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7 Things I Learned About Caffeine and Kids With ADHD

When I was in high school, drinking coffee made me feel sophisticated and—I thought—helped me concen...

ADHD Tips From My College Years, by Rae Jacobsen, photo courtesy of Rae Jacobsen

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ADHD Tips From My College Years

Doing well in college wasn’t a snap for me. Having ADHD meant I had to be creative when figuring out...

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A Missed Deadline Becomes a Chance to Speak Up About ADHD

A few weeks ago, I nearly missed a deadline—a big problem for a writer. Everyone makes mistakes like...

Sahy Uhns’ album An Intolerant Disdain for Underlings

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Sahy Uhns, Musician With Dyslexia, Explains How to Pronounce His Name

When people come across “Sahy Uhns,” the stage name of musician Carl Madison Burgin, they often have...

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How My Tutoring Experience Came Full Circle

It’s noon and I’m sitting in a chair made for a child, watching something wonderful happen. An open...

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