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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood | Colossal

<p>In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art …

Poor beats rich in MDG race

200 years that changed the world (with Hans Rosling)


Free statistics for democracy


Rosling's World - a documentary about Hans Rosling


How to use Gapminder Desktop

Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?


I Love/Hate This Global Vaccination Graph - Rosling's Factpod #1

Creative Commons

Why did Ebola Spread in West Africa? - Rosling's Factpod #2

West Africa

Prevent child abuse and neglect

Child Abuse

World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’ – joint UN report

The <i>State of Food Insecurity in the World</i> report released in Rome by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for …

El Salvador

Post-2015 development agenda takes centre stage as General Assembly's 69th session opens

“As I stand in this newly opened magnificent Assembly Hall, I cannot help but think that we are here at the dawn of a new day. Let us approach this …

Ban Ki-moon

UN underscores importance of good urban planning for sustainable development

The group is part of the first session of the preparatory committee for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place …

Urban Planning

Writing an argumentative essay

Geared toward 6th-9th grader students who must write a persuasive or argumentative essay for the new Common Core State Standards. Rigor incorporated. This is a nice overview of how to write and argumentative essay. It is ready to use in the classroom and has an academic vocabulary companion …


Step-By-Step Guide to Essay Writing

There are many ways to write an essay. Many essays take the form known as the "hamburger essay". In the hamburger essay, the introductory and …

How To Write A Winning College Essay, Thursday

This presentation is free and open to the public; students and parents are welcome.<p>From the Henry Carter Hull Facebook Page:<p>Lynn Haney Trowbridge …