Another ‘hero’ down the drain
‘“The Shooter,” today’s story about the Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden, was published in cooperation with Esquire. It is part of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s ongoing coverage of the challenges veterans face after leaving military service.
‘Phil Bronstein, CIR’s executive chairman and a longtime journalist, met the Shooter more than a year ago. Over the course of the last year, they have had a series of interviews and, recently, the Shooter agreed that his powerful story could be told, but his identity could not be revealed…’
Why Are We So Afraid of Change
What You Can Do About It
‘When trying to understand how change affects us, we mostly need to look at three things: 1) the situation itself, 2) our mood/temperament, and 3) how others may affect us. Keep these key factors in mind as we discuss how our brains deal with change and, later, what we can do to override the problems…’
Why Change Is So Difficult
Understanding Children via Social Media
‘…Imagine if we could watch children in their natural habitat. We could make good and early diagnoses of real problems — and learn so much not just about how children learn and develop, but also about what we can do to help them do both.
‘Most people aren’t going to wire their homes like Roy did, obviously. But lots of people take home videos. If they sent them in somewhere, we could use the technology Roy used and see so much we can’t see in an exam room. And just think of the hours and hours of video of children that have been uploaded to the Internet and are uploaded every day as people chronicle their daily lives for their Facebook friends — so much of it is already publicly available, and I’m sure there are ways people could tag video to make it easily found by researchers. We could have an incredible database — we do already…’
Keeping One Step Ahead of Kids in a Mobile World
‘For parents, mobile technology has become a losing game of Whac-A-Mole, as we desperately try to keep up with all the various apps and communication platforms that are currently in vogue. And for every app that we think we understand, there are five more that we have yet to learn about. So here are some of my best practices you can follow to keep up:…’