8/22/14 Wonderful Weekend Review

By Barbara Bogdanow Lavi | #Psychology, #ALS Challenge, #Depression, #Creativity, #Parenting, #Photography, #Music, #AmyWinehouse, #RobinWilliams, #JohnLennon and Sunday's #Comics

Kermit the Frog Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge | The Muppets

Homemade wheelchair scooter, build from a new Yamaha Mio125 cc in Hua Hin, Thailand

ASAPScience Explores the Biological Causes of Depression

In “The Science of Depression“, ASAPScience uses animation to explain and explore various scientific theories around the biological causes of …

99 texting acronyms and phrases every parent should know

By now, texting acronyms like LOL and OMG are pretty pervasive in pop culture; my daughter knew them in preschool, you hear them from the least hip …

Watch This Video That Uses Legos To Illustrate U.S. Economic Inequality…& Get Depressed

© 2011 mSeattle, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>The Brookings Institution has created this video to illustrate the lack of economic mobility in the United …

'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.<p>Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering …

Upcycled Guitars Made From Abandoned Homes

Wallace Detroit Guitars are making musical lemonade by using disassembled wood from Detroit’s abandoned homes to create upcycled guitars.<p>The instruments emphasize the heritage of Detroit and build on the city’s musical legacy. Each guitar is built to demanding specifications, and features …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

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16 Signs you're an activist at heart

Some of these <i>may</i> be a slight exaggeration…<p>1. Bumper stickers trump road safety.<p>2. Your email inbox looks like this:<p>2. You prefer wristbands to …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Growing up with my sister Amy Winehouse

As an exhibition opens about her family life, Amy Winehouse's brother Alex talks in his first major interview about the girl who became a superstar – and reveals what he thinks really killed her<p>A few months ago, almost two years after his sister Amy's death at the age of 27, Alex Winehouse was …

Musical Robin Williams Tribute Will Remind You to 'Seize the Day'

YouTube user Melody Sheep created a musical tribute to Robin Williams, auto-tuning some of the actor's finest film moments into a catchy and inspiring song.<p>Entitled "Seize the Day," the song centers around Williams' iconic speech in <i>Dead Poet's Society</i>, then pulls from <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, <i>Hook</i> and <i>Jack</i>, …

23 Things You Might Not Know About John Lennon

Because you deserve to know everything about this rock legend on the day of his 73rd birthday!<p>1. John started his singing career as a choir boy at St. Peter’s church.<p>2. He was also a boy scout.<p>3. He was the last Beatle to learn how to drive.<p>4. And the only Beatle who didn’t become a full-time …

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Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up (ORIGINAL)

whale CT...Belugas tease our three kids

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations …

Can You Waffle It?