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I Survived the Warsaw Ghetto. Here Are the Lessons I’d Like to Pass On. ‘The battle to draw the right lessons from that time is in danger of being lost.’
The Warsaw uprising, 1944. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel stated in 2018 that “when the generation that survived the war is no longer here, we’ll find out whether we have learned from history.” Future - How your looks shape your personality. The boarding school where I was a pupil in the 1990s provided the perfect microcosm for anyone interested in how “survival of the fittest” plays out among humans.
Evil. Where Uniqueness Lies. If you dropped a dozen human toddlers on a beautiful Polynesian island with shelter and enough to eat, but no computers, no cell phones, and no metal tools, would they grow up to be like humans we recognize or like other primates?
Would they invent language? Without the magic sauce of culture and technology, would humans be that different from chimpanzees? Nobody knows. (Ethics bars the toddler test.) What's the Problem with Masculinity? - Mark Manson - Pocket. Finland’s Hobbyhorse Girls, Once a Secret Society, Now Prance in Public. The subtle ways that discrimination works - Bartleby. PREGNANT WOMEN have limited mobility.
That is obvious to anyone who has had a baby, but didn’t occur to the founders of Google when they designed their car park. When Sheryl Sandberg, then head of online sales, became pregnant in 2004, she made a simple request: parking spaces for expectant women as close to the building entrance as possible. - The Washington Post.
Joe Biden and the Rules of Human Touch. The simplistic message that personal boundaries are being redrawn is a missed opportunity to think about how touch is supposed to work.
This doesn’t need to draw on some idea of political correctness; it’s right there in the studies. None of the touch studies involved unwanted, unexpected, or unpredictable touch. For example, Field did a study to see whether the effects of massage therapy were different in people who had and had not experienced past sexual abuse, and there was no apparent difference—both groups saw similar benefits. The human world is not more fragile now: it always has been. The end of the world is a growth industry.
You can almost feel Armageddon in the air: from survivalist and ‘prepper’ websites (survivopedia.com, doomandbloom.net, prepforshtf.com) to new academic disciplines (‘disaster studies’, ‘Anthropocene studies’, ‘extinction studies’), human vulnerability is in vogue. The panic isn’t merely about civilisational threats, but existential ones. Beyond doomsday proclamations about mass extinction, climate change, viral pandemics, global systemic collapse and resource depletion, we seem to be seized by an anxiety about losing the qualities that make us human. Why I Hope to Die at 75 - The Atlantic - Pocket. Seventy-five.
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- The Washington Post. Why We Need to Bring Back the Art of Communal Bathing - aeon - Pocket. For most of the history of our species, in most parts of the world, bathing has been a collective act.
In ancient Asia, the practice was a religious ritual believed to have medical benefits related to the purification of the soul and body. For the Greeks, the baths were associated with self-expression, song, dance and sport, while in Rome they served as community centres, places to eat, exercise, read and debate politics. Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Families With Kids? Look around a hip neighborhood in Lower Manhattan or downtown San Francisco, and you’ll see lots of young people, and Baby Boomers whose kids have left the nest.
There are also some stylish moms (or nannies) pushing tots in strollers. But you won’t see many traditional nuclear families with school-age children. There’s a growing consensus that our cities are becoming “childless.” This past October, Axios ran a story on the ”great family exodus,” showing data that the share of families with children under the age of 20 has fallen in 53 large cities across the country. Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard. These Women Figured It Out.
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Super Human Traits. We still live in the long shadow cast by the idea of Man-the-Hunter. The Austrian zoologist Konrad Lorenz embodied the ideal of a white-maned sage. Acclaimed by readers in German and English alike for his books King Solomon’s Ring (1949) and Man Meets Dog (1949), he enjoyed worldwide renown as an expert on the behaviour of fowl, fish and beast. These delightful popular introductions to evolutionary theory and animal behaviour circulated through the publishing world accompanied by photographs that depicted Lorenz surrounded by imprinted goslings at his rural research institute at Seewiesen in Germany.
At the age of 60, Lorenz published On Aggression (1963). Readers again loved it, although the stark warnings it offered differed from the cheerful tone of his earlier books. Lorenz asked readers to imagine the perspective of an unbiased observer on another planet – perhaps Mars. In the decades following the Second World War, scientific discussions about human origins took on great moral weight.
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