BEYOND ISSUE 32 – 1. Origins of Sicilian Mafia


The first video will describe the Sicilian Mafia – Cosa Nostra, how it was created, how it functioned and how it became what it is today in Italy and America.

Sicilian businesses take on the mafia


CNN’s Nina Dos Santos reports on the measures which local business owners in Sicily are taking to shirk the influence of the mafia.

Exploring The ‘Kingdom Of Women’ In China | TODAY


In remote China, an ethnic minority has built a matrilineal society dubbed the “Kingdom of Women,” but the modern world’s growing reach is threatening their unique way of life. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

TikTok trouble: Why the app is causing concerns

The makers of the TikTok app have faced criticism from U.S. lawmakers over allegations of censorship and improper data-sharing.

The TikTok debacle: a new age of social media activism? 

The TikTok debacle: what does it tell about content moderation?

How Ethical Are Supermarkets?

How do the ethics stack up at your favourite supermarket? Leonie Nimmo discusses Ethical Consumer’s research into the industry and discovers that it is still plagued with environmental and social issues.

ETHICAL CONSUMERISM – SuperLucida & PopVilla

Patience, generates profitability. Responsibility, generates financial planning. Creativity, generates profitability.

The psychology of narcissism – W. Keith Campbell

Narcissism isn’t just a personality type that shows up in advice columns; it’s actually a set of traits classified and studied by psychologists. But what causes it? And can narcissists improve on their negative traits? W. Keith Campbell describes the psychology behind the elevated and sometimes detrimental self-involvement of narcissists.

Why incompetent people think they’re amazing – David Dunning

How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect.

2012 Young Artist Award Recipient: O Thiam Chin

Individualism vs Collectivism: Why it Matters in the Classroom

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy rests on three propositions: academic achievement, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness (Gloria Ladson Billings). This video is a continuation of my focus on cultural competence. Zaretta Hammond says many teachers are confused about culture and become overwhelmed when they try to learn aspects of “19 different cultures.” Understanding the deepness and richness of many cultures is impossible. Instead, Hammond recommends learning about cultural archetypes–particularly individualism vs collectivism. This video is an attempt to better understand that archetype.

Me or We? Cultural Difference between East and West

How does your culture dictate your views on family, individuality, and even sharing food? Explore cultural differences in this animated short.

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