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Mutual, Round Table Discussion Instead Of Exaggerated Scare Tactics - Mutual Responsibility

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Dolphins Inspire Rescue Radar Device

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"British engineers said Wednesday they had taken inspiration from dolphins for a new type of radar device that could easily track miners trapped underground or skiers buried in an avalanche. The device, like dolphins, sends out two pulses in quick succession to allow for a targeted search for semiconductor devices, cancelling any background "noise"..."


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What Is the Wave Function?

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At the heart of quantum mechanics is a mysterious equation known as the wave function. It helps explain the behavior of elementary particles, but also ...
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At the heart of quantum mechanics is a mysterious equation known as the wave function. It helps explain the behavior of elementary particles, but also challenges the notion that there’s only one reality.

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How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom

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Exposure to chronic trauma is having tragic effects on some of our students. How can educators help?
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According to the Children’s Defense Fund, one in three African-American boys and one in six Latino males born in 2001 will end up imprisoned sometime in his lifetime. These staggering numbers are tragic beyond words. But in order to change them, we have to change how we perceive the children behind the statistics.

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Documenting effects of nature on human well-being - Medical Xpress

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Documenting effects of nature on human well-being
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Nature may turn out to be the best medicine when it comes to human well-being.
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Nature may turn out to be the best medicine when it comes to human well-being. Providing such necessities of life as food, water and shelter, nature not only underpins and controls the conditions in which people live, it also provides important intangible benefits. A new synthesis of multidisciplinary peer-reviewed research identifies the ways in which nature's ecosystems deliver crucial benefits—and thus contribute culturally and psychologically to human well-being in nonmaterial ways.

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Our World Would Be Different If We Could See Inside Each Others Hearts - Mutual Responsibility

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The uncertain location of electrons - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-uncertain-location-of-electrons-george-zaidan-and-charles-morton The tiny atoms that make up our world are ma...

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The Wisdom Of The Crowd - How We Are Smarter & Stronger Together - Mutual Responsibility

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The wisdom of the crowd is the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question. A large group’s aggregated answers to questions involving quantity estimation, general world knowledge, and spatial reasoning has generally been found to be as good as, and often better than, the answer given by any of the individuals within the group. An intuitive and often-cited explanation for this phenomenon is that there is idiosyncratic noise associated with each individual judgment, and taking the average over a large number of responses will go some way toward canceling the effect of this noise.”

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Why Empathy is the Force that Moves Business Forward

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Behind every successful business, you are likely to find a leader who has mastered the skill of empathy.

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These relationships are the product of taking an honest and dedicated interest in others and their businesses. Successful people do not operate alone; each of us needs the support of others to achieve positive results that push us toward our goals. True empathy combines understanding both the emotional and the logical rationale that goes into every decision.

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Organizing Society for a Sustainable Future

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During the next ten years, humanity will have to decide whether it wants to embark on a path of correcting its ways— which will cause Nature’s treatment of us to change instantly, or to begin a war of annihilation.

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Bullying in Preschool: What Parents Need to Know | Education.com

Bullying in Preschool: What Parents Need to Know | Education.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, bullying in preschool is more common than you think. Here's how concerned parents should handle preschool bullying (Bullying in Pre-School, what you need to know...
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Invest Your Time Being Unplugged in Nature; You May Just Plug into Something Profound

Invest Your Time Being Unplugged in Nature; You May Just Plug into Something Profound | Heal the world | Scoop.it
I am trying to teach my two and half year old son how to pray.

Via Susan Taylor
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I am not sure what God really is but I know we feel something powerful in the presence of nature. What is it? It can only be experienced firsthand and cannot be explained using the rational mind. This is where we get the word "mystic." There is a feeling of something powerful inside us, but what is that something? It's a mystery.

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"Frank Lloyd Wright said it best, 'I believe in God, I just spell it nature.'"

 

One of the best things we can do for our health and well-being is to develop an intimate connection with Nature.  Consider times when you've seen a beautiful sunset; witnessed the vastness of the ocean or felt awe at the sight of 14,000 foot peaks.  We feel something powerful and mysterious when in the presence of Nature.

 

Appreciating Nature in all her glory "makes us feel intimately connected to all life" and is foundational to feelings of happiness and gratitude.  Eoin Finn, author of this Huff Post blog, calls these instances "Nature Appreciation Moments" -- times when you put away your computers, pads and phones and step outdoors to discover something beautiful.

 

So the next time you need a break from the digital grind, go outside.  Then "relax and breathe, observe and receive."

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Half of young people see their parents drunk - Telegraph

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Parents are putting children at risk of developing alcohol problems by setting bad examples, suggests research showing nearly half of young people have seen their mother or father drunk.

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If the survey said half  had seen their parents high on cannabis then we'd have a public outcry to remove children from irresponsible parents and dangerous situations that are 'sending out the wrong message'.

 

We are operating a hypocritical and deluded drug apartheid!

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You as well ??

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Martin Seligman, Wellbeing Before Learning Conference Keynote

Martin Seligman's keynote address at the Wellbeing Before Learning Conference, sponsored by Adelaide Thinkers in Residence.

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Kindness Scientist

This profile on UC Berkeley Professor Dacher Keltner highlights his breakthrough research on the science of kindness and compassion.

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As US Remains Skeptical, Latin America Embraces Online Courses

As US Remains Skeptical, Latin America Embraces Online Courses | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Students and academics in Latin American countries are excited about the prospect of free online education, as evidenced by participation in edX courses.
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In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing

In Brazil, more buildings are seized by residents in need of housing | Heal the world | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO, Brazil — As shoppers and businessmen pass by the 13-story office tower, a middle-aged man peers through a hole in a thick metal door, pulling back a heavy steel rod to allow in only members of the Movement of Housing for All.
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Many of the occupied buildings were abandoned years ago, long before the economic boom that has transformed Brazilian cities into havens for the rich, as well as increasingly tough places for the poor to survive.

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A Promise Renewed: 2013 Progress Report

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If you knew how to save 18,000 children each day, would you do it?
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The Benefits of the New Economy: Resolving the Global Economic Crisis Through Mutual Guarantee: Guy Isaac, Joseph Levy, Alexander Ognits: 9781897448731: Amazon.com: Books

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Connecting With Others: A Prescription For Overcoming Social, Cultural, And Economic Differences - Mutual Responsibility

Connecting With Others: A Prescription For Overcoming Social, Cultural, And Economic Differences - Mutual Responsibility | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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To test out whether there is value for you in connecting with others… here’s a simple suggestion. Try it and see if you notice a difference.

Once a day, when you’re getting ready to text or email someone, call them and talk instead. Better yet, if it’s someone at work or someone close to where you are, go over and deliver your message in person. See if there’s a natural opening to make physical contact with them — a handshake or just a touch on the arm. See what it’s like to actually make a human connection.”

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School meals boost education, communities and economies

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To mark World Food Day last week, Carmen Burbano of the United Nations World Food Programme looks at new evidence of the huge benefits of feeding children at school. Education has huge benefits for...
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Worldwide, 368 million children receive a meal at school every day, with an annual investment estimated at US$75 billion. WFP supports governments in reaching 7% of these children – about 25 million in 2012 – mostly in low income countries, where school feeding coverage is lowest and needs are greatest.

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Social Networks: An Analysis | CrossroadsFilm.com

http://www.crossroadsfilm.com - Nicholas Christakis & James Fowler discuss researching showing how social networks not only spread behaviors, but also ideas....
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There's new research out of Harvard Medical School about social contagion. And I think it's kind of obvious and intuitive that you catch the moods of people around you. But now they're finding that people get fat in groups, they get happy in groups, they quit smoking in groups.
--Caroline A. Miller
Positive Psychology

Social Behaviors & Ideas Networks: 
Nicholas Christakis and I have been very fortunate to find a resource in the Framingham Heart Study that we never imagined we could find. They were asking people for 32 years: Who are your family members? Where do you work? Where do you live? And most importantly, who are your friends? For the first time, now we have data like this, we are able to get a bird's eye view of networks like the networks that you live in. 
--James Fowler PhD
Social Scientist 

We had some validated measures of various emotions, including happiness, and what we attempted to show, and were able to show, is that my happiness depends not just on my own actions, thoughts and behaviors, but also on the actions, thoughts and behaviors of the people to whom I'm directly connected, my friends, siblings, spouses, neighbors, coworkers and so forth, and the people to whom they are connected, and the people even to whom they are connected. 
--Nicholas Christakis MD, PhD
Physician and Social Scientist

What this finding is showing us is that it's not just behaviors that are spreading through networks, it's also these emotional states that are spreading through networks. So we think that what's spreading is this tendency to transmit ideas, these norms of behavior. 
James Fowler, PhD
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New wave of ‘empathy games’ helps players reconnect in real life

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Can video games teach kids to care about others?

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Chinese girls want to break down barriers to mining

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"Some jobs are really inappropriate for women.” (#Chinese activists want to break down barriers to #mining education for women http://t.co/0dkeYHFdUO)...
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