What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
Bending, rather than breaking under pressure.
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The idea of resilience is important - but is it being co-opted in our workplaces?
Dunblane Primary reopening a few days after tragedy.
The odds of recovering from a terrible experience are higher than you might think.
A study in resilience.
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Markets have been on a rocky ride all year on concerns another recession looms. Here are a few lessons we can learn from the last one.
Earth’s city lights.
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Hundreds of cities worldwide have pledged to act against climate change. New York City's experience rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy offers useful lessons about making urban areas more resilient.
Why do we tell stories?
Want to build resilience in children? Tell them family stories of courage.
Our response to terrorism.
The root cause of our vulnerability is the structure of the global economy: highly interconnected, complex and filled with turbulence.
Flooding during Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City’s transportation and power infrastructure.
Study finds higher risk of flooding from a combination of storm surge and heavy precipitation, particularly along the East Coast of the US.
People in Vanuatu were quick to make the most of the resources they had after Cyclone Pam hit their homes – including these boys, Manu and Leo, photographed a week after the cyclone at a school housing residents evacuated from Teouma.
This Sunday marks 100 days since Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, with ceremonies in villages across the nation to mourn the 11 people who died. Meanwhile, islands left brown in the aftermath are green again.
Second-generation immigrant students have a unique advantage.
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A new study has found that second-generation immigrant kids have a unique advantage over first-generation or even third-generation immigrants.
Five years on, the bush and people are recovering well from the Black Saturday fires.
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Five years on from the devastating Black Saturday fires that swept through central Victoria in February 2009, research shows that people and communities are largely recovering well. In the first major…
Music is not cheesecake! It is an essential condition that is omnipresent in all human cultures.
The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many manifestations. Here, Katrina McFerran discusses how access to music education can reaffirm social…
We reap the benefits when we engage with music.
What role does music play in your life? Music surrounds us, in shops, at work, on television, and at the movies. We program our own personal soundtracks effortlessly via iPods and similar devices. With…