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Wie (fast) jeder zum Genie werden kann | SPIEGEL Plus
Der amerikanische Physiknobelpreisträger Carl Wieman feiert große Erfolge mit einer Ausbildungsmethode, die auf "aktives Lernen" setzt. Wie funktioniert's?
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNzv8PUwzM - Interactive learning in practice - The Carl Wieman science education initiative
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioLgQ2KxsQ - Teaching Excellence Summit 2018: improving how universities teach – a scientific approach
- pre-class reading, problem solving, followed by discussion
>> Students are thinking, direct exchange with expert
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrAokmBWzng - Teaching Students to Think Like Physicists. Carl Wieman. Nobel Prize in Physics 2001 UCM
- Learner must practice making decisions (not just knowledge acquisition). Application of knowledge
childhood  parenting  parenthood  learning  teaching  methods  Knowledge  e-learning  MOOC  practice 
5 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Families thousands of pounds worse off after years of cuts, study finds | Society | The Guardian
universal credit intro is hidden cut to tax credits for the poorest to make ends meet. // so much for "burning injustice" of effective tax rate of 65% // “The losses are alarming, and will damage the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children growing up under austerity.” // single mothers and bame single mothers hit hardest by Austerity. // Overall, the study said, cuts to the existing benefit system since 2010 will push 700,000 children into poverty, after accounting for housing costs. The two-child limit for benefit payments alone will put 200,000 children in poverty once the system has been fully extended nationwide, the calculations suggested.
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls - BBC News
But it was likely that rising stress and psychological problems in young people were also behind the trend. // complex problem, many faceted
mental  health  Millennials  childhood  self-harm  Social  Media  Facebook  Instagram  Selbstdarstellung  chronic  stress  Parenthood  parenting  environment  Gesellschaft  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus  LGBT  Society  puberty  self-medication  maladaptive  coping  mechanism  education  policy  NHS  public  crisis  prevention 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
What to do if your child is overweight - BBC News
One in ten young people in the UK, aged between five and 19, is obese, according to new research that looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries. Consultant paediatrician Prof Mary Rudolf, who advises the government on obesity, says many parents would not know that "a healthy 10-year-old's ribs should be clearly visible - many parents would consider that such a child was quite underweight". //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39846385 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37859484 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37108767 - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' &! WHO World Obesity Day // In the UK, one in every 10 young people aged five to 19, is obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems, say experts.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon. [...] "Even skinny people are heavier than they would have been ten years ago.
"We have not become more weak-willed, lazy or greedy. The reality is the world around us is changing." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159 &! bariatric surgery - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/obese-people-treatment-surgery-britain &! hidden sick environment to navigate: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/11/high-calorie-puddings-dominate-childrens-menus-at-leading-food-chains
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on children’s mental health: not an optional extra | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
The link between poverty and depression is well established. Now it is clear that long before children from low-income families even start their first job, they are at greater risk. The crisis in children’s mental health is even more extensive than anyone realised.
NHS  CAMHS  education  policy  School  poverty  mental  health  Austerity  rationing  childhood  Parenthood  parenting  trap  Deprivation 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Primary school teachers 'not trained to deal with mental health issues' | Society | The Guardian
Over 50% of teachers tell survey they don’t have adequate training in what to do when a child has a mental health problem
NHS  Austerity  mental  health  poverty  education  policy  CAMHS  rationing  School  childhood  Parenthood  parenting  Deprivation 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
One in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14, study reveals | Society | The Guardian
Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental health
education  policy  chronic  stress  mental  health  childhood  Parenthood  parenting 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones. [...] You might expect that teens spend so much time in these new spaces because it makes them happy, but most data suggest that it does not. [...] Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on nonscreen activities are more likely to be happy. There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness. // &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40840823 - Children consuming online time 'like junk food'
mental  health  addiction  self-medication  mobile  homescreen  Facebook  Twitter  coping  mechanism  chronic  stress  Depression  Millennials  instant  gratification  smartphone  attention  span  socioeconomic  Sociology  Soziologie  anxiety  escapism  Psychology  Gesellschaft  Generation  Generationy  Apple  Instagram  Snapchat  Kardashian  Celebrity  YouTube  childhood  parenting  screentime  screen-time  Happiness  self-help  self-awareness  self-regulation  Dopamine  Serotonin 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Ernährung und Gehirn: Wie Essen Gedächtnis und Intelligenz beeinflusst - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[cause or correlation to poverty and deprivation (junk food use) associated otherwise with factors eg communication, books, attention, care] // &! https://nutritionfacts.org/?fwp_search=IQ&fwp_content_type=video &! https://nutritionfacts.org/video/iq-of-vegetarian-children-2/ ] Schädliches Junkfood?

Ein Ergebnis: Kinder, die nicht gestillt wurden oder als Kleinkinder viel stark verarbeitetes, fett- und zuckerreiches Essen aßen, waren im Alter von acht Jahren etwas weniger intelligent als gesünder ernährte Zeitgenossen, die Muttermilch und mehr frisches, selbst gekochtes Essen konsumierten.


Dass gerade Junkfood offenbar nicht gut fürs Gehirn ist, zeigt auch eine aktuelle Untersuchung von 245 iranischen Grundschülern. Kinder, die viele raffinierte Kohlenhydrate wie etwa industriell hergestellten Weißzucker, Weißbrot oder Nudeln zu sich nahmen, erzielten schlechtere Ergebnisse in bestimmten Intelligenztests.
poverty  food  public  health  diet  lifestyle  chronic  sick  population  IQ  EQ  education  policy  S.A.D.  western  Standard  American  junk  processed  diabetes  Lead  Mercury  Fish  toxins  toxicity  childhood  social  mobility  child  care  welfare  state  parenthood  parenting 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Data shows link between deprivation and child development (From HeraldScotland)
Children from the poorest parts of Scotland are more than twice as likely to have concerns recorded about their development.

New figures show more than a quarter (26%) of children from the most deprived areas had at least one developmental concern identified during reviews offered to every child reaching 27 months.

That compares to just one in nine (11%) for children living in the most affluent parts of the country in 2015/16.
Deprivation  Poverty  UK  childhood  development  income  mobility  social  Gini  Coefficient  mental  health  well  being  trap  coping  mechanism  Parenthood  parenting  class  war 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
How Narcissists Took Over the World - YouTube
intolerant of others and other thinking. increases entitlement feeling and lowers respect for others. // mobile homescreen is feeding. same w social media. // thus CONCLUSION! POLITICAL COLLECTIVISM WILL HAVE IT AS HARD AS NEVER BEFORE! Generation Me to forgoe self interest in crony capitalism society.
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november 2016 by asterisk2a
The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik review – modern parenting is all wrong | Books | The Guardian
We worry too much and do too much for them: children flourish when they are given freedom. When it comes to looking after kids, be a gardener not a carpenter
parenting  parenthood  childhood  book 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
The Minds of Teenage Girls
The mercurial behaviour of teenage girls is often dismissed as the result of hormones. But is it? In her new book, "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood," psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to explain what's happening in the brain during this time of growth and transition. // [...] 21:30 depression in kids/adolescence is not same, it is irritability and crankyness, following them everywhere they go - it's not typical. [...] high functioning kids come from warm places with structure.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The PTSD brains of children and soldiers - BBC News
Scientists have discovered that the brain structures of traumatised soldiers and children change in the same way. The research reveals that coping mechanisms to deal with extreme stress and abuse actually cause physical changes to the brain. Prof Eamon McCrory from University College London explains. // high alert on threat vigilance and threat detection! // need consistent positive experiences and emotional support! (more than talk therapy can give) - DBT, CBT, ... & trauma therapy. & being in a secure and safe, trusting environment. //&! bbc.in/20GVNxI - The children struggling with PTSD [...] Research suggests youngsters can show similar changes in their brain activity as those of soldiers in war zones. But with therapy and good care they can recover. [...] "Constant feeling of fear." //&! bbc.in/1PU4FuS - Chronic stress effects on brain //&! bbc.in/1VqdNer - Babies affected too. //&! You can get better if you get the right help - bbc.in/1KsDI4E
childhood  childhood  development  parenting  parenthood  CPTSD  PTSD  BPD  mental  health  mental  illness  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  child  abuse  physical  abuse  domestic  violence  anxiety  Panic  attacks  neglect  maltreatment  DBT  CBT  NHS  austerity  vulnerable  NHS  Grampian  chronic  stress  child  poverty 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Prisons overhaul to be announced by David Cameron - BBC News
He will say the "failure" of the current system, with its high reoffending rates and levels of violence, is "scandalous". He is expected to announce prison governors will be given more say over how jails spend their money. [ BUT NOT MORE MONEY AS A WHOLE TO PREVENT, INTERVENE, REINTEGRATE and this was not in the Manifesto ] [...] "Not everyone shows remorse and not everyone seeks redemption. "But I also strongly believe that we must offer chances to change; that for those trying hard to turn themselves around, we should offer hope; that in a compassionate country, we should help those who've made mistakes to find their way back onto the right path." [...] "Prisons are currently violent and overcrowded. As such, they fail everyone: victims, the public, staff and prisoners themselves. [...] outgoing chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales said prisons were "as bad as you could possibly imagine". [...] conditions in adult prisons had deteriorated over the past five years.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Is scurvy making a comeback? - BBC News
Scurvy is on the rise in England, [...] In the year up to April 2014, it was the primary diagnosis behind 16 hospital admissions and the primary or secondary cause of 94 admissions. Between 2009 and 2014, admissions related to scurvy went up by 27%. That's in line with percentage increases in hospital admissions for malnutrition and gout - a common Victorian complaint traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - over the same period. The most recent research, conducted in 2014, suggests that gout currently affects one in 40 people in the UK. [...] What does this say about the nation's diet? [...] While the increasing prevalence of gout in the UK is a concern, experts put it down to an ageing population and a growing obesity problem. // &! bbc.in/1ZP1bDL - Child Protection failed. Due to staff shortage and lack of training?! Due to austerity? &! bbc.in/1WAfUgy &! bbc.in/1Kba9UP &! bbc.in/1Vs0Gcb
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cortisol levels in children's hair may reveal future mental health risk | Society | The Guardian
Australian researchers found the greater number of traumatic events a child had experienced, the higher the hair cortisol concentrations. Hair samples may help determine the risk of a child developing mental and other chronic illnesses later in their life, research led by the University of Melbourne has found. [...] It suggests hair cortisol levels may provide a marker of trauma exposure in children and identify those at risk of developing psychosocial and behavioural problems, and who may need medical and psychological support, leader of the study and a fellow in child and adolescent mental health at the University of Melbourne, Dr Julian Simmons, said.
cortisol  chronic  stress  child  poverty  poverty  mental  health  mental  illness  intervention  prevention  childhood  development  childhood  parenthood  parenting 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Nicola Roberts calls for better mental health education in schools - BBC News
beds and places for therapy have been cut since tories got to power // its now asking the NHS to pick up the pieces - without substantially more money // this is opportunistic speech and agenda/news headline setting and positioning itself w PR and spin, after englands biggest mental health trust came into spotlight, that it did not properly investigate deaths. and jeremy hunt had to be called in for questioning on short notice! ... and never saying we will give mental health services the money it needs!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Yes, there is one great contribution men can make to feminism: pick up a mop | Helen Lewis | Opinion | The Guardian
[ unpaid, unaccounted labour = no statistics ] Our society – and capitalism at large – depends on the unpaid labour of women. But there’s evidence that our gendered assumptions are hurting men too
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
My teenage son can’t talk to girls | Life and style | The Guardian
Remember that although you may remember what it was like, it is part of a teenager’s role to think that their parents don’t understand them. Also empathy – rather than too much problem solving – is often what children want from parents. So if your son does come to you, try to do reflective listening, where you listen attentively and reflect back what is said, rather than jumping in with solutions. A great phrase if you get stuck, however, is “How can I help?”, which leaves it entirely up to them.
parenting  parenthood 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
New medicines 'should prevent not just treat disease' - BBC News
Leading doctors say the NHS must prepare for much greater use of medicines to prevent rather than just treat disease. [...] The future of healthcare is a healthier lifestyle. [<< Professor Carl Heneghan from the Oxford University Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine,] [...] "Having a real impact on reducing demand and improving quality of care in the NHS will only happen when the root cause of lifestyle-driven disease is tackled head on // a 50% health tax on animal products and processed food (high in fat, salt, sugar), alcohol, tobacco products (+100% tax) - with plan to progressively increase tax further and further on every other year; which subsidises vegan school meals, NHS, care system, and fruit and veg go tax reduced.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Scans prove there's no such thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain | New Scientist
Despite persisting stereotypes, girls are no worse than boys at science and maths subjects, either. “People get wedded to the idea that being male or female is highly predictive of having different aptitudes or career choices,” “This study fights against the idea that these outcomes are based on biological differences, as opposed to cultural expectations.” Other body systems are also often wrongly considered to be either male or female, [...] “There are differences between men and women when you look in large groups, and these are important for diagnosis and treatment,” she says. “But there are always more differences within genders. We always need to look at culture, environment, education and a person’s role in society,” [...] “It’s a shame that people’s experience alone isn’t enough for us to recognise as a society that non-binary gender is legitimate.”
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, Jamie Oliver: 'Energy drinks need age limits'
diet-related diseases have a slow progression [...] "confusion is what protects the industry." [...] "capacity to make wrong choices much easier that to make right choices." [...] [ today's food addicts are always surrounded by their enablers and drug dealers, socially acceptable ] //&! Can we cut sugar levels in our food? - 2/3 of adults at least overweight, only 17% of children meet the 5 a day - bbc.in/1Iolos2 - 'reduce sugar in packaged food.' + 'processed food with health claims' [<< where is the broccoli lobby when you need them?] Iceland Manager "can't expect a nation to change eating habits [of ready meals high in fat, salt and additives.]." [<< have to do it 1 by 1 on a local basis, community led]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide | Life and style | The Guardian
Teenagers often respond better if you’re doing something alongside a conversation [...] Tips Use visual exercises with younger children to help them explain what’s going on. Respect the importance of what they’re talking about; avoid saying, “It’s just a silly worry.” Model good ways of communicating with other adults. Let children see you argue and make up.
parenthood  parenting  childhood  childhood  development 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
JFHC Live 2014: Dr Alex Richardson - Food, Mood and Children's Behaviour - YouTube
1/3rd of cancers attributed to cancer. // "there is always something you can do." // nutrient deficiency - not pills (folate, calcium, fish oil) but food) //&! - Alex Richardson - Low Blood Omega-3 in UK Children relates to their Learning and Behaviour - youtu.be/f5a3lHx76OQ //&! Paul Montgomery - Omega-3 DHA and Children's Sleep - New Findings from the DOLAB Trial - youtu.be/mQSF2L3nS_Q
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Leslie Jamison: confessional writing is not self-indulgent | Books | The Guardian
[ no judgement. empathy. compassion. see Dr Gabor Mate Rich Roll Podcast #189 ] When they confessed things to me, these strangers were offering something but they were also asking for something. They were asking for the subject of the book itself: empathy. They wanted an enactment of its central principle, its primary call: to pay attention. Even when they didn't say they wanted this, I felt I owed it to them. The professor struggling with chronic headaches wasn't asking for anything, she was just offering a response: "I find the thing that wears you down the most is pain. To wake up and as you gain consciousness to feel the pain again, and wanting it to not be so, but yet it is, and having to face that reality hundreds, in my case thousands, of days in a row. It transforms you and disconnects you from everyone, even those who want to understand."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Duchess of Cambridge: 'I had a wonderful childhood, but others aren't as lucky' - BBC News
Duchess of Cambridge: 'I had a wonderful childhood, but others aren't as lucky'. The Duchess of Cambridge has addressed headteachers at a conference organised by the mental health charity, Place2Be. The event is focusing on the role that schools can play in tackling the issue and how early intervention can help. In her speech, she told teachers why she thought it was an important issue.
mental  health  mental  illness  bullying  mobbing  childhood  development  childhood  parenthood  parenting  education  policy  social  discrimination  discrimination  CAMHS  NHS 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Be bold on sugar tax, Jamie Oliver says - BBC News
"Governments over the past 30 years have done an incredible disservice to children" [] If people are well informed (unbiased), majority makes good choices. [] addresses that mandatory processed food labeling doesnt go far enough [] tax isnt radical, its very basic! //&! [A] tax would be the "single most important" change that could be made [] "deeply symbolic" as well as raising money. [] 20% sugar tax could raise up to a £1bn a year [] could be shared between the NHS & primary schools. [] [ GOV RESPONSE: ] "The causes of obesity are complex, caused by a number of dietary, lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors, and tackling it will require a comprehensive and broad approach. "As such, the government is considering a range of options for tackling childhood obesity." [ sticking to message and positioning by food industry! Intentionally confusing the public! no clear actionable message! ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Fat People Are Unhealthy - YouTube
"obesity is a disease!" //&! Why I'm Against "Fat Acceptance" - youtu.be/I0Mq4Kz3vng ... "Who do I want to be? [...] Since I've been this since childhood, I have not known & do not know any different. [...] shame does not help anybody." //&! Fooled [Mark Twain quote]. Hoodwinked. Exploited. PPL who are not aware of the SYSTEM WHICH IS RIGGED AGAINST THEM, are rightfully angry (anger directed partly towards themselves, blindly, and the status quo ... 'dare you to shame me, look around you ... I am not the only one!') for being fat shamed, to a certain extent. U can put the material in front of them, but they dont change if they dont snap 180 degrees intellectually: Enlightenment. Curtains revealed & they grasp the extent of the RIGGED SYSTEM. Thus able 2change small step by step. Process. Individual journey. Fuelled by intrinsic motivation (ie not boogie's case). //&! Political Correctness, Offensive (hate speech), free speech - youtu.be/A2QB00ZXbpA disclosure: guy is from infowars
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Check Your Privilege Episode Two: Fat Acceptance - YouTube
The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf // 4:50 - feeling insulted & angry? because one tells one has the power (whole plant based foods/diet), & oneself is the culprit of what one puts in his mouth, & whether or not (free will) 2 exercise (HIIT, karabolic endurance)!? Yes, these womens feelings are real bc they have been told white lies, outright lies, deceived (deception), things have been spun and reframed, & now they are made to look like fools, self-destructive, lazy, addicts, ... under those circumstances, lots of people with thick emotions arnd food & their weight since childhood can be seen not irrationally angry but, fair & square, under the given circumstances. // "she got my genetics." #epigenetics is true. brain of unborn gets pre-programmed in womb with mothers eating habits & also with health habits from father (gene expression!). // but u have to look @ it also that women are much more harshly judged than men, around this. but it catches up; rise of bigorexia/muscle dysmorphia
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, 3 ways to improve mood with food
There are certain types of foods that have a detrimental effect on behaviour and mood. // preservatives & additives impair concentration ... // + sugar & refined carbohydrates! spike up & down, yoyo! = metabolic syndrome/pre diabetic even if normal weight range! // oats! non-refined (processed) carbs! low glycemic load! // trans fat linked to impaired function // PERFECT STORM! of basic inequality and child poverty, add food poverty. PERFECT STORM FOR inequality. there is no such thing as meritocracy. you either have luck and exploit it or you don't have luck and drew the shortest straw. = CHILD ABUSE!!! youtu.be/cCGk1g5lhqc - Childhood obesity, overweight, pre-diabetic, metabolic syndrome. mental impairment. chronic stress! //&! Little Sugar Addicts by Kathleen Desmaisons &! Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen Desmaisons (last one mentioned by durianrider) - youtu.be/V9nSbcff6hc //&! Ad Targeting to Children (food industry) << has to be outlawed! no kids/adolescent
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Vegan diet DESTROYED my health - YouTube
Carnism is a learned behaviour. Human beings not born to hunt/eat. They have to be shown and told they have to do it and that is the right thing to do ... according their parents/teachers. There are couple of videos about kids crying out loud literally as they find out that the thing on their plate is the thing they see on telly in these beautiful nature documentaries ... like the boy from brazil not wanting to eat the octopus or - youtu.be/OZLoj9pPFUs "don't want to eat animals anymore"
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Body Image, Nutrition, and Eating Disorders: Insights from Neuroscience and Psychiatry - YouTube
36:20 - early childhood pre-puberty exposure to fat rich, processed food sets up brain and body to be programmed to seek out that foods - one of the many strong indicators (environmental, nurture factors) to adulthood obesity/overweight! even in gestation stage, pre-birth! brain development. trend in general for babies, get heavier and heavier in birth weight! fat babies.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Controlling parents 'harm future mental health' - BBC News
Children with caring parents were more securely attached and therefore better able to manage future relationships, the researchers said. Mothers' and fathers' care were equally important predictors of mental health through to middle age. But paternal care had a greater association with wellbeing in later life. They were also asked to reflect on the quality of their relationships with their parents in the first 16 years of their life. [...] "In some areas paternal care was more strongly associated with wellbeing than maternal care - the role of fathers should not be ignored when assessing psychological problems in children.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - YouTube
https://youtu.be/tSCoVPoCt1U?t=3m - figuring out your purpose, or passion or mission in life is really really hard to do. You should either be realizing your dream or figuring out your dream. Figuring out is really hard. To figure it out, is to keep very very busy [doing things, trying out things, experimenting]. But sitting around and trying to figure it out [without the option of failure], will never yield results.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Präventionsgesetz: Mehr Geld für die Gesundheitsvorsorge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kita, Schule, Betrieb: Überall soll die Gesundheitsvorsorge eine größere Rolle spielen. Zwei vom Bundesrat verabschiedete Gesetze sollen zudem die Impfbereitschaft verbessern und schnellere Facharzttermine garantieren. [...] Die Kassen hatten zuvor kritisiert, dass rund 35 Millionen Euro zur Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) fließen sollen. Das sei Quersubventionierung einer Bundesbehörde durch Versichertengelder, sagte der Vorstand des GKV-Spitzenverbands, Gernot Kiefer. Betriebe sollen zudem mehr für die Gesundheit ihrer Mitarbeiter tun - etwa in Form von gesundem Kantinenessen, heißt es auf der Seite des Bundesgesundheitsministeriums. [...] Auch Selbsthilfegruppen werden durch das Gesetz gestärkt.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
W. Keith Campbell: The Narcissism Epidemic - YouTube
Social Media = an instant in ones life. not ones life. but this disclosure isn't written in there. under pictures, videos, tweets. + Environment of status symbols, status anxiety, debt fueled (zombie) consumerism. Fast Fashion. Throwaway society. At large not being sustainable. Status quo. Living in the now. Binge Drinking. Keeping up with the John's. Millennials - everyone gets a trophy, even for participation. ... this environment creates a need to display being happy and successful and having everything in life. [...] abundance of digital gossip. whether its whatsapp/sms in own circle at large and in the tabloid [...] 'Narcissism predicts leaders, but not whether they are good or bad.' [Could even argue they dont care abt their eulogy, see David Brooks book Character] [ & rising incivility in politics and lack of trust ] // W. Keith Campbell: The Roots of Narcissism - youtu.be/HXbeKKhQXKA - From find meaning in self (actualization) 2 self-expression & display, praise work
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Plea over mental health care funds
Children’s campaigners have called for a “radical rebalancing” of NHS budgets after figures showed less than 0.5% of all health cash goes on specialist services for children and young people with mental health problems. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) called on ministers to increase funding on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). - http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/charities-urge-scottish-government-to-spend-on-mental-health-care-for-children.122984427 &! http://www.thescsc.org.uk/ - http://www.thescsc.org.uk/news/ &! http://www.thescsc.org.uk/new-health-board-figures-on-waiting-times-highlight-urgent-action-needed-to-deliver-on-mental-health-targets/ - http://www.thescsc.org.uk/scottish-health-board-figures-on-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-expenditure-highlight-critical-need-for-greater-spending/
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The drugs that protect people who have unprotected sex - BBC News
HIV infection rates are on the rise, particularly among gay men. But could a new type of drug treatment - PrEP - be given to people so they avoid catching the disease, asks Mobeen Azhar. [...] It's impossible to know how many men have become infected with HIV while using chems, but condom-less sex is normal for many men on the chem scene. In a study published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a third of men surveyed described incidents of unintended unprotected sex while under the influence of chemsex drugs. [...] One in every eight gay men in London is HIV positive.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
About Your Skin: What Nina Jablonski thinks you should know about your body’s biggest organ.
[ race is not biological, race and ethnicity is a social construct. baby/kids are not born innate racists. homophobes. transphobic. xenophobic nor antisemitic. ] [...] To most humans, races are creations of the mind that have social reality and that often have physical traits associated with them. So race is strictly a social construction? Yes, but that doesn’t make it any less real. When people identify as belonging to a certain group, the biological or philosophical status of the race doesn’t really matter. So race is a very durable construct and people have strong racial identities that are often tied up with physical appearance, but also include a lot of cultural aspects. [...] It’s very important that you create slaves as an inferior class as people. You dehumanize them by saying they are inherently immoral, inherently incapable of developing true human qualities. They are sub-human. This makes the whole slave trade much more palatable.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Being transgender and happy | Guardian Live - YouTube
[abridged version] Guardian Live: How to be happy and transgender with Paris Lees - youtu.be/cyMPSLKzAtk // &! insert stereotypical make-up scene - youtu.be/t6Yfq_Xu9QU // as non-passing trans person you come out every day, over and over again. and internalised homophobia and transphobia and bigotry and prejudice ... // internalised guilt and shame is common amongst all minorities and marginalised [ book - Black Skin, White Masks (Get Political) (2008) - Frantz Fanon ] // I am worthy, I am enough
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Carl Hart - Debunking Drug Myths | London Real - YouTube
addictive: sugar+fat mix, alcohol, tobacco, ... [...] criminalising doesn't work (deviant behaviour = Religious), have to allow it supervised (clean drugs, not stretched nor other toxic ingredients) & educate & regulate. based on the scientific evidence it is the best choice for governments pockets (less cost for police and law enforcement, as well new consumer tax source and business tax source, and local gov/councils; paying for license to sell and grow/make, oversight and regular check-ups like food safety and hygiene laws). [...] drugs are an excellent way to vilify and marginalise certain kinds of people. see relative new legal high; media manufactured consent. they are dangerous bc nobody knows what they are & what is in then & there are no clinical trials ie for establishing safety limits! as gov also established safety recommendations for alcohol bit.ly/1uNuvry [...] gov does what voters want them to do (ie both Clinton's against gay marriage) // full episode - bit.ly/1NrcZSQ
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Complete Skinny on Obesity - YouTube
chronic disease are 75% of health care expenditure in western world & developing world! developing countries have bigger problem w obesity & metabolic syndrome than infections like cholera/tb // min13 (Structure of Sugar) fructose is equal 2 alcohol. glucose is metabolized by every organ in the body. even if you don't consume glucose, your body will make it. fructose can only metabolized by the liver. you are overloading your liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). fructose is a liver toxin (liver fat). fructose and alcohol is metabolized into fat! alcohol and fructose can be both nutrients, but they can also be addictive // min 20 Leptin resistance. Insulin turns sugars into fat. western diet (dietary composition, omnivore, fast & processed food) encourage body 2 up the production of insulin (sugar 2 fat) till the ceiling is reached (Pancreatitis -> diabetes). increased insulin response (from diet composition) blocks leptin-to-brain signal (feeling of full) &is addictive over time
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Pushy parents stress out children, Eton head says - BBC News
There has been a rise in the number of parents "living their lives through their ambitions for their children", the head teacher of Eton has said. Tony Little, who is leaving the school, said most parents had been "supportive" but there were now "more pressures on young people than ever before". And if his pupils failed to conform to parents' "outcome template", it could "add to the stresses" in their life. Eton employs a full-time psychologist to promote "good mental health". [...] "Children don't learn unless they are happy," she said. [...] In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Little also said he was "exasperated" by England's exam system and that learning subjects in "silos" prevented pupils from thinking laterally. "It's like an egg timer," he said.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares - NYTimes.com
[ nurture over nature ] via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9485850 // &! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/upshot/an-atlas-of-upward-mobility-shows-paths-out-of-poverty.html via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9485850 "Based on the earnings records of millions of families that moved with children, it finds that poor children who grow up in some cities and towns have sharply better odds of escaping poverty than similar poor children elsewhere. The feelings heard across Baltimore’s recent protests — of being trapped in poverty — seem to be backed up by the new data. Among the nation’s 100 largest counties, the one where children face the worst odds of escaping poverty is the city of Baltimore, the study found. [...] How neighborhoods affect children “has been a quandary with which social science has been grappling for decades,” [...] “This delivers the most compelling evidence yet that neighborhoods matter in a really big way.” &! Obama on Letterman - bit.ly/1zxFZWn
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early Twenties | VICE | United Kingdom
[ nurture over nature ] What kind of things should people be aware of? It's important to know what you're at risk of. Let's say you had a parent with psychopathology; that certainly is a risk factor. If you've had a difficult time engaging in your social world as a kid, that's another risk factor. If your parents sheltered you instead of giving you some exposure to difficult things and showing you how to cope, that's another risk factor. The type of parenting that you had as a child can really affect the way you cope with the new challenges as you launch into adulthood.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested - BBC News
>> ie mothers gaining lots of weight is not ok, standard american diet is excaserpating, is like a multiplier.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell Interview on Genius, Late Bloomers, Criminal Profiling, Intelligence Failure (2009) - YouTube
min10 Networking & making Conversation, "Everyone is interesting. Let them talk abt what they know well & do well. If not u may make them uncomfortable - ur fault. Just ask them the right inquisitive questions." // Career & Life Advice. Stay Humble (humility) & Smart. Overconfidence is the disease of the expert. Titans of Wall Street believed in such command that they were risk averse & believed never 2 fail (black swan, blind spot). Overconfidence & arrogance is a psychological problem of success. // Also, learning from experience, the elders, is so important ie 2015, Unicorns in Silicon Valley with burn rates greater than during the dot. com bubble & the youngsters do not listen 2 have plan b & c in their desk drawer as Bill Gurly mentioned in his 2015 SXSW talk w Gladwell. bc "U only learn certain things when youve been humbled." // 23:35 its not about IQ (intelligence), its abt environment & culture! Nature vs Nurture (Peers Cohort). + Innovation by Late Bloomers + Taleb
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Robin Hauser Reynolds | Studio SX | SXSW ON - YouTube
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap // Death by Thousand Cuts. // standford through only accepting their alums for startx.stanford.edu - are prime example of the dying American dream (for decades under attack), social mobility and gini coefficient disaster that is the USA. Leaving out people of different colour, ethnicity, women, socio-economic background //
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ballet star Tamara Rojo says modern children lack discipline - BBC News
The principal dancer at the English National Ballet says many of today's pupils lack the discipline to succeed. Tamara Rojo told Radio Times magazine that children were often praised for quick results rather than hard work. "We live in a society that rewards fast success based on little talent or commitment, which is transient and a dangerous place to be," she said. "Do we want to promote instant success and instant failure, or do we want to promote self-esteem and hard work?"
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
SPIEGEL.TV - Allergien Therapien
Immune System has a problem to differentiate between good and bad. Kids made, born & grown up on villages with traditional agriculture are much more less susceptible to allergies & Asthma. "Bauernhof-Effect" Thus one has to argue that non-allergic mom's should go regularly to villages with traditional agriculture to inform the unborn baby's immune system that xyz are normal. Still correlation isn't causation. But link is certainly there. // Studies have also found that mom's exposure to certain engineered chemicals during late-term pregnancy can cause asthma (ie Styrene from new carpets that air out, for the new yet to arrive childs room).
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Case for Free-Range Parenting - NYTimes.com
Such narrowing of the child’s world has happened across the developed world. But Germany is generally much more accepting of letting children take some risks. To this German parent, it seems that America’s middle class has taken overprotective parenting to a new level, with the government acting as a super nanny. Just take the case of 10-year-old Rafi and 6-year-old Dvora Meitiv, siblings in Silver Spring, Md., who were picked up in December by the police because their parents had dared to allow them to walk home from the park alone. For trying to make them more independent, their parents were found guilty by the state’s Child Protective Services of “unsubstantiated child neglect.” What had been the norm a generation ago, that kids would enjoy a measure of autonomy after school, is now seen as almost a crime. &! via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9239553
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
7 things every kid should master - Magazine - The Boston Globe
A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need. - 1. Reading - 2. Inquiry - 3. Flexible Thinking and the Use of Evidence - 4. Conversation - 5. Collaborations - 6. Engagement - 7. Well-Being // Children are born wanting to find things out. But schools have, by and large, done little to build on this valuable impulse. – Susan Engel // via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9217547
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture -- An Interview with Dr Stuart Shanker - Freedomain Radio - YouTube
implications for education of child and adolescent when certain things like self-regulation, deferred gratification, attention span, empathy, sympathy, relating, moral reasoning, avoidance of social interaction (can cause deficits in language and non-verbal interaction), etc etc are not properly developed during early life 0-8yrs old - thus - MANDATORY! kindergarten to be able to observe with qualified personnel and in case to be able to intervene (mitigate downstream effects) and to help the child and the parents. // 35min - adolescent offenders and repeat re-offending (and pre that, addiction and other things are symptoms). mentioned 3 books. // 47:44 - fixed mindset vs. growth mindset = praise for being intelligent (bad parenting) vs praise for doing/did good task X (good parenting). // there is no such thing as a lazy kid, stupid kid or bad kid
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Weihnachten: Warum glauben Kinder an die Existenz des Weihnachtsmanns?
Der Glaube an Märchengestalten ist typisch für die so genannte magische Phase, auch bekannt als Stadium des präoperationalen Denkens: Kinder versuchen sich in dieser Phase die Welt zu erklären, verfügen aber noch nicht über die Logik, die realen Zusammenhänge zu erkennen. Erst wenn Kinder die Fähigkeit erwerben, die Perspektive zu wechseln und sich in andere hineinzuversetzen, erkennen sie, dass Dinge anders sein können als sie erscheinen. Dann wird aus dem Weihnachtsmann der nette Nachbar im Kostüm. Die Entzauberung des Weihnachtsmanns schadet den Kindern nicht. Viele sind nicht einmal enttäuscht, die wenigsten fühlen sich betrogen. Vielmehr sind viele Kinder stolz, dass sie mit diesem Wissen zu den Großen gehören.
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