Educational

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

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In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” Global Research – By Jefferey Jaxen Infowars – Theme: Biotechnology and GMO, Science and Medicine In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, ... Read More »

Of social business ventures and Islamic principles

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The Quran calls for the world’s resources to be used not only to meet individual needs but also moral obligations. The Star – BY MOHAMAD AZHAR HASHIM * INTEREST in the area of social entrepreneurship has gained momentum in recent years. Many studies have been commissioned in this area, including comparative studies to clarify the concepts of conventional entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, and ... Read More »

Speaking Greek At The March

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It was a few years ago now that I was engaged in marching towards the Shrine of Remembrance, clad in full revolutionary regalia. Dean Kalimniou Two elderly women, who were marching directly in front of me, were busy chatting to each other in an idiom that appeared to be that employed by sundry Slavs residing in the geographical region of ... Read More »

Advice for raising bilingual kids

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Whatever your circumstances, here are a few tips on helping your children grow up bilingual, based on expert advice and personal experience. SBS - Jeanne Kim – Quartz Should learning a second language be compulsory in Australian schools? The list of benefits bilingualism brings isn’t getting shorter any time soon. Cognitively bilingual people are better able to switch between tasks, have increased problem solving capabilities, and ... Read More »

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

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As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked. The Independent – ROBERT FISK When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate the First World War battle at the invitation of the Turkish government in April, the ghosts of one ... Read More »

Study: Gifted children benefit from bypassing school for university

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While his kindergarten classmates were learning to tie their shoelaces, Jacob Bradd was solving algebra problems. By third grade he was working his way through a university calculus textbook. And at 13, he blitzed HSC extension maths after only knuckling down to study a week from the exams. The Age – Amy McNeilage, Reporter It was this astonishing progression that propelled him ... Read More »

Searching for Philotimo

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What’s in a word that may hold a secret for a person, or a whole nation? The Huffington Post – Manos Hatzimalonas, Psychologist, Founder of the Philotimo Foundation A word known hitherto almost exclusively to Greeks has suddenly gained international momentum through a video produced by a US based organization championing the catalytic role played by Greece during WWII. The video features ... Read More »

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

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Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests The Guardian – Anne Chemin In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report book or made a ... Read More »

Getting to Know the Artisans Who Make Other People’s Art

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There are many invisible people who make the art world run: art handlers, registrars, conservators, exhibition designers. Hyperallergic – Jillian Steinhauer We don’t often see these people listed on press releases or wall placards, but it’s thanks to their work that we get to have meaningful aesthetic experiences. One of the largest groups of behind-the-scenes laborers is artisans — the welders, sculptors, painters, finishers, and ... Read More »