When we think about injuries we sustain on our bodies- whether it’s a minor sunburn or something as severe as a broken leg, we know there are immediate measures we can take to treat the injury. But what about emotional cuts and burns? These psychological wounds are often impossible to see, let alone treat. Practising psychologist Guy Winch joins us today to ‘prescribe’ simple treatments that we can use as an emotional first aid to remedy the injuries that inevitably occur in our personal and working life.
Melisa Idris speaks to Sebastian Thrun, CEO & co-founder of Udacity, an online education platform offering massive open online course (MOOCs). Thun, who was named the fifth most creative person in the world of business by Fast Company in 2011, is also a Google VP and Fellow and the first head of Google X. He speaks about how he got into online education, the ethos of Udacity, and need to democratise education.
This week the 8 University of Malaya students - dubbed the UM8 – who were punished for organizing a rally for Anwar Ibrahim on campus grounds called off their protests. The events that lead to the rally marked a growing restlessness among tertiary level students about the direction of our politics. While they have gained support from some their peers and other political activists, it’s not clear how deep or broad the phenomenon of student activism is. We speak to two members of the UM8 to get their perspective on student activism.This is a report by Aziff Azuddin
Developmental landmarks are there for a reason - to let parents know that their child is growing up as they’re supposed to. While these landmarks can shift slightly, it can be worrying when one seems to be missed entirely. One of these landmarks is a child’s first words. Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan, developmental paediatrician attempts to address what parents can do if their child is not talking.
You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't. Don't have a cow, man. These are but a couple of Bart Simpson's best catchphrases. What career lessons can we learn from Bart?