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Being aware of the motives and feelings of other people and oneself; knowing what to do to fit into different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick.

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. 3 Strategies to Foster Sociability. What helps children engage in learning?

3 Strategies to Foster Sociability

According to studies on the social nature of how we acquire knowledge, one answer is clear: Children engage in learning through their cooperative capacity to interact with others. We often call this sociability, and we recognize it in children when we observe their enjoyment of being together -- chatting, joking, laughing, working, and creating friendships. It is through these interactions that kids make the invisible visible, cross boundaries into new spheres of learning, and initiate thoughts and feelings that help them chart pathways through life.

The Core of Social Learning and Emotional Wellbeing Key aspects of sociability are derived from skills that help children understand and express feelings and behaviors in ways that facilitate positive relationships. Self-regulation Active listening Cooperation Effective communication. How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills. By Maria Popova The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life.

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. Multicultural Books. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

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March: Book One (Age 12+) Boxers & Saints (Age 12+) Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Age 12+) The Catcher in the Rye (14+) Social Intelligence Video Project. Where Does Compassion Really Come From? Movies That Inspire Kids to Change the World. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

Movies That Inspire Kids to Change the World

Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation. Connected. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future.


Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large.

A personal film with universal relevance,Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead. The Human Face of Big Data. Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of information.

The Human Face of Big Data

In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fueling a revolution which many people believe may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades. Its enabling us to sense, measure, and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible. The Human Face of Big Data captures an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life. It's already enabling us to provide a healthier life for our children.

To provide our seniors with independence while keeping them safe. This massive gathering and analyzing of data in real time is allowing us to address some of humanity biggest challenges. “Every powerful tool has a dark side. The World Before Her. The Miss India pageant is the ultimate glamour event in a country that has gone mad for beauty contests.

The World Before Her

Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and, for some girls, freedom from the constraints of a patriarchal society. Through dramatic verite action and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, The World Before Her sweeps back the curtain to reveal the intimate stories of twenty young women determined to win the crown. Bubble Guppies (Age 3+) Super WHY! (Age 3+) Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Age 3+) Babies (Age 7+) Brooklyn Castle (Age 8+) Temple Grandin (Age 14+) World of Jenks (Age 14+) Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences. Sites That Help Kids Do Good.

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Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us Jump to navigation. Make Beliefs Comix (Age 8+) Your Commonwealth (Age 12+) Kiva (Age 11+) PeaceCorps for Kids (Age 11+) The Learning Network (Age 12+) Volunteer Match (Age 15+) (Age 16+) Political Games. Model Me Going Places (Age 3+) The Social Express (Age 8+)

Lego Friends (Age 6+) Thomas Was Alone (Age 10+) Middle School Confidential (Age 11+) Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites. No thanks.

Cultural Appreciation Apps, Games, and Websites