Culture

December 2011

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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

Holiday Movie Time! If you missed last night's 60 Minutes on CBS, check out Streep in this fabulous interview with Morley Safer. We also included a fun second video which was not featured on the show, Meryl's Men: How She Feels about her Co-Stars like Dustin, Jack, Kevin and Alec. Read more
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Holiday Reading: Thinking fast and slow

Because it is much easier, as well as far more enjoyable, to identify and label the mistakes of others than to recognize our own. Read more
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Boy Role-Modeling: The "Man Box"

New TEDWomen Video: Tony Porter Makes a Call to Men Everywhere Read more
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Why Can't a Boy Be More Like a Girl?

Why Boys are Tuning Out. "Indirectly, that's what she (the teacher) tells them (boys): 'Be a Girl' " Read more
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Bravo, Gustavo Dudamel!

The 29 year-old Conductor Who Is Redefining Music Education Read more
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Parents: Do our kids know what "it takes" to be good at something?

Youth Motivation & Mastery: Create the environment conducive to having kids discover what it takes to become good at something on their own, rather than having "us" - the authority figures - telling them how. Read more
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Are Girls Really Alright?

"The Morale of this Story? Embarrass Your Daughters"- Rachel Simmons Read more
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Richard Dreyfuss: "We have mis-educated our children so badly"

New Update links: Announces new Civics Initiative PLUS his iTunes EULA Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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