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Collaborative Water Management Can Be a Building Block for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians

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By Clive Lipchin and Richard Friend Water is a central element of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Israel controls several water...
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Religious Leaders Without Religion: How Humanist, Atheist and Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Chaplains Tend to Patients’ Needs

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By Amy Lawton In times of loss, change or other challenges, chaplains can listen, provide comfort and discuss spiritual needs. These spiritual caregivers can be...
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How Sport Became the New Religion – a 200-Year Story of Society’s ‘Great Conversion’

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By Hugh MacLeod “Jesus Christ was a sportsman.” Or so claimed a preacher at one of the regular sporting services that were held throughout the...
Pet Love

The Evolutionary Reasons Humans Love Pets – And Nine Benefits of Having One

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By Daniel Mills We’ve all read stories about owners’ love for their pets, but you might be taken aback to hear how some people are...
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City Liveability Rankings Tell a Biased Story – Our Research in Dhaka Explains Why

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By Shreyashi Dasgupta and Annemiek Prins Like many fast-growing megacities in Asia and Africa, Dhaka, in Bangladesh, is often stigmatised as one of the most unliveable cities...
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Pandemic Babies Behind on Communication at Age Two – But Other Developmental Areas Remain...

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By Susan Byrne and Jonathan Hourihane The world changed for all of us when we were suddenly plunged into a pandemic in 2020. COVID sent...
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Are Rich People More Intelligent? Here’s What the Science Says

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By Giovanni Sala and Fernand Gobet From White Lotus to Succession, there’s high demand for television dramas about the super rich. The characters on these shows are typically...
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Black Women Are at Greater Risk of Maternal Death in the UK – Here’s...

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By Ian James Kidd Black women are four times more likely to die while pregnant or just after childbirth than white women, according to the latest figures...
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Ahead of the Game or Falling Behind? Canada’s Readiness for a Borderless, Global Workforce

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By Sunil Johal Three years ago, nearly five million Canadians suddenly shifted to working remotely at the outset of the pandemic. While some workers have returned to...
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Our Research Shows Home Working Didn’t Harm Mental Health at the Start of the...

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By Jacques Wels One of the key changes to our daily lives brought about by the COVID pandemic was, for those able to do so,...
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Michigan State Murders: What We Know About Campus Shootings and the Gunmen Who Carry...

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By David Riedman and James Densley A gunman opened fire at Michigan State University on Feb. 13, 2023, killing three people and injuring five others before taking...
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I Research Mass Shootings, But I Never Believed One Would Happen in My Own...

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By Jack L. Rozdilsky On the evening of Dec. 18, five people were killed in a mass shooting at a large condominium in the community...
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Iran Executes First Protester as Human Rights Abuses Come Under International Scrutiny

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By Sahar Maranlou Iran’s execution of protester Mohsen Shekari is the first after a huge wave of unrest swept around the country in the autumn of 2022. Shekari...
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How Digital Innovation Is Changing Life Sciences and the Way We Treat Dementia

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By Jessica Wong Every year, dementia kills more Americans1 than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. Advances in life sciences are moving researchers, patients, and...
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Why France, Germany and the UK Relate to Their Muslim Communities So Differently

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By Jeanne Prades The way we perceive and talk about Islam varies greatly from one European country to the next. While this may be easy...
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How Organisational Culture Affects Business Performance in Nigeria

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By Anthony Abiodun Eniola, PhD The small and medium scale enterprise (SME) sector plays a critical economic role in both developed and developing countries. It...
Financial Inclusion for Women

South Africa Needs to up its Game When it Comes to Financial Inclusion for...

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By Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo The financial gap between men and women is a global problem. It’s a problem because excluding women financially prevents them from participating...
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Sex Work is Real Work: Global COVID-19 Recovery Needs to Include Sex Workers

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By Deeplina Banerjee and Andrea Burke During the pandemic, business shifted from in person to work-from-home, which quickly became the new normal. However, it left many...
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More Innovation Can Creatively Destroy Firearm Violence

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By Dan Prud'homme We need more investment in two types of technologies that could dramatically reduce gun violence in America: better non-lethal arms and a...
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Russia/Ukraine grain export deal promises major benefits for poor countries. If it holds

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By Wandile Sihlobo If Russia keeps to the deal it has signed with Ukraine allowing for the resumption of grain exports, much needed relief will be...
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With Male Imperial Descendants Dwindling, Will Japan’s Leaders Finally Accept a Female Emperor?

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By Masafumi Monden Princess Aiko, the only child of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, came of age last month as she turned 20. Despite her...
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Adapting In An Ever-Changing Business World: When Culture Meets Biology To Survive

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By David De Cremer The world today is changing all the time. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were reminded that events and...
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Four-day week: How Workplaces can Successfully Establish It

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By Rita Fontinha and James Walker Many workplaces have been experimenting with different types of flexible working arrangements for years now, but the pandemic has...
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COVID-19: We Must Use Behavioral Science to Communicate Better during the Delicate Reopening Period

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By Carlos Scartascini, Déborah Martínez, and Ana María Rojas The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has surpassed 5 million worldwide. However,...
Communication

How to Express Yourself if you Want Others to Cooperate with You – New...

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By Magda Osman, Agata Ludwiczak, Devyani Sharma and Zoe Adams Collective action is often the key to creating dramatic social or environmental changes, be it...
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The Despair of American Youths under an Overly ‘Critical Society’

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By Chan Kung A recent tragic incident in the United States has stunned the world. This incident, is not merely “domestic terrorism”, but its root...
INFLATION

How Soaring Inflation Can Be Particularly Harmful for Young People

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By Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Ejike Udeogu, and Michael Harrison Inflation rates have become almost impossible to ignore. In the UK, inflation has soared in recent months,...
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How Africa can Respond to the Seismic Changes in the World: Lessons from History

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By John Stremlau Fundamental changes are taking place in the world: what are the implications for Africa? A generation ago, newly appointed Organisation of African Unity...

Quick and Simple Ways to Improve Yourself and Your Life.

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When you're busy with your job, family, bills, and other responsibilities, it's tempting to put self-improvement and personal growth on the back burner. The...
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Black Lives Matter in Jamaica: Debates about Colourism Follow Anger at Police Brutality

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By Henrice Altink Across the world, Black Lives Matter protests are continuing in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In the...
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The Russian Federation, President Putin and the Russian Military are Financially Liable to Ukraine...

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By Charles H. Camp, Kiran Nasir Gore and Lilia Chu The ongoing crisis prevents the Ukrainian public from accessing judicial remedies in Ukraine or Russia...
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Ukraine: War Has An Impact On People’s Health Beyond Bullets And Bombs

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By Andrew Lee According to the UN human rights office, 136 civilians have died in the war on Ukraine so far. But it acknowledges that the figure...
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Plus Size Fashion: Capitalistic Feminism or Empowerment?

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Imagine you’re a woman trying on clothes in the dressing room. Suddenly the zipper won’t close. The jeans won’t fit. You feel yourself squeezing...
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Global R&D Effort For Creative Technology Must Be Stepped Up Post-Covid

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By Andrew Thompson and Lord Neil Mendoza The pandemic has highlighted creative industries’ innovative capacity and the extent to which we rely on culture not...
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Social Care: How Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children Face Discrimination Across Europe and the...

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By Joanna Kostka Throughout Europe – from Italy to Hungary – Romani children are overrepresented in institutional care. This is particularly acute in eastern Europe. As many...
Blame

How the Psychology of Blame Can Explain COVID-19 Responses: New Research

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By Ayoub Bouguettaya and Victoria Team Blame is a common strategy in life. It allows us to escape responsibility for mistakes. During a global pandemic,...
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The Legal Implications of Humanitarian Aid Blockades

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By Eugène Bakama Bope It’s been over three months since the start of the conflict between the Tigrayan regional government and the Ethiopian government, yet...
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Jeff Bezos is Looking to Defy Death – This is What We Know About...

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By Daniel M. Davis Jeff Bezos is on a mission to conquer ageing. He has just recruited Hal Barron from GlaxoSmithKline to help lead Altos Labs, the...
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New Year’s Resolutions – if the Future is Preordained Can We Really Change?

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By Matyáš Moravec Many of us set ourselves New Year’s resolutions hoping to form better habits. Some of us might want to be more environmentally friendly....
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What Americans Can Learn from Other Cultures About the Language of Gratitude

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By Jeremy David Engels and Elaine Hsieh Families and friends traditionally gather to express gratitude during this time of year. Many also participate in acts...
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Planning a Christmas Get-Together? 8 Tips to Avoid a Super-Spreader Event

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By Thea van de Mortel Not many more sleeps until Christmas, and all those long lunches and get-togethers with family and friends. If you’re hosting a...
Chronic Stress

A Voyage Into Premature Aging: The Role of Chronic Stress and its Principal Correlates

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By Prof. Simon L. Dolan and Prof. Mario Raich Introduction  The idea of stress and aging was born many years ago while one of the co-authors of...
Zero Hunger

Emphasizing Zakat and Waqf for Global Zero Hunger

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By Randi Swandaru and Priyesta Rizkiningsih The significant global temperature rise in the last decade has derailed the world zero hunger attainment. The increase in...
Overworked

Work Addiction Can Be Harmful to Mental Health

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By Professor Teena Clouston As a culture, we’ve come to value growth and productivity, making paid work not only a necessity, but a central concern in peoples’ lives....
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Delta variant Makes it Even More Important to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, even if...

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By Jennifer T. Grier As someone who studies immune responses to respiratory infections, I’ve watched news of the emerging coronavirus variants with concern. I wondered whether...
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As Afghanistan falls, what does it mean for the Middle East?

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By Tony Walker In the 19th century, the phrase “The Great Game” was used to describe competition for power and influence in Afghanistan, and neighbouring...
Human innovation

Human Uniqueness At The Dawn Of Intelligent Machines

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By Mario Raich, Simon L. Dolan, Dr. Dave Ulrich and Claudio Cisullo Every generation wants to improve on the previous generation; however, this generation risks...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...

Multinationals don’t approach investing in Africa the same way: the differences matter

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By Colin David Reddy and Ralph Hamann There are growing expectations across the world for companies to show their commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This is...
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COVID-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a...

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By Ian Goldin Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued...

India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified...

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By Malavika Rao On March 24, 2020, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the past year, various state governments have...
Solidarity

Reparations for slavery and colonial abuses: how behavioural science can help

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By David Comerford Germany has agreed to pay Namibia more than €1.1 billion (£940 million) in reparations for committing genocide during the colonial occupation of the country...
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Superforcasters: What Pandemic Planners Can Learn From The World’s Best Predictors

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Experts got it catastrophically wrong, according to Dominic Cummings, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser. Cummings has argued that the UK government’s official scientific...
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After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact

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By David Weitzner The pandemic has exacerbated an already troubling trust deficit across political, economic and demographic divides. Research shared just before the pandemic’s onset uncovered...
Social Influencers

Ten Reasons Why Majority Of Millennial Wants To Be Social Influencers

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By Stella Lincoln Social media influencers have become significantly famous today. Here you become a blogger/influencer and have unique content; there, you gain thousands of...
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‘The Anniversary Effect’: What one full year in lockdown has done to our psyche

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In every corner of the world, you are confronted with various media recapping the past year and dissecting exactly how the pandemic has radically...
World Happiness Report

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...
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How the pandemic may damage children’s social intelligence

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By Professor Barbara J Sahakian, Dr Christelle Langley, Professor Fei Li and Jianfeng Feng   Do you remember the excitement and anticipation of your first...
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Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

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By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...
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Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

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By Dr Tom Heffernan In the year since the city of Wuhan, China, went into the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, we have all had to...
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Growing up in lockdown: young people give their perspectives

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By Professor Barry Percy-Smith Throughout the pandemic, decisions made by adults have had a significant impact on all aspects of young people’s lives, yet...
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Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

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By Lucy van Dorp A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in...
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COVID Vaccines Rollout are Starting to Arrive – Here’s How Everyone will Get Them

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By Sarah Schiffling and Dr Liz Breen The first batch of COVID vaccine has arrived in the UK, and the NHS has embarked on the largest...
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Why Another Lockdown Might be Needed in February 2021

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By Dr Peter Sivey and Dr James Gaughan England recently emerged from a four-week lockdown into a series of tiered restrictions, and there is good...
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COVID Vaccines will be Here Soon – in the Meantime, Here’s How to Stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...
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Mass Shootings in the US Have Risen Sharply in 2020 – Why?

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By Craig Jackson Despite the US response to the coronavirus pandemic using sporadic stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, as at November 26 2020 there have been...
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Lessons from Around the World on Fighting COVID’s Second Wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...
Religion, race and nationality

Religion, race and nationality – what are our prejudices and how can we overcome...

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By Dr Julian Hargreaves What do you think of your neighbours? And what do they think of you? Concerns around increasing division and polarisation...
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Children’s Views Should be Taken into Account When Designing Urban Space

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By Jenny Wood Children see the world in a different way to adults, but urban planning policies rarely take this into account. By focusing on...
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How to Heal the Open Wounds of Electoral Anxiety and Loss – Advice from...

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By Tereza Capelos Settling the winner of the US election isn’t simple. As the ballots are counted in the battleground states, many people may be in distress,...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

The Craziest Superstitions & Why They Exist

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Superstitions are a crazy thing. Some of us swear by them, others will purposely step on the cracks, walk under ladders and generally just...
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Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme...

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By Susanne Jaspars By awarding the 2020 Nobel peace prize to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Nobel committee said that it wanted to “turn the...

The New Global COVID-19 Threat: Misguided Policies, Virulent Strains, New Waves, and Lost Years

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By Dan Steinbock              As the COVID-19 epicenter has moved from the Americas to India and poorer economies and G20 countries remain severely affected, the...

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

Venezuela – A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections – despite...
Covid Vaccine

9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be widely...

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By William Petri As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I...

Conspiracy Theory – What Is It?

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By Peter Koenig Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a conspiracy theorist, is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true...

Global Destruction, 
The COVID-19 Lockdown: Economic and Social Impacts

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By Peter Koenig Planned Destruction of World-wide Economy What we have to realize is that the global, country-by-country destruction – happening simultaneously – is not a...

New Poll: How many Britons believe in conspiracy theories?

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann Since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, conspiracy theories have been spreading almost as fast as the virus itself, especially on...

The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development policies and...

Say Hello to Japan’s New Generation Workers

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By Alecsandra Tubiera The new generation – or mostly known as the millennial generation – is the current age of workers in Japan, innovating ideas...

Corporate Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Test

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By Kalyah Ford and Renée Karibi-Whyte As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and the very fabric of society globally, corporate philanthropy is playing a...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection on Values, Needs,...

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By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on...

The Corona Crisis: The Rothschilds? Bill Gates? The Search for a Scapegoat Has Begun

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By Rainer Zitelmann It is almost a law of human nature: In any crisis, natural disaster or epidemic, sooner or later people will begin to search...

Be a Fool! It’s What Crisis Leadership Really Needs

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By David De Cremer It’s hard to see a crisis coming. Crisis situations usually arrive at moments we do not expect it and as a...

Covid 19 & the Forgotten Working Class

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By Jack Rasmus We hear a lot these days about providing benefits and income for the tens of millions of workers who are being laid off,...

What Are We Doing Today to Prevent Our Company’s Next Ethical Disaster?

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By David De Cremer Imagine that you are walking past a restaurant where you clearly see that the condition of the electric wiring in the...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

China’s Pioneering Effort to Contain Virus Outbreak Economic and Human Costs of the New...

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By Dan Steinbock Chinese government has used strong measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The human costs and economic impact...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

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By Peter Koenig The NYT wrote yesterday, Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not...

The 3 Myths of Employee Autonomy

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By Carsten Lund Pedersen Employee autonomy is becoming one of the latest trends in business management with many industries failing to implement and benefit from...

Hong Kong and the Audacity of the United States

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By Peter Koenig People often ask and hint at the similarities between the Hong Kong protests and the French Yellow Vests. The former...

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

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By Peter Koenig When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday,...

Chile: The Capitalist Alternative to Venezuela in Latin America

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By Rainer Zitelmann Chile and Venezuela are the two counter-models in Latin America. Chile embodies the capitalist path, while Venezuela the socialist path. But Chile has...

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the...

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By Peter Koenig To the Editor in CHIEF NYT - 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say   Subtitle: Butchers have stopped...

Sri Lanka – Candidate for a New NATO Base?

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By Peter Koenig Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to...

La Rinconada – The Devil’s Paradise

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By Peter Koenig La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some...

Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations Universal Children's Day – 20 November – has come and gone – and nothing has changed. No action that...

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

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By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought...

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