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Teen Procrastination Read some tips on how to stop procrastinating.


The Lady Cycle All those men out there, please understand, when girls are PMS-ing.


Emotional Health Read our editorial about emotional effects


Wonders of Dream Dream theories will be unveiled today


Know Your Quotes Master the Shakespearean language

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The Creators Notifications Stay Healthy

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From Infant to Toddler Take an adventure in to the mind of babies


Media and Woman What media does to women

11 Why Are You Gay? The causes of homosexuality

Living Next To a Schizophrenic Interview with Mrs. Mie Olson-Kikuchi about a Schizophrenic neighbor.


Read our list of winter must-do’s


Did You Know? Book Recommendation

Photo Contest Presenting you with the winners of this Month’s contest

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Letters to the Editor Bullying in Japan Monthly article on issues in Japan

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Cooking Healthy Word Search Sudoku Horoscope 3


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Anna Tsuda – Designer Anna has a passion for Hula dancing and in her free time, she learns French, the language of love. She attends Nagoya International as a sophomore and is the high school student council body secretary. As a person, Anna is lively and kind to all those around her. She also has a knack for making things look pretty.

Eimi Olson-Kikuchi – Editor Without a doubt, Eimi is a one-of-a-kind type of girl. She excels in every sport she plays, but is always humble about her abilities. Eimi enjoys photography, writing, running and alone time when she’s not busy with her packed schedule.

Eric Kim – Leader As far as characteristics go, Eric shows great leadership and charisma when working with his partners. He loves to talk. It’s just a non-stop train of him trailing off in his thoughts. Eric believes that life should be fun and if it’s not, “you’re doing it wrong.”


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Want to Stay Healthy? Read our health tips and spend a cozy winter.

Drink A LOT! Drinking 6 through 8 glasses of water or herbal tea will keep your digestive system healthy.[1]

#1 Zinc! Foods with zinc, such as oyster, yogurt, sesame seed, beef and bean will help you maintain a healthy immune system. [1]

#2 Garlic Power! Boost up your immune system and stay away from sickness by consuming garlic! [1]

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Yoga, running, workouts, and pilates will keep you cozy as it will increase blood flow. [1]

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Your Baby’s Brain Development Understand what lies beneath the surface of your child’s brain.

Raising a child is never as easy as it seems— we’re all curious as to how much our babies take in our loving words, emotions, embraces. How much of the world do they understand? At what age do they begin to perceive a stroke on the cheek as something more than a physical feel? Scientists say that a number of factors influence early brain development—some of which include genetics, food, and responsiveness of parents, daily experiences, physical activity, love and nutrition.[2} An idea about the child’s brain that has been proven wrong in recent years is that when a baby is born, its brain is fully developed—similar to one’s heart or stomach.[2} However, a baby’s brain is a work in progress. A majority of the brain’s cells are formed before birth, but most of the connections between the cells are made during infancy and early childhood.[2}


A brain continues to form after birth based on experiences because that is what wires the neural circuits of the brain.[2} There is a myth out there that states that there is no point in communicating with babies because they don’t understand what’s going on. They say that the baby’s brain does not function properly. That is certainly not true! It is scientifically proven that your baby’s brain is twice as active as an adult’s brain. By the time your child is three years old, its brain will have formed about 1,000 trillion connections. The development of a child’s brain is the cornerstone of the child’s future. Because of the rapid development of infant’s brains, the first few years of a child’s life go by very quickly. It’s important for all you parents out there to start reading, singing, talking, and playing with your babies—because not only will it make you both feel good, it nourishes and sustains the child’s potential of brain development.

WOMEN HEALTH Whether it’s through your phone, your television, the Internet or even on the streets, there’s no way of avoiding the media. Dr. Joan Elizabeth Dittric, who has a PHD in psychology and is currently a clinical psychologist, has stated that, “The average woman sees 400 to 600 advertisements per day, and by the time she is 17 years old, she has received over 250,000 commercial messages through the media.”[3] Most advertisements insinuates that to be happy, one must look beautiful and be physically fit. Advertisers aren’t trying to portrait this message, but most girls see it in a different light. This is shown in research survey by Teen People Magazine, which stated that, “27% of girls feel that the media pressures them to have a perfect body”[4] Also, it is said that more than half of the advertisements in teen girl magazines and television commercials aimed at “female viewers using beauty as a product appeal.”[5]

All of this “exposure” psychologically influenced the girls to “become selfconscious about their about their bodies obsess over their physical appearance as a measure of their worth.”[6] And lastly, “6% of girls in one study said that magazine models influence their idea of It is said that the number one wish for girls ages 11 to 17 “is to be thinner”[7] and girls as young as five have expressed fears of getting fat.[8] Also, “80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted and at any one time, 50% American women are currently dieting.”[9] In the long run, the influence the media imposes on the women has shown to increase eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Furthermore, these dieting methods have proved to correlate with depression. “79% of teenage girls who vomit and 73% of teenage girls who use diet pills are frequent readers of women’s health and fitness magazines.”[10] It is proven that the media is destroying women both psychologically and physically.

MEDIA & WOMEN “75% of ‘normal’ weight women think they are over weight. And 90% of women overestimate their body size. 9


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We’ve always wondered about our sexuality . . . How did it happen? Can it happen in the future? Why am I the way I am?


. . . Was I . . .


t's no secret that homosexuality is a topic that fashions great controversy. But what is it that causes one to be attracted to the same sex? And how much has our rapid advance in biosciences and mental health discovered about the reasons behind homosexuality? Interestingly enough, there is no definite answer. However, there are currently many different factors scientists believe that contribute to sexual orientation: but two most commonly sought out factors are environmental and prenatal influences.[11] Environment and sexual orientation concerns the research on the environmental occurrences that influence sexual orientation[11]. Most scientists can agree that for the most part, this is the most probable answer.[1] For example, some environmental influences can be the upbringing, child molestation, an absent mother or rejecting father. On the other side of the argument, some other scientists

Was I born this way? believe that there is a gay gene that causes one’s sexual orientation. On the other side of the argument, some other scientists believe that there is a gay gene that causes one’s sexual orientation. People who believe this are those who think children are born homosexual. This is when the development of the body conflicts with the development of the mind and hormones, which usually puts children in a situation where they are born questioning their gender. This is called childhood gender conformity[11] and is currently the biggest predictor of homosexuality in adulthood. Daryl Bem, a social psychologist that has studied

sexual orientation, suggests that these children will feel that they “don’t belong” in their body, and will prefer being near the opposite sex. [11] Many of those who agree that prenatal hormones are the main factor of homosexuality believe that environmental factors have nothing to do with the development of one’s sexual orientation. [11] The debate goes on . . . But whatever the cause is, it’s important to keep in mind that a person’s sexual orientation develops across his or her lifetime—different people realize at different parts in their lives that they are gay, lesbian, or bi.[11]



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t is a proven fact that the rate of chronic procrastinators has increased from 5% to 26% of the global population in the past 30 years. Surprising but true, researchers have stated that the impact of the modern technological society has a close relationship with this significant increase in procrastination. [12] As the art of technology, specifically in the field of computer science, has been drastically developing, statistics have shown that the usage of internet is inevitable for people. In the last 5 years, the internet population has doubled to approximately 2,279,709,629 users, equal to one third of the global population.[13] With iPhones, iTouches and laptops, people today have more access to “distractive” elements compared to people in the 1980’s when technology was still not widespread among the people. Though procrastination affects people from any demographics, adolescents are the most common victims of this intractable habit. According to Piers Steel, a researcher with a PhD in psychology, 85%~95% of students have problems associated with procrastination. In cases of teen procrastination, the causes are versatile but the most common factors are depression and fatigue. These emotions deactivate the minds of students, leading them into putting off their work. The good thing is that no one’s too late to cure their procrastinating habits. They’re very simple steps such as being organized by making a “To Do List”, prioritize what your supposed to be working on, and being aware that you are procrastinating. Surprisingly, almost 25% of procrastinators are unaware of the fact that they’re getting off track. [14] There is no doubt that procrastination is part of our “nature”. It is a stage in life in which all human beings experience, especially during their adolescent years. However, it should not reach to a chronic extent where procrastination becomes an unconscious habit. Remember, be aware and avoid procrastination starting right now, not later, before it’ll haunt you.



“Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.” –Roseanne Barr

People around the world have come to a general consensus that the menstrual cycle only affects a women’s mood when she’s on her period, but that is far from right. A women’s menstrual cycle is split up into four phases, menstruation, follicular phase, ovulation and luteal phase.[15] The menstruation phase is when the uterine lining gets ‘sloughed off or gets shed in menstrual flow.’ Women generally lose the bloat they get from PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and their

“Periods are ridiculous, I should not be punished by not getting pregnant.” -Anonymous

moods are better during this phase.[16] “For many, this is when relief of PMS starts, for others, it’s when the pain begins.” Says Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, a certified obstetrician and gynecologist.[17] The follicular phase is mostly about fertilization. Most women are emotionally symptom free, although some weight gain can occur during this time.[18] The ovulation phase is when women feel more easily aroused.[19] They’re more interested in sex and they feel

“When you sneeze while on your period and feel like you just gave birth to a volcano.” -Anonymous

sexier. “Time to make a baby!” Says Gilberg-Lenz about the ovulation phase. The luteal phase is when some women notice a dip in their mood, bloating and breast tenderness.[20] In other words: PMS. But there is “no such thing as ‘normal’ when it comes to your cycle,” says Gilberg-Lenz. Every girl is unique and has individual patterns.

Fun Facts 1. 2. 3. 4.

A woman will spend approximately 3,500 days menstruating. An entire menstrual period usually releases less than half a cup of blood, including clots. Periods tend to be heavier, more painful and longer in the colder months. Up until the age of about 18, irregular periods are quite common because the body is still working on perfecting the system. 5. The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales and human females.


Emotional Health If someone is hurt physically, it is virtually impossible to miss, but if a person is hurt emotionally, there are ways that people can mask it to seem like they’re not hurt. It is easier to hide inner pain than it is to hide outer pain, but the question is why? I think it’s because the society that we live in tells us to suppress our negative emotions in order to make others happy. So we put up a façade, harboring all that emotion inside of us until we just break down. In some ways or another, I think we are all emotionally unhealthy. When I’m mad, I try to suppress my anger and when I’m happy, I smile, but when I’m sad, I pretend like I’m just fine. But that’s probably not the healthiest thing for me because it only makes the sadness worse. There’s no outlet for me to let out my sadness, so it just eats me from the inside out. As the sadness builds up, it makes it harder for me to pretend to be happy which in turn, ruins my health.


The emotions will rise up to the point whereas I might become engulfed in depression. I won’t be able to function and all sorts of horrible things might occur such as self-infliction, inability to sleep, rejection of food and general drowsiness. Emotional health can affect your whole body, but you need to learn how to stop it before it does. 1. You need an outlet – Someone to talk to, or an activity to let out your emotions. 2. Eat healthily – The types of foods you eat can sometimes heavily influence your state of mind, so eat right! 3. Be strong – Don’t let the sadness get to you. Always believe that things will get better. Sleep – Sle People around the world have come to a general consensus that the menstrual cycle only affects a women’s mood when she’s on her period, but that is far from right. A women’s menstrual cycle is split up into four phases, menstruation, follicular phase, ovulation and luteal phase.[15] 4. The menstruation phase is when the uterine lining gets ‘sloughed off or gets shed in 15 menstrual flow.’ Women generally lose the


WONDERS OF DREAM A fictional movie, a fantasy, a nightmare, a miracle experienced during our sleep. It is often favored by many, as it allows each individual to enter into a whole different realm of wonder and beauty. This is what we human beings refer to as “dream”. Studies of dream have been conducted by many scientists throughout the past decade, and yet, there are much more to be answered. Although it is a widely known fact that dreams occur during our REM stage of sleep, there are no assured information on why people dream. However, there are some theories answering this question. The first theory, “Psychoanalytic Dream Interpretation”, explains that unconscious thoughts and desires are shown through actions and emotions in dreams. This is highly close in relation to the psychic apparatus of id, ego, and super ego, established by the famous philosopher, Sigmund Freud, also a pioneer of this dream interpretation. Freud stated that the absence of voluntary activities lead to the emancipation of the id during your sleep.[21] A contradictory theory was proposed by J. Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley. These two psychiatrists stated in 1977 that dreams are completely random and meaningless. According to them, the images, sounds, and sensations are caused from the brain’s understanding of different signals.[21] Modern researchers have found out that humans dream in order to organize our brains and thoughts. Dreams allow us to turn important information into long term memories, while disregarding insignificant data. However, if this theory is 100% accurate, humans will be recalling daily activities during our sleep. [21] As more dream studies take place in the future, hopefully more will be answered.



Get Your Brain Going Know Your Shakespeare In this exercise, you must figure out which tragedy the written quote has originated from. For example, “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” This would originate from Hamlet. Here’s a complete list of all the tragedies that will be in the exercise written by Shakespeare. Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet.

1. “To be or not to be that is the question” 2. “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” 3. “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” 4. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” 5. “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.” 6. “Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.” 7. “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” 8. “O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.” 9. “So will I turn her virtue into pitch, And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all.”


DID YOU KNOW? #1. Tart Cherries help you reduce pain. Researchers of Michigan State University found out that eating 20 tart cherries can reduce pain better than aspirins. Vitamin E and anthocyanin, which are substances found in aspirin can also be detected in cherries.[22]

#2. 1 in 500 people has an extra rib. Cervical ribs are known as extra ribs, and 0.2% of the population has this. Unfortunately, this rib could also increase the rate of developing a cancer during his/her childhood.[22]

#3. Boys with long ring fingers have a lower chance of having heart attacks. Boys with long ring fingers (in relation to their index fingers) have higher levels of testosterone, a sex hormone that protects men against cardiovascular diseases.[22]

#4. You dream more when you have a higher IQ. Research has shown that people with higher IQ activates a larger mass of their brain which leads to dreaming more often.[22]

#5. Women hearts beat faster than men. Men hearts are 25% larger than women hearts. Therefore, it’s easier for men to pump their blood.[22]




Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

Tyler Miller, a boy who used to be a scrawny, lanky, run-of-the-mill nerd, has turned into a popular high school senior after getting arrested for doing graffiti on the school. Over the summer, Tyler spent his days working on roofs and became very muscular, muscular enough to get the most popular girl at school to take interest in him. After attending a party with her, Tyler’s blamed for posting nude pictures of her on the web and almost having sex with her while she was drunk. Everyone thinks Tyler is at fault and his life takes a sudden turn.

If you’re looking for an action packed Fantasy novel, The Way of Shadows is a book that I highly recommend. The story follows the life of an orphan named Azoth, who lives in the slums. Azoth and his friends, Jarl and Doll Girl, are trying to buy their way out of their wretched living condition. In the process of gaining money, Jarl gets raped and Doll Girl gets severely beaten. Azoth seeks revenge for his friends, but is to weak to take any action so he attempts to be apprenticed by Durzo Blint, the best wetboy in the city. After pleading, Durzo finally agrees and Azoth starts his training.

“I was good at digging holes. It was the rest of life I sucked at.”


“The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.”


Living Next to a Schizophrenic We’ve all heard of the extremely long and unmistakably fun-to-say word, Schizophrenia. Some of you may have learnt or studied the word in a health class. A very few of you may know of stories of people concerning this very word. However you don’t often come across an individual who has lived next to a Schizophrenic. Brainworks scored an interview with Mie OlsonKikuchi, who tells us an extraordinary tale about her and her family’s experience with a Schizophrenic neighbor. Although the interview was conducted orally, Brainworks wants to relate the story back to its readers. For those of you who are entirely new to the topic of Schizophrenia, it is a mental disorder in which the victim is not able to tell the difference between what is real or not. It affects the way the victim thinks, feels, and acts in social situations. Serious cases of Schizophrenia call for hallucinations. This story of Mie and her Schizophrenic neighbor takes place during the year of 1997, the year when her second child, Amy was born. Mother of two children and wife to Erik, Mie lived in a small town in Japan next to a woman close to her age that she grew up with. This woman was called Junko (due to privacy no last names concerning individuals other than Mie will be stated). “She was such a morally well-behaved child, loved by her parents, and studied very hard,” Mie remembers, talking about her childhood peer Junko. “She lived next to me, but we weren’t best friends. We were on good terms as classmates and we got along well but we had our own group of friends.” Mie also recalls as to not seeing Junko with her friends too often, and describes her as being reserved, studious, and quiet. Such things, however, seemed irrelevant to Mie. “It wasn’t until she got married and started to live independently when I noticed a change in her personality.” Junko married young and fast, seen by a few other outside sources to be an attempt to cut the line between her and her parents.

After a few years, her husband was said to have packed his bags and left, returning shortly after to sign divorcing papers. Then things really started falling out of place for Junko. Mie tells us that she spent hours conversing with Junko at the gate that separates their houses. She specifically recalls Junko talking about how verbally abused she had been by her parents, how lonely she was as a child, and how mistreated she had been. Even though she was skeptical of what she’d been told, Mie still listened. As the nights grew longer and days became hotter, Mie remembers hearing shatters of glass and screaming outside on the streets. “It was Junko. She began to look through the garbage of other houses and trash the streets loudly. Every morning I’d ring her door and help her clean the mess, but it became worse. “It was starting to affect not just me, her neighbor and family friend, but the whole community. At the time I had guessed she had fallen mentally ill, and contacted her parents. Together we sent her to the doctor. “ After a long while of serious consulting, Junko was moved to a home for Schizophrenics, where her parents decided would be best for their daughter.

Mie Olson-Kikuchi, 2012


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Letters to the Editor To the editor of BRAINWORKS, I am a 13 year old teenager, currently in 7th grade struggling with the excessive amount of homework we get. As I was flipping through the November issue of this magazine, the article about “Narcolepsy” caught my attention. I decided to read it, since I have some problems related to sleeping. I was surprised to hear that excessive sleepiness is one of the symptoms of this sleeping disorder as well as it causes you to enter into the REM stage in only five minutes. The main reason I’m writing this letter right now is because I’m afraid that I might have Narcolepsy. I get sleep attacks all the time; during class and after schools. First I thought it’s because of my lack in sleep due to studying, but everything written down in that article matches with all my symptoms. Please tell me if I have Narcolepsy. –Celine W.

Dear Celine W., Thank you for reading our magazine and taking the time to write this letter. “Drowsiness” is something all adolescents experience during their teenage years, mainly due to academic aspects that may lead you to lack in sleep. Other factors also include hormonal and appetite changes. Therefore, it is perfectly normal for teenagers to have sleep attacks. It has been suggested by researchers that Narcolepsy is a genetic disorder. Thus the possibility of you having Narcolepsy could be determined by checking your family’s background. Even if you aren’t diagnosed to Narcolepsy, sleep is an important factor in order to live a healthy life. Research has shown that 13 year old adolescents are recommended to sleep for about eight hours. If you are still concerned, it might be best for you to visit a local doctor, and listen to advices of a professional. –Anna T.



behind the scenes of BULLYING “Ijime”, a Japanese translation of the English word “bullying”, has been increasing among Japanese adolescents in the past few years, covering large proportions of news channels and newspapers day to day. So wow would you define bullying in Japan? According to a Japanese researcher on school issues, Mitsuru Taki, the main purpose of bullying in Japan is mental suffrage. Although there are some cases of physical harm caused by the bully to the victim, verbal abuse and cyber bullying are the more common cases of “ijime”. [23]

Bullying often takes place in classrooms, playgrounds and other visible places where the dominant power bullies the weaker target in front of other students. [23] These children don’t just go through embarrassment or physical pain. Mental disorder is a must when it comes to bullying.

Research has shown that in the past few years, teen suicides of bullied victims have been increasing. [24] So what makes bullying so different in Japan, compared to Western bullying? Japanese teachers, students, and parents often take the option of “notice and ignore”. They do realize the situation of bullying, but they do not take any action to resolve the problem. [24] Research states that this action occurs due to the hesitant and intimidating personality of many Japanese. They do not want to get in to many conflicts, causing more trouble. [24] By attempting to resolve this major issue, “ijime”, Japan will have a better future for students.

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Mushroom and Spinach Salad DIRECTIONS

 Prep Time: 25 minutes  Servings: 1

INGREDIENTS  80g Maitake” mushrooms  100g “Shimeji” mushrooms  30g raw regular mushrooms

1. Put all the mushrooms in boiling water and let it boil for several minutes. 2. Let the onions (not the red ones) soak in water for about 10-20 minutes. 3. Cut the spinach into small pieces. 4. Put the mushrooms, red onions, and onions into a large bowl with the mustard. 5. Add the strips of spinach. 6. Add a pinch of salt into the mixture.

 20g Spinach  ½ of an onion (100g)  ¼ of a red onion (50g)  2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard  A pinch of salt


Healthy and simply delicious!

Raisin and Carrot Salad


Crunchy and chewy, the harmony of carrots and raisins will take you to heaven. This healthy recipe using olive oil for your beauty is perfect for a light side dish.

DIRECTIONS 1. Shred the carrot with a cooking shredder. 2. Combine the shredded carrots, olive oil, herb salt, and raisins in a mixing bowl. 3. Mix well. 4. Serve.

 Prep Time: 10 minutes  Servings: 3~4

INGREDIENTS  2 cups of shredded carrots  3 tablespoons of olive oil  1/2 teaspoons of herb salt  1/3 of raisins

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