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The Power Of Human Resilience After Major Disasters— And The Importance Of Community

Researchers had the unique chance to measure the "happiness" of vulnerable New Orleans residents before and after Hurricane Katrina. The results are uplifting.

Researchers had the unique chance to measure the “happiness” of vulnerable New Orleans residents before and after Hurricane Katrina. The results are uplifting.

Two years before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, killing 1,800 people and destroying more than 60% of the city’s housing stock, a group of researchers embarked on what was then an average academic study designed to improve the educational performance of about 1,000 low-income parents enrolled at two community colleges in the city…

 

Ex-Morgan Stanley banker aims for resilience and meaning in a time of unquantifiable risk

Andrew McNally has done his time in investment banking. In four years at Morgan Stanley and 11 years at Berenberg, he rose from equity analyst to managing director and head of Berenberg’s UK business. It was he who was the impetus behind Berenberg’s big push into equity research. But in July 2014 McNally gave up his banking job. Since then, he’s written a book and started a new asset management firm, Equitile…

 

Jane Byers explores resilience

Nelson poet Jane Byers has always been fascinated by the theme of resilience. It’s a topic she continually returns to in her work, whether she plans to or not. “I had a very traumatic birth,” Byers told the Star. “I was born almost two months premature and the doctors told my parents not to expect much from their child, because I’d gone so long without oxygen. They thought I would be institutionalized.”…

 

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