Tag: Earthquake

Baltimore, Tribeca and Nepal: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (April 27 – May 1), we talked about kids adjusting their education goals, inadequate relief (and lucrative tourism) in Nepal, award-winning innovations, Iran’s brutal executions and the outrage boiling over in Baltimore. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   College Admissions Heartbreak: A Bounce-Back Guide – Irwin Kula Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from parents about the cruel shock their children experience when rejected from the college of their choice. For many kids, living in privileged environments......

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Where Is the Help Nepal Needs?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: With dramatic news happening here in the U.S. all week, our mainstream press isn’t covering Nepal’s dire situation effectively. In terms of earthquake relief, with thousands dead and injured, the overwhelmed Nepalese government and military aren’t being effective in helping hundreds of thousands of displaced survivors. But waiting for those systems won’t work. “We waste time thinking about the ‘ideal’ responses, as opposed to: What are the do-able, real responses? Where can I make a difference?” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.......

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Mount Everest: Just Because We Can Doesn't Mean We Should

In the aftermath of this weekend’s epic earthquakes in Nepal, the victims and survivors are on my mind. I find myself thinking of Mount Everest and the people killed there. To be sure, with 19 dead and as many as 200 climbers stranded, the recent death and devastation at Mount Everest are comparatively minor when you understand that across Nepal, there may be as many as 10,000 dead, 100,000 injured and a million people in need of water and safe shelter. Of course, human tragedy is not zero-sum. And when it comes......

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