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Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World

Meet the Opposite of Monsanto -- These Are the Folks That Really Feed the World | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Meet the antithesis of Monsanto -- those fighting resource grabs, cultivating traditional crops, and defending their communities from exploitation by multinationals.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:03 PM

Hooray for these brave, commited folks, the antithesis of Monsanto.

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Is Beauty in the Average or the Individual? - Association for Psychological Science

Is Beauty in the Average or the Individual? - Association for Psychological Science | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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The beauty-in-averageness effect stems from research showing that a blended face, a morph of multiple individual faces, is generally rated as being more attractive than its individual component faces.

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Red Cross to distribute food to Britain's poor and hungry

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Charity offering help to UK families for the first time in nearly 70 years, as food price rises and energy bills bite • Poverty in Britain: share your stories
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Nearly 500,000 people needed support from food banks last year, according to figures from the Trussel Trust.

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Fractal Evolution: Alan Steinfeld interviews Bruce Lipton

http://www.newrealities.com New Realities with Alan Steinfeld interviews evolutionary biologist Bruce Lipton about our biological destiny and how our future ...
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New Realities with Alan Steinfeld interviews evolutionary biologist Bruce Lipton about our biological destiny and how our future is not in individual evolution, but in coming together as One Voice to form a wholeness known as Humanity

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Decay Greed

Charles Eisenstein speaks to us about the nature of greed and a new decaying currency, one that is rooted in reality and follows ecological principles. The i...

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Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It | Heal the world | Scoop.it

Simon DeDeo, a research fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute, had a problem. He was collaborating on a new project analyzing 300 years’ worth of data from the archives of London’s Old Bailey, the central criminal court of England and Wales. Granted, there was clean data in the usual straightforward Excel spreadsheet format, including such variables as indictment, verdict, and sentence for each case. But there were also full court transcripts, containing some 10 million words recorded during just under 200,000 trials.

 

“How the hell do you analyze that data?” DeDeo wondered. It wasn’t the size of the data set that was daunting; by big data standards, the size was quite manageable. It was the sheer complexity and lack of formal structure that posed a problem. This “big data” looked nothing like the kinds of traditional data sets the former physicist would have encountered earlier in his career, when the research paradigm involved forming a hypothesis, deciding precisely what one wished to measure, then building an apparatus to make that measurement as accurately as possible.

 

“In physics, you typically have one kind of data and you know the system really well,” said DeDeo. “Now we have this new multimodal data [gleaned] from biological systems and human social systems, and the data is gathered before we even have a hypothesis.” The data is there in all its messy, multi-dimensional glory, waiting to be queried, but how does one know which questions to ask when the scientific method has been turned on its head?


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Arjen ten Have's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:48 PM

This is not as much work for math, here is where it gets interesting, where it really becomes INTERdisciplinary rather than MULTI. The same for Bioinformatics. We are developing tools to correct for instance MSAs, very simple tricks that deal with the complexity. The biologist has to explain the math guy what he wants. It is not about new math, it is about flexibility!

Mark Waser's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:53 PM

I dislike the title and the initial thrust but the article is well worth reading by the end.

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New initiative wants employees to invite their parents to the office

New initiative wants employees to invite their parents to the office | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The initiative, created by the California-based company, is set for 7 November after research found one in three parents don't know what their children do for a living.
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New are depressed as they feel under pressure to do everything right

New are depressed as they feel under pressure to do everything right | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A poll conducted by Netmums, the charity Tommy's and the Royal College of Midwives also revealed women worry about money and childcare.
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New mothers also say they worry about money and childcareOf those with depression, 43% do not want to leave the house, 22% have suicidal thoughts and 30% suffer symptoms for more than 18 monthsThree quarters of women don't feel they can tell their health worker about their depression and 40% do not receive any treatment34% wouldn't disclose feelings for fear their baby would be taken away31% of women are put off talking to a midwife because they see a different one at every appointment


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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:13 PM

We need to cultivate a safe and harmonious learning environment that invites vulnerability and genuine inquiry

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The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people

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The Neurobiology of “We”. Relationship is the flow of energy and information between people, essential in our development
"The study of neuroplasticity is changing the way scientists think about the...

 

“Relationship is key,” he emphasizes. “When we work with relationship, we work with brain structure. Relationship stimulates us and is essential in our development. People rarely mention relationship in brain studies, but it provides vital input to the brain. Every form of psychotherapy that works, works because it creates healthier brain function and structure.… In approaching our lives, we can ask where do we experience the chaos or rigidity that reveal where integration is impaired.

 

We can then use the focus of our attention to integrate both our brain and our relationships. Ultimately we can learn to be open in an authentic way to others, and to ourselves. The outcome of such an integrative presence is not only a sense of deep well-being and compassion for ourselves and others, but also an opening of the doors of awareness to a sense of the interdependence of everything. ‘We’ are indeed a part of an interconnected whole.””

 

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“We is what me is!”

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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:15 AM

More evidence of the mutualistic capacity of the human brain -- far more significant than the tiny area that makes us capable of anger and violence.

Eli Levine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:34 PM

The network of "I" is connected to the network that is "us" in an upward gradient.

 

There can be no full "I" without "we", because all humans have to be socialized, like any other social animal, in order to develop fully as individual human beings.

 

We are all connected to one another and the environment to form one web on this planet.  It affects us and we affect it, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad, depending upon what we do to it consciously and subconsciously.

 

Why listen to the individualists who have absolutely no sense or desire to connect with the other that is around them and that has helped form them as individuals, psychologically, physically and socially?

 

They are not in touch with the actual world, and are probably just of a pathological mindset that, I think, needs to be treated as a disease by our society.

 

We are all one.

 

What you do effects all those who are around you and are connected to you.

 

And, most importantly, what you do to them/it is the same thing that you do to yourself, as an individual.

 

Think about it.

 

Libertarians.

 

Conservatives.

 

Think about it.

LUZ DEL MAR's curator insight, August 25, 2014 8:57 PM

mente - cerebro- relaciones

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Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills

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Children exposed to a multi-year program of music tuition involving training in increasingly complex rhythmic, tonal, and practical skills display superior cognitive performance in reading skills compared with their non-musically trained peers,...
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Study of how music may also assist cognitive development will help education practitioners go beyond the sometimes hazy and ill-defined ‘music makes you smarter’ claims and provide careful and credible instructional approaches that use the rich and complex conceptual structure of music and its transfer to other cognitive areas,” they conclude.

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The Top Ten Reasons Parents Get Divorced | Science and Technology

The Top Ten Reasons Parents Get Divorced | Science and Technology | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Very few people get married with the intention of getting divorced. The U.S. Census Bureau and research think tanks such as the Barna Group have revealed some sobering statistics and findings on the subject, though.
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Selfishness – This shows up in a variety of forms. It can take the form of never including the desires of the other person in decision making, or forcing every issue to be about one party while the other is ignored. Marriage is supposed to be a coming together of two people, but when one dominates the relationship to the near exclusion of the other’s thoughts and desires, cracks begin to form in the union.

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Can You Read People's Emotions?

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The “Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test” measures a person’s ability to understand others’ emotional states.
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To find out how well you read the emotions of others, take the Well quiz, which is based on an assessment tool developed by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen.

For each photo, choose the word that best describes what you think the person depicted is thinking or feeling.

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French farmers are committing suicide at alarming rates

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France's agriculture sector has suffered its fair share of setbacks lately. But here's a particularly gruesome one: Farmer suicides are adding to the industry's struggles. A new report (link in French) released yesterday (Oct.

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France’s mounting suicide problem reflects its suffering agriculture sector, which has buckled amid rising prices for inputs like fertilizers and feed. The economic squeeze has been especially hard on the country’s livestock sector, which registered the highest farmer suicide rates.

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BLOG : Homeless CEO

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【DAY 124】Community Design team MTG for making a real collaborative community by Positive Psychology http://t.co/q9i163al4D
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It's Time To Wake Up - We Are All One

Please share this video, far and wide! Modern Science is now beginning to confirm what Spirituality, Philosophy, Sages, Ancient teachings and psychedelics ha...
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Please share this video, far and wide! Modern Science is now beginning to confirm what Spirituality, Philosophy, Sages, Ancient teachings and psychedelics have been saying for millennia, that the entire Universe is One and that what we think of as "reality" is just an illusion.. And the only real thing in the Universe is Consciousness.
 

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Is altruism self-interest in disguise?

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Is altruism simply self-interest in disguise? And can a mathematical equation hope to answer the question?
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Gardner thinks it is always possible to think of people as attempting to protect and reproduce their own genetic material. "But that's not necessarily always selfish," he says. "There's room for altruism in that logic."

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Computer modellers secure Chemistry Nobels

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One day, computers may be able to simulate exactly how enzymes, ion channels, viruses, DNA and other complex biological molecules react with each other inside a cell. And if such a software package is ever written, it will owe its development to three researchers who today won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Martin Karplus, of Harvard University and the University of Strasbourg, Michael Levitt, of Stanford University, and Arieh Warshel, of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

 

Starting in the 1970s – working with computers far less powerful than today’s smartphones – the three theorists made advances in computer modelling that laid the foundations for modern software used to simulate protein folding, design drugs and even artificial enzymes, and understand the workings of complex catalysts.

 

In essence, says Sven Lidin, the chairman of the Nobel committee, they “took the chemical experiment to cyberspace”. Although the researchers are not the only people to have developed simulations in this way, “they are undoubtedly three worthy winners”, says Jonathan Goodman, a computational chemist at the University of Cambridge, UK.

 


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The Psychology of Poverty and Welfare Reform

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In the last few weeks in the UK there has been a surge in high profile figures – from TV chef’s to government ministers – blaming ‘poor people’ for their poverty. In this guest post, Joe Penny from...

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This sort of research should be shaping our approach to welfare reform for at least two, connected, reasons.  First, it robustly undermines claims that poverty is the result of poor decision making, showing instead how living in a state of scarcity, “experienced as a result of economic instability and poverty”, reduces our finite cognitive resources which in turn affects the decisions we make.  Secondly, based on this finding, it suggests a complete rethinking of how we reform welfare – moving us away from the “race-to-the-bottom” welfarism we have now, towards a model of actual social security and genuine support.

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Extended life-expectancy linked to loss of endangered species

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Researchers from the University of California found New Zealand has the highest percentage of endangered animals and birds as well as the most invasive species.
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WE -  are the cause of the imbalances and disharmony in Nature

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Instruction ideas flow at education camp

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Escondido K-8 district hosted 120 educators from Southern California for a free “unconference.” (Instruction ideas flow at education camp - U-T San Diego http://t.co/W8GUw4wuxI)...
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ESCONDIDO — Escondido’s K-8 district hosted 120 educators from throughout Southern California on Saturday for a free “unconference” designed to bring educators together to share ideas and discuss educational issues.

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Elisabet Sahtouris Interview

From the documentary Money & Life: www.moneyandlifemovie.com Elisabet Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant. In her unique app...

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Teaching children empathy | Empathy will teach children new ways to care for others

 

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s perspective and to consider it before acting. It’s an important developmental process that all children need, but often a difficult skill for young children to acquire if parents do not model or teach it. Michigan State University Extension experts believe empathy is absolutely essential because the ability to feel empathy is the foundation for forming all human relationships. Loving and trusting relationships give young children the ability to feel secure and to see beyond their own needs. When children are loved and cared for, they can learn to care for others (Cavner, 2008).


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» Small Talk a Problem? Try These Tips to Help Get the Ball Rolling - World of Psychology

» Small Talk a Problem? Try These Tips to Help Get the Ball Rolling - World of Psychology | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Small talk can be a big problem. I want to be friendly and polite, but sometimes I just can't think of a thing to say. So what do you do when you're in a

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More benefit sanctions means more suffering for those who live on the edge

More benefit sanctions means more suffering for those who live on the edge | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Rick Henderson: Homeless people and people with mental health problems will be victims of further benefits cuts.
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"Benefit sanctions simply do not work for many of the most disadvantaged members of society. They could be making the process of simply surviving more difficult and further reducing the likelihood of finding a job. This makes no sense for individuals or society. Better support is needed, not stricter conditions."


Humans should help each other !

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