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How to Learn Grit at Any Age

UP launches disaster risk website

The University of the Philippines (UP) has launched a website that will serve as an online knowledge hub featuring resources on disaster risk reduction and management as well as topics on climate change adaptation. The RESILIENCE portal, which is accessible at http://resilience.up.edu.ph, was launched in partnership with the Climate Change Commission and the German government through its international development company GIZ. The website will respond to the need for climate and disaster-related information and services from the country’s experts in engineering, geology, governance, community development and other fields integral to the mitigation and preparation of communities for the effects of climate change…

 

How to Learn Grit at Any Age

grit

I have it straight from the doctor’s mouth: No more eighth-place medals for kids. We talk about grit all the time here at Spartan Race but Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth is the woman who literally wrote the book about it (or at least she will be when Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is published May 3 by Scribner). You probably know her from articles in The New York Times and her TED Talk. She is THE expert on the subject of grit. I think Angela was testing me from the start: she said to meet her at her office to conduct the interview, but she didn’t say when. So I camped there for 40 hours until she showed up. We’re not beginners at this grit thing…

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