Monthly Archives: September 2011

Protecting children from stranger danger

Protecting children from stranger danger

‘Stranger Danger’ is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours. It is only a very small part of protective behaviour, as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child. The Protective Behaviours Organisations have undertaken work for […] … learn more→

How to support an unemployed partner

How to support an unemployed partner

I am known as the “tough love” workplace guru. (Which is why I’m hosting the upcoming TV series “The Headhunter From Hell” — a “Millionaire Matchmaker ” meets Chef Ramsey from “Hell’s Kitchen,” if Ramsey were a headhunter.) My advice is, “Tell it like it is.” The stress of losing your job is a nightmare. […] … learn more→

Sharks are in trouble

Sharks are in trouble

Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations. “There is mounting evidence of widespread, substantial, and ongoing declines in the abundance of shark populations worldwide, coincident with marked rises in global shark […] … learn more→

Confronting homophobia in South Africa

Confronting homophobia in South Africa

Cambridge academic Dr Andrew Tucker champions a direct approach to challenging the homophobia that destroys so many lives in South Africa. He has helped to set up a hard-hitting healthcare campaign that encourages a radical change in attitudes within the country’s most deprived communities. … learn more→

If in doubt sue

If in doubt sue

The Pacific Island State of Palau recently announced it will seek an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), asking whether countries have a responsibility to avoid their emissions causing climate change damage elsewhere. This will be the world’s first international climate change case and it has been a long time coming. Many […] … learn more→

'Darkest' world enlightens astronomers about mysterious light-gobbling planet

‘Darkest’ world enlightens astronomers about mysterious light-gobbling planet

A giant Jupiter-like gas planet has been revealed to be the most light-thirsty object in the known universe — a finding that may help astronomers better understand a mysterious characteristic of similar planets found outside our solar system. Recent analysis on a planet dubbed TrES-2b has found that it probably absorbs 99.9 percent of the […] … learn more→

Shalom Goldman: Teaching with sacred stories

Shalom Goldman: Teaching with sacred stories

In the beginning, Shalom Goldman didn’t have much of a future. Goldman began studying comparative religions while a University of Wisconsin undergrad in the early 1970s, a time when that field was considered less than a growth market. Religion was an internal thing then, a relationship between you and your God, not something discussed as […] … learn more→

Study: Cap each bank’s bonus pool to cut risk

Study: Cap each bank’s bonus pool to cut risk

An Oxford University economist says a cap on each bank’s bonus pool in relation to their balance sheet would limit bankers’ pay and thereby reduce bank risk. In a new study, Dr John Thanassoulis argues that an adjustable cap at the balance sheet level of each bank would affect weaker financial institutions most, and result […] … learn more→

Growing up the Internet way

Growing up the Internet way

American teenagers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time online, much to the chagrin of parents who can’t seem to tear their children away from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. But despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development, says […] … learn more→

Toward increased environmental sustainability:  Technological innovation in action

Toward increased environmental sustainability: Technological innovation in action

Technological innovation is providing sustainable alternatives in areas that have traditionally been high consumers of energy. Wind energy and photovoltaic cell technology get a lot of attention—deservedly. But many technologies that are praised for streamlining communication and creating greater efficiencies are equally deserving of attention for their role in reducing high levels of energy consumption. […] … learn more→