June 27, 2018

One of the joys of being a parent is enrolling your child in school to experience all the delights of learning within a school building. The inevitability of summer break looming over parents' heads is enormous, especially in today’s learning environment. Some school d...

May 24, 2018

According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S.  Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors” (NIMH...

May 21, 2018

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization, 1948).  Good health is a necessary tool to live a happy and thriving life.  Maintaining good health is essential! What...

May 11, 2018

Advising is a critical element of a student’s educational career that should be handled with intense care.  Students that have experienced a lack of advising are more likely to have scheduling issues when they get to college.  However, the proper guidance can facilitat...

May 10, 2018

The age old saying “you get what you pay for” carries a daunting notion that if its inexpensive, it may not be a worthy service.  However, price does not always guarantee quality.  In fact, here are few key aspects to contemplate when looking for the tutor that is wort...

July 16, 2017

One sunny afternoon, I decided to go for a walk. It was a straight walk from where I stayed, I had become quite familiar with the neighborhood so unless I opened my mouth to speak, I seemingly fit in.  I smiled as I walked, admiring the different styles on various wome...

July 12, 2017


Homocysteine is a common amino acid found in our blood, and a homologue to cysteine. First discovered in 1932 by Butz and Vigneaud, and eventually identified for its role in promoting arteriosclerosis in 1969 (McCully, 2004). New studies in 2016 and 2017 ar...

July 9, 2017

Some highlights of my trips to Senegal by Shakuwra Dabre, board member, Cisse Niass Project.

An afternoon rain in Kaolack is so refreshing.  One afternoon, I took a quick little walk up to the terrace of the house where I stayed, during my visit in Senegal. It was the e...

July 9, 2017

UNICEF’s latest data on Senegalese’s early childhood education indicates that attendance in early education is at 22%, gross enrollment ration (GER) in pre-primary education is at 15%.  The net attendance ratio (NER) in primary education is 64%, and the proportion of o...

July 6, 2017

What is health security? “Health security is the awareness of being secure that health is good and if not there are ways to obtain care to return to good health. It aims to guarantee a minimum protection from diseases and unhealthy lifestyles” https://goo.gl/pWDRHK).


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