Category: Development Resources and Knowledge

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Advances in Medicine

Scientist: We’ve grown a nearly full human ‘mini brain’ – CNN.com http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/06/health/pioneers-brain-organoids/index.html Parkinson’s stem cell ‘breakthrough’ – BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29935449


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Always pay it forward in some way…

Farginen “Yiddish has a very special verb, unknown to most other languages: farginen. It means to open space, to share pleasure; it is the exact opposite of the verb to envy. While envy means disliking or resenting the happiness of others, farginen means making a pact with another individual’s pleasure or happiness. This unique word…
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Free Business and Entrepreneurial Skills

Starting a Small Business in South Africa http://southafrica.smetoolkit.org/sa/en/category/2951/Starting-a-Business 10 Amazing Free Online Business Training Resources for Freelancers – Freelance Folder http://freelancefolder.com/free-business-training/ 100+ Free Online Business Courses & Certificates at MOOCS | OnlineMBAPage.com http://onlinembapage.com/awesome-free-online-business-courses/ Businessballs free online learning for careers, work, management, business training and education. http://www.businessballs.com/ Free business and enterprise skills online courses | ALISON …
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The Beauty of Music

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die”. Duke Orsino Twelfth Night: Entire Play http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html Self-taught pianist Lucas Debargue scales heights of success – BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34655420 Guitar Chords with Chordbook.com.  Guitar chords you can hear! http://chordbook.com/guitar-chords/ 10 Sources for Free Online Music Courses http://study.com/articles/10_Sources_for_Free_Online_Music_Courses.html…
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Meditation & Focusing

Meditation is a behavioural technique to slow down the level of nervous system arousal and excitation in the body and induce a relaxed physiological state, no more or less. The fact that meditation is sometimes frowned upon because of perceived theological or spiritual associations can result in the loss of a remarkably powerful and easy…
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Critical Thinking & Philosophical Skills

Skillful Thinking :: An Introduction to Philosophical Skills http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2041&cat=8&page=6  


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Psychotherapy links

Resources for Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy ISTDP Institute http://istdpinstitute.com/resources/ Psycho-dynamic therapy has been caricatured as navel-gazing, but studies show powerful benefits. Getting to Know Me. Jonathan Shedler http://www.jonathanshedler.com/PDFs/Shedler%20Scientific%20American.pdf Karen Horney’s Vision of the Self. Essays & Excerpts, International Karen Horney Society IKHS http://plaza.ufl.edu/bjparis/ikhs/essays/paris_self.html   Learning from a Person’s Biography: An Introduction to the Biographical Timeline Process. Beth I. Barol, MSW, PhD (2001)  http://www.nasddds.org/uploads/documents/Barol_Beth_I__-2001-__Learning_From_a_Personi%CC%81s_Biography-_An_Introduction_to_the_Biographical_Timeline_Process.pdf Lives Transformed:…
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50 Mission Statements from Top Non-profits

TED: Spreading Ideas. (2 words) Smithsonian: The increase and diffusion of knowledge. (6 words) USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. (9 words) Livestrong: To inspire and empower people affected by cancer. (8) Invisible Children: To bring a permanent end to LRA atrocities. (8) The Humane Society: Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty. (4) Wounded Warrior Project: To…
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Film-making skills online

Free Online Courses for Aspiring Filmmakers http://nofilmschool.com/2011/04/free-online-courses-aspiring-filmmakers 20 Free Online College Film Courses | FilmmakerIQ.com http://filmmakeriq.com/2012/09/20-free-online-college-film-courses/ List of Free Online Film Courses and Learning Materials http://study.com/articles/List_of_Free_Online_Film_Courses_and_Learning_Materials.html Best free video editing software: our 20 top programs of 2015 | TechRadar http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-video-editing-software-9-top-programs-you-should-download-1136264 10 Resources for Filmmakers Online! – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIHDj5NopnU 10 Filmmaking Sites You Should Be Reading…
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List of 40 Free Educational Websites

ALISON– over 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month COURSERA– Educational website that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. Learn from over 542 courses. The University of Reddit– The free university of Reddit. UDACITY– Advance your education and career through project-based online…
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