Social Business Model

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Reading the message from the hacker who hacked into the facebook profile of Mark Zuckerberg on 25 January 2011, made me decide to write this post. A social business is a non-loss, non-dividend company designed to address a social objective. [...]

Learning Through Art

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Learning Through Art, an artists-in-the-schools program of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, encourages teachers and teaching artists to design art projects that support student learning across the curriculum. Our program focuses on both looking at art and hands-on art making. Recent research shows that this combination of activities helps students build important critical-thinking, art, [...]

Pink Princess Girl Culture

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Without a doubt my eldest daughter's (age 5) favorite colour is PINK. She thinks she's a princess and only wants to see and hear fairy tail stories. I always thought that this is what girls do, I know it sounds a bit stereotype as boys want to play with cars, girls play with dolls and [...]

HDTV or 3DTV

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Since one and a half year we have a HD tele at home. I waited until the battle between Blu-Ray and HD dvd was over so we would have one format of high definition video. In one nostalgic way it remembered me a bit as when VHS and Betamax back in the 70/80's where both trying to conquer the  home [...]

Blue Monday

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According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Blue Monday (Also known as Black Monday) is a name given to a date stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year. This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the [...]

Why I’m supporting Wikileaks

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Probably the latest release of diplomatic cables is the strongest argument against Wikileaks. And I agree that secrecy greatly can increase the effectiveness of government, in some area of their operation, especially in the case of diplomatic negotiation. After all why don't journalist just reveal all of their sources? However this kind of secrecy requires [...]

The Four Parenting Styles

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Developmental psychologists have long been interested in how parents impact child development. However, finding actual cause-and-effect links between specific actions of parents and later behavior of children is very difficult. Some children raised in dramatically different environments can later grow up to have remarkably similar personalities. Conversely, children who share a home and are raised [...]

Don’t Judge Others, Be Helpful Instead!

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Unfortunately, we all do it. We judge others. Their actions, choices, behaviours, relationships, likes and dislikes and even their personalities. We’ve all been conditioned to judge and be critical of things around us (some of us more than others) and while this can be useful to look at ways to improve things by seeing what [...]

Policy

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A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). The term is not normally used to denote what is actually done, this is normally referred to as either procedure or protocol. Whereas a policy will contain the 'what' and the 'why', procedures or protocols contain the 'what', the [...]