Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

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In the fall of 1979, Yalda Modabber had just moved from Iran back to her birthplace in Boston. Her timing was bad: Just weeks later, a group of armed Iranians took more than 60 U.S. citizens hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Iran. As a result, her fellow students bullied her ruthlessly. Continue reading

The Cheese Tunnels Below Brooklyn, NYC

There are plenty of curious things stored underground in New York City, but this might be the most exciting since it contains something most people love: food, specifically, cheese. Crown Finish Caves is a underground facility is located in an 1850’s tunnel 30 feet underneath the street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. But they don’t make cheese here, instead, they are in the business of the cheesemaking process, called “affinage”– that is, aging young cheese (called “Green Cheese”). Continue reading

What Makes a Good Life?

What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennialsasking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get rich. And another 50 percent of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famous.

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