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Lauraine Farr
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Groupthink

Groupthink

Definition of Groupthink: a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groupthink “Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis (1972), occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment” (p. 9). Groups affected […]

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Summer Solstice – It’s Almost Here!

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice arrives this year at 6:07 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday June 21st! It’s the beginning of summer….finally. After a long, cold, snowy, rainy winter and spring, I know we are all hoping for a nice stretch of beautiful weather. Each year, the date and time of the Summer Solstice varies between […]

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March 2018

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Check out The National Women’s History Project website at http://www.nwhp.org for more information!“Throughout this year, the NWHP honors fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting […]

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Sit Down and Read Today at the Islip Public Library

“Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and […]

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Graduation Leads to Lifelong Learning | May 2017

Are you looking for an inspirational message for a recent graduate, or maybe for yourself, about living your best life? Perhaps one of the following will inspire you or someone you know to reach higher and pursue lifelong learning! From Nelson Mandela:“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”From […]

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