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Parenting and Playwriting: How to Comfort Our Daughters

Parenting and Playwriting: How to Comfort Our Daughters | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Catherine Trieschmann considers how to talk to her children about the US presidential election results.
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Viral video: All-female a cappella group covers Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts'

Viral video: All-female a cappella group covers Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts' | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
The ladies of James Madison University's Note-oriety have thrown an unbelievable new song into the mix.
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Michelle Obama Gives The Blistering Speech On Racism That White America Needs To Hear (VIDEO)

Michelle Obama Gives The Blistering Speech On Racism That White America Needs To Hear (VIDEO) | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Racists everywhere beware, Michelle Obama is a First Lady with zero f*cks left to give, and she is coming for you.
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Tuskegee University Graduation Speech

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You have 36 Hours to Keep Your Family Safe: What do you do? » The Homestead Survival

You have 36 Hours to Keep Your Family Safe: What do you do? » The Homestead Survival | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
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Homework: New Research Suggests It May Be an Unnecessary Evil

Homework: New Research Suggests It May Be an Unnecessary Evil | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Those open to evidence have been presented this Fall with yet another finding that fails to find any meaningful benefit even when the study is set up to give homework every benefit of the doubt.
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Why Is Everyone Always Giving My Kids Junk Food?

Why Is Everyone Always Giving My Kids Junk Food? | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Candy at children’s reading club? Sugar’s new normal
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"Despite incredible medical advances over the course of the past 60 years, I would argue that the world is a less healthy place than it once was. Cooking has become a lost art, unstructured active play is on the endangered species list, and candy, which certainly has always understandably enjoyed a coveted place in children's hearts, has somehow become the normalized cornerstone of their culture."

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Family Travel Blog for Nomadic World Travel with Kids: 5 Books Every Homeschooler Should Read

Family Travel Blog for Nomadic World Travel with Kids: 5 Books Every Homeschooler Should Read | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
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Living With Less. A Lot Less.

Living With Less. A Lot Less. | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
The many things I consumed ended up consuming me.
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"My space is small. My life is big."

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 13, 2013 7:12 PM

I suppose I have to agree now that I live in a 'luxury' studio apt with my husband.

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15-Year-Old Bypasses The Awkward Teen Phase And Skips Straight To Genius

15-Year-Old Bypasses The Awkward Teen Phase And Skips Straight To Genius | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
How can this kid possibly be just 15?
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When my two mamas fight

100,000 miles

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:12 AM

This video is great. I loved it.

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How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia

How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Preparing for a world stripped of conveniences has always appealed to cranks and extremists. But can it be sold as plain common sense?
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 25, 2013 7:48 PM

"emergency preparedness, sustainable living and financial security — what he called the three pillars of self-reliance." Ron Douglas

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15 year old invents New Method of Diagnosing Cancer

15 year old invents New Method of Diagnosing Cancer | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Jack is a fifteen year old freshman in high school. He developed a paper sensor that could detect cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents.
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iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay | Video on TED.com

Artist iO Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are?
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:41 AM

Very thought provoking, 50 shades of gay.

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Please Don't Help My Kids

Please Don't Help My Kids | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
I am not sitting here, 15 whole feet away from my kids, because I am too lazy to get up and help them climb the ladder. I brought them here so they could learn to climb it themselves.
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No, Let's Not Congratulate Him by Connie Schultz

Don't ask us to congratulate him. Not today.
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Observations on the day after Trump was elected.
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Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Arts Management: An Exposé and Guide

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Arts Management: An Exposé and Guide | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Elena Muslar offers her take on providing greater access to, creating more opportunities for, and showcasing arts administration as a viable career for people of color.
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The Westboro Baptist Church Is About To Get The Shock Of Its Life

The Westboro Baptist Church Is About To Get The Shock Of Its Life | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
The Westboro Baptist Church is about to get a big surprise in the form of a new neighbor who plans to give the notoriously anti-gay group a taste of its own medicine.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:11 PM

I love the colors of the rainbow for themselves or for anything they represent. 

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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Yet one of the most significant things Sahlberg said passed practically unnoticed. "Oh," he mentioned at one point, "and there are no private schools in Finland."

 

This notion may seem difficult for an American to digest, but it's true. Only a small number of independent schools exist in Finland, and even they are all publicly financed. None is allowed to charge tuition fees. There are no private universities, either. This means that practically every person in Finland attends public school, whether for pre-K or a Ph.D.

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Top 5 Ways to Practice Non-Conformity in the Matrix - Waking Times « Waking Times

Top 5 Ways to Practice Non-Conformity in the Matrix - Waking Times « Waking Times | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
To assist in the collective shift toward a means of living and being that sustains life rather than ensures self-destruction is as easy as practicing non-conformity whenever possible.
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Girl Develop It -- Learn to Code

Girl Develop It -- Learn to Code | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Girl Develop It is an international non-profit that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.
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Home | This American Life

Home | This American Life | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.7 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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What Does School Really Teach Children?

What Does School Really Teach Children? | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
People are not being educated; they're being tested for levels of obedience. School is about memorizing what you are told short term and repeating it. The bulk of how you are graded is by completing daily work.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 8, 2013 8:21 AM

Teaching obedience.

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The Answer To Stress? Let's All Work Part-Time

The Answer To Stress? Let's All Work Part-Time | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Let's just all work part-time. Midlifers have been caught in the vise grip of work, taking care of our kids, taking care of our parents and, on occasion, taking care of our much overdue need for a pedicure (but unfortunately, not so much this last...
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Knowledge of Today: What Does School Really Teach Children?

Knowledge of Today: What Does School Really Teach Children? | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
The real revolution is the Revolution of Consciousness. Wake up to the Truth - Join the Global Shift in Awareness!
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http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2013/01/what-does-school-really-teach-children.html

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