Raising a Moral Child Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values. By age 2, children experience some moral emotions — feelings triggered by right and wrong. To reinforce caring as the right behavior, research indicates, praise is more effective than rewards. Rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake.
42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages Home » Ibang Recommends (Local) » 42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages 42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages Sep 3, 2012 The world is full of amazing trails, walkways, paths and pilgrimages. Biology of Plants: Plant Adaptations Plants have adaptations to help them survive (live and grow) in different areas. Adaptations are special features that allow a plant or animal to live in a particular place or habitat. These adaptations might make it very difficult for the plant to survive in a different place. This explains why certain plants are found in one area, but not in another. For example, you wouldn't see a cactus living in the Arctic.
WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY: 10 INCREDIBLE U.S. PLACES YOU MUST VISIT - ISHINE365 Blog Many of us don’t even realize that there are tons of natural wonders to travel to in our own backyard. We compiled a list of our ten favorite and most exciting U.S. spots to take a mini vacation to when you’re getting those wanderlust pangs. 1. Northern Lights, Alaska The Northern Lights are curtains of colored light in the upper atmosphere, caused by magnetic disturbances from the sun collide with atoms there. They create greenish-yellow, faint blue, or even blood red curtains of color. Cute & Stylish Sketches By Fabo The irresistibly adorable art of artist Fabo has been enchanting users for years. Fabo adds a touch of cuteness to his creations that makes them simply impossible to ignore. For Fabo’s complete library of work visit his deviantART page. Find this post useful?
10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. 47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs] Lightning photography can capture milliseconds of the most powerful natural phenomena. Just be sure you’re at least 6 miles (or 30 seconds between flash and thunder) from the storm. IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning photographers let the lenses do the work, or shoot from relative safety inside vehicles or under cover. As lightning strikes only last for an eyeblink, it’s also necessary to use long shutter times (up to 30 seconds or longer) or devices which can trigger the shutter when lightning is detected.
Earth Floor: Adaptation Imagine yourself at a picnic in a park. It is a beautiful day, and everything is just great! You lay out your food, build a fire, and start roasting your hot dogs. Then, suddenly, the wind starts blowing, the sky gets cloudy, lightning flashes, thunder rolls, and rain starts pouring down. 101 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die! (Part II)99TravelTips Whitehaven Beach, Australia Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii Coast near Marsa Matruh, Egypt Skaftafell Ice Cave in Iceland Heart Sea Arch, Portugal
42 Ways to Make Life Simpler Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life.
A 'fancy' serial number can make a $1 bill worth thousands If you’ve ever read the eight-digit serial number on a dollar bill, it was probably to play liar’s poker—or out of sheer boredom. But those digits are more than a passing diversion to a thriving online community, for whom they can take on a near-mystical significance. At CoolSerialNumbers.com, Nashville musician and currency collector Dave Undis brings together like-minded digit-heads who have little interest in the history of money or even the denomination of a given note. Instead they are after certain patterns and series that fall under the flexible heading of “fancy” serial numbers. Low serial numbers, from 00000001 to 00000100, are sought after, as well as palindromes (23599532), solids (with a digit that repeats eight times), seven-of-a-kinds (66666665), ladders (45678901) and important dates (12071941). The criteria get even more obscure from there: Undis is seeking a pi note, with the number 31415927.
60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs] Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus we learn about in elementary school. Check out these wild natural phenomena. STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like #4 below) float directly over my head. It’s a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh.
Ape Two types of interesting apes live together at the San Diego Zoo. The large, orange animals are orangutans, while the smaller, black creatures are siamangs. Both kinds of apes are arboreal, so you’ll probably see them climbing the “jungle gym,” swinging from one pole to another, or just resting quietly up high. Look for them down on the ground, too. Their keepers sprinkle raisins and other treats among the rocks, so the apes have a day-long snack hunt!