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Video: IN-SHADOW – A Modern Odyssey – Animated Short Film

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Quote: Watt on family

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Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers

Science Daily Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, researchers dispel the false … Continue reading

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What Child Prodigies and Autistic People Have in Common

Maia Shalavitz Time A study of eight child prodigies finds that they have some striking characteristics in common, most notably high levels of autistic traits and an overrepresentation of autism in their close family members. Child prodigies evoke awe, wonder … Continue reading

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Carbon tax cost added to family’s funeral bill

Simon Benson Daily Telegraph A GRIEVING family claims that a cemetery slapped them with a $55 carbon tax bill for burying a relative – saying “even the dead don’t escape the carbon tax” – just days after the tax was … Continue reading

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It’s a family affair

The Economist IN RECENT years China’s leaders have become increasingly concerned that the public’s awareness of the growing wealth gap could lead to social instability. In Beijing, displays of gratuitous overcompensation are a daily reminder that some people, in keeping … Continue reading

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MacIntyre and the Morality of Patriotism

Wes Alwan partiallyexaminedlife.com Gary Gutting reflects this Fourth of July on the morality of patriotism, which is grounded in a kind of in-group loyalty at odds with moral theories that require that we treat all human beings equally, regardless of … Continue reading

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Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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Then the Wind Changed – 57 minute documentary trailer

Journeyman Pictures An Australian family cowers in terror as a devastating firestorm sweeps across their land, engulfing their home, killing their neighbours and destroying their town. For those who survived, the years that followed would test them in ways they … Continue reading

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European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee BioEdge The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table. Experts say that the black market for human organs — … Continue reading

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