Archive for March, 2010

Who mentored you?

Some of America’s most prominent people discuss important mentors in their lives — family members, teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors — who provided support, showed them the ropes, and helped them become who they are today.

Who mentored you?
Thank them.
Pass it on.
Mentor a child.

January is National Mentoring Month.

“Expand Your Universe: Mentor A Child”
– General Colin L. Powell


The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything


The Element by Ken Robinson

A great read. Eye-opening and inspiring.

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Anonymous Quotes on Creativity

The creative personality is the one who uses art as a way of transcending trauma.

The artist chooses the road of insight over that of pathology.


Blindsight Trailer

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, BLINDSIGHT follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge — made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind.


PS22 Chorus “LISZTOMANIA” Phoenix

Here’s a fantastic song by Phoenix, and a fantastic rendition by the PS22 Chorus of 2010! I love this point in the year. The kids pick stuff up really quick — only two rehearsals to get this performance! And you know the kids are coming into their own when every new video posted becomes a new favorite!


Epic Win! Student uses Westboro Baptist Church visit as Fundraiser!

UIC student Jason Connell decides to fight fire with kindness at a campus-adjacent Westboro Baptist Church event by setting up a charity booth accepting donations to organization explicitly targeted by the hateful WBC.

Donations were named in honor of the Westboro Baptist Church and community thank you cards will be sent from the non-profits to WBC leader Fred Phelps. Connell called it a, “Lemons to Lemonade” situation.


Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.

About Daniel Kahneman
Widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel in Economics for his pioneering work in behavioral economics — exploring the irrational ways we make decisions about risk.