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Healing Practice: Laughter Really is Serious Medicine

Healing Practice: Laughter Really is Serious Medicine | Making a difference | Scoop.it

Laughter is a universal language that brings people together. Shared laughter breaks down barriers, builds trust, and creates connection. Laughter has the power to de-escalate conflict and bring about creative and flexible solutions to challenges. When we laugh, dopamine is released and opens up pathways in the brain that help us discover novel solutions. According to Ellen Weber and Jeane Segal, “humor and playful communication strengthen our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connection. 

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:11 AM

Laughter is some of the best medicine for physical health, mental health, and relationships. Take a minute to add laughter to your day!

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:55 PM

It's hard to laugh and be upset in the same moment. If we find something humorous, we find ourselves to be different. Jennifer has quite eloquently explained exactly how good laughing is for our bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Love it! Amy Fuller PhD

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Short Film ‘Just Breathe’ Helps Kids Deal with Emotions

We all live, first and foremost, on the inside of our human bodies. But that doesn’t mean that rich inner life we all have doesn’t project itself outward into the everyday world. Quite the opposite…
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‘It’s a lovely awakening’: Elderly people and children sing and dance together in UK's first intergenerational care home

‘It’s a lovely awakening’: Elderly people and children sing and dance together in UK's first intergenerational care home | Making a difference | Scoop.it
A chorus of nursery rhymes isn’t what you expect to hear on walking into an elderly people’s home, but a retirement facility in south London has its residents doing just that – and children are there to lead the way. “The children trot in and they love it. They dance and they prance. And we love it too,” beams Anna Platman, 93, who has been a resident of the care home for nearly a year. “Being old has its moments. But for the hour or so you forget that you’re away from your own family.”
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From Davos: Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai on Education and Empowerment

From Davos: Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai on Education and Empowerment | Making a difference | Scoop.it
From Davos: Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai on Education and Empowerment January 25, 2018 |By Web Desk |World   DAVOS: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai participated in a panel discussion oncreating a shared future through education and...
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Why Volunteering Over The Holidays Isn't The Best Idea

Why Volunteering Over The Holidays Isn't The Best Idea | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Nonprofits really need help when volunteer numbers dry up after New Year's.
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Volunteering should be encouraged after the festive season, particularly in winter for the elderly and during the summer when children don't have access to school meals and affordable care
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Peace by peace: how damaged communities work through trauma

Peace by peace: how damaged communities work through trauma | Making a difference | Scoop.it
War clouds over Korea, terror on the streets... It can feel as though a peaceful world is a receding dream. But a small group of activists scattered across the globe is turning dreams into reality, peace by peace
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45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman

45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman | Making a difference | Scoop.it
People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Turns out, she is actually in her 50s — not 90. She wrote down these life lessons the
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7 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference on Family Volunteer Day

7 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference on Family Volunteer Day | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Volunteering with your family can seem like another task to add to your to do list, but it’s easier than you think to fit it into your schedule. More important is the benefit of volunteering together, deepening your bonds with your community and with each other.
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5 tech trends influencing student engagement by Jessica Leigh Brown

5 tech trends influencing student engagement by Jessica Leigh Brown | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Jessica Leigh Brown

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(Empathic Design) The power of empathy and creativity for innovation – Design Driven

(Empathic Design) The power of empathy and creativity for innovation – Design Driven | Making a difference | Scoop.it
USE YOUR EMPATHY AND INTUITION TO OBSERVE YOUR CLIENTS AND FIND THE RIGHT PROBLEM TO SOLVE

To innovate you need to forget about market research. This is because they are relevant to the present times. And acting based on market research makes you fall to the same thinking based on models and patterns. Be one step ahead, use your intuition and empathy, take the time to really know your clients, understand their needs and predict their expectations.


After you find the need to address, you need to find the true problem to solve in order to fulfill that need. Step back, analyze and explore in order to find the “right question” that needs to be answered. Reframe the problem!


IF I WERE GIVEN ONE HOUR TO SAVE THE PLANET, I WOULD SPEND 59 MINUTES DEFINING THE PROBLEM AND ONE MINUTE RESOLVING IT.


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What we can learn from Germany’s maternity leave laws

For starters, mothers & fathers are granted the same rights and both can be confident that their jobs will be secured and protected by the law until their child turns three. 
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Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

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Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

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Revealed: rescued refugee children facing limbo – and worse – in UK

Revealed: rescued refugee children facing limbo – and worse – in UK | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Exclusive: a year after Britain took in hundreds of ‘Dubs’ children, charities say delays are causing distress and at least one young person has been left sleeping rough
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The Ugandan 'orphan' I adopted had a family

The Ugandan 'orphan' I adopted had a family | Making a difference | Scoop.it
My husband and I adopted a six-year-old girl from Uganda who, unbeknownst to us, was separated from her loving family by a negligent adoption agency, writes Jessica Davis.
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Children In North Of England Face 'Double Whammy' Of Disadvantages, Says Commissioner

Children In North Of England Face 'Double Whammy' Of Disadvantages, Says Commissioner | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Youngsters proud of their communities and ambitious for the future, but face being left behind, says report.
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5 Sure Ways To Maximize Your Mentoring Relationship

5 Sure Ways To Maximize Your Mentoring Relationship | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Mentoring is a valuable but timeworn concept. Here are ways to put new life into it and maximize the opportunity to gain value and advance your career.
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Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century fro … | Quote of the day

Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century.“Elie Wiesel, Chicago Sun-Times, November 5, 2001” “US (Romanian-born) activist, novelist (1928 – )”...
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Oprah Winfrey And Sterling K. Brown Make History At Golden Globes, While 'Get Out' Is Left Out

Oprah Winfrey And Sterling K. Brown Make History At Golden Globes, While 'Get Out' Is Left Out | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Sterling K. Brown and Oprah Winfrey made history at the 2018 Golden Globes. Here's why and here's what they said.
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¿Qué sabes del Marco Europeo de la Competencia Digital Docente?

¿Qué sabes del Marco Europeo de la Competencia Digital Docente? | Making a difference | Scoop.it

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Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective

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On-task comportment, engagement, effort, and participation—praise enhances them all. Even the most challenging behaviors yield to praise, according to many studies. Maybe, like me, you’ve experienced how praise alters the consciousness of both the giver and receiver.

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We should all be working a four-day week. Here’s why | Owen Jones

We should all be working a four-day week. Here’s why | Owen Jones | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Ending life-sapping excessive hours was a pioneering demand for the labour movement. For the sake of our health and the economy we need to revisit it
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Kid Struggling With Creative Writing? This Mum Came Up With An Answer

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'Josh is more enthusiastic, confident and proud of his writing.'
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Spirit of Children program making hospitals less scary for kids, families

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It is tough being in the hospital - especially if you're a kid and it is nearing Halloween. Lubbock's Spirit Halloween Superstore brought smiles to some faces at Covenant Children's Hospital wit
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'Just having someone to talk to'

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A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.
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The surprising science of happiness

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Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

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Do you know what makes you happy? Or are you misdirecting yourself?

Ian Berry's curator insight, October 20, 2017 6:59 PM
Love David Hain's questions Do you know what makes you happy? Or are you misdirecting yourself?
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 2017 2:07 PM
This was part of a PhD course I took. Dan Gilbert's work is fascinating. It is not just about being happy. It recognizes that we will be unhappy and what that means. How do we overcome trauma and challenging situations?
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El ejercicio de un niño de 7 años que ha hecho dudar a cientos de adultos

El ejercicio de un niño de 7 años que ha hecho dudar a cientos de adultos | Making a difference | Scoop.it
Hasta la RAE se ha manifestado.

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