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A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama. The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion.

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment. Reductive? "The Dalai Lama and I have had a series of dialogues—we’re up to about 60 hours of one-on-one conversations—and in one of them, he said to me, ‘When we wanted to get to the new world, we need[ed] a map to get there. Ekman is a prominent psychologist whose studies on universal human expressions—the smiles and scowls we share across cultures—became foundational for the modern era of emotion research. The results became those five "continents" you see on the site today: fear, disgust, anger, sadness, and enjoyment.

But they aren't purely empirical. In the atlas, the emotions are clinically detached from the viewer. As soon as you load the site, you'll see that the five core emotions seem to ebb and flow with a certain randomness, like planets that may or may not be influencing one another with their gravitational pull. How stories can transform a classroom. When students conduct StoryCorps interviews, teachers say it can “reorganize the ions of a class.”

How stories can transform a classroom

Photo: David Andrako, courtesy of StoryCorps Caitlyn, a quiet seventh grader, was bullied by the other kids in her class at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank, California. She wore the same cowboy boots every day. An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’ By Maria Popova “Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate.

An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’

This can only be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives.” Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used Christian social ethics and the New Testament concept of “love” heavily in his writings and speeches, he was as influenced by Eastern spiritual traditions, Gandhi’s political writings, Buddhism’s notion of the interconnectedness of all beings, and Ancient Greek philosophy. Love Books for Little Ones. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

Love Books for Little Ones

Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation. Love Stories: Classic Romance Tales. Self-Esteem Books. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

Self-Esteem Books

Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us. Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens. Mr. Bear Says I Love You (Age 2+) Guess How Much I Love You (Age 2+) Charlotte's Web (Age 7+) The Princess Bride (Age 10+) Romeo and Juliet (Age 13+) Fire (Age 14+) Romantic Comedies. Romance Movies. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

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Look out for our weekly updates soon. A Small Act. When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it.

A Small Act

She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later, she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity he starts a scholarship program of his own, which gives a new generation of Kenyan students the hope of affording an education. With clarity and grace, A Small Act, bears witness to the ripple effect one singular action can have. Secretary-General [Ban Ki-Moon] PRAISED [THE] FILM, for "highlighting the importance of giving all children an education in the fight against ignorance and bigotry. " "A Small Act is such A POWERFUL FILM to use in classrooms across the globe. One Lucky Elephant. Ultimately, David must face the difficult truth that the circus is no place for Flora.

One Lucky Elephant

She needs to be with other elephants. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey that tests their bond in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant explores the consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart. Official Selection, Oprah Winfrey Network Documentary Film Club. Surviving Hitler: A Love Story. As a teenager in Nazi Germany, Jutta is shocked to discover she is Jewish.

Surviving Hitler: A Love Story

She joins the German resistance and meets Helmuth, an injured German soldier. The two become sweethearts and ultimately, co-conspirators in the now famous Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler. The Genius of Marian. THE GENIUS OF MARIAN is a visually rich, emotionally complex story that follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease as her son, the filmmaker, lovingly documents her struggles to retain her sense of self.

The Genius of Marian

After she is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life begins to change for Pam and everyone around her. Pam's husband grapples with his changing role from partner to caregiver. Her adult children each find ways to show their love and support while mourning the slow loss of their mother. The Case Against 8. A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.

The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Age 3+) WALL-E (Age 5+) Shrek (Age 6+) Babies (Age 7+) Roman Holiday (Age 9+) Casablanca Movie (Age 10+) Sleepless in Seattle (Age 11+) Harold and Maude (13+) The Notebook (Age 14+) Google Art Project (Age 12+)