But to just shift the focus away from self-esteem, which is more about what...– Prof. Helen McGrath in Excessive Praise ‘Risks Turning Kids Into Bullies. TED’s Chris Anderson said something similar when I talked to him recently.
The Houla massacre shows how killing can become... →
I have not been able to work since the stroke. Being on the receiving end of the...– ‘I could not look after myself, but the benefits system deemed me fit for work’
This whole debate drives me nuts. The gay-rights activist is making a big...– Can you be gay by choice? | Practical Ethics
Research dispels old myths about ageing →
See Game of Thrones actors out of character -... →
thevine.com.au The clever heads at Vulture have put together this very compelling slideshow, which features images of most of our favourite Game of Thrones characters cut next to the actors who play them. Our favourites include Jack Gleeson who pla… Via @NickBryantOz
On Max Headroom →
By Brian Horne, onthemedia.org The character of Max Headroom was conceived in 1984 as a futuristic, computer-generated, artificially-intelligent television host who introduced music videos in the U.K. Actor Matt Frewer portrayed Max with the help of heavy video and… “Indeed, since the Chicago signal hijackings of 1988, America’s television and movie industry has...
Even the Liberal ladies don’t love our next Prime... →
Anthony Sharwood, thepunch.com.au And there is no strong conviction among voters that Mr Abbott would be a better Prime Minister than Ms Gillard. Certainly there’s not one to match the dimensions of the Coalition’s 46-32 primary vote dominance as recorded by…
'Fair and square' pricing? That'll never work, JC... →
By Bob Sullivan, msn.com You might have seen recently that iconic retailer JC Penney is slumping badly. You almost certainly have seen the reason why: A massive, creative and aggressive new advertising and pricing campaign that promises simplified…
You have hit on something important, that it’s too expensive to fail in Sydney,”...– At home with Jess Scully:SMH
Reinventing the article · antderosa →
OTM Staff Picks, Volume 9 →
By Jamie York, onthemedia.org Sarah Abdurrahman: The season finale of Saturday Night Live featured a really nice send off for my favorite cast member, Kristin Wiig, so I am picking this video of her teaching Seth Myers how to flirt as “flirting expert”… “Jamie York: I know, I know. You only get to watch one languorous Thai film in which a dying man is visited by a series of...
The Fandom Issue: Me and the Doctor →
Piers Morgan "showed journalist how to hack phone" →
reuters.com LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain’s most respected journalists said on Wednesday that former tabloid newspaper editor Piers Morgan showed him how to hack into phones 10 years ago, the latest twist in a scandal that has so far centered…
There was a time, you know, I got so used to the police turning up. You know,...– Sacha Baron Cohen on his run-ins with the law while making his movies. (via nprfreshair)
Opera News Will Stop Reviewing Metropolitan Opera... →
The Media Equation: The Atavist Matures as a... →
By DAVID CARR, nytimes.com The Atavist, which helps produce multimedia storytelling for digital devices, has a content management system that has turned into a business opportunity.
Don't mention income inequality please, we're... →
The people at Davos and in Aspen also think they’re saving the world, and the majority of them are also deeply involved in making it much worse for people who can’t afford to go to Davos and Aspen. Interesting piece. Loses it a bit with stuff like … that reveals how full of shit Anderson is, even if he doesn’t know it.
What Warren Buffett sees in local newspapers →
Roast News Update: Thompson says “the brothel ... →
The Project: Anyone who still believes ... →
twitter.com Anyone who still believes in the ‘dole bludger’ doesn’t know how much work it takes to stay on the dole these days.
Happy Graduation! Here’s The Best, Most Depressing... →
propublica.org by Blair Hickman Outstanding student loans now top $1 trillion, more than the nation’s credit-card debt. We rounded up some of the best explanatory and accountability journalism on student debt. We’re also reporting on student…
Then, after a minute or two, I became aware of the sound of my breathing, so I...– Experience: I’ve been to the quietest place on Earth
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a...– Q&A: Harry Belafonte
Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world →
“Everyone who is imprisoned inside Norwegian prisons will be released – maybe not Breivik, but everyone else will go back to society. We look at what kind of neighbour you want to have when they come out.”
Inside Apple's secret plan to kill the cash... →
Wilson, for instance, who despised “college professors” and their tastes,...– Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson | Book... →
Popularity of an Assange run for Senate could cost... →