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Motown’s Link to Civil Rights Movement on Display

Motown’s Link to Civil Rights Movement on Display | Current Events | Scoop.it
“The Truth Is a Hit” exhibition at the Schomburg Center focuses on the sociocultural impact of Berry Gordy’s influential label.
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I am a huge fan of all types of music, and I have a great appreciation for all genres. Motown, however, is among my favorites. That is why this title caught my attention. I found this article interesting because it talks about and highlights more than just the musical success of Motown records. It discusses the Civil Rights influence that Motown had at the time of it's peak.

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Does Planning Kill Creativity?

Does Planning Kill Creativity? | Current Events | Scoop.it

Does planning kill creativity? This question was originally answered on Quora by Sarah Lewis. (Does planning kill creativity?

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One thing I like about this article is the simplicity of the way it was written and the list format that it uses. That makes it easy to understand and they clearly lay out their point. Also, being from Forbes I recognize it as a credible source. I found it interesting that they said having an imposed deadline helps creativity because you can't stick to a plan. And that working without a plan in general helps you to not be limited to what you think you need to do, but rather leaves the door open for what you can do.

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Children's mental health: The psychology of the boogie man | Voxxi

Children's mental health: The psychology of the boogie man | Voxxi | Current Events | Scoop.it
Not all children have a fear of the boogie monster, that imaginary creature living under beds, in closets and around dark corners. But if you were once a child who laid in bed with your knees tucked to your chest and a full ...
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We all feared the boogie man or something similar as children and that is why this article caught my attention. I was curious as to where these phobia comes from. While sometimes it can be caused by a traumatic event that a child suffered, it is most common for these fears to appear on their own for no reason. Children become afraid of fictional monsters as young children when they reach the age in which they know that there are things in the world that can hurt them. It is important not to try to completely shelter your children from it, but rather to remind them that they are not real.

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Let's hear it for STEAM – not just STEM – education - NBC Latino

Let's hear it for STEAM – not just STEM – education - NBC Latino | Current Events | Scoop.it
Let's hear it for STEAM – not just STEM – education
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Many schools have cut back on art education because of budget cuts or curriculum “improvements.” Some students don't get any instruction in the arts at all.

Via Shoshana Fanizza
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I am a big supporter of the arts, and I am against budget cuts for the arts. I don't have the power to stop it, but I really liked how this article provided options for parents to continue to intertwine art into their children's lives. Also, I agree with the author of this article on their point of view of how important art is to children. It is vital to encouraging their creativity and producing intuitive and creative little critical thinkers!

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Elephants Feel Empathy and Console Each Other

Elephants Feel Empathy and Console Each Other | Current Events | Scoop.it
Researchers find first evidence that elephants reassure others in distress. 

 

Asian elephants console and reassure one another when in distress through touch and vocalisation.For the first time, researchers have discovered evidence showing how the world's largest land mammals interact and build social relationships in such a way.


Joshua Plotnik, from Emory University in Atlanta, explained that consolation behaviour is rare in the animal kingdom, with previous studies showing it in a limited number of species, including canines, great apes and certain corvids.

 

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"For centuries, people have observed that
 elephants seem to be highly intelligent and
empathic animals, but as scientists we
need to actually test it," 

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By Hannah Osborne
Via Edwin Rutsch
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This article caught my attention because I love elephants. I found it really interesting that they are even more like humans that I realized. Displaying sympathetic affection shows how intelligent elephants truly  are. I found this article to be really informing and interesting.

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Physically Fit Fathers May Have Healthier Children | Psychology ...

... before conceiving a baby. A wide range of studies have found that fathers who are obese at the time of conception pass on a predisposition to their children and grandchildren to be overweight, to develop diabetes, or both.
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I found this article really interesting because we so often only look at the health of the mother during her pregnancy as the determinant of the health of the child. This is the first article that I have seen that focuses solely on the health of the father. I think that this article is really relevant to parents and future parents, and men should be aware of their health, not only for their sake, but for the sake of their future children.

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