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What if every school had a scrap store?

I recently came across an article from The Atlantic covering the recent re-emergence of "adventure playgrounds" in the U.K. The concept, originally popularized in the 1940's, is the direct opposite of traditional playgrounds that dot suburban neighborhoods, with their plastic equipment and piles of wood chips that encourage standard, structured … [Keep reading]

Interpersonal

Youth and voting

I wasn't old enough to vote in the 2000 presidential election. As a junior in high school, I was just shy of the required age of 18. It was upsetting. I understood how important the election was, how Bush had skewed the image of Gore irreparably. I … [Keep reading]

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Conflict Resolution

Being the adult in the room is never easy. Growing up doesn't the lessen the feeling of wanting to make yourself small when conflict arises, but it does give you the experience to deal with it. In large organizations, backchannel whispering is … [Keep reading]

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