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Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset. Ited Nations Millennium Development Goals. Disclaimer The United Nations is not responsible for the content of any messages posted on this site or sites linked from this page.

ited Nations Millennium Development Goals

The inclusion of a message does not imply the endorsement of the message by the United Nations. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2015 is now available Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 now available See more news on the Millennium Development Goals>> Solutions Summit. 5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions. How many of you are old enough to remember "We Didn't Start The Fire," that shit-awful Billy Joel song in which he unconvincingly insists over and over that he didn't cause the apocalypse?

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

Well, what I am finding as time goes on is that we are all secretly Billy Joel. Write an article on the Internet about racism or sexism, and there's always this annoyed backlash. "I did not cause slavery! I'm a white guy who works for minimum wage at Comcast, running the Random Call Disconnection machine! Would you please just move on so we can finally talk about something else? " Then, every reply to that guy seems to come down to, "No, you really don't get it! Personally, I think everyone's understanding of these problems is completely backward. . #5. Martin Allinger/iStock/Getty Images I'm going to tell you the weirdest and, yet, most obviously true thing you've ever heard: TIL J.K. Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books. However, she also lost her billionaire status because she donated so much money to charity. : todayilearned.

When Should a Psychiatrist Refuse to Treat a Patient? Kinja is in read-only mode.

When Should a Psychiatrist Refuse to Treat a Patient?

We are working to restore service. Finally, the article I was waiting for. All of us have those moments when we have to draw a line. We can use our knowledge to help people feel better about doing bad things. Or we can admit there is a moral realm that stands outside rationality, outside science, and outside our quest for perfect understanding. The Governor of California has signed a law outlawing the use of the so-called ‘gay panic’ defense. : politics. The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia.

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.

The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

When Yvonne van Amerongen received a phone call from her mother two decades ago, relaying that her father had died of a heart attack—sudden and painless—one of the first things she thought was, Thank God he never had to be in a nursing home. Van Amerongen was working as a staff member at a traditional Dutch nursing home at the time, getting a front-line view of what she never wanted for her parents. That call from her mother spurred Yvonne into action as she became committed to making nursing homes more livable and less of a departure from reality for their residents. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Why 2012 was the best year ever.

Never in the history of the world has there been less hunger, less disease and more prosperity Has national morale ever been as strong as it was during the Jubilee and the Olympics? Photo: Getty Images. Human Intelligence: The Flynn Effect. This page is now located at an updated address.

Human Intelligence: The Flynn Effect

Please update your bookmarks! The new address is posted below. You will be redirected to the new page in 15 seconds or you can click the link below. GOOD NEWS: 14 Reasons 2014 May Be the Best Year Ever. 7 Reasons the World Looks Worse Than It Really Is. What If the 21st Century Begins in 2014? As if you didn’t already have enough to be nervous about, here’s something creepy to ponder as the new year opens.

What If the 21st Century Begins in 2014?

This what-if isn’t technological, social, political or even science-fictional. Rather, it’s a bit of wholly unscientific, superstitious pattern-recognition. WOW! The Crazy Story Of How A Skyscraper Became A 45-Story Slum. Icelanders approve their crowdsourced constitution — European technology news. Rare Iceland armed police operation leaves man dead. 2 December 2013Last updated at 11:27 ET Apartments were evacuated as neighbours were considered to be in danger Icelandic police have shot dead a man who was firing a shotgun in his apartment in the early hours of Monday.

Rare Iceland armed police operation leaves man dead

It is the first time someone has been killed in an armed police operation in Iceland, officials say. Road deaths in Europe per million inhabitants, 2002 and 2012 : dataisbeautiful.