Links!

Still I Rise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0

Listening is an Act of Love:

The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special presents six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life’s important questions. Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his nine-year-old nephew, Benji, animated in the inimitable style of The Rauch Brothers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rgJRzz_zHo&feature=youtu.be

Why Domestic Victims don’t Leave:

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.  http://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_morgan_steiner_why_domestic_violence_victims_don_t_leave

Wake up Call:  Have you ever felt like we are living through a nightmare of consumption?  That you wish you could un-hook and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and vivid? Then perhaps you are ready to heed Earth’s wake up call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid2A7ldc_8

Man: It is a short video about how human treated others- species and earth. Fantastic illustration of human destruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU

5 TED Talk onStanding up to Bullying:  Sometimes bullying is verbal—an upsetting nickname, a disheartening taunt. Other times it’s physical. These speakers’ words might just stop it in all forms. http://www.ted.com/playlists/191/stand_up_to_bullying

Self-Harm Behavior: Why, How and What To Dohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRexXYpErIE#t=216

How Playing an instrument benefits your brain:  When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng 

Violence against women- It is a men’s issue:  Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all — women and men — to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change. http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue?language=en

Crazy circle Illusion:  A beautiful illustration on how our actions are interconnected and on how our actions could create a beautiful circle of coordination and cooperation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNe6fsaCVtI

A Useful Idea: We live in a complex and continuously changing world, which requires us and the organizations we work in to change along with it. But change is hard, and most of us aren’t very good at it. This short video introduces a different approach to change with an unexpected example: Charlie, a theater director. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nkZmo4IElM#t=13

Success is a continuous journey: In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail. http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_success_is_a_continuous_journey?utm_source=t.co&awesm=on.ted.com_j0QLq&utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-twitter&utm_campaign= 

The danger of a single story: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

Choice, happiness and spaghetti: “Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce

Jim Carrey shares his wisdom with the student: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80-gPkpH6M#t=905

 

 

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