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Feb 6

Speed ad - Mistakes No one should pay for a mistake with their life. When we drive, we share the road with others, so the speed we choose to travel at needs to leave room for any potential error. For more information about this campaign visit http://j.mp/1bx6MUu

Selfie Join the conversation at #BeautyIs Share what beauty means to you at http://j.mp/MaggvZ In partnership with the Sundance Institute, directed by Academy Award-winnning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade and produced by Sharon Liese, Sefie reveals how we have the power to redefine what is beautiful in all of us. Selfie captures the digital journey of a group of high school girls and their mothers, as they create a new type of selfie - one that celebrates their unique beauty. Dove wants to inspire all women to redefine beauty. Join the conversation at #BeautyIs.

Jan 5

RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. Watch the full lecture here: http://j.mp/1ls7W7Y The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more information about our research, RSA Animates, free events programme and 27,000 strong fellowship. Find out more about the RSA at http://j.mp/1eAU4TL Join the RSA on Facebook at http://j.mp/1ls7W81 ——— Produced and edited by Abi Stephenson, RSA. Animation by Cognitive Media.

Jan 5

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew The richest 300 people in the world are more wealthy than the poorest 3 billion combined, and every year rich countries take over 10 times more money from poor countries than they give in aid. Find out more by watching the video or visiting our website http://j.mp/1edA5tL -Production Company: Grain Media (grainmedia.co.uk) -Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (nickpittom.com) -Music: Sup Doodle and Apple Juice Kid (AppleJuiceKid.com) -References: http://j.mp/1dHabkg -Accompanying article in Al Jazeera: http://j.mp/1edA3SK

Jan 5

Wealth Inequality in America Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is. References: http://j.mp/1dHa9sy http://j.mp/1edA3SE http://j.mp/1dHa9sz http://j.mp/1edA3SF

Labels Against Women | #WhipIt #ShineStrong Pantene Does gender bias still exist? If the answer is no, then why is it that women who take charge tend to be called bossy, whereas men who do the same is just doing his job as a boss? Or why is it that when mothers are passionate about their career, they tend to be seen as selfish, while working dads are dedicated? It is also quite startling that a recent study said 70% of men feel that women need to downplay their personality in order to be accepted. According to the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, the Philippines ranks number 5 in gender equality. But a survey by the social news network, Rappler, revealed that gender bias is still very much prevalent. One thought-provoking statistic showed that 77% of males and 66% of females believe that men deserve employment more than women — clearly reinforcing that bias exists in the workplace. Research findings show that both genders have prejudices and are prejudiced against. Pantene, a brand that stands for empowering women to shine boldly, highlighted the issue of double standards and the culture of inequality that people have come to accept as the norm. Although initially approached from a local standpoint, the campaign resonated to the global market, recognizing an idea that was inspired by a hard-hitting reality that every woman faces. Thus, #WhipIt was created. Urging women to leave labels behind, and be strong and shine. Learn more about the movement and join the conversation here: http://j.mp/1abZx0e

Stop the bullets. Kill the gun. Stop the bullets. Kill the gun.

Downplaying the Holocaust — Sulzberger & NY Times: Anna Blech at TEDxHunterCCS Section One: Cultural Commentators. Anna Blech, HCHS ‘14 “Downplaying the Holocaust: Arthur Hays Sulzberger and the New York Times” Anna Blech won first prize at the New York City History Day competition for her research paper, “Downplaying the Holocaust: Arthur Hays Sulzberger and The New York Times.” For this paper, she also was awarded The Eleanor Light Prize from the Hunter College High School Social Studies Department and membership in the Society of Student Historians. Anna’s paper on anti-slavery sentiment in pre-Civil War children’s literature was published in The Concord Review. Anna was a finalist at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, where she won third place in microbiology for her project, “Reinventing Antibiotics.” She has received national and regional Scholastic Writing awards, mostly for her one-act musical comedies, and she is an active member of the Hunter theater community. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word The Latest Spoken Word Video From Suli Breaks. PURCHASE ON ITUNES: http://goo.gl/W2UFZ SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/6mf0j TWITTER: http://j.mp/1bQz1wt FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/z9Lys WEBSITE:http://j.mp/1eoMSOS Click(cc) for subtitles. I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate - Suli Breaks,Vanity Fair,2009 “I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate” picks up on the education topic but takes a different stance and angle from “Why I Hate School But Love Education”. This poem talks about how we have been made to think about how education and getting university degrees can give us opportunities to have a better chance in making our dream careers a reality. It also touches on how as individuals we are judged and tested by how well we perform on exams, but not all people perform well in exams so why are they made out to feel like they’re dumb? The inconsistencies of the education system are really peeled open to reveal a deep problem that needs to be addressed and how society’s needs have changed to make this even more apparent. When it boils down to it, why are we misled into thinking that education is the only way forward for successful means in our work and career lives? We need to open our minds and educate ourselves that exam results aren’t the barometer of success and that we can’t let them decide our fate. We are in charge of our own destinies! Subscribe: http://j.mp/1bQz3EE Follow: @sulibreaks Facebook: Suli Breaks universityofsulibreaks.tumblr.com CONTACT: info@sulibreaks.com VIDEOGRAPHER INFO: Email: Kevin.Ngongo@gmail.com Twitter: http://j.mp/1eoMSOT Facebook: http://j.mp/1bQz3EF Music produced by: http://j.mp/1eoMQGS

Dec 7

I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.

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DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

Just gonna save this link and send to anyone who declares that new technology is going to be the end of us because it’s new.

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