What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

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A teacher’s insights from asking students to finish the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”

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Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

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“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”

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Happy Solstice Strawberry Moon Birthday, Kara!

Is it a coincidence that my incredibly awesome sister Kara’s 50th birthday happens to fall on a summer solstice Strawberry Moon, and she’s a redhead, and it’s the first Strawberry Moon since 1967, the year I was born on the winter solstice, and three years before my genius younger sister Amanda was born on the spring equinox (before it was a health club), and that day happens to be today? I think not. Happy birthday, Kara!! Here’s to the second half of your century of living!

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Anthony Kiedis had to interrupt Carpool Karaoke to save a baby’s life

If you haven’t watched any of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, here’s the perfect reason to start. Our personal favorites are Adele and Chris Martin… & RHCP, saving babies aside, is also pretty awesome.

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Muhammad Ali

Of all the articles I’ve read in the past few days about Muhammad Ali, this one was particularly moving.

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Sitting Down With Sharath Jois

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Here is a wonderful interview with R. Sharath Jois, by Leslie Hendry in LA Yoga Times. A little bit of inspiration before Sharath’s classes begin on June 11th!

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In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

If left for 40 years, recently established forests could soak up seven billions tons of carbon dioxide, a study suggests.

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Area 51: This Is Reason Enough for Madam President

Space enthusiasts are captivated by Mrs. Clinton’s interest in discussing extraterrestrials and her pledge to declassify government files on Area 51.

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These Optical Illusions Make Drivers Slow Down For Crosswalks

Zebra crossings—the striped crosswalks common on roads around the world—don’t necessarily work very well. In one Swedish study, drivers stopped for pedestrians only 5% of the time at the crosswalks, and rarely slowed down.

A city in India is experimenting with another approach: By adding some perspective shading to the stripes, the crosswalk looks a little like a roadblock from a distance.

Artists Saumya Pandya Thakkar and Shakuntala Pandya were asked to paint the crosswalks by a local company that manages the highways in Ahmedabad, India. “They asked us to do something for accident-prone zones near schools,” says Thakkar. “A lot of schoolkids were crossing the road, and it was not safe for them because of the high speed of the highway.”

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The artists had seen a similar optical illusion in photos from China, and decided to attempt it in Ahmedabad, painting four crosswalks in the city in January. Months later, it seems to be working. “They are very happy with it,” Thakkar says. “Since then, they have marked that there is no accident there now.”

Because of the way the human eye works, the illusion shows up only slightly at a distance—enough to make someone slow down—but appears two-dimensional up close, so drivers don’t suddenly brake.

“It’s better than normal artwork, but not as perfect as it looks in photographs,” she says. “So it’s not that dangerous for the drivers, because they can make out that this is just a painting. But the idea is that they pay attention because of the new creations.”

Republished from: fastcoexist.com

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An Unusual Gathering

From May 4th to May 6th, the Brooklyn Yoga Club is presenting a very special event. Four experts are doing a workshop that spans four of the main Indian spiritual traditions: Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotisha and Vedanta.

The presenters, who jokingly say they’re not a law firm, are Svoboda, Stern, Moses and Mahan. Dr. Robert Svoboda was the first Westerner to graduate from a college of Ayurveda, has been practicing since 1980, and is one of the world’s leading teachers. Eddie Stern, is perhaps New York’s most well-known Ashtangi, Robert Moses is a long time yoga teacher, an expert on Advaita Vedanta and the co-publisher of Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought. Marga Mahan, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Jyotisha practitioners, having studied and taught for 25 years.

Lisa Dawn Angerame talked with Mahan and Moses to find out how this came about and what we can expect from this very educated group.

Read the interview on yogacitynyc.com

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