4 Review: misrecognition, disrespect and the politics of fear
A recurring theme in discussions of poverty is the distinction between ‘the poor’ and ‘the non-poor’. Echoing nineteenth-century ideas of the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor, or 1930s notions of ‘problem estates’, such distinctions continue to permeate representations of poor populations today and also often figure prominently in policy.
Binary classifications such as those highlighted in Author(s):
Smartphone Use May Reduce Your Physical Activity and Fitness
Today's smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University, linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students.
Public Bailout of Bank's Recklessness
In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap bank's seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labour's popularity with the electorate.
Best Practices In Dependency: Planned, Purposeful and Progressive Visits Part 1
Rose Wentz, Consultant for the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning, discusses how to have safe and successful visits. Rose covers the definition of visits per federal law and best practice standards as well as the connections a child needs while in care. With audience interaction she reviews a four-step decision making process for developing a visit plan to meet a child's needs and enable parents to improve parenting skills. She also looks at how to deve
No. 74: : Germs
The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. This episode is available in audio format. This page recounts the contributions af various persons to the eventual development of the germ theory of disease.
Misheard lyrics: Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'
In this interactive series of four videos, Professor Andrew Nevins (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how almost every song lyric can be misunderstood. This video examines Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'. There are three examples following this video that you can click on:
Hall & Oates - 'Everytime You Go Away': http://youtu.be/abWW0BzCg10
'The Star-Spangled Banner': http://youtu.be/uNBKsLUo7_0
Intro video: http://youtu.be/dBnhkwRmYuQ
While slips of the tongue are well-known, slips of t
Osterley Park and House: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
The East India Company at Home, 1757--1857 is a three-year (2011--2014) research project based in the Department of History at University College London and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project examines the British country house in an imperial and global context.
27 July--3 November, 2013: The Trappings of Trade is a new display at Osterley exploring how the East India Company shaped Osterley and the country houses of Britain in the 18th century. Robert Adam may have remodelled the house
Can you guess who won a music competition? (psychology experiment)
You have three options on which to guess the winner of a classical music competition: audio only, silent video or video with sound. Can you guess who won a music competition based on short clips?
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Oldest Egyptian iron artefacts made from meteorites
Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, also predate the emergence of iron smelting by two millennia.
Annual costs to employers from accidental injury and occupational illness are on the order of 5–10 per cent of the gross profits of UK industry. The total social cost, including the cost of benefits and National Health hospitalisation and treatment, make this a truly staggering drain on the nation's coffers!
A Tribute to the Dream [Full]
A Tribute to the Dream," honored Dr. King's legacy and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act through a series of visual narratives, musical performances, and candid discussions. The event was part of "50 Years Forward: The Journey Continues," Northeastern's yearlong commemoration of the people, events, and organizations dedicated to civil rights in America and around the world.
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