Nigeria: 60% of Nigeria's Valuable Forest Lost, Rest Under Threat - National Park Boss https://allafrica.com/stories/202112050012.html
https://psyche.co/ideas/brainwashing-has-a-grim-history-that-we-shouldnt-dismiss Can social media be used to isolate people, coerce or shame them? Is such manipulation surreptitious or is it above-board? Can social media encourage people to risk their safety and enrich others? Can it interfere with the sleep of its adherents? One of the few things that many conservatives and liberals seem to agree … Continue reading Brainwashing has a grim history that we shouldn’t dismiss | Psyche Ideas
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/ten-ways-confront-climate-crisis-without-losing-hope-rebecca-solnit-reconstruction-after-covid?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other Say, neighbor! Is that a storm coming up on us? Or is that a rainbow on the horizon? Hmm....
By Daria Haner We can all agree that Western gender roles have changed vastly from generation to generation– from the proper Victorian lady of the house, to the stereotypical 1950s housewife, to the working woman today. However, I would like to explore how masculinity has developed over the generations, specifically in Europe and the United … Continue reading From Courtier to Modern Man: Snapshots of Gender Roles throughout Time
Cattle ranchers in the U.S. will soon have a systematic way of measuring the ecological impact that their industry has… https://news.mongabay.com/2021/11/new-study-helps-cattle-ranchers-monitor-ecological-impact-on-u-s-rangelands/ Why is this important?
https://www.guernicamag.com/talia-lavin-into-the-abyss/ The abyss that this author is talking about is deep within the white supremacy movement which appears to be growing larger in the American consciousness. By infiltrating into their meeting and documenting their abuses, she gives us her urgent warnings. And now, for an historical perspective, this: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/10/white-supremacists-war-on-democracy-unscathed?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
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It’s Hallowe’en! The night where we dress up as ghosts and goblins and celebrate all things spooky. Or if you’re me, the night where I dig out the same pumpkin costume that I’ve put on all three of my babies so far while being thankful that I have a creative spouse who takes on the more elaborate job of making paper mache masks and cardboard swords.
I’ve been thinking this Hallowe’en about how it’s funny that once a year, we dress ourselves up as scary evil creatures, but year round we dress other people up as scary evil boogeymen. In other words, we make our opponents out to be worse than they are. This is similar to straw manning, but instead of misinterpreting the arguments and positions our opponent holds, we misinterpret their motivations.
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https://www.brainpickings.org/2021/10/10/thich-nhat-hanh-listening-love?ref=refind Buddhist practice in an environmental blog post? One aspect of the environmental crisis is the rancorous debate about causes and effects. Folks get animated and angry and don't listen to each other. And because of that, there is little common ground. The best way to establish common ground is to teach folks how to … Continue reading The Three Buddhist Steps to Repairing Relationships