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The Victorians taught children about consumerism – and we can learn from them too

The Victorians taught children about consumerism – and we can learn from them too

Every parent dreads the day their child asks where babies come from. But perhaps we should be more concerned about how children learn where other things come from. What do we say when they ask where we get the clothes we wear, the furniture in our homes, the food we eat? Considering the volume of […] … learn more→

How AI and Virtual Reality will shake up society

How AI and Virtual Reality will shake up society

Technology is changing how individuals interact socially, as well as how businesses create new products to enhance our everyday lives. One of the latest advancements within the technology sector has been creating and improving artificial intelligence (AI) applications to help solve problems in our complicated world. AI focused startups have been gaining momentum and attention […] … learn more→

Older Americans are the happiest

Older Americans are the happiest

For all those dreading getting older and desperately trying to hold onto their youth – newsflash! Being old isn’t as bad as you think, in fact, new research has found that elderly Americans are also the happiest Americans. The study was led by Chicago-based sociologist, Yang Yang and consisted of face-to-face interviews with around 28,000 […] … learn more→

Asian countries leading IVF desitination

Asian countries leading IVF desitination

INDIA Everyone wants to visit India, no one needs to explain you about the wonders and experience they get once they visit here like villages, culture, traditions, values many more.  In India, many IVF centres in Mumbai , Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore are very successful and one can save substantial amount of money, around […] … learn more→

Reaching students with emotional disturbances

Reaching students with emotional disturbances

In the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term “emotional disturbance” encompasses significant challenges in a student’s behavior and mental health. For children with emotional disturbances, we can generally trace a developmental history where attachment and connection to an emotionally healthy caregiver has been broken in early development or a significant traumatic event has […] … learn more→

CSU: Milk is racist

CSU: Milk is racist

  I don’t mean to pick on California, but they just keep making standout innovations in insanity that I feel the need to highlight. Today I see an article from California State University’s Long Beach student paper and…well, let’s just get to it, with the article beginning with the usual claptrap It may not surprise […] … learn more→

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

Pakistani authorities have won another battle against free speech. The latest blow is just another consequence of harsh measures taken by Pakistan’s government in the last five years against freedom of speech. On March 27, the interior ministry announced that Facebook had removed 85% of “illegal, blasphemous” content found on its website. The estimated number […] … learn more→

Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we fall for it today

Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we fall for it today

Donald Trump appears to have a straightforward definition of fake news: Stories that are critical of him or his presidency are “fake,” while those that praise him are “real.” On the surface, the logic doesn’t hold up. But at the same time, the way Trump thinks about fake news points to a key reason why […] … learn more→

Silent sufferings

Silent sufferings

Near the end of my PhD, my partner, an early career researcher, was being honoured by her professional society with a career award. We travelled interstate to a conference and to attend the fancy conference dinner together, where she was to deliver a short speech on stage in front of a couple hundred of her […] … learn more→

Climate change and poverty are as much of a threat as terrorism for many young people

Climate change and poverty are as much of a threat as terrorism for many young people

It will probably come as little surprise that recent surveys have found the majority of adults in Europe think that international terrorism is the most pressing threat to the continent. Though this is valuable information about what adults think, little is known about what children and young people perceive as the greatest threats to life […] … learn more→