way of giving thanks to workers who worked long hours at long jobs, sometimes in dangerous positions, and allowing them to have a day of rest and relaxation. TED-Ed on YouTube has a great video detailing the traditions and celebrations of the first Labor Day and how they're still relevant today. When Labor Day Started recently put out an article that gives a more detailed story on the first Labor Day and what led to the holiday being created in the first place. In addition, the report describes the evolution

First Day Of School

School's reopening, and with it comes new classes, new friends, and of course, new assignments. The new school year can seem a bit daunting, but with proper planning, there's nothing that can't be handled.  This week, we're showing off a great way to plan out the school year, as well as some fun ways to study effectively. Featuring… The Best Studying Tips for School As  school begins again, there's two things we need to get used to doing again: homework and studying. We can talk about homework another time, but for now, we've found a cool YouTube video,  The Best Studying Tips for School by the channel Seventeen , containing several tips for anyone studying for a quiz, test, or just for research.      5 Easy Steps to Plan Your Entire School Year School can seem really overwhelming, especially on the first day. It can be confusing trying to figure everything out, but if you have a plan for the whole school year, things will appear much less complex. On the websi