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(video) Shame and Empathy by Dr. Brené Brown

Brené is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are (Hazelden, 2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (Penguin/Gotham, 2007). Her next book, Wholehearted: Spiritual Adventures in Falling Apart, Growing Up, and Finding … Continue reading

(video) Kenya Citizen TV Interviews Melinda Gates

I love this interview and have the deepest respect for the work of Bill and Melinda Gates.

(TED Video) Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto !

http://www.ted.com In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.  http://www.majoracartergroup.com/ Majora Carter on Twitter http://twitter.com/MajoraCarter The following bio is from Majora Carter’s page at Ted: Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city … Continue reading

Project for Awesome Part 2/4 – Health – Nerdfighters for Good!!

What can I say? I love them. Learn more about Beatbullying and Save the Children, plus all your favorite clips from the Project for Awesome 2010 Live Show Part 2 about mental and physical health!

(Video) Nerdfighters in Bangladesh – Project for Awesome Rock-On!!!

This is the story of the Dharmarajika Monastery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was formed in the 1960s by a respected Buddhist Venerable. During the Bangladesh War of Liberation which killed over 3 million people, the Buddhist Venerable setup an orphanage for children who lost parents during the war. Since then, the orphanage has turned into … Continue reading

Project 4 Awesome!!! Part 1/4 Intro and Innovation in Education

In 2007 YouTube’s VlogBrothers and friends hacked YouTube and took over the entire front page! As they put it, they “hacked YouTube’s algorithms for good.”  Yes folks, they are technerds for charity! What is more kick-buttock than that? In Hank Green’s, one of the VlogBrothers, own words… Without further adieu, Project 4 Awesome! “Youtube is … Continue reading

(video) Sulha Peace Project and the Dalai Lama

The Sulha Peace Project is a grassroots organization for the healing and reconciliation of the Children of Abraham, rooted in the spirit of the prophetic voices from the Holy Land.  This video is from October 2005. Our goal is to build trust and restore dignity, from heart to heart and from village to village, moving beyond … Continue reading

(Video) What matters more than talent? Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, delivers grad speech

A beautiful grad speech. I highly suggest reading the comments. I especially like this comment by  Harald Jezek “It’s not so much what we say, but how we say. We have an expression that goes like that: “the tone makes the music”. I often get very serious about problem solving and am mindless of my … Continue reading

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