”Självbedrägerierna är farligare än aprilskämten” I dag riskerar vi alla att bli grundligt lurade. Kanske av välformulerade men osanna tidningsartiklar, eller av vänner och bekanta som spelar oss ett spratt. Att falla för ett aprilskämt är oftast harmlöst och roligt, men vi kan bli lurade på mycket farligare sätt än så, skriver Simon Klein, Linda Strand Lundberg och Christer Sturmark. Vi som skriver detta oroas av de tendenser till postmodern sanningsrelativism och kunskapsförakt som tyvärr förekommer i undervisning och offentlig debatt. Alla påståenden om världen har inte samma trovärdighet eller kvalitet.
Förmåga till kritiskt tänkande innebär att ha förmåga att sortera bland påståenden om världen. Att våga erkänna att man kan ha fel, att ompröva sina övertygelser och värdesätta en rimlig världsuppfattning är grundstenarna i kritiskt tänkande. I dagens samhälle översvämmas vi av information på internet, i fikarum, på TV och många andra medier. Vad man tror om världen och hur man kommer fram till det är av yttersta vikt. Even If We Cut All Energy And Transportation Emissions, The Meat And Dairy Will Kill Us. There are few things more uncomfortable than refusing to eat the brisket your grandmother spent 12 hours slow-cooking overnight. But we’re going to have to get over that discomfort fairly soon. And our grandmothers might need to change up the recipe.
A new study shows that if we don’t cut down on meat and dairy consumption in the present, global temperatures could spin out of control. In 2010, nearly 200 governments agreed to work towards limiting global greenhouse gas emissions so that temperatures would not rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The consensus was that anything above this kind of temperature increase would wreak significant havoc--though since, scientists have shown that even two degrees would have much higher environmental and social costs than previously thought.
The researchers broke down the data into five different climate change scenarios for the global agricultural sector. The only other change that’s left is our diets. Welcome - Little Free Library. Health - The best stats you've ever seen. Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling.
A professor of global health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the West. In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did. What sets Rosling apart isn't just his apt observations of broad social and economic trends, but the stunning way he presents them.
Guaranteed: You've never seen data presented like this. By any logic, a presentation that tracks global health and poverty trends should be, in a word: boring. Rosling's presentations are grounded in solid statistics (often drawn from United Nations data), illustrated by the visualization software he developed. TEDxCanberra - Ash Donaldson - Cognitive dissonance. Lifehacker. Share food instead of throwing it away - foodsharing Deutschland.
The Innovation of Loneliness. How to Make the World a Better Place: 25 Steps. Edit Article Improving LocallyImproving GloballyImproving at HomeGetting More Ideas Edited by Spacookie, Sondra C, Flickety, Maluniu and 89 others The world is an awfully big place and there are accordingly a huge number of things that you can do to make it an even more incredible place to live. But sometimes having so many options can be overwhelming and there may be ways that you can help that you never thought about before.
Ad Steps Part 1 of 4: Improving Locally 1Volunteer. 5Take pride in where you live. Part 2 of 4: Improving Globally 1Donate to the right charities. 6Be an animal advocate. Part 3 of 4: Improving at Home 1Be nice. 5Be helpful to everyone. Part 4 of 4: Getting More Ideas 1Help the homeless. 5Compost your excess organic waste. Tips Make sure you inform mostly everyone you know about pollution, and especially global warming.
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Google has Shopping Express delivery, self-driving cars, a social network that may categorize things you own, this is in general alignment with the following thesis) Collaborative Economy startups like Airbnb and Uber will play a major role in changing the economic culture if they continue at their current growth rate. Airbnb could be the next eBay, and Uber could be the next Amazon. You’re probably familiar with the global news about Airbnb and Uber. Before we prognosticate about the future, however, let’s first discuss the overarching trends in our society. So how do Airbnb and Uber deliver on these overarching trends?
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For the Love of Money. Photo IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in mind. I wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs another drink: I was addicted. Eight years earlier, I’d walked onto the trading floor at Credit Suisse First Boston to begin my summer internship. I already knew I wanted to be rich, but when I started out I had a different idea about what wealth meant. I’d come to Wall Street after reading in the book “Liar’s Poker” how Michael Lewis earned a $225,000 bonus after just two years of work on a trading floor. That seemed like a fortune. I’d learned about the importance of being rich from my dad. Dad believed money would solve all his problems. IT was a miracle I’d made it to Wall Street at all. Three weeks into my internship she wisely dumped me. I felt so important. Still, I was nagged by envy.
I wanted a billion dollars.
Allan Savory: Hur man får öknen att grönska och reverserar klimatförändringen. Veganism-and-the-environment. Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray. When I was a child in the 1950s, my friends and I had two educations. We had school (which was not the big deal it is today), and we also had what I call a hunter-gather education. We played in mixed-age neighbourhood groups almost every day after school, often until dark. We played all weekend and all summer long. We had time to explore in all sorts of ways, and also time to become bored and figure out how to overcome boredom, time to get into trouble and find our way out of it, time to daydream, time to immerse ourselves in hobbies, and time to read comics and whatever else we wanted to read rather than the books assigned to us.
What I learnt in my hunter-gatherer education has been far more valuable to my adult life than what I learnt in school, and I think others in my age group would say the same if they took time to think about it. Over the same decades that children’s play has been declining, childhood mental disorders have been increasing. Learning versus playing. Daily Weekly. Open Notebook Science Text. Welcome to BookCrossing. Science 2.0. Science 2.0 is a somewhat controversial umbrella term, not precisely defined, which describes a range of activities, described by proponents of the term as coalescing into an emerging open science movement. The term suggests the benefit of increased collaboration between scientists, often digitally based, using computer networking and the Internet. Science 2.0 encompasses scientists using collaborative technology like wikis, blogs, and video journals, to share findings, which may include raw data and "nascent theories" online. The sense of the term suggests the benefits of openness and sharing, regarding papers and research ideas and partial solutions. A general view is that Science 2.0 is gaining traction with websites beginning to proliferate, yet at the same time there is considerable resistance within the scientific community about aspects of the transition as well as discussion about what, exactly, the term means.
See also The Pace of Productivity and How to Master Your Creative Routine. By Maria Popova “When you work regularly, inspiration strikes regularly.” We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate their genius in turn. And though much of this is mere cultural voyeurism, there is something to be said for the value of a well-engineered daily routine to anchor the creative process. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (public library), edited by Behance’s 99U editor-in-chief Jocelyn Glei and featuring contributions from a twenty of today’s most celebrated thinkers and doers, delves into the secrets of this holy grail of creativity.
It’s time to stop blaming our surroundings and start taking responsibility. Step by step, you make your way forward. Donating = Loving.