This is somewhat related to Walnut And Carrara’s earlier post about music and the aging mind.  Could it be that reading stimulates young brains the way music stimulates elder’s brains?  

The facts illustrated on this WHY READING AT A YOUNG AGES MATTERS graphic, paints only a small picture of what books can do for your little one.

Download a printable version of this inforgraphic HERE.
(thanks/via: harpercollinschildrens)

This is somewhat related to Walnut And Carrara’s earlier post about music and the aging mind.  Could it be that reading stimulates young brains the way music stimulates elder’s brains?  

The facts illustrated on this WHY READING AT A YOUNG AGES MATTERS graphic, paints only a small picture of what books can do for your little one.

Download a printable version of this inforgraphic HERE.

(thanks/via: harpercollinschildrens)

Watch this trailer for Alive Inside.  More about the documentary here and the FastCo Create post iPod Connected Seniors Recharge Their Memories

Don’t forget those grapefruit headphone with new music when it’s time okay?

(thanks/via: FastCoCreate)

This is one of those news stories where political cartoon humor just might not be appropriate.  This event just cuts right to the core of what is wrong with the death penalty.  You cannot say a crime is so deplorable that it deserves the death penalty because killing another human being is ALWAYS deplorable even if you make it looks sweetly peaceful.
(thanks/via: theweekmagazine)

This is one of those news stories where political cartoon humor just might not be appropriate.  This event just cuts right to the core of what is wrong with the death penalty.  You cannot say a crime is so deplorable that it deserves the death penalty because killing another human being is ALWAYS deplorable even if you make it looks sweetly peaceful.

(thanks/via: theweekmagazine)

Super video.  Super song.  Waiting…..waiting…..August 5th…..waiting…..waiting…..

Ben Affleck as Batman
Also: CNN
(thanks/via: digg)

Ben Affleck as Batman

Also: CNN

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Portland Flying Fish Co. a sustainable sustainable fish shack on Hawthorne.

According to UN calculations, one child is killed every hour in Gaza.  The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio ad from human rights group B’Tselem listing out the names of some of the dead Palestinian children from the past 17 days of conflict.  The UN Human Rights Council has voted to launch an independent investigation into human rights violations in Israeli operations in Gaza. 29 voted in favor and 17 abstained. The sole “no” vote belonged to the United States.  Clashes erupted in the West Bank as protests mounted against Israel’s shelling of a UN school in Gaza. 

It is outrageous that the US and Israel won’t stand up against the slaughter of children.  Has the world learned nothing from the tragedies of the Holocaust, Khmer Rouge, and dozens of other conflicts where children were sent into battle or slaughtered in war?

(thanks/via: Human Rights Watch and ThePoliticalNotebook)

This pep talk goes out to all the heroes. Who is your hero? Share this video with them!

(Gee thanks/via the ever inspiring: kidpres)

With awesome soundtrack:

1. Summer Noon – Jeff Tweedy
2. Yellow – Coldplay
3. Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
4. Could We – Cat Power
5. Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
6. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
7. One (Blake’s Got A New Face) – Vampire Weekend
8. Hate It Here – Wilco
9. Good Girls Go Bad (Feat. Leighton Meester) – Cobra Starship
10. Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan
11. Band On The Run – Paul Mccartney & Wings
12. She’s Long Gone – The Black Keys
13. Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra) – Gotye
14. I’ll Be Around – Yo La Tengo
15. Hero – Family Of The Year
16. Deep Blue – Arcade Fire

(thanks/via: K)

JON STEWART LEARNS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ISRAEL

Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel.

Watch the full hilarious from “The Daily Show” segment here. 

(thanks/via: huffingtonpost)

Children are paying a terrible price in Gaza.

washingtonpost:

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More than 25 percent of the Palestinians killed have been children. 

Disgusting that a miliary could tolerate collateral deaths of children!!!!!!!!!

Reasons to go to San Francisco!

(thanks/via: Newsweek)

Reasons to visit London: the new Making Colour exhibition at the National Gallery and the Softroom designed dining space in the Great Court at the British Museum.  A shop to explore in Marylebone to explore.

(thanks/via: Deezen and the National Gallery and British Museum)

Teenage is a documentary from Matt Wolf (Interview in New York Times T Magazine).

(thanks/via: rottentomatoes)