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Participation in a Cultural Activity May Reduce Prejudice

Participation in a Cultural Activity May Reduce Prejudice

Researchers find that social connections spark interest in another culture and engaging in behaviors associated with that culture may reduce implicit bias. According to new research by Stanford psychologists, people’s attitudes toward another racial or ethnic group improve when they participate in the other group’s cultural activities, such as – in this case – making a music video...

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Marketing Mindfulness

Marketing Mindfulness

By DAVID HOCHMAN What is the sound of one hand texting? As Soren Gordhamer patiently quieted a packed Wisdom 2.0 event in San Francisco in September for a guided meditation, a few in the communal meeting space known as the Hub couldn’t resist thumbing another message or two before pocketing their sacred devices. A willowy young brunette in a black T-shirt shot video of the crowd with her iPad...

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Marina Abramovic: Entertaining Us To Death

Marina Abramovic: Entertaining Us To Death

For Her Next Piece, a Performance Artist Will Build an Institute By SARAH LYALL In the name of art, she has hung naked on a wall and carved into her own stomach with a razor. She has masturbated in a museum; scrubbed at a pile of bloody, maggoty bones in a fetid basement; stood still while strangers put a gun to her head and stabbed her with thorns; and, in her best-known work, sat silently for...

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Unwilling To Share Political Power

Unwilling To Share Political Power

blog post written by Victoria Lin The following Gen Y report comes to you from the Women’s Forum. This blog is written by Victoria Lin, iL2L Global Ambassador from China. As a young woman from China, where the government positions and the strongest CEO positions are almost completely dominated by men, this forum was a really amazing, almost surreal one for me, giving me examples of how the...

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‘Perilous’ Cleanup at Fukushima’s Reactor 4

‘Perilous’ Cleanup at Fukushima’s Reactor 4

Regulators with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority gave the final OK Wednesday for the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to begin to remove the 1300 spent fuel rods from the badly damaged Unit 4 pool, thus initiating a decommissioning process which anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman describes as “humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban...

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