Morning sparring sessions between Redfern police and local youth has been showing the sparring sessions are having a positive effect on all involved.
Classic photographs staged in Lego. Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare (by Balakov)
Upcycled guitars become headphones!
combining old headphones with an electronic guitar, ‘guitar ear-o’ seeks to give industrial waste products their original purpose back.
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Cycling to work saves me money - it’s £0 a day to cycle to work, or £3.40 to take the underground. It also helps keep me healthy. Who knows how much that will save.
If you cycle and it’s helping out your local economy somehow, share this post with the #bikenomics tag.
The simple answers to questions that get asked about every new technology.
(via xkcd: Simple Answers)
- Connection: Long before there were any primates with a neocortex, mammals split off from other vertebrates and evolved the capacity to feel social pains and pleasures, forever linking our well-being to our social connectedness. Infants embody this deep need to stay connected, but it is present through our entire lives.
- Mindreading: Primates have developed an unparalleled ability to understand the actions and thoughts of those around them, enhancing their ability to stay connected and interact strategically. In the toddler years, forms of social thinking develop that outstrip those seen in the adults of any other species. This capacity allows humans to create groups that can implement nearly any idea and to anticipate the needs and wants of those around us, keeping our groups moving smoothly.
- Harmonizing: The sense of self is one of the most recent evolutionary gifts we have received. Although the self may appear to be a mechanism for distinguishing us from others and perhaps accentuating our selfishness, the self actually operates as a powerful force for social cohesiveness. During the preteen and teenage years, adolescent refers to the neural adaptations that allow group beliefs and values to influence our own.
A neuroscientist explains the science of why our brains are wired to connect and the three ways we do it