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Get touchy feely with plants: Gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease

Get touchy feely with plants: Gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Forget talking to plants to help them grow, gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease, a new article reveals.

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How human psychology is holding back climate change action

How human psychology is holding back climate change action | Heal the world | Scoop.it
With respect to the science of climate change, many experts regard the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the world's authoritative institution.
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There is a lot of talking about global warming .....

But at the end we must remember that in nature there is the law of balance
Nature takes care to balance itself by, volcano eruptions
Floods, hurricanes,  earthquakes, Tzunamis, etc.
And Nature can easily destroy all those who is disturbing the natural balance
Who?..... We are!

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Making a wood chip mushroom garden

Making a wood chip mushroom garden | Heal the world | Scoop.it

A mushroom garden is a low cost, DIY way to increase the diversity of your home-grown produce, as well as your overall resilience. It’s also surprisingly simple to do, once you understand the basics of how and why.

 

Folow the photo-link to find the tutorial.


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Sara G Blow's curator insight, August 31, 2013 8:35 AM

Mushrooms are so interesting,might be a good one to try.

Thomas Paul Mulrooney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

I've never tried growing mushrooms myself, so this is definitely something I'm going to give a shot!

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A Trailer video for our Byron Bay Roundtable Live discussion on Climate Change

This Roundtable event organised by Mutual Responsibility movement. Its a non profit organization whose mission is to promote a globally aware humanity for me...

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This Roundtable event organised by Mutual Responsibility movement. 
Its a non profit organization whose mission is to promote a globally aware humanity for meeting the challenges of today's interdependent world.
http://www.mutualresponsibility.org

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Loose laws threaten Australia's wildlife

Loose laws threaten Australia's wildlife | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Kookaburras, koalas and kangaroos—Australia is well known for its charismatic animals and vast, seemingly untamable, wild spaces.

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Australia has one of the world's worst conservation records over the past few centuries, having lost a large number of endemic mammals. Being unconnected to other landmasses, Australia suffers from extinction rates similar to islands. In addition, as in much of the world, Australian biodiversity has suffered from impacts of habitat loss and modification, climate change, inappropriate fire regimes and invasive species (most notably cats and red foxes).

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'Climate change' killed off mammoths

'Climate change' killed off mammoths | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that climate change rather than humans was the main factor that drove the woolly mammoth to extinction.
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The researchers also found that the decline that led to their eventual extinction began 20,000 years ago when the Ice Age was at its height, rather than 14,000 years ago when the world began to warm again as previously thought.

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More research urgently needed on caffeine

More research urgently needed on caffeine | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that caffeine users can become dependent on or addicted to caffeine and may have difficulty reducing their consumption, as can occur with other drugs of dependence.
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Europe importing more palm oil for biofuels, raising risks for rainforests

Europe importing more palm oil for biofuels, raising risks for rainforests | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Palm oil imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas...

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"Palm oil is driving mass deforestation, wildlife loss, community conflicts, and accelerating climate change," said Robbie Blake, biofuels campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, in a statement. "It is alarming to find that palm oil use in European cars is sky-rocketing, and will only increase further, unless MEPs put a halt to increasing biofuels. Drivers are unknowingly being forced to fill up with a fuel that is destroying rainforests, communities and the climate."

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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....whenever we hear a story, we want to relate it to one of our existing experiences. That's why metaphors work so well with us. While we are busy searching for a similar experience in our brains, we activate a part called insula, which helps us relate to that same experience of pain, joy, or disgust.P

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“Happiness Virus” - Y55 Happiness Trainer

“Happiness Virus” - Y55 Happiness Trainer | Heal the world | Scoop.it
It is a fact that human beings have a strong desire to pursue happiness. Yet, it seems that in our advanced modern world, where we’ve become experts on just about anything, happiness is not so easy to come by.

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Social skills for sustainability

Social skills for sustainability | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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The obvious facts of the development of communities show that there is a progressive replacement of rivalry by cooperation, and that the vitality of the social organism increases in direct ratio to the efficiency of the cooperation, and to the abandonment of the rivalry, between its parts.  - Sir Norman Angell  

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Technology transforming classroom of the future | Toronto Star

Technology transforming classroom of the future | Toronto Star | Heal the world | Scoop.it
As technology transforms education, what will classrooms and learning look like 10, 20 years from now? Teachers and researchers weigh in on the future of education.
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There are challenges; Jenson warns that teachers and students must discuss how to use technology responsibly, and be good digital citizens.

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What Is The Universe?

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Current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity

Current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5°C above pre-industrial levels, will expose 668 million people worldwide to new or aggravated water scarcity.

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Four Emotional Drivers for Employee Engagement | Richard Bosworth - Business Strategy, Executive Coaching, Yorkshire

Four Emotional Drivers for Employee Engagement | Richard Bosworth - Business Strategy, Executive Coaching, Yorkshire | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Research of 1.4 million employees by Gallup reveals that employee engagement boosts morale and increases success rates, productivity and quality of work.

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We’ve also delved into the basic truths of how people are emotional – and how emotions affect everything we do and every choice we make.

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BYOD: The Benefits of Embracing Diversity

BYOD: The Benefits of Embracing Diversity | Heal the world | Scoop.it

There is something powerful about allowing students to use their own devices in the classroom. These are the devices they use to navigate the world. They are also the devices they are most comfortable with. Both of those factors translate into more meaningful, relevant and engaged learning.


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Instead of isolating themselves with their devices, students lean in and collaborate using the devices available. The trick is to design learning opportunities that encourage conversation and collaboration. This approach is more social and engaging for students anyway and allows teachers to leverage the collective intelligence in the room.

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How the BYOD could change the education

Emma Murphy's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:57 PM

This is very interesting! I've never considered this idea! I would like to see some studies that prove this article right, however. I wonder why this is encouraged in most schools? I would love to hear more about this! 

robyns tut's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:12 PM

I think this is a great idea. We truly are moving into an era where technology is taking over and transforming our lives. The way we work and communicate are totally technological based. Teachers need to embrace this new era of technology, we are moving forward and they need to get with it or they will fall behind. 

 

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The Curse of the Herd

The Curse of the Herd | Heal the world | Scoop.it
What does it mean to grow up in a society that permits no strays?

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So I believe children have a right to ask questions and think for themselves. And I believe that kids should be taught principles of logic and rational inquiry. Our urge to explore and question will inevitably lead to errors and conflicts between partisans. How are we to identify the mistakes? Decide which policies to adopt? Important as it is, the mere act of seeking isn’t guaranteed to lead to enlightenment.

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This 15-Year-Old's Science Project Will Light Up Your World

This 15-Year-Old's Science Project Will Light Up Your World | Heal the world | Scoop.it
We talked to Ann Makosinski, 15-year-old designer of the Hollow Flashlight, about her innovative design and its placement in the Google Science Fair.
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Sales Psychology: Why Logic makes or breaks every sale

Sales Psychology: Why Logic makes or breaks every sale | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Emotion and logic http://t.co/eiQ3871i0g
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Good decisions need to be rationalized and justified. Here’s how to make sure it happens every time…

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A third of food is wasted, making it third-biggest carbon emitter, UN says

A third of food is wasted, making it third-biggest carbon emitter, UN says | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The food the world wastes accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the United States, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday.
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In the industrialized world, much of the waste comes from consumers buying too much and throwing away what they do not eat.

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HOW A LAND TRUST HELPS RESTORE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE CHILD IN NATURE: Young People Nourish Their Own Resilience — and Build Job Skills : The New Nature Movement

HOW A LAND TRUST HELPS RESTORE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE CHILD IN NATURE: Young People Nourish Their Own Resilience — and Build Job Skills : The New Nature Movement | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Field Notes from the Future: Tracking the Movement to Connect People and Nature
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For many of the kids, working with the land trust is the first time they have spent much time in nature, let alone helped restore a natural habitat. Students are learning about the land—and they are also learning a great deal about teamwork and building community pride.

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Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders

Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders | Heal the world | Scoop.it
This report details 32 specific policy steps that local leaders can take to benefit from the growing sharing economy and support innovations such as carsharing, ridesharing, cohousing, cooperatives, and urban agriculture.

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Driven by economic need and empowered by new technologies, people are engaging in more socially connected ways of provisioning their lives and generating income.

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A Healthier Kind of Happiness

A Healthier Kind of Happiness | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.

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happiness that comes from doing good or fulfilling your life purpose may be better for you than happiness that comes from self-gratification or pleasure seeking. 

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How Sunlight Reflected Off a Building Can Melt Objects

How Sunlight Reflected Off a Building Can Melt Objects | Heal the world | Scoop.it
How Sunlight Reflected Off a Building Can Melt Objects
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Healthcare Startups Can Save Lives — And Rake in Big Money | Wired Business | Wired.com

Healthcare Startups Can Save Lives — And Rake in Big Money | Wired Business | Wired.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
At a time when more and more Silicon Valley startups are struggling to finally convert users into profits, those in the health sector believe they have a real advantage: Thanks to inflated medical costs, the arrival of Obamacare, and a looming...
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‘You can bring back the notion of a village doctor using technology, using data, using more immediate access — easier, cheaper access.’

 

— Ron Gutman
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