For class 12-16-13

(Comprehension questions supplied in class)

Shop Till You Drop — Literally

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/12/09/Man-Leaps-to-His-Death-in-Shopping-Mall-After-Girlfriend-Insists-on-More-Shopping

 

The Rude Awakening

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/french-caf-starts-charging-extra-to-rude-customers-8998130.html

 

Chinese Smog Monster

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/10/chinese-media-silver-linings-smog-haze

 

Can’t Picture This

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2520743/Want-remember-event-DONT-photos-Study-finds-using-camera-stops-brains-recalling-crucial-details.html

 

Psycho Alert

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/06/how-to-spot-a-psychopath/

 

Stress

  • What do you do to relax after working hard or experiencing other challenging or stressful situations?
  • Do you think life is more stressful today than fifty years ago?

                        Than one hundred years ago?

                        Than in the distant past?

  • Has life been more stressful in the country where you live? Why?
  • Have you ever practiced yoga?

                        If so, when was it, who was your teacher?

                        What was your experience like?

  • Have you ever done meditation?

                        If so, who was the teacher and what was their instruction?

                        What was your experience?

  • In what ways are mind and body connected?
  • Can you give some examples of how mind and body are connected, from your own experience.
  • What is stress?
  • What causes stress?
  • How does stress affect you?
  • Do you have a kind of red warning flag that indicates too much stress?
  • When you are stressful, how do you feel physically?

                        Do you feel tired during the day?

                        Can you sleep well at night?

                        Does your stomach hurt?

  • When you are stressed, how do you feel emotionally?

                        Do you feel nervous or worried about the stressful situation?

                        Do you get angry easily?

  • Have you ever helped someone who was feeling stressed?

                        What did you do?

                        What kind of advice did you give them?

                        Did you listen to them?

                        Who did most of the talking?

                        Did you take some actions to help them? If so, what were they?

  • Have you ever helped someone that you didn’t know?
  • What are qualities of a good counselor?

                        Is it necessary to have shared the same experience?

                        Is it important to be an expert?

                        Is it better to listen or to talk a lot when you counsel someone?

  • Do you think stress is ever good, useful, or necessary? Why or why not?
  • Do you play games, sports or do other activities that can be stressful?
  • Is stress good before an exam?

                        In what situations can stress be a good thing? Does stress ever make you feel more alive?

  • If you are playing a sport and your team is losing, does it give you extra energy?
  • Is your home life stressful?

                        Can you relax at home?

Do you enjoy having discussions about politics with other people who have different opinions?

 

Porn Avenger

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/california-man-arrested-running-39-revenge-porn-39-234710414.html

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