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Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Your Middle East   
May 21st, 2013

Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Maryam Ansari offers insight on emerging literary depictions of life in post-revolutionary Iran, and how well they align with reality.

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Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

Yes! Magazine    Yobo Member
October 4th, 2012

Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

The acclaimed novelist on why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.

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Schools Join Empathy and Compassion Debate

Positive News   
September 1st, 2012

Schools Join Empathy and Compassion Debate

Mind with Heart is encouraging schools to make empathy and compassion priority topics for the next academic year.

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“The Mind is the Doctor”

OdeWire    Yobo Member
August 30th, 2012

“The Mind is the Doctor”

Williams doesn’t use magic to clean the kitchen, like Mickey Mouse does in Fantasia. He cleans something far more important: the subconscious, which drives most of our behavior and experience.

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Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw Bring ‘Peace Camp’ to England

New York Times   
July 22nd, 2012

Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw Bring ‘Peace Camp’ to England

The tents are eerily empty, but as visitors walk around the site, there are voices in the air, reciting love poems that Ms. Shaw spent months collecting and recording. “Over a thousand!” she said dramatically.

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New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

dowser   
April 4th, 2013

New Nonprofit Joint Venture Will Tell The Positive Stories Of Afghanistan

The Afghan Dreamers Project is aiming to tell the stories of triumph and accomplishment in Afghanistan that have been largely overshadowed by more than a decade of war.

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Rethinking Columbus: Towards a True People’s History

good.is   
October 3rd, 2012

Rethinking Columbus: Towards a True People’s History

Let’s push beyond “Columbus” to nurture a “people’s history” curriculum—searching out those stories that help explain how this has become such a profoundly unequal world, but also how people have constantly sought greater justice.

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High School Student Exports Drug Program to Belarus

The Orange County Register   
August 31st, 2012

High School Student Exports Drug Program to Belarus

The senior from San Clemente traveled 6,000 miles to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to lay the groundwork to introduce her high school’s Next Step drug- and alcohol-prevention program to five high schools there.

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Peace of Mind: A Parent’s Guide to Preparing your Child with ADHD for the Upcoming School Year

Delaware News Network   
August 28th, 2012

Peace of Mind: A Parent’s Guide to Preparing your Child with ADHD for the Upcoming School Year

Although summer’s not quite over yet, the start of a brand new school year is only weeks away, and it’s never too soon to start planning for it.

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Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks

Good.Is   
June 28th, 2012

Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks

The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.

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