Tag Archives: Humanity

Everyone is ignoring the most interesting result from Finland’s basic income experiment | TreeHugger

There is a narrative that if we help people by providing social security benefits; they just become lazy. Is this true? Well, maybe not. The results of a Finnish Study trialing a universal benefit, showed that the recipients found work … Continue reading

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Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The Guardian

This is what hope looks like. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui The best banners and placards from Friday’s student climate change protests across the world Source: Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The … Continue reading

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Living the Change – A Documentary by Happen Films

On a day when our children are demanding change on the streets, we must begin to act. Here are some examples at the micro level. People who are making a difference. As a teacher and citizen I tell these stories … Continue reading

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Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula — ScienceDaily

I find this fascinating. Dogs buried with with humans. I can just imagine that the dogs were companions and protecting the dead human, as the human entered the afterlife. And dogs eating the same as humans, that makes sense; I … Continue reading

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The greatest gift. | Holstee

A thought for today. “Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a gift to be enjoyed”.  (Søren Kierkegaard? J. “Koos” van der Leeuw?) “Day by day and year by year, we race through life — running around … Continue reading

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My Critique of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Self Improvement by Stephen Covey – YouTube

This video is a summary of a book I read many years ago. Worth revisiting, yet I’ve moved on. Covey doesn’t speak to me at all now. Yes, he teaches skills that are useful, skills I use every day toward … Continue reading

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(57) Christopher Hitchens: Empowerment of Women – YouTube

This man was a wonderfully clear thinker and makes an important point about poverty. I’m not sure how this translates to New Zealand, we do so much more than ensuring access to health-care for women. Poverty is still a challenge … Continue reading

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Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers | Stage | The Guardian

I’m fascinated by the links between science and the arts. Not two separate cultures but one, feeding and encouraging each other. This article looks at the links between health science and ballet. Obvious on hind site but it makes sense. … Continue reading

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Dancing with Mozart

The performance was amazing. I recommand this and we are so pleased we went. This Saturday evening we are seeing Dancing with Mozart the RNZB performance of Divertimento No15 (original choreography by George Balanchine), Sechs Tanze and Petite Mort, (original … Continue reading

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‘It’s time to recognise the contribution arts can make to health and wellbeing’ | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

And second: I feel frustrated when I hear of teachers telling their students not to study arts; there are no jobs we are told. Now I’m inclined to challenge that idea, but really like science, art is a fundamental expression … Continue reading

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