There’s more to what you believe than you think. By Daniele Anastasion. Read the story here: nyti.ms/2eiXb8w You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
Global Climate – Political Climate Starr Forum lecture at MIT with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump. • Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he has worked since 1955, and is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. • Published on YouTube Mar 24, 2017 March 23, 2017 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
GOOD DEEDS DAY? 93 countries worldwide have taken part in Good Deeds Day. Here’s the story and mission of the global annual event: Home IN A NUTSHELL Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
World Meteorological Day – 23 March 2017 Clouds play a pivotal role in weather forecasts and warnings. They help to drive the water cycle and the entire climate system. Throughout history, they have inspired artists, poets, musicians, photographers and countless other enthusiasts. Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources. ¨ On the lighter side, World Meteorological Day will provide an opportunity to celebrate the inherent beauty and aesthetic appeal of clouds, which has inspired artists, poets, musicians, photographers and countless other enthusiasts throughout history. World Meteorological Day marks the launch of a new edition of the International Cloud Atlas after the most thorough and far-reaching revision in its long and distinguished history.  The new WMO Atlas is a treasure trove of hundreds of images of clouds, including a few newly […] Read more
In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers. This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to driving social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsoff… Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa See RSA Events behind the scenes: https://instagram.com/rsa_events/ —— This audio has been edited from the original event by Becca Pyne. Series produced by Abi Stephenson, RSA. Animation by Cognitive Media. Andrew Park, the mastermind behind the Animate series and everyone’s favourite hairy hand, discusses their appeal and success in his blog post, ‘Talk to the hand’: http://www.thersa.org/talk-to-the-hand/ You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
España and Violence Against Women ANGELA LONG observes an unflagging commitment to victims of gender violence in the land of machismo • The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” Wikipedia.org – Violence Against Women The Conversation.com/are-todays-standards-for-being-a-real-man-leading-to-violence-against-women • Every other night, there it is on Spain’s TV news: ‘mujer asesinada, machista violencia’. Woman killed, machisto violence: there’s no real equivalent of machista/machismo in English, but we all know what it is. Yet something has been lost in the translation to English usage. ‘Machismo’, discovered in the 1960s, was equated with robust masculinity, a hairy chest, muscled arms, the dark hair and glinting eyes of a Latin lover. _ Way too benign. In the heart of Spain, machista indicates hatred, an ancient disgust and cruelty towards women. The figures for women killed by their partners are shocking, around one death a week, both in their cumulative total and in each individual tragedy, as they are recounted heartbreakingly by the news cameras. This year, after not even two months, 16 women […] Read more
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• Tate’s conservation team investigate whether Picasso completed this painting in a day. The back of the canvas of this Picasso painting is inscribed with the words ’Boisgeloup 27 Juillet 1932’ leaving some experts to question whether the painting was completed in a day. In Tate’s conservation lab the team examined the painting and made some interesting discoveries about Picasso’s technique and use of paint. This work itself belongs to the remarkable sequence of portraits that Picasso made of Marie-Thérèse Walter at his country property at Boisgeloup. Marie-Thérèse is presented here – as in most of her portraits – as a series of sensuous curves. Even the scrolling arms of the chair have been heightened and exaggerated to echo the rounded forms of her body. The face is a double or metamorphic image: the right side can also be seen as the face of a lover in profile, kissing her on the lips. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl Published on YouTube Feb 3, 2017 You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
• Sometimes it’s easier to start your own country than to change the one you’re in. According to the internationally recognized law of terra nullius (“nobody’s land”), if no one has a claim on land, anyone at all can claim it as their own. Or at least they can try. This is how Czech politician and activist Vít Jedlička founded Liberland, a sliver of land along the Danube River between Croatia and Serbia that went unclaimed after Yugoslavia was dissolved in the 1990s. Essentially, Jedlička called terra nullius and declared the land to be Liberland, a Libertarian utopia in the heart of Eastern Europe. Although Serbia seems okay with the idea, Croatia has been less receptive. It’s been arresting wannabe Liberlandians for trespassing — including Jedlička. But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing recognition for his country. One year after planting the flag, Vit has called together a conference to mark the first anniversary of Liberland. But best laid plans fall apart when Vit tries to attend.   You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more
It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way. • How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do Source: How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do – The Mission – Medium It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way. There is so much competition — thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do. – How do you get out of the rat race? How do you advance quick enough to not have your dreams smashed into submission by society and imploded by “reality”? How do you make the needed leaps to move beyond the masses vying for a similar position? After all, you have bills to pay and tons of other responsibilities. You only have a limited amount of time each day. After work and everything else you’ve got going on, it’s easy to justify waiting until tomorrow. Even if you have the raw energy to do your work, you may feel guilty breaking from […] Read more
Published on YouTube Jul 19, 2016 • What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…     You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. Read more

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