Laughter yoga

Happier in 5 Minutes
Ida Abdalkhani
TEDxOhioStateUniversity
Mar 16, 2015

In this talk, Ida engaged the audience in a laughter yoga session. Like she says, laughter yoga is forcing oneself to laugh, and the silly, forced laughter becomes real laughter that gets blood flowing and endorphins released into the body.

Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance

a three-part series about the intersection of education and the arts.

Part I:
Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance 
April 16, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/176671432/creative-classes-an-artful-approach-to-improving-performance
if test scores do improve at these schools, should the credit go to the arts? Child psychologist Ellen Winner says no.
“We could not find any studies that convinced us that there was a causal link between teaching the arts and performance on test scores,” Winner says.
“And we thought that this made a lot of sense because the kinds of thinking skills and habits of mind that students learn when they study the arts are a far cry from what’s tested on multiple-choice, standardized tests.”

The Turnaround Arts Initiative
http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov

Part II:
More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids’ Creativity To The Test
April 17, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/17/177040995/more-than-50-years-of-putting-kids-creativity-to-the-test
the Next Generation Creativity Survey, it’s used to help measure creativity a bit like an IQ test measures intelligence.

James Catterall, a psychologist and director of the Centers for Research on Creativity in Los Angeles, says the simple answer is that if society, business and education demands creativity, then we need to know when it’s happening

part III:
In D.C., Art Program Turns Boys’ Lives Into ‘Masterpieces’
April 18, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/18/177608823/in-d-c-art-program-turns-boys-lives-into-masterpieces

poetry
meditation
goals
Life Pieces to Masterpieces