LOCUST GROVE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A few years ago, Jim Vich would not have dreamed of setting up an elaborate trap to catch wild hogs.But that was before Oklahoma was invaded by a plague of pigs that...
Texas is the most pig-plagued state, with an estimated 2.9 million in 2011, Higginbotham said. They are present in all but one of the state's 254 counties. Florida is second and California third, according to Stevens.
The Guardian Child poverty in Britain is causing 'social apartheid' The Guardian "There is a real risk that our society is sleepwalking into a world where children grow up in a state of social apartheid, with poor children destined to experience...
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The report finds that:
■ A child from a disadvantaged background is still far less likely to achieve a good level of development at four than a child from a more privileged home.
■ Children living in deprived areas are much more likely to be the victim of an unintentional injury or accident in the home.
■ Children from the poorest areas are nine times less likely than those living in affluent areas to have access to green space, places to play and to live in environments with better air quality.
■ Boys living in deprived areas are three times more likely to be obese than boys growing up in affluent areas, and girls are twice as likely.
"Our analysis shows that, despite some improvements, the inequality and disadvantage suffered by poorer children 50 years ago still persists today," said Dr Hilary Emery, the bureau's chief executive.
Science World Report Selfish or Generous? Sharing Food Reveals Origins of Reciprocity in Humans Science World Report Are we selfish or are we generous? It could be a bit of both, according to new research.
"Our findings support the idea that actions that benefit another individual tend to, ultimately, also benefit the giver--either because the recipient is genetically related to the giver or will eventually return the favor," said Jaeggi in a news release. "Of course, the giver doesn't have to be consciously aware of the return benefits."
A slew of factors--its acidity, its lack of water and even the presence of hydrogen peroxide--work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last forever (RT @SmithsonianMag: #FridayFunFact: Honey never spoils—and here's why
Without empathy, human beings are lonely, disconnected creatures. (RT @PsychologyNow: Neuroscience Reveals The Deep Power of Human Empathy: Without empathy, human beings are lone...
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"The correlation between self and friend was remarkably similar. The finding shows the brain’s remarkable capacity to model self to others; that people close to us become a part of ourselves, and that is not just metaphor or poetry, it’s very real. Literally we are under threat when a friend is under threat. But not so when a stranger is under threat."
There is a lot of work in Psychology showing that you can come to like someone (or some thing for that matter) not because of anything they have done, but just because you tend to feel good when you are around them
Research by SFI Professor Sam Bowles on the co-evolution of agriculture and private property features prominently in a review in Current Biology about scientists' current understanding of the factors leading to humanity's transition from foraging...
5 Reasons Why Keeping Family Secrets Could Be Harmful PsychCentral.com (blog) 5 Reasons Why Keeping Family Secrets Could Be Harmful It is true that every family has its secrets; however, it is the content of the secret that really counts.
One cannot change one’s genetic code, one’s essence;One cannot change the laws by which one’s essence evolves;One cannot change the laws by which external elements affect one’s development;One can change the environment one is in, and on which one is totally dependent, and choose a more favorable environment to attain one’s life goals.
Love can be spread throughout the world in many ways. First, by composing songs, songwriters write for their special someone. Second, by poetry, I don’t know if poets still exist these days, but it seems so wonderful when reading poetry to the one you love. Writing books is the other way in which you can describe your true feelings, but it is challenging. There are so many ways to explain how and why people fall in love, and psychologists explain these things. People have something inside them that explodes when they fall in love. There is love in our brain; it is not just our heart that feels, and sometimes we must listen to our brain.
Don't let your schools stop teaching cursive. (Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive | Psychology Today http://t.co/W2vgiakdNT)
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"I think that attitude and motivation have the greatest impact on a child’s success in school. This conclusion is supported by a lot of research literature and anecdotes from teachers. Both are affected by what the child genuinely believes about his capabilities to learn. As a child learns to master academic challenges, self-confidence emerges and provides a drive to learn more because the child knows that achievement is possible."
The human connection is one of the most essential pieces to life and in business. We can’t continue to sit behind computers, creating semi-meaningful relationships through Facebook likes and re-tweets. Go. Unplug.
I challenge you to find a networking event in your community and ask one person to grab coffee. Even if you strike out, chances are at the very least you will get to know someone new and learning how to make face-to-face connections.
The environment builds the person – A child is influenced, fist and foremost, by the environment of children he or she is in. Therefore, it is important to create a miniature environment consisting of children and resembling a small family where everyone cares for one another. A child who grows up in this environment will not only be able to express all of his creativity and potential, but will also develop a feeling of care for others and a sense of responsibility to build a similar society in the greater world.
Modifying Mother Nature a dangerous business Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The point at which we needed to collectively get our natural fertilizer together to ensure a sustainable future for the entire planet was long ago.
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Man-made trumps naturally occurring, in our American way of thinking. Diseases or pests getting in the way of progress, making it difficult for us to pursue our greedy, selfish ends? There's a drug or chemical to fix that.
But the problem is, we're engaged in a lose-lose battle, because Mother Nature holds the ultimate trump cards. Are we going to be able to take off our profit-at-any-cost blinders to recognize the danger we're in, soon enough to survive?
Aluminum is everywhere, in our cars, our food, our medical products and drugs, vaccines, and even our water. It was once safely sequestered in the earth’s crust, but now is torn from it to help produce every imaginable product under the sun—in spite of being a potent neurotoxin!
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