How Does Barbie Influence Body Image?

Barbie dolls have been criticized for portraying an unrealistic figure for females. Is this affecting how young girls view themselves? Cristen Conger is here to tell you about the new doll Lammily, and how viewing a more realistic doll could help girls with their self-image.

via DNews Channel.

Even Children Judge Your Looks!

Sometimes, we find ourselves judging people based on their appearance, but do we also judge people’s character traits based on their face? Join Anthony as he talks about how children and adults both judge people’s characters simply by looking at them!

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At What Age Does A Person Become An Adult?

This video talks about the different understandings of when a person becomes an adult.

This takes an international perspective so people can understand on a global level when we become an adult through each country’s context. In the end, you get to pick which one you believe is the right answer.

via The Factoid.

Why do guys always drive?

Today, even though more women than men have driver’s licenses, ladies are twice as likely to ride as passengers. Cristen takes a ride to find out why guys are more often behind the wheel.

via Stuff Mom Never Told You.

Girls Who Don’t Like Other Girls

Friendships can change for plenty of reasons, but can women and girls who actively avoid female friendships be trusted?

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TERRA 905: Alpha

Following musher Laura Daugereau, Alpha takes you along for the ride in Montana’s very own Race the the Sky, a 350-mile sled dog race. Through some of the most grueling and beautiful landscapes in America, this film is about the bond between human and animal, and the extraordinary feats we can accomplish together. Produced by Brett Kuxhausen.

via Life On TERRA Videos.

Why The 1st World Is Not Always The Right World

Is that it talks about the problematic concept of the first world, Second world, and Third World. Old systems that people try to redefined but still hold certain bias conditions. As well as conditions I don’t have a good representation of all the countries that are placed within them. Lastly it talks about it much better substitute, HDI.
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Social Technologies: Part 1

In part one of our interview with Jordan Peacock, we talk about science and religion as human technologies, broadly considered. Religion is discussed as a potentially adaptive response to past ecological conditions. The atheist/theist divide is contrasted with creating groups around shared values, and the separate tension between those who make meaning versus those who “unmake” it.

Social Technologies: Part 2

In part two of our interview with Jordan Peacock, we take a high-level tour through modern philosophies of metaphysics and ontology (the study of what exists). The relationship between “realisms” and “materialisms” is discussed, and the structural realism of Ladyman/Ross and the assemblage theory of DeLanda are explained in brief.

Duration: 55:20

via Minnesota Atheists.

Don’t Be Dumb- Will Gang Members Kill You If You Flash Your Lights?

There’s this urban legend out there that if you flash your lights at a car with its headlights off, the gang members in the car will chase you and kill you. That’s not true. Listen to Josh as he explains.

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Looking At Models Changes Your Brain!

Media has a way of glorifying men with large muscles and women who are skinny. This is especially troubling for women, as they see thinness being associated with beauty, leading to eating disorders and women who are underweight. But just how long does it take to affect someone? Laci answers this tough question and also explains why the glorification of underweight women can have a ton of negative effects.

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How Gossiping Helps Society

Gossiping is typically looked down upon in today’s society, but could gossiping can actually have a few positive effects! If it’s not malicious, it encourages people to act honestly in group settings. Annie joins DNews today to discuss a few of the reasons that gossiping might actually be good for you and the rest of society.

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A Brief History of Bromance

Male friendships from their early “romantic” era to the millennial bromance.

via Stuff Mom Never Told You.

Sochi 2014 Olympics Threats Explained in 5 Minutes

Even before the opening ceremonies, people are already talking about terrorism and a possible attack on teams and spectators at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. We highlight 3 possible dangers and what you need to know.

When did these threats start? Where are these dangers coming from? What’s the history behind them? And are they actually “very likely” to occur? Join HipHughes for a short, but informative look at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Are Poor Countries Doomed?

In which John discusses the three myths at the center of Bill and Melinda Gates’s 2013 annual letter: 1. Poor countries are NOT doomed to remain poor. 2. Foreign aid is NOT a waste of money. (In fact, health aid at least is an astonishingly good investment.) 3. Saving children’s lives does NOT lead to overpopulation. (In fact, decreasing infant mortality has consistently slowed population growth all over the world.)

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I made a video about the stunning decrease in infant mortality, the benefits of foreign aid (at least when it’s health aid), and other topics discussed in the annual letter from Melinda and Bill Gates.

The Weird Way Women Downplay Their Success

Uptalk is defined as finishing sentences with a rising intonation, often indicating a question or uncertainty. Research shows that though both men and women do it, women are more guilty of it even when they’re correct or asserting themselves! Anthony and Laci ‘uptalk’ about the gender divide in the way we speak and it’s implications.

via DNews Channel.