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What Kind Of World Do We Market To Our Youth? - Mutual Responsibility

What Kind Of World Do We Market To Our Youth? - Mutual Responsibility | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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We have become a country that places a lower priority on our children’s emotional, cognitive, social, even spiritual development, then it does on training them to be consumers.This is a lot more than about selling products and services. This is about the direction we are going as a culture, as a society, and as human beings.”

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New science proves turmeric does what chemotherapy can't: Kill multiple myeloma cells

New science proves turmeric does what chemotherapy can't: Kill multiple myeloma cells | Heal the world | Scoop.it
New science proves turmeric does what chemotherapy can't: Kill multiple myeloma cells

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UN Chief Scientist Urges Action On Climate Change: ‘We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight’

UN Chief Scientist Urges Action On Climate Change: ‘We Have Five Minutes Before Midnight’ | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Rajendra Pachuari, head of the United Nation's group of climate scientists, said on Monday that time to act on climate change has nearly run out.

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The Fundamental Principles in a Globally Aware Education

The Fundamental Principles in a Globally Aware Education | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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Globally aware education does not happen by studying for knowledge’s sake, but by forming a suitable environment for our children – an environment that facilitates their development by giving them an understanding of themselves and the world, as well as the opportunity to realize their enormous untapped potential.

The ten fundamental principles in global education are:

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Four Ways to be Social and Relate to People ~ Understanding Human

Four Ways to be Social and Relate to People ~ Understanding Human | Heal the world | Scoop.it
In a broad cultural perspective, there are four elementary ways to be social and relate to people.
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Equality matching is where people keep track of the imbalances among them, and therefore there is a reciprocity in the group which means that you expect getting the same amount from the group, as you gave to the group. Everyone will get identical shares, regardless of the individual needs. Individuals will feel compliance to return favours in order to keep things balanced, and each individual of the group has equal status. The moral of the group is based on fairness and justification, and the tit-for-tat method is a way of maintaining fairness in the group. A problem with this fairness is the procedures that people use for matching fairness. At the age of four, this type of relationship is often established. 
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Boosting both food security and forest resources requires new thinking

Boosting both food security and forest resources requires new thinking | Heal the world | Scoop.it
How can nutritious and affordable food be supplied to the 9 billion people who are due to occupy the Earth in 2050 without accelerating deforestation and climate change, destroying biodiversity, hurting rural livelihoods and disrupting water...
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The goal of producing enough food for a growing population has long been at the top of the global political agenda. But in pursuit of this aim, agriculture has expanded into forestland, creating an array of environmental problems: more than 50 percent of the Earth’s forests have disappeared, and an area of forest about the size of the state of Louisiana has been lost every year in the past decade. At the same time, half of the food produced in the world is wasted.

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How anti-poverty programs go viral - MIT News Office

How anti-poverty programs go viral - MIT News Office | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Study: Getting the well-connected to spread the word helps more people learn about microfinance programs in rural India.
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The economists developed a new measure of social influence that they call “diffusion centrality.” Examining the spread of microfinance programs in rural India, the researchers found that participation in the programs increases by about 11 percentage points when well-connected local residents are the first to gain access to them. 

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XVI th european conference on developmental psychology

XVI th european conference on developmental psychology | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Wir sind vor Ort: European Conference on Developmental Psychology vom 3.-7.9., Lausanne http://t.co/u0WAoj95Ei #ecdp #psychology
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Creating Large Scale Social Change

Creating Large Scale Social Change | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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The environment: The main principle of education is to explain to people how important our environment is as a vital means for human advancement.

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The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013

The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013 | Heal the world | Scoop.it

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon:

 

1 What is the universe made of?

2 How and where did life begin?

3 Are we alone in the universe?

4 What makes us human?

5 What defines consciousness?

6 Why do we dream?

7 Why is there stuff?

8 Are there other universes?

9 Where do we put all the carbon?

10 How do we get more energy from the sun?

11 What's so weird about prime numbers?

12 How do we beat bacteria?

13 Can computers keep getting faster?

14 Will we ever cure cancer?

15 How will robots advance?

16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?

17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?

18 Can we live forever?

19 How do we solve the population problem?

20 What is time?

 


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Adrian Rojas's comment, September 18, 2013 9:32 PM
What is the universe made of?
2 How and where did life begin?
3 Are we alone in the universe?
4 What makes us human?
5 What defines consciousness?
6 Why do we dream?
7 Why is there stuff?
8 Are there other universes?
9 Where do we put all the carbon?
10 How do we get more energy from the sun?
11 What's so weird about prime numbers?
12 How do we beat bacteria?
13 Can computers keep getting faster?
14 Will we ever cure cancer?
15 How will robots advance?
16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?
17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?
18 Can we live forever?
19 How do we solve the population problem?
20 What is time?
All these questions can be so easily answered because you should be able to answer all of these without hesitating. Like number 1 "what is the universe made of" umm hello seriously it's made of planets,stars, and gravity. I can understand number 2 because this question can be answered on what you believe in like Jesus made us, or we originate from monkeys. But number 8 is another one of those dumb questions "are there other universes" of course there is there's hundreds if billions of universes is just a galaxy.

I like this article because its interesting to know the questions other people have. And it gives a lot of explanations of why people don't know these answers to the questions. I also like the way it doesn't change subject at all like the other article I read and this one is non-fiction. But there I something I don't understand the first paragraph on this article says "questions we don't know the answers to but soon will, but I know most of these answers. So does that mean I'm like smarter or better than most people when it comes to science?
Gerome Tadeja's comment, October 5, 2013 11:51 AM
I thought that this article was interesting because I got to see some of the questions other people had.
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Couple Establishes Farm to Feed Friends, Family and Neighborhood Naturally Grown Food

Couple Establishes Farm to Feed Friends, Family and Neighborhood Naturally Grown Food | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Laura Casey of Changing Seasons Farm in Fall City, Washington is a very busy women. Not only does she run a small sustainable farm operation, but she works as an Environmental Scientist almost full...

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What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain

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Cursive Writing Makes Kids Smarter (What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain | Psychology Today http://t.co/yOqdUNQaDx)
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In learning to write by hand, even if it is just printing, a child’s brain must:

Locate each stroke relative to other strokes.Learn and remember appropriate size, slant of global form, and feature detail characteristic of each letter.Develop categorization skills.
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Does a Meaningful Life Require Children?

Does a Meaningful Life Require Children? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Why are couples choosing not to have kids? (RT @DrSampyRoy: “@Mondomoog: Does a Meaningful Life Require Children?
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So, what is the worth of our lives?

This is where children, parents, self and family become a factor, even in the modern era of individual choice. While children can give us great joy, so can living a fulfilling life of love and work without children. When we look at our lives, what of us is left in the world when we are gone? This is an ancient question, an important question, and it remains urgent, even among the staunchest individualist.

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In longterm relationships, the brain makes trust a habit

In longterm relationships, the brain makes trust a habit | Heal the world | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—After someone betrays you, do you continue to trust the betrayer?

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The confirmation bias and seeing only what you want to see. ~ Brainstorm Psychology

The confirmation bias and seeing only what you want to see. ~ Brainstorm Psychology | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Our need to make sense of things on the other hand can also be a hindrance when we go too far the other end by fixating on one idea and only excepting information supporting this idea whilst ignoring everything else even though it may discredit...

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Your expectations can influence your perceptions blinding you to anything thats not a part your expections.

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As Classrooms Become More Diverse, How Do We Help All Students Grow?

As Classrooms Become More Diverse, How Do We Help All Students Grow? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The pressure on educators to meet state guidelines and community expectations is mounting. Find out how breakthrough interventions can help diverse student populations succeed.

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How Innovative Physical Education Programs Can Help Kids

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Physical education in the United States has come a long wa (How Innovative Physical Education Programs Can Help Kids http://t.co/uetCQ8IuAX)...
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“Research shows if you’re sitting for more than 17 minutes, your brain activity starts to slow down,” said Braxton. “If you’re sitting in a math class, even just a one-minute brain break, where maybe the kids play rock/paper/scissors with their legs instead of their hands (can help).” 

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Fukushima's radioactive ocean plume due to reach US waters in 2014 - NBC News.com

Fukushima's radioactive ocean plume due to reach US waters in 2014 - NBC News.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled in the 2011 earthquake and...
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'We are fighting for survival,' Pacific islands leader warns

'We are fighting for survival,' Pacific islands leader warns | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit
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Climate models all predict steadily rising sea levels as ice melts at the poles, but the higher tides being experienced in the Pacific have also been attributed to El Niño events and tectonic shifts.

"The longer we wait, I'm afraid we may reach the point of no return," said the Marshall Islands' foreign minister, Phillip Muller. "We need to re-energise the international community and make them aware that there are countries that may not be in existence much longer."

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How to get fresh water out of thin air - Fog harvesting.

How to get fresh water out of thin air - Fog harvesting. | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Fog-harvesting system developed by MIT and Chilean researchers could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions.

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How to Bring Bullying and Harassment to an End.

How to Bring Bullying and Harassment to an End. | Heal the world | Scoop.it
How to Instill a Mindset of Empowerment in Children and Adolescents (How to Bring #Bullying and #Harassment to an End.
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Topic for the Upcoming September 8th Event

 

Bullying, It's Occurring to Our Kids More Than Ever - 
What Can We Do About It?

 

Throughout the world bullying is increasing. No longer confined to classrooms or the playground, although in these traditional environments bullying is increasing in frequency and severity, today bullying is also on the rise in virtual environments, on the internet. What can individuals and communities do to deter this rise in bullying which increasingly threatens our children?

 

Mutual Responsibility’s virtual roundtable, “Bullying, It’s Occurring To Our Kids More Than Ever—What Can We Do About It?” seeks to address these questions.

 

Roundtable Live will also be broadcast live online here, with live chat!
LIVE BROADCAST starts @ 7PM EDT.

- See more at: http://mutualresponsibility.org/roundtable/#sthash.jVdhGUM6.dpuf

http://mutualresponsibility.org/roundtable/

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Views you can use? How online ratings affect your judgment

Views you can use? How online ratings affect your judgment | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Positive comments create an illusory snowball effect, while negative responses get cancelled out.

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How Financial Woes Change Your Brain (And Not for the Better) | TIME.com

How Financial Woes Change Your Brain (And Not for the Better) | TIME.com | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Worrying about making ends meet, it seems, can occupy enough of the brain's finite thinking power that it makes it difficult to think clearly.

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How Facebook Groups Can Improve Your Experience With Coursera (And 6 Tips For Starting Your Own Group!)

How Facebook Groups Can Improve Your Experience With Coursera (And 6 Tips For Starting Your Own Group!) | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Ziko, Michael and their friends live in Israel and they are sharing with us 6 tips on how to utilizing Facebook study groups has helped them stay accountable when studying for a course....
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When the course ended, we found that the statistics were in our favor: course completion percentage among our group members was 8x higher than the global average, and the average score in the group was 94!

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Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers

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How can teachers effectively engage with students from diverse backgrounds? It's a question many teachers face at the beginning of the school year, and of course there isn't one prescribed solution.

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