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Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

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A new study of 2,929 5-year-old children has found a link between consuming sodas and bad behaviour.

The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings (Suglia et al., 2013).

This backs up findings in adolescents that have linked drinking more soda to self-harm, aggression, depression and even suicidal thoughts (Lien et al., 2006; Solnick & Hemenway, 2013).

Among the 5-year-olds, 43% consumed at least one soda per day and 4% had 4+ servings per day. Those consuming four or more sodas a day were twice as likely to be involved in bad behaviours as those who drank none


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This is why I think giving kids soda constitutes child abuse.

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Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children | Global Transfiguration | Scoop.it

A new study of 2,929 5-year-old children has found a link between consuming sodas and bad behaviour.

The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings (Suglia et al., 2013).

This backs up findings in adolescents that have linked drinking more soda to self-harm, aggression, depression and even suicidal thoughts (Lien et al., 2006; Solnick & Hemenway, 2013).

Among the 5-year-olds, 43% consumed at least one soda per day and 4% had 4+ servings per day. Those consuming four or more sodas a day were twice as likely to be involved in bad behaviours as those who drank none


Via Alessandro Cerboni
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This is why I think giving kids soda constitutes child abuse.

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Edible algae—coming to a rooftop near you?

Edible algae—coming to a rooftop near you? | Global Transfiguration | Scoop.it
On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun—the latest innovation in urban farming.
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Time to start an edible algae coop and serve spirulina smoothies!

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Natural Building Workshop in Turkey 2012

Bayramiç Yeniköy Dogal Yapı Çalıştayı/Natural Building Workshop May 12 - 19, 2012 With Janell Kapoor, Penny Livingston, and Julien Guibert Director of Kleiwe...
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Campaign for Local Power

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This is a grassroots David and Goliath campaign to create a landmark model for how communities can take control of their energy future: http://igg.me/at/loca...
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Well this is just awesome! A community campaign for local power in Colorado has giant energy corporations shaking in their boots; If they succeed this will set a new precedent for the entire country. Bravo!

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Michael Tellinger A World Without Money

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"A world without money," huh? Some great ideas in this talk but I still think currency can be really useful. We just need to change the mechanics of how it functions and thus the type of behavior it incentivizes (I know... much easier said than done). Maybe a good place to start would be forking Bitcoin to create a new food backed currency and work to help communities transition off the dollar and into more just and resilient local economies. Idealistic? Perhaps. Possible? Definitely! We have to start somewhere...

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curiousjohn's comment, August 31, 2013 2:53 PM
"A world without money," huh? Some great ideas in this talk but I still think currency can be really useful. We just need to change the mechanics of how it functions and thus the type of behavior it incentivizes (I know... much easier said than done). Maybe a good place to start would be forking Bitcoin to create a new food backed currency and work to help communities transition off the dollar and into more just and resilient local economies. Idealistic? Perhaps. Possible? Definitely! We have to start somewhere...
M'Lissa R 's comment, October 11, 2013 1:34 PM
Says, ' this video is unavailable? Interesting...
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, October 13, 2013 5:40 PM
Link went bad. Here is the new one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxwXjqawEw
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A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence

A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence | Global Transfiguration | Scoop.it
In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.
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This is the kind of transformative social change that awaits us when we learn to apply principles of non violent communication to address the unmet human need behind every harmful action.

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