Interested in helping with research in an area which could help other teens?

We’re researchers conducting a study on the experiences of youth in America today. Our study looks at how youth relate to themselves and the world around them, and we would be very grateful to anyone
who can help us out. You can help us by filling out an online survey about your experiences. It will take a few minutes and all responses are confidential so no one will know you took it unless you want them to. Follow the link below to learn more and take the survey! Thanks!


This research is being conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact us through our message box, contact the principle investigator of the Interpersonal Perceptions Lab at, or contact the IRB office at 608-263-2320.


Have a TED Talk in you? Apply to speak at TED@NYC

TED Blog

CDZA takes the audience on a time machine trip through musical history at TED@NYC in 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash CDZA takes the audience on a time machine trip through musical history at TED@NYC in 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash

For the past four years, TED’s annual evening salon in New York City has been uncovering talents, voices and ideas that the world needs to hear. At TED@NYC, an energetic audience gathers over dinner and drinks to watch a passionate lineup of speakers deliver short, rapid-fire talks and performances.

TED@NYC is back again this year — on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Is it time for you to share your work/story/talent? Everyone is invited to submit an idea for a short talk. We are interested in a wide range of voices, including scientists, artists, storytellers, inventors, performers, makers, technologists, youth, teachers, problem-solvers and everything in between. We are not looking for business proposals, self-promoters or motivational speakers.

Many TED@NYC speakers have been featured on In 2013, the fantastic lineup included science educator and hip-hop advocate Christopher Emdin (watch…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers

Cee's Photography

I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week theme of Shadows.  Thanks everyone you always amaze and delight me.  I’m proud to announce our featured bloggers this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. Please check out their posts and congratulate them. Maybe you will be chosen next week.

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Elizabatz Gallery – Very dramatic and striking shadows.

Cathedral of Desolation – Two strong shadow photos and oh so different.

Eyes Like Glass – Awesome variety of shadows.  Love the photo of Dad fixing the car.

Masako and Spam Musubi – Superb use of shadows and black and white images for strong emotional photos.

Liz McCafferty – Great use of the long shadow.

There was a time – Outdoor black and white photography using shadows.  Wonderful photos.

Mother Earth Series

Dahlia Dahlia

This current series is all about our glorious mother earth and nature.  I hope you have a lot…

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