578 - It’s a Small (and Cartographically Incorrect) World After All! The world may be your oyster, a stage, or one big hospital , it is also a Disney ride. It’s a Small World After All (IaSWAA) can be experienced at each of the five Disney parks  across the world. The ride has been thrilling - and its repetitive and catchy theme song annoying - guests since 1964, when it debuted at the UNICEF pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. When we say ‘thrilling’, we mean mainly for the up-to-four-year-olds: IaSWAA is a slow, spatter-free boat ride through scenery set to represent the entire world, replete with 300 robotic children singing the eponymous theme song in different languages . The original ride fit in nicely with the overall theme of the World’s Fair , which was meant to celebrate ‘Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe’.
What Grown-Ups Can Learn From Kids' Books An adult reflects on the valuable lessons of The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland, and Winnie-the-Pooh. Reuters My copy of Le Petit Prince looks like it has been through a natural disaster. Or two. The dust jacket is torn at every edge. Activist Media One of the difficulties faced by social movements is getting their message reported clearly, accurately and effectively through the lens of mainstream media. A key factor in this work has been the creation of alternative media that both offer a direct channel to fairer representation and can keep the mainstream media honest by critiquing their coverage. In the contemporary, media-saturated world new problems emerge in the form of "protest fatigue" -- mainstream failure to cover demonstrations often dismissed as "sixties style protests," as if protest can be confined to one decade or is a stylistic choice -- and the silo effect in which people only get the news that reinforces their ideology. The sites and resources below are working to address these issues with courage and imagination. Featured Site
Beautifully Layered Paper Sculptures (8 pieces) Self-taught Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates beautiful and intricate works of art that are made entirely out of paper. In order to gain exposure and fund a project to make low-cost prints of her Little Red Riding Hood layered paper sculpture, she joined Kickstarter. She ended up raising $570 which far exceeded her goal of $250! The Columbus, Ohio-based wife and mom wants to ultimately become a full-time professional artist. In my opinion, she's already well on her way.
The 5 Minute Trick to Dramatically Improve Quality Time with Your Kids My wife and I both have demanding jobs – mine as a partner at a product development company and hers as a managing director at a transfer pricing consulting company. We also are proud parents of a three year old, with another one imminently arriving. The juggling act has been something neither of us have ever been fantastic at. For me, it’s proven difficult at times to shut work off and fully engage. For both of us, it’s been difficult consistently coming up with great ideas for making the most of our time together as a family.
Flow (psychology) Concentrating upon a task is one aspect of flow. In positive psychology, flow, also known as zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields, though has existed for thousands of years under other guises, notably in some eastern religions. Achieving flow is often referred to as being in the zone.
We Speak For Earth The City of Dallas gave $1.1 million to Ronald Jones on Wednesday for his claims that he was beaten and falsely arrested by Dallas police — and then spent 15 months in jail as a result.On December 18, 2009, Dallas police got a call of two white men fighting in downtown Dallas.But then Dallas police Officer Matthew Antkowiak saw Jones — who is African-American — crossing Reunion Boulevard."Mr. Jones is walking down the street. Doesn’t fit the description at all," said his attorney, Don Tittle.The officer claimed Jones was throwing beer cans, so he pulled him over to arrest him."From there, he pulls one of Mr. 10 of the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries The last hundred years have borne witness to humankind’s extraordinary technological advancements. Man has walked on the moon, ventured deeper into the oceans than ever before and even uncovered the building blocks of life, DNA. But even with our inexorable progress as a species there are still mysteries and enigmas the solutions to which elude us. Below is a selection of 10 of the most puzzling mysteries in history.
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29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’