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Look up #happycity and here's what you'll find

Look up #happycity and here's what you'll find | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
We searched Instagram for city images people associated with happiness. And they consistently included similar features, such as water, nature and heritage buildings.
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How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows

How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
“When you have nothing to think about, you can do your best thinking.” Getting to that state in a climate of perpetual, unsleeping distraction, opinion, and alarm, requires another kind of discipline: the discipline to unplug, wander off, and clear your mind.
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Stereotyping of Africans is everywhere, but Australians are particularly clueless | Rebka Bayou

Stereotyping of Africans is everywhere, but Australians are particularly clueless | Rebka Bayou | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
African Australians haven’t been here long enough to create a big sub-culture, but that’s no reason for discussions around race to stop at Islamaphobia
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Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry

Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
These days Noam Chomsky is probably most famous for his consistent, outspoken criticism of U.S. foreign policy. Yet before the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, Chomsky became internationally famous for proposing a novel solution to an age-old question: what does a baby know?
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Islamic State: the social media war

Islamic State: the social media war | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
As governments step up efforts to counter IS propaganda, Dominic Casciani travels to Canada and Jordan to find out how the online threat is being met there. He speaks to a mother whose son was recruited in Canada and killed in Syria, and to an e-mufti in Jordan who’s trying to challenge IS online.    
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Workers without borders: the rise of temporary migrant labour

Workers without borders: the rise of temporary migrant labour | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
The Australian migration landscape is changing.  We used to be a settler society; people came to Australia to live permanently and become Australian citizens, but over the last 20 years we’ve joined the increasingly global trend of using temporary migrant labour.  With this change has come some big questions about the kind of society we are becoming. Claudia Taranto investigates.
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Kung fu master's life lesson inspires perseverance

Kung fu master's life lesson inspires perseverance | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
An Iranian Kung Fu master is fighting to gain Australian citizenship so he can represent the country in the World Games this November. After coming to Australia as an asylum seeker in 2013, Yaser Zomorodi has won national titles but can't yet compete internationally. Instead he volunteers his time teaching children self-defence in an outer Melbourne suburb.  
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Online demos and studies | Affective Sciences

Online demos and studies | Affective Sciences | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Welcome to our current online demonstrations, tests, and experiments Below please find a list of links to emotion research projects that are currently conducted in our lab and available for online exploration. We invite you to explore one or more of these instruments and online experiments. They do not require any particular software on your computer. All that you need is a browser supporting Flash. Many of the instruments will give you a choice of language -- French, Spanish or German in addition to English.
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While We're Young: an 'ugly cliché' about generational conflict

While We're Young: an 'ugly cliché' about generational conflict | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
The film has been acclaimed as a devastating portrait of the generation gap – but when our two Brooklyn dwellers, one Gen X and one Millennial, went to see it, they found it trite. Warning: spoilers
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Why is Isis a wake-up call to Muslim women?

Why is Isis a wake-up call to Muslim women? | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
American professor Amina Wadud argues that male interpretations of Islam has lead to wildly discriminating laws against women around the world – and the rise of extremist groups proves they need to be challenged
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The beat of Ashura in Iran - in pictures

The beat of Ashura in Iran - in pictures | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Shiites take to the streets during the holy month of Muharram to commemorate the death of the third Imam, Hussein, slain along with 72 of his comrades in a battle against the army of the seventh-century caliph Yazid. The large drums, or tabl, were used in battle to alert the public, disorient the enemy and direct troops. In keeping with the military nature of these processions, mourners simulate self-flagellation with light-weight chains to the thump of a bass drum and the crackle of a snare. All photos by Khashayar Sharifaee in Iran’s northwest city of Tabriz
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Given Names

Given Names | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Names are fairly absolute things, so fundamental to our identities. What happens if you get lumped with the wrong one?
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Can you teach someone to be funny? Humourversity's Pete Crofts thinks so

Can you teach someone to be funny? Humourversity's Pete Crofts thinks so | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
The Melbourne comedy devotee has 800 boxes of comedy memorabilia and grand plans for an Australian Institute of Comedy
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Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them

Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
"Any time I lose a lion, it's like losing a member of my family," says Jeneria Lekilelei of the Samburu tribe.
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Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry Open Culture

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Generation Y: a guide to a much-maligned demographic

Generation Y: a guide to a much-maligned demographic | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy? Narcissistic? Open-minded? What does being a millennial really mean?
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Iran executed all adult men in one village for drug offences, official reveals

Iran executed all adult men in one village for drug offences, official reveals | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
UN drugs agency urged to stop funding Iran’s anti-narcotics campaign until Tehran ends use of death penalty for drug offences
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Why divorce ceremonies and 'conscious uncoupling' are all the rage

Why divorce ceremonies and 'conscious uncoupling' are all the rage | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Inspired by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’, divorce ceremonies are growing in popularity, at least according to celebrant Jennifer Cram. RN Drive takes a look at the trend.
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Introducing the Geneva Emotion Recognition Test: An Example of Rasch-Based Test Development

Introducing the Geneva Emotion Recognition Test: An Example of Rasch-Based Test Development | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Existing tests to measure the ability to recognize other people's emotional expressions (emotion recognition ability [ERA]) mostly focus on a single modality (usually the face) and include only a...
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Salad days for satire

Salad days for satire | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Does satire do more than relieve frustration? Is it in fact healthy for our collective psyche?
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Meet the feminists changing the world for girls from Kenya to Egypt

Meet the feminists changing the world for girls from Kenya to Egypt | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Feminists from around the world report on life for girls in their countries
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Iranian men at their leisure - in pictures

Iranian men at their leisure - in pictures | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Men across the country and from a broad range of backgrounds posed for Irish photographer Owen McCann who was traveling in Iran
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Immersive drama set in a Tehran taxi

Immersive drama set in a Tehran taxi | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
Taxis in Iran afford passengers a degree of anonymity, paving the way for uninhibited conversations...and the unlikely stage for a new play
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Unveiled: 'Nobody expects Muslim women to be comedians'

Unveiled: 'Nobody expects Muslim women to be comedians' | Society and Culture - Personal and Social Identity | Scoop.it
A group of Muslim Pakistani-American women are pushing the boundaries on how Muslim women are perceived – on the nation’s comedy scene
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