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Dead Wild Roses: As If You Needed Another Reason to Pick Up a Musical Instrument.

Playing an instrument enhances your cognitive abilities. I just wonder if they’ll find a way to motivate people to practice. 🙂

 

Filed under: Education, Music Tagged: Music, Playing an Instrument, TED talk

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350 or bust: Amory Lovins: It’s Time For Humans To Reinvent Fire

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust. Today’s featured presenter is Amory Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Amory Lovins: It’s Time For Humans To Reinvent Fire

Cowichan Conversations: Cynthia Koenig’s Invention Reshapes the Lives of Millions of Women and Girls

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

I came across this live saving invention while browsing through Facebook. It is brilliant and will make a significant and beneficial change in the lives of millions of women and girls!

You just never know what will find on the internet.

Much of it worthwhile

 

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350 or bust: Reaching Across The Climate Divide: Transforming The Way We Engage

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust. Simran Sethi talks about engaging with people who seem to be our polar opposites.

Boreal Citizen: The bumpy road to Boomer responsibility

Is there a Baby Boomer so dim in this land of rackets and swindles who thinks that he or she will escape the wrath of the Millennials rising? The developing story is so obvious that only an academic economist could fail to notice. – James Howard Kunstler, Democratic Underground

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude: Stephen Malinowski at TED – Behind the Music Animation

We often host Mr.Malinowski’s work here on the Friday Musical Interlude. The musical animation he produces has been his life’s work and has brought it to the next level as he brings his digital animations to live performances. Note in this video that he is using an analog device to what I assume to be . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude: Stephen Malinowski at TED – Behind the Music Animation

350 or bust: Listening to Nature’s Operating Instructions: Chef Dan Barber

For TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, Chef Dan Barber tells an eloquent and surprising parable of foie gras. “The most ecological choice for food is also the most ethical choice for food whether we’re talking about brussel sprouts or foie gras… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Listening to Nature’s Operating Instructions: Chef Dan Barber

350 or bust: Perspective Is Everything

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and Rory Sutherland the Ad Man is back. His message is essentially the same as in his 2009 TED Talk, but it bears repeating that our perception of an event or a circumstance is more important than the “re… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Perspective Is Everything

350 or bust: Conflict: What’s Really At Stake And How To Move From No To Yes

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust. On this talk, author William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and Senior Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project, discusses resolving human conflict through walking from “no” to “yes” drawing from his own wide experience of conflict situations. Truly inspiring! * William Ury: Helping People Get To Yes

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350 or bust: In A Capitalist Economy, the True Job Creators Are Middle Class

Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur and one percenter, exposes the fallacy that it’s the super rich who create jobs. He makes a strong case for taxing the rich to create benefits for the entire society, including growing the middle class. It’s good policy for everyone. Hanauer asserted that TED refused to post this video on-line on the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: In A Capitalist Economy, the True Job Creators Are Middle Class