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The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

Surprising Differences Seen In Brains Of Social Butterflies

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

SAN DIEGO — Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain b...

Evolution of the 'Social Brain' in Humans: What Are the Benefits and Costs of Belonging to a Social Species?

Pascal Vrticka | Posted 11.16.2013 | Science
Pascal Vrticka

Because the human brain has become so large and sophisticated in terms of the social computations it supports, it takes a very long time for it to develop fully.

How Friends Make You Healthy

| Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ingrid Wickelgren (Click here for the original article) One advantage of belonging to a cohesive society in which people help each other is tha...

Your Brain on the Web

Daniel Goleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Nature designed the brain for face-to-face interactions -- not the online world. Email actually tricks the brain.