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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. 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.

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. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious cerebration” to Lewis Carroll’s “mental mastication.” In the 1950s, Yale psychologist Jerome L. In a recent paper titled “Ode to Positive Constructive Daydreaming” (PDF), published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, writer Rebecca McMillan and NYU cognitive psychologist Scott Kaufman, author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, revisit Singer’s work to deliver new insights into how the first style of Singer’s mind-wandering, rather than robbing us of happiness, plays an essential, empowering role in daily life and creativity. Thanks, Scott Myers Donating = Loving. Multicultural Books. 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. 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. Quotes “Examining everything from the Big Bang to Twitter…a cinematic clickstream…INCREDIBLY ENGAGING!” 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. 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.

As the beauty contestants move through beauty boot camp, Director Nicha Pahuja travels to another corner of India to visit a different camp for young girls, the women's wing of the militant fundamentalist movement. Through lectures and physical combat training, these girls learn what it means to be good Hindu women and how to fight against Islam, Christianity and the onslaught of Western culture. "RIVETING... " "A DEFINITE MUST WATCH"—The Huffington Post. 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. Close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set!

Sites That Help Kids Appreciate Differences

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Sites That Help Kids Do Good

Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us. 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.