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Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door

Bob Dylan criticised as 'impolite and arrogant' by Nobel academy member

Singer-songwriter’s failure to respond to phone calls from the Swedish Academy after being awarded the Nobel literature prize ‘unprecedented’

Bob Dylan has not publicly acknowledged his Nobel prize for literature. Photograph: Ki Price/Reuters
A prominent member of the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize has described this year’s laureate, Bob Dylan, as arrogant, citing his total silence since the award was announced last week.
The US singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls from the Swedish Academy, nor reacted in any way in public to the news.

“It’s impolite and arrogant,” said the academy member, Swedish writer Per Wastberg, in comments aired on SVT public television.
On the evening of 13 October, the day the literature prize winner was announced, Dylan played a concert in Las Vegas during which he made no comment at all to his fans.
He ended the concert with a version of the Frank Sinatra hit “Why Try To Change Me Now?”, taken to be a nod towards his longstanding aversion to the media.
Every 10 December Nobel prize winners are invited to Stockholm to receive their awards from King Carl XVI Gustaf and give a speech during a banquet.
The academy still does not know if Dylan plans to come.
“This is an unprecedented situation,” Wastberg said.

Anders Barany, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, recalled that Albert Einstein snubbed the academy after being awarded the physics prize in 1921.
In 1964 French writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre refused the literature prize outright.
Other contenders for this year’s prize included Salman Rushdie, Syrian poet Adonis and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o.
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Bob Dylan:Forever Young

Bob Dylan and The Band - Forever Young



Forever Young by JOAN BAEZ


from The Essential Bob Dylan

Forever Young Lyrics

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young

Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young

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Joan Baez Blowin` In The Wind

Published on Nov 1, 2013

Blowin in The Wind written by Bob Dylan

(Matt Corrado cover)

Link: https://youtu.be/3l4nVByCL44

Blowin in The Wind
Bob Dylan
How many roads must a man walk down,
Before you can call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail,
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must cannonballs fly,
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist,
Before it's washed to the seas (sea)
Yes, and how many years can some people exist,
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head,
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up,
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have,
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind


Boost your self-compassion


Four ways to boost your self-compassion

Take a moment to think about how you treat yourself when you make a mistake or fail to reach a goal. If you tend to beat yourself up when things go wrong, you, like most people, can use a little more self-compassion in your life.

Forgiving and nurturing yourself seem to have benefits in their own right. They can even set the stage for better health, relationships, and general well-being. So far, research has revealed a number of benefits of self-compassion. Lower levels of anxiety and depression have been observed in people with higher self-compassion. Self-compassionate people recognize when they are suffering and are kind to themselves at these times, thereby lowering their own levels of related anxiety and depression.

Learn to have self-compassion

Some people come by self-compassion naturally, but not everyone does. Luckily, self-compassion is a skill you can learn. Several methods have been proposed, and training programs are being developed, to help people discover and cultivate their own self-compassion.

Here are four ways to give your self-compassion skills a quick boost:
  • Comfort your body. Eat something healthy. Lie down and rest. Massage your own neck, feet, or hands. Take a walk. Anything you can do to improve how you feel physically gives you a dose of self-compassion.
  • Write a letter to yourself. Think of a situation that caused you to feel pain (a breakup with a lover, a job loss, a poorly received presentation). Write a letter to yourself describing the situation, but without blaming anyone — including yourself. Use this exercise to nurture your feelings.
  • Give yourself encouragement. Think of what you would say to a good friend if he or she was facing a difficult or stressful situation. Then, when you find yourself in this kind of situation, direct these compassionate responses toward yourself.
  • Practice mindfulness. Even a quick exercise, such as meditating for a few minutes, can be a great way to nurture and accept ourselves while we're in pain.
For more ways to draw on your strengths and find the positive meaning in your life, purchase Positive Psychology, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

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Source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/mental-health/4-ways-to-boost-your-self-compassion


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Willie Nelson and Neil Young standing in solidarity (wearing buffalo robes) w/ the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe! #NoDAPL

Link: http://standingrock.org/


Divorced, jobless, and without a home, she sought shelter in a laundromat for nearly 20 years

XLrator Media

The last 25 years of Marie "Mimi" Haist's life sounds almost too unbelievable to be true: Divorced, jobless, and without a home, she sought shelter in a laundromat for nearly 20 years in an upscale Santa Monica neighborhood. She slept between the first row of washers and dryers and earned money by helping fellow customers wash their clothes. It wasn't much, but enough to at least buy a little something to eat. Then—because life is odd, random, and totally unexpected—Mimi met a couple of movie stars who ended up becoming her friends.

Yeah, you can't make this up.

With the help of those friends—the laundromat's owner, Stan Fox, and movie stars Zach Galifianakis and Renée Zellweger (but more on that later)—Mimi was able to get an apartment, a phone, and home furnishings. And now, Mimi's remarkable story is the subject of a new documentary, Queen Mimi, which premieres with a limited release today.

"I thought it was interesting," says Mimi of a film documenting her life. "I remember [director] Yaniv [Rokah] following me around and photographing me. It was fun!" Rokah cites Mimi's youthful personality and contagious spirit as one of the reasons he wanted others to know her story, but it took some time—five years to be exact. "Sometimes it was very challenging to get Mimi to talk about her past," reflects Rokah. "But I was patient."

The two met when Rokah was an aspiring actor, working across the street from the laundromat at a cafe. "I noticed how this elderly woman in her 80s seemed to spend every night there," remembers Rokah. "I thought, Who is she? Why is she there? I’d make Mimi’s coffee every day, and we became friends. I think she put a spell on me."

Rokah wasn't the only one who fell under Mimi's spell. Fox, the owner of the laundromat, initially condoned Mimi's presence. "Every night, Mimi would take a bus to sleep behind the bushes near UCLA," relays Rokah. "However, one cold and rainy night, the owner felt bad...so he offered Mimi to sleep inside the laundromat. That was the start of Mimi's 17 years there."

In the late '90s, Zach Galifianakis was still years away from superstardom in The Hangover when he met Mimi at the laundromat. "I taught him how to wash his clothes," remembers Mimi. "I later met Renée [Zellweger] through Zach." Although Mimi didn't know who Zach was at the time, things were a bit different when she was introduced to Zellweger. "Of course, I recognized her right away from the movies!"

And now, Galifianakis and Zellweger are part of Mimi's movie. "I really appreciate Zach and Renée for [everything they've done]," says Mimi. "I have a place to live now and my own bed. I now get my social security, so it helps me pay [for food] and my phone bill." But just because Mimi is living life in the spotlight doesn't mean she's forgotten where she came from. "I still go to the laundromat every day. I do my own washings, of course. I go there to keep busy and teach people how to wash their clothes." So, does she get recognized? "People come into the laundromat and say, 'Oh, I know you! You're a star!' It shocks me," says Mimi.

Being recognized might shock Mimi, but Rokah isn't surprised by any of it. "Mimi [says] that when life deals you lemons, just make a lemon drop martini!" he says of Mimi's many words of wisdom. "I just hope that viewers [learn] that we need to stop judging people for who they are or how they seem to appear. We need to celebrate our differences. We're all in this together, and we need love."


Mindful Awareness

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Mindfulness is making the news these days. It has been depicted in the media primarily as a tool to hone attention, to cultivate sensory awareness, and to keep us in the present moment.

Developing these tools takes effort and determination, but why is it we can sometimes be mindful without really even trying? Perhaps we were naturally mindful at points in life before we ever learned what mindfulness was. Maybe we feel naturally connected, present, and at ease in nature. Or we become mindful while talking authentically with a friend, or in the midst of music, art, or athletic activity.

Mindfulness is not only a meditation technique, but also a state of being. This state is available to anyone; it is a natural human capacity. Mindfulness practice, as a tool, is tremendously helpful to cultivate this awareness, and the state can arise at any moment. Mindfulness is also connected to a set of powerful outcomes: happiness, emotional regulation, compassion, altruism, and kindness.

We encourage you to attend an array of offerings to cultivate the moment-to-moment awareness, which is the foundation of our practice.

 Link: http://marc.ucla.edu/

mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help prevent recurrence of depression.

Review finds mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can help prevent recurrence of depression.