Snippets


Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.





3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd

What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.

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How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids | Alan Crickmore

When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children -- without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In a heartfelt talk, Alan Crickmore explains how the charity Storybook Dads is keeping families connected through the simple act of storytelling.

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The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo

Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives -- they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. "Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what," she says.

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A lesson on looking | Amy Herman

Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman explains how to use art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not be apparent. Learn the techniques Herman uses to train Navy SEALs, doctors and crime scene investigators to convert observable details into actionable knowledge with this insightful talk.

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Super excited to launch my Urban Rajah #IndianStreetkitchen in 120 schools across the UK with the brilliant… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Remember pink custard at school?? Not anymore I’ll be spicing up lunchtimes in over 100 schools across the UK with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Wow #SundayMorning inspiration from Prof Paul Matts on why he gave away 750,000 shoes listen here on The Last Supper itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the…
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Wow full on inspiration from Prof Paul Matts on why he gave away 750,000 shoes listen here on The Last Supper… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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