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Tanzania’s Children and the Toxic Lure of Gold | Think Africa Press

Tanzania’s Children and the Toxic Lure of Gold | Think Africa Press | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The plight of #Tanzanian #children forced into a life #mining #gold rather than education. http://t.co/MPakhe9ktR
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As small-scale gold mining expands in countries like Tanzania, the number of children involved in mining is also likely to grow. 

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Is Pain a Construct of the Mind?: Scientific American

Is Pain a Construct of the Mind?: Scientific American | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Pain is an emotion

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An illusion is a perception that does not match the physical reality. Is pain, then, as with illusions, a mind construct that some people can decide to turn off? As you will see in the studies that follow, pain varies as a function of mood, attentiveness and circumstances, lending support to the theory that pain is an emotion. These studies show that empathy also extends to pain, just as it does to other emotions, even when the victims are fake strangers. And the research indicates that people can experience pain for the wrong reasons or fail to experience it when it would be very reasonable to do so. Moreover, when pain is disconnected from the physical reality, it is an illusion, too.

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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.
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Wise Old Whooping Cranes Teach Young How to Migrate

Wise Old Whooping Cranes Teach Young How to Migrate | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Older whooping cranes keep their young colleagues from getting lost, says a study that sheds light on the role of learning versus genetics in bird migration.

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Intuitive Decision Making: How to Identify Fear vs Intuition

Intuitive Decision Making: How to Identify Fear vs Intuition | Heal the world | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges people have with intuitive decision making is how to differentiate between fear and intuition. Learn how to tell the difference

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Live, local and great tasting | Baltimore Brew

Live, local and great tasting | Baltimore Brew | Heal the world | Scoop.it
There were dark-purple beets, bright-red radishes, dark-green okra and zinnias of many colors. There was spinach-flavored ice cream. Fish farmers described their Nile tilapia and an apiarist spoke up for bees.

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http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2013/09/24/live-local-and-great-tasting/ ;

 

Live, local and great tastingWe check out the Urban Farm & Food Fair, a showcase for groups promoting city-grown produce and healthy, locally-sourced food

https://www.friendsandfarms.com/  ;


innovative concierge food service.


http://www.slowfoodbaltimore.com/ ;


Slow Food Baltimore supports a locally sourced, environmentally and socially responsible food system that is accessible to all.  We encourage and promote gatherings centered on the enjoyment of food, the sharing of ideas and traditions and a more harmonious way of life.


http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/projects/aquaponics/index.html ;


The Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project at the Cylburn Arboretum is an experimental and educational project that is testing the sustainability of aquaponics and increasing awareness of this food production system.

 

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless plant farming). It utilizes fish wastewater as a resource by circulating it through hydroponic grow beds where plants take up its nutrients. This differs from conventional closed-system aquaculture where fish wastewater is treated using various types of bio-filtration and then either returned to the fish-rearing tanks or discarded. In aquaponics, a symbiotic relationship is formed between fish and plants. The fish provide most of the plants’ required nutrients and the plants clean the water for the fish.


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For Real Workplace Engagement, Empower Every Employee To Be An Entrepreneur

For Real Workplace Engagement, Empower Every Employee To Be An Entrepreneur | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Make your employees entrepreneurs wherever they may be. DHL Express U.S. which is home to a staff that's 100000 strong did just that and it paid off...

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Teachers Are Like Gardeners

Sir Ken Robinson at Full Sail University, available in iTunesU

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New York photographer turns strangers into friends

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When Richard Renaldi asks strangers to pose as though they're family, the images he captures show humanity as it could be

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Richard calls the project "Touching Strangers." He started shooting it six years ago and now has hundreds of portraits of these unlikely intimates.

"I felt like it brought down a lot of barriers."ears ago and now has hundreds of portraits of these unlikely intimates.

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Our education system, is it really that great?

Our education system, is it really that great? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
www.therealsingapore.com | An online community that provides media coverage without censorship. ("As much as our country's education system has been ranked as the 5th best in the world, I feel that it has many...
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The stress and pressure put onto little kids from young due to academics is very detrimental to their mental health and their competitiveness in the labour market. Many who only study, getting themselves excellent grades have very low EQ, leading them to be unable to interact with others well, making them very useless. 

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Genders Not So Different? : DNews

Genders Not So Different? : DNews | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Men and women are both from Earth; even when it comes to love and sex.
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That’s according to new research by psychologists who examined personality traits, such as being good at math, being aggressive, being a good listener or empathetic, playing video games or talking with friends -- that many of us believe split men and women.

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Heavy rain lashes northwest Mexico as storm misery spreads

Heavy rain lashes northwest Mexico as storm misery spreads | Heal the world | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More rain lashed Mexico's northwest coast on Thursday, prompting evacuations and adding to flash floods that have created chaos across the country and killed at least 97 people.Storms...

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Honesty, trust are vital to our society - Washington Examiner

Honesty, trust are vital to our society - Washington Examiner | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Honesty, trust are vital to our society
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Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society.
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How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education | Heal the world | Scoop.it
As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns. And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong ...
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Brazilian state of Pernambuco to auction 180 MW of solar capacity over 3 years

Brazilian state of Pernambuco to auction 180 MW of solar capacity over 3 years | Heal the world | Scoop.it

 The Energy Department of the of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco announced it will hold three auctions for the purchase of energy produced from solar sources in the frame of its renewable energy program »PE Sustentavel« over the next 3 years. The Energy Department will conduct one auction per year, with each auction allocating 60 MW of solar capacity. Local companies that buy electricity generated by the resulting solar power plants will be granted a credit to reduce the amount of Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) they owe.


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Chemical Romance: How Hormones Influence Sex, Love and Relationships

Chemical Romance: How Hormones Influence Sex, Love and Relationships | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The many chemicals flooding our system influence who we choose and how we feel, which means we don't have much control over who we're attracted to.

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TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing

TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing | Heal the world | Scoop.it
TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing

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Why Do We Yawn?

Why Do We Yawn? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A number of hypotheses exist to explain why we yawn, but scientists have yet to come to a consensus about the phenomenon.

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The crisis of civilisation is an unprecedented opportunity

The crisis of civilisation is an unprecedented opportunity | Heal the world | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, September 24, 2013

Nafeez Ahmed: Converging climate, energy, and economic crises signal the potential to transition to a prosperous post-carbon era
▶  BEYOND 'BUSINESS-AS-USUAL': THE CRISIS OF CIVILISATION IS AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY

The Converging climate, energy, and economic crises. Importantly, that's not to say that we're all doomed. Far from it: while the crisis of civilisation shows that business-as-usual is not sustainable - and could at worst lead to an uninhabitable planet by the end of this century based on the consensus science projections - I've argued that we are already in the midst of a process of civilisational transition which offers unprecedented opportunities to re-envision new forms of prosperity that can function in harmony with our environment, rather than in conflict with it.   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/sep/24/crisis-civilisation-unprecedented-opportunity-transition

 

September 13, 2013 Francesca Rheannon CSRWire

▶  THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://sco.lt/9A468P

 

▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

▶  THE NEW COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE: SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES - AN ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM  http://sco.lt/80kwjZ

 

                                                    -- WATCH --

                                           Bill Moyers & Company
                                                VIDEO REPORT
                            ▶  TAMING CAPITALISM RUN WILD ▶ 

Economist Richard Wolff talks about battling rampant capitalism and fighting for economic justice http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-taming-capitalism-run-wild-2/

 

 

REUTERS: March 20, 2013
▶  BIG FIRMS SHOULD REPORT BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/environment-un-idUSL5N0EB2SF20130530

 

 

▶  BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

 


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What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca-Cola?

What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca-Cola? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca Cola is? After 10 minutes: The sugar contained in a glass of Cola can cause a devastating “strike” on the body. The cause being the phosphoric acid which inhibits the action of sugar.
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After 10 minutes: The sugar contained in a glass of Cola can cause a devastating “strike” on the body. The cause being the phosphoric acid which inhibits the action of sugar.

After 20 minutes: A leap in insulin levels in bloodstream occurs.

After 40 minutes: Ingestion of caffeine is finally completed. The eye’s pupils are expanding. Blood pressure rises because the liver disposes more sugar into the bloodstream. The adenosine receptors become blocked thereby preventing drowsiness.

After 45 minutes: The body raises production of the dopamine hormone, which stimulates the brain pleasure center. Similar to the reaction Heroin creates.

After 1 hour: Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, which supercharges metabolism. The release of calcium through urine takes place.

After more than 1 hour: Diuretic effects of the drink enters in “the game”. The calcium, magnesium and zinc are removed out of the body, which are a part of our bones, as well as sodium. At this time we can become irritable or subdued. The whole quantity of water, contained in a coca cola, is removed through urination.

- See more at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/22/what-happens-to-our-body-after-drinking-coca-cola/#sthash.9FZC3N0r.dpuf

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Olutosin Adebowale in Conversation: Child Marriage and Girls' Education

Olutosin Adebowale in Conversation: Child Marriage and Girls' Education | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Why would such an old man want to marry a 15 year-old child? Why would my mother conceive such plan? He was old enough to be our father... Alhaji had lovely wives, yes; I could remember vividly, we lived on the same street.
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Child marriage can be abolished by enforcing law and the provision of stiffer penalties for offenders. If there is a law, that is strictly adhered to, no one dares commit an offence with impunity.

The only country where this law has no effect is Zimbabwe, and within The Apostolic sect. There, the sect leader's dream leads to a proclamation which automatically enslaves the girl child.

Also, in an odd situation like Nigeria, where influential Northern lawmakers support child marriage, the ordinary citizens should take their destinies into their hand and fight for the right of the girl child

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C. Eisenstein: "We are entering the moment where anything is possible"

C. Eisenstein: "We are entering the moment where anything is possible" | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The crisis has just unveiled the core of a long process of awakening and re-exploration of old ideas and values.

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f you ask yourself a very naive question: “Why is it that the best financial decision is so oftenly opposite of the best ecological decision when money is just an agreement? Can’t we have a different agreement?” The answer is obviously “Yes!” and I’m not the only one arguing that.

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Coral reefs suffer as the relentless hunt for shark fins takes its toll

Coral reefs suffer as the relentless hunt for shark fins takes its toll | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Scientists find removal of sharks from two reef systems led to a sharp decline in the number of fish that help keep coral healthy

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"Going by our surveys, around four sharks a day were being taken from these reefs," Mark Meekan, principal research scientist at AIMS, told Guardian Australia. "This doesn't sound like a lot, but it has been going on for a long time. The fishermen come in their sailing prows, which can dry an awful lot of shark fin on the decks.

"The result of this is that the whole food chain is being thrown out of whack. Snappers are far more abundant when the sharks are gone and they take out the algae-eating fish."

Coral reefs are subject to various stresses, such as cyclones or bleaching. For the coral to grow back, algae that forms after such incidents has to be cleared away, which is mainly done by fish. The study found a sharp decline in herbivorous fish over the 10-year course of the research.

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