About “Fairness matters … to both people and primates. Sharing priceless footage of capuchin monkeys responding to perceived injustice, primatologist Sarah Brosnan explores why humans and monkeys evolved to care about equality — and emphasizes the connection between a healthy, cooperative society and everyone getting their fair share.” (TED, 21 Dec 2020) Video [Video Date:… Continue reading VALUES: Why monkeys (and humans) are wired for fairness
The videos below are various presentations by Christine Porath on the topic of civility and how the lack of civility in the workplace creates a toxic workplace and has a great economic cost. Respect, gratitude, kindness, empathy — these are not just proper ways to behave but they are the most effective ways to interact… Continue reading Christine Porath – The Economic Value of Civility, Respect, Decency, and Kindness
When hiking through a forest, it’s common to see a fallen tree that is being consumed by a combination of fungus, ants, and decomposition. The circle of life will eventually allow the tree to rot and turn into soil again. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal… Continue reading Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.
This video shares some love and relationship quotes by Rumi. The song is “Love” by Yehezkel Raz via ArtList. Music selection, images, and video production as well as the Arabic text and English translation are the work of Translation Beyond Words. Learn more about language and translation resources at https://resourcesforlife.com/language About Beyond Words
[The following message is from Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet. The statement was shared with everyone in the company on 17 Jun 2020 and also published to the Google blog.] Hi everyone, Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the Black community have forced the world to reckon with… Continue reading “Our commitments to racial equity” ~ Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
In Episode #20, I discuss seven relationships of business that define the success and impact of a company. These relationships can help with decisions about what companies and organizations to work for and invest in. Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click)… Continue reading Seven Relationships of Business (Podcast E20)
A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020. Music by Katie Phillips. Sound Design by Sam Gee. Video by Probably Tomfoolery. [Video Date: 29 Apr 2020. Posted: 3 May 2020.]
Many women make a conscious decision not to have children. What are the reasons behind their choice – and what reactions does it prompt? The film [m]otherhood investigates these questions and examines the maternal myth inherent in all cultures. Woman and mother – the two words are often used interchangeably. Amid a widespread belief that… Continue reading Women who don’t want to be mothers
Below is a self-survey with a list of questions and considerations to ask before planning to have children. This survey isn’t intended to provoke a specific answer. Such surveys do exist — trying to convince people that having children is horrible or wonderful. There is, of course, no one universal answer for everyone. Most existing… Continue reading Self-Quiz: Should we have children?
In “Our Kind of Love” a woman travels from Afghanistan to London for a meeting with a man she plans to marry but has never met. This film is featured by Omeleto, a curator and promoter of award-winning short films. Note: This post was created on 16 Apr 2020 but is dated 19 Feb 2019… Continue reading SHORT FILM: “Our Kind of Love”
Liam Neeson Ignites Discussion About Revenge Liam Neeson recently shared a disturbing experience from his past that he drew from for his performance in the movie Cold Pursuit. In an interview with the Independent Neeson described that he had desired to take out vengeance for harm done to a loved one. The story was reported… Continue reading Liam Neeson and the Irrational Mindset of Revenge, Retaliation, and Vengeance
On 28 Feb 2018, Koolulam invited 3,000 people who had never met before joined to sing the song “One Day” as a celebration of coexistence, singing in Arabic, English, and Hebrew. “Koolulam is a social-musical initiative aimed at bringing together people from all corners of the diverse, multi-cultural Israeli society. Our idea is to stop… Continue reading 3,000 People Sing “One Day” by Matisyahu in Arabic, English, and Hebrew