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Human Development

Sharing the Job Pool in The New Economy

Irv Katz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Irv Katz

The Olympics are great but the political shows are my favored competition. Not that anyone medals, but it is fun to watch the level heads of a David Brooks, a Paul Krugman, or an Andrea Mitchell set the record straight when political hacks, partisan pundits, and think-tank ideologues "skew" the meaning of current facts.

Why Family Planning Matters in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ward Cates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

Through embracing integrated, multi-sectoral development solutions such as family planning, we can accelerate progress and fulfill our promises to the next generation.

Is Human Development Always 'Evolutionary'?

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

It's true that babies know more than psychologists believed a century ago. However, I doubt kids know as much as Alison Gopnik claims they do. For that matter, most adults are no great shakes in the logic department.

How Children's Media Can Change the World for Good

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Suna Senman

Media simply conveys the ideas we choose to share with our children. It has just as much power to teach kids math as it does to encourage them to eat junk food.

Is Your Therapist an Idiot?

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

The process to painting your perfect therapy picture doesn't have to be hard. In fact, successful counselors help you mimic your life inside the safe sanctuary of their office. Trust your gut.

Tackling Our Planet's Most Pressing Challenges

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Our planet's population is nearing 7 billion. The nexus between human well-being and conservation of nature needs our attention more than ever.

Inequality: Shifting the Spotlight From Wall Street to Your Street

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Thanks to the Great Recession, Occupy Wall Street, and the ensuing focus on the "1 percent," the gulf between the richest and the rest is now acknowledged. While income inequality is enjoying its moment in the sun, other forms of inequality are getting far less attention.

Game Changers But Not Brain Changers

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 09.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Larry Rosen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWith technology evolving so rapidly and our brains remaining the same, we have to learn to covet our most prized possession -- our humanware.

The New Bill of Rights For All Students

Brandon Busteed | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Brandon Busteed

This should be the new bill of rights for all students -- and frankly, all people -- worldwide.

Shared Prosperity Needs More Face to Face Engagement, Not Just Online

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I am not saying that they do not exist, but one may wonder why the UAE, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, and Jordan did not have civil society organization representatives participating.

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

Violence Against Women Must End

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

The horrific rape and murder in Delhi should remind us that the women of the world cannot wait another decade for the international community to address this issue. The time to act is now.

The Quest for Answers

Simon LeVay | Posted 01.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Simon LeVay

Congratulations to Alexander Tsiaras for communicating the beauty and complexity of fetal development. But the message he delivers -- "it's a mystery, it's magic, it's divinity" -- is mistaken.

Abdulaziz Sadeq Spearheads Kuwait's National Youth Project Media Campaign

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Kuwait's youth are hoping to steer the country in the right direction through participation in an advisory body tasked with helping to set official policies.

4 Wealthy Countries That Performed Executions In 2010

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Of the 26 countries that are categorized as free, only the U.S. and Japan had performed executions in 2010. This can be contrasted with the nearly 25% of countries classified as authoritarian that performed executions in 2010.

Poverty Kills. Better Policy, Not Better Medicine, Is the Solution

Kristen Lewis | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Poverty kills. Addressing the underlying social and economic conditions that breed poverty and ill health -- in other words, better policy, not better medicine -- is the solution.

Republic of South Sudan: Dreams of a New Nation

Susan Davis | Posted 09.08.2011 | World
Susan Davis

The Republic of South Sudan is born, on July 9th 2011, amidst much celebration, dollops of hope and a real undercurrent of apprehension. The world's newest country suffers from abysmal human development indicators.

Measuring a Better Life

Kristen Lewis | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

It's no surprise that GDP is no longer the first place economists, policymakers, and individuals go to answer the question "how are people really doing?"

Opportunities for Economic and Political Inclusion in the Arab Spring

Helen Clark | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Helen Clark

There are moments when historic, transformational change is possible. This is one of those moments in the Arab States.

Which California Are You?

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristen Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if an objective, fact-based tool existed to identify the most strategic levers for change -- to help keep California from losing its edge? Such a tool now exists.

Changing Directions Toward A Sustainable Future

Jagdish Gandhi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jagdish Gandhi

We urgently need to change direction. We must transform our consumer society into a regenerative society where the focus is not on having more but on being more.

Writing Half Brother: Love, Control, And Talking Animals

Kenneth Oppel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Oppel

Imagine, as a teenager, being told to treat a chimp like a baby brother, while never forgetting that it was also a lab specimen.

Health Care Reform Passed, Now What?

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Burd-Sharps

In 1999, the government launched Healthy People 2010, an ambitious project to narrow the disparities in health outcomes for different groups. But it failed. Now that health care reform has passed, it's time for Healthy People 2020.

What Good Psychodynamic Therapy Is All About

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

Troubled character patterns are the bread and butter of psychodynamic therapists. The castrating hysteric, the self-defeating masochist -- these are patterns that disable and limit people.

New Stem Cells Form Eggs And Sperm, U.S. Researchers Find

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO - U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding ligh...