Half the Sky

In the Introduction to their book, Half the Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, recount the story of a Cambodian teenager named, Srey Rath. When Rath was 15, she decided to go to Thailand to find work.  Her parents worried but Rath and her four friends were all promised…

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All Change…

On the 6th of December, 1992 racial riots broke out between Hindus and Muslims in the city of Ayodhya, in India. More than 2,000 people died in the violence that followed. Forty kilometres away in the city of Lucknow, hundreds of school children – the students of the City Montessori School…

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The Moral Molecule

In an experiment to examine the effects of the hormone oxytocin on social interaction, neuroeconomist Paul Zak made some interesting discoveries. For the purposes of the study they chose to look specifically at the effects of oxytocin on trustworthiness. Zak and his team discovered that higher levels of oxytocin increases both…

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Love is a Dynamo – Part II

Love is like pi natural, irrational, and VERY important. Lisa Hoffman ______________________________________________ Original Caption: A youngster, clutching his soldier father, gazes upward while the latter lifts his wife from the ground to wish her a `Merry Christmas.’ The serviceman is one of those fortunate enough to be able to get…

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Love is a Dynamo – Part I

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. _________________________________________________ Photograph – Migrant Cotton Picker and Her Baby near Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona – 4/11/1940 Photographer: Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: NWDNS-83-G-44371 From:…

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