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Monsanto's Next Target: Democracy

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The battle for food sovereignty is a battle we cannot afford to lose.
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The U.S. government, and many state governments, are delivering the food system into the hands of a giant chemical company. Citizens must fight back.

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Telling tales can be a good thing: Personal stories help children develop emotional skills

Telling tales can be a good thing: Personal stories help children develop emotional skills | Story Route | Scoop.it
A new study finds mothers tell better, more emotional stories about past experiences which help children develop their emotional skills. The act of talking is not an area where ability is usually considered along gender lines.
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A Decade Later, A 360-Degree View of the Iraq War Through Personal Stories

A Decade Later, A 360-Degree View of the Iraq War Through Personal Stories | Story Route | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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A very powerful and personal look at America's involvement in Iraq.

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Alexis Niki's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:29 AM

Very powerful. My favorite insight: “Ten years later, our mistaken invasion of Iraq has taught me three things: questioning the value of the fight is never unpatriotic and is crucially necessary; I personally own the actions of my government and I must stay engaged; and investment in education and economies prevents conflict. I hope we’ve learned the same lessons as a country. The cost is far too high to learn them again.” -- A former Army Officer

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . h...
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With few words, this is one of the most powerful #storytelling videos I've seen in a long time.

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EW: 13 Fast Food Items With Over 1,000 Calories

EW: 13 Fast Food Items With Over 1,000 Calories | Story Route | Scoop.it

We may be unimpressed looking at our neighbours down south and their over-the-top diners and extreme fast food menu items, but some Canadian-sold foods aren't any different. Yes, we may not offer as wide a selection of fatty foods to choose from — there are several Taco Bell menu items that are not sold in Canada (maybe for the better), but some restaurants and fast food joints officially make our 'danger zone' list.

 
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#604 Words can hurt...and heal

#604 Words can hurt...and heal | Story Route | Scoop.it
by Michelle Jarman

 

As a Canadian living in Australia, I abide by Australian laws.  As a lesbian living in Australia, I deeply struggle with the inequality that same-sex marriage is still illegal he...

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#601 Medicine’s digital revolution

#601 Medicine’s digital revolution | Story Route | Scoop.it
Dr. Eric Topol is passionate about bringing the digital revolution to medicine. As the cardiologist and genomics researcher told NBC: Medicine today is about as much wasteful as one can imagine. So...
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Study: Sugar — Not Obesity — Causes Diabetes

Study: Sugar — Not Obesity — Causes Diabetes | Story Route | Scoop.it
For years, doctors have debated sugar's role in causing diabetes. The prevailing medical opinion has been that eating more sugar means eating more calories, and it's the resulting weight gain that leads to diabetes.
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No wonder processed food tastes so sweet - it is! And that's everything from soups to main courses to desserts and appetizers. There's a way around it - fresh, whole foods. I liked the Food Farmacy at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland - which offered a lot of yummy deli and quick-cook foods made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.

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Coca-Cola & Happiness: A Love Story

Coca-Cola & Happiness: A Love Story | Story Route | Scoop.it
Find out how Coca-Cola cornered the market on happiness and became the biggest brand in the world.
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Story Route | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good

Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good | Story Route | Scoop.it
Participation, Not Marginalization: Using People's Stories for Social Good
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Do Try This At Home: Marilyn McPhie at TEDxAmericasFinestCity

Marilyn McPhie has been telling stories professionally since 1985 and has performed for groups from preschool to adult, from Massachusetts to California. She...
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Local storyteller Dan O'Gara dies at 76

Long-time North Coast resident and storyteller Dan OGara died Monday. Tim OGara said his 76-year-old father was flown from the familys home in Trinidad to UC San Francisco Hospital after suffering a massive stroke.
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Uncommonwealth: Storyteller stirs the imagination of the listener

Uncommonwealth: Storyteller stirs the imagination of the listener | Story Route | Scoop.it
FRANKFORT — Inside her house, on a steeply pitched cliff road from which you can see the legislative centers in the distance, Mary Hamilton is telling a story.
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So good to see this piece on Mary Hamilton. She is a gem - very talented and overflowing with great stories.

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Storytelling Is Not Lecturing; Lecturing is Not Storytelling

Storytelling Is Not Lecturing; Lecturing is Not Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
I sit in the lecture hall with 10,000 others waiting for my new teacher to speak. I look at my cell phone and silently groan that this in going to be a long hour; as long an hour as an hour can be ...
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To Tell a Tale: The Importance of Family Storytelling at Babble

To Tell a Tale: The Importance of Family Storytelling at Babble | Story Route | Scoop.it
Brian Gresko explains why it's important to tell your child stories about themselves and their family's past.
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The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again

The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again | Story Route | Scoop.it
Fairy tales' overt themes are threaded throughout hit TV series like Game of Thrones and True Blood, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. These stories survive by adapting across cultures and history -- helping us work through things like fear and hope.
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Larry Glover's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:01 AM

Ah, who doesn't love a good story. The need to become 'story literate' is critical for modern humanity for either we will have our stories... or our stories will have us!

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The Art & Science Of Storytelling As Told By Journalists

The Art & Science Of Storytelling As Told By Journalists | Story Route | Scoop.it
As SEO becomes more about good content and outreach becomes more about relationship building, the gap between link building and journalism continues to shrink.
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Tim Usborne: 'Putting science on telly is all about storytelling' – video

Tim Usborne: 'Putting science on telly is all about storytelling' – video | Story Route | Scoop.it
As the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2013 launches, BBC director and producer Tim Usborne reveals the tricks of the trade when it comes to scientific programme making
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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | Story Route | Scoop.it
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writer...
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A Lesson from the Oscars: Storytelling as a Tool for Healing and Sound Politics - Forbes

A Lesson from the Oscars: Storytelling as a Tool for Healing and Sound Politics - Forbes | Story Route | Scoop.it
VideoHanae Baruchel (@hanaebaruchel), director of Fellow selection for Ashoka in the U.S., on what social entrepreneurs can learn from the 85th Academy Awards. On Sunday night, “Inocente” won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary Subject.
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It's encouraging to see how many storytelling sites are springing up on the Web, bringing us untold stories that can help overcome stereotypes and prejudice.

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Immigration Reform: the Power of Narrative

Immigration Reform: the Power of Narrative | Story Route | Scoop.it
Refusing to be silenced, immigration activists are making their stories heard.
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The Storytelling Lesson In Jon Klassen’s “Stolen Hat” Books

The Storytelling Lesson In Jon Klassen’s “Stolen Hat” Books | Story Route | Scoop.it
If you care about this in the context of children’s books (at which point I must assume you’re like, eight years old and probably don’t belong here anyway): the following... Read ...
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Sarah Sullivan's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:56 AM

Great thoughts regarding the lesson behind both "I Want My Hat Back" and "This is Not My Hat" and the power behind perspective in literature.  As expressed in the comments section of this post, these books could be used in a lesson for older children when teaching how perspective can change the whole story.

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Once Upon a Time, There Was a Person Who Said, ‘Once Upon a Time’

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Person Who Said, ‘Once Upon a Time’ | Story Route | Scoop.it
A good narrator, in books and in life, is the guide who makes sense of the story. So why have so many storytellers given up on narration?
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New Boundaries Of Digital Storytelling

A new initiative by the Brown University creative nonfiction program is exploring the potential of digital nonfiction through some of the web's most unusual storytelling projects.
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