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White Devil Kingpin: How John Willis Became a Chinatown Overlord

How did a homeless kid from Boston transform himself into a major kingpin called Bac Guai John?<p>Early one morning in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John …


Skateboarding Makes Afghan Girls Feel Free

How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.<p>Seven years ago, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich sparked a commotion on the streets of Kabul and inadvertently started a gender revolution. His board and …


A Buddhist Nun Says That At Some Point Your Life Will Fall Apart. Then Gives You 1 Way To Prepare.

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind.<p>I know, you’d …

Gordon Ramsay: the shouty show goes on

Gordon Ramsay has been hit with a multi-million-pound bill in the latest round of his family feud, but he’s still very much in the game<p>He notoriously used the F-word 298 times in a 65-minute TV programme. So what, one wonders, must the language have been like in Gordon Ramsay’s house last week when …

National Geographic Travel

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …