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David Ackert - Quotes - IMDb

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“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life -the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”-David Ackert, LA Times

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:43 AM

I love movies and am fascinated how actors are chamelions. I doubt I could turn myself inside out the way they do to play a part in a movie or play.

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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 4:12 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 5:12 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 4:48 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 5:41 AM

Very thought provoking, 50 shades of gay.

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Please Don't Help My Kids

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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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Race to Nowhere: The Film, The Movement

Race to Nowhere: The Film, The Movement | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
Bring an urgent conversation about education to your home and community. Race to Nowhere Home & Educational DVDs now available. Join the nationwide campaign for healthy children and thriving students.
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Forum

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How an African tribe deals with crimes ("You are good")

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The Year 2001 From A 1901 Perspective

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What May Happen In The Next Hundred Years

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Girls on Film: The real problem with the Disney Princess brand

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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 12:11 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

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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 5:21 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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David Ackert - Quotes - IMDb

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Rachel Ayers Waller's insight:

“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life -the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”-David Ackert, LA Times

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I love movies and am fascinated how actors are chamelions. I doubt I could turn myself inside out the way they do to play a part in a movie or play.

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7 Reasons Why Theatre Makes Our Lives Better

7 Reasons Why Theatre Makes Our Lives Better | Human Interest Stories | Scoop.it
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1. Does no harm

2. Sophisticated expression of creating through narrative & metaphor

3. Brings people together

4. Models discourse, conversation, empathy

5. Contributes to education and literacy

6. Contributes to our economy

7. Influences the way we think/feel about our own lives and gives us the opportunity to take a hard look at ourselves and our society

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Mom's 18-Point iPhone Rules for Son

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Mom Has to Always Know the Password and Calls from Parents Cannot be Ignored
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"Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you," she encouraged. "Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without Googling."

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