Let’s create a contest for adults as well! Check out The Great American NO BULL Challenge, the only national video contest and teen video awards show that focuses on cyberbullying in America. The video upload deadline is March 15, 2012 at 12:00 am PST. Eligible entrants are 6th-12th grade students enrolled in an accredited middle or high school in the U.S.
Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci explains why it’s sometimes worth trying to have a discussion with someone who stands in ideological opposition to one’s views: “In the short-term, it is simply not true that our opinions do not influence others, and sometimes even change minds. We rarely get to know this, because the process doesn’t have an instantaneous feedback, and the most vocal people in any particular forum tend to be those who are most set in their ideas…In the long run, things do change too, and often dramatically.” Rationally Speaking encore: Why bother?
Will a Homeowners insurance policy help protect against a lawsuit filed when someone is accused of bullying others? Interesting questions discussed in Are Bullies Covered?
Neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson‘s new book The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live–and How You Can Change Them is coming out on March 1, 2012. In it he explains that personality is composed of six basic emotional styles, outlines the brain circuits that underlie each style, and provides strategies everyone can use to change their own brains and emotions.
Stealing someone’s identity is easier than you might think. Read this article and learn what you need to do to make sure it doesn’t happen to *you.* How to steal an identity in seven easy steps