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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our attention. What we… More

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8 Videos Exploring Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) Empathy is a key component of… More

I Think Therefore I Act

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 11, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Humane Living, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

Based on the Privilege Walk, this activity encourages students/participants to develop an awareness of the kinds of choices we make every day that impact other people, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Recommended for grades 9… More

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Your Voice Matters

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 Comments | Published on May 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In a previous post, “Hold the Straw, and Other Tips for a Humane and Sustainable Life,” I wrote about my frustration every time I receive a straw in my glass of water at a restaurant…. More

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The Freedom of Real Education: “This is Water” (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 15, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“This is Water,” a video (9 min) featuring an excerpt of a commencement speech given by author David Foster Wallace,  offers some terrific insights on choice, mindfulness, awareness, and the real value of education. Some… More

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MOGO Tip: Ditch Disposables

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At least in some parts of the world, the days are getting longer and warmer, which means more people getting out and about… which often means we’re using more disposables (think picnics, BBQs & food… More

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It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt from “It’s Not About You: Tips on… More