Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps Build A Better Brain

“This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.

When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.

“The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain,” says Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. “And without play experience, those neurons aren’t changed,” he says.”

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Art- Kwue Molly – Pronounced Q at Richmond Hood Co. Friday March 4th


    One of the hardest working, most consistent artists on Staten Island is debuting his solo show “Pronounced Q” at Richmond Hood Co. this Friday, March 4 at 6pm.  Island native Kwue Molly, has been taking over the island with his large, bright colorful murals, both indoors and outdoors for the last 5 years.  His contribution to the public art scene on Staten Island is unmatched.
     From private commissions including the enormous repainting of the Ralph’s Ice mural on Port Richmond Ave. to community based projects such as the Pillz Killz wall (a public service mural recognizing the pill addiction problem on Staten Island)  and the ColorBlind mural series, showcasing diversity in our neighborhoods, Kwue has been changing the landscape of Staten Island, setting the bar for other artists.  His work does not stay on the island though.  Kwue recently curated the interior design of newly opened Studio Kraut bar/lounge in Chelsea, Manhattan, as well participating in a number of art shows in Brooklyn, Miami, Denver and beyond.  His resume of high profile collaborations with artists and celebrities in all different industries (50 Cent, Renee Graziano of Mob Wives, Angela Yee of Power 105.1, Ghostface) has truly set him apart from other artists.
     This weekend, get an exclusive look at some of his newest pieces exhibited at Richmond Hood Co. on Castleton Ave.  They will be on display for the month of March.  Come out for the FREE opening reception, meet Kwue Molly, and witness some amazing art of all different styles and prices.   Kwue has designed pieces for the amateur art collector, and also the hi-end gallery.  It will be a truly versatile show with something for everyone.
   For more information on Kwue Molly and examples of his work, visit his website KwueMolly.com or goto www.richmondhood.com/pronounced-q/.
   For interviews, quotes, more photos for press, contact projectivitymovement@gmail.com.  Have a wonderful day!
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BMX-FRONT FLIP OFF A 8 INCH RAMP BY ZACK GERBER

Zack Gerber drove 10 hours to come to 5050 Skatepark in Staten Island, New York to come to the Looking For Spots DVD premiere and decided to front flip off of a 8 inch kicker ramp. Insane.
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BMX – Breaking Free VII

Straight biker fire out of Rochester, Ithaca, and Toronto featuring riding from Dave Raffa, Ryan Cork, Josh Babu, Nick Spath, Matt Smith, Brett Tocco, Phil De Mattia, Chijioke Okafo, Greg Henry, Sebastien Morgnroth, Tom Nguyen, and Nate Sutura.

Filmed and Edited by Dave Raffa

 

Found it here.

http://thecomeup.com/videos/breaking-free-vii-full-mixtape/

BMX-The Daily Grind In North Carolina

Watch Zack Gerber, Dan Conway, Troy Merkle, Tony Cherry, Scott Steele, Jon “Gremlin” Bechtold, Mike Vitatoe and Grant Ueberroth.

Found it here.
http://bmxunion.com/daily/the-daily-grind-north-carolina-2016-bmx-video/