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Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition, Australian report finds Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies. Homeopaths believe that illness-causing substances can, in minute doses, treat people who are unwell. By diluting these substances in water or alcohol, homeopaths claim the resulting mixture retains a “memory” of the original substance that triggers a healing response in the body. These claims have been widely disproven by multiple studies, but the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has for the first time thoroughly reviewed 225 research papers on homeopathy to come up with its position statement, released on Wednesday. “Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective,” the report concluded.

Ask Science I Want To Learn: Connecting people who want to learn with people that can teach /r/Cringe - When it just hurts to watch The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org/ Jun 10, 2015 Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels. Over the last 8 years, we've watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on the site. There's now so many that we realized we needed to filter this down even further. So what follows is our list of the very best 100 - hand-picked for their quality, insight and potential to inspire positive change. All of the films have been selected because they are either free to watch online, or can be rented online. Did we miss anything really good?

Life Pro Tips reddit: the front page of the internet En troquant des graines sur le net, ils défient l'industrie des semences (Crédit : Graines de troc) Du commerce de produits financiers au troc de graines. C'est le virage professionnel qu'a pris Sébastien Wittevert il y a trois ans. Cadre dans la finance, il plaque alors son job pour créer Graines de Troc, une plateforme participative dont le principe est simple : inviter les particuliers à échanger des graines de chia, de petits pois carrés, de roses trémières... "Ce fut un long cheminement, mais le jour où j’ai mis les pieds dans une AMAP (Association pour le maintien d’une agriculture paysanne), j’ai su qu’il fallait que je fasse quelque chose pour participer moi aussi à la transition écologique indispensable que nous sommes en train de construire." La plateforme de Sébastien Wittevert rassemble aujourd'hui plus de 5 000 troqueurs, qui s'échangent 3 000 variétés de graines. Les enveloppes de graines envoyées de particulier à particulier (Crédit : Graines de Troc) Le système se veut simple et accessible. Du basilic (Crédit : Wikipedia Commons)

Place for Reviews “You Grow Up Wanting to be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You’ve Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire” | UPRISER POWERFUL STORY: Read this shocking account of how U.S. Iraq War veterans had their 9/11 patriotism crushed & replaced with something far more alarming… Someone asked: How do you Americans as a people walk around head held high, knowing that every few months your country is committing a 9/11 size atrocity to other people. Daniel Crimmins from U.S. “Many of us are unable. Some of us, therefore, left our dorm rooms, and walked down Main Street to the recruiter’s office. Some of us got enlisted, then, and went down to Georgia, head high to mask the anxiety and fear they might have helped. So they persevere. They learn to kill. Then some of these people, perhaps while sitting hungover in the platoon area in the Republic of Korea hear that we have invaded Iraq. Then some of these young American men might transfer back to Georgia and be assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, and end up in Iraq in January of 2005. So you fight. Then you get out, and you hate the news. ~ Daniel Crimmins

First World Problems: Button, button, who has the button? La conspiration - Quand les journalistes (et leurs favoris) falsifient l'analyse critique des médias, par Serge Halimi & Arnaud Rindel (Le Mhm) ouloir transformer toute analyse des structures de l’économie et de l’information en « théorie du complot » ne constitue pas une falsification ordinaire. Elle s’inscrit dans une logique d’ensemble. Depuis un quart de siècle, la contre-révolution néolibérale, la décomposition des régimes « communistes » et l’affaiblissement des syndicats ont concouru à la renaissance puis à l’hégémonie d’une pensée individualiste. Les institutions collectives sont démantelées ; celles que l’on édifie sur leurs décombres privilégient le consommateur désaffilié, l’« individu sujet ». La nouvelle idéologie dominante, qui accompagne cette grande transformation, la rend plus fluide, plus insensible aussi, en la proclamant « naturelle », produite par des forces telluriques auxquelles nul ne pourrait résister et qui, de surcroît, apporteraient dans leur sillage de nombreux bienfaits partagés. Mais il faut bien « informer » et le faire à rebours des explications institutionnelles dorénavant proscrites. 1. 2.

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