Articles tagged with: learning

3 Love Mantras That Let It Flow

marci shimoffGuest blog by Marci Shimoff author of Love for No Reason: 7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love.

The first time I fell in love I couldn’t believe what happened to the world. The sky had never been that blue before! The trees looked like works of art!

The most annoying acquaintance was suddenly adorable, and the morning traffic jam became a delightful chance to sit and dream.

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7 Lessons From Making Love In The Kitchen

meghan telpner

Article By Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Five years ago Meghan Telpner was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure.

She was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of her life, still without the potential of a cure. Her doctor told her that diet would have no effect and that she would have to learn to live with it.

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Patricia Kuhl On The Linguistic Genius Of Babies (at TEDxRainier)

patricia-kuhl.jpgAt TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

Patricia Kuhl studies how we learn language as babies, looking at the ways our brains form around language acquisition.

Patricia Kuhl is co-director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences at the University of Washington.

She's internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn.

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Jacqueline Novogratz A Third Way To Think About Aid (Jun 2009)

jacqueline-novogratz.jpgThe debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.

Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor.

In her new book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.

One of the most innovative players shaping philanthropy today, Jacqueline Novogratz is redefining the way problems of poverty can be solved around the world.

Drawing on her past experience in banking, microfinance and traditional philanthropy, Novogratz has become a leading proponent for financing entrepreneurs and enterprises that can bring affordable clean water, housing and healthcare to poor people so that they no longer have to depend on the disappointing results and lack of accountability seen in traditional charity and old-fashioned aid.

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Sue Gardner on The People's Encyclopedia

sue-gardner.jpgFormer journalist turned online media powerhouse, Sue Gardner is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.

Before joining the Wikimedia Foundation, she ran CBC.CA, the website for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, one of Canada’s most prominent and best-loved cultural institutions (and one of my personal favorites).

I was especially interested in Gardner's talk as I am a HUGE fan and regular supporter of Wikipedia, without which Amazing Women Rock would not be the site it is today.

In this informal interview, Gardner explains how Wikipedia depends on the generosity of "strangers" to stay afloat:

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