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Did you fall for the “10-year challenge” scam?

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were flooded by users who joined the scam known as the “10-year challenge”. Users added posts with photos of themselves 10 years ago to compare them to current photos. The “10-year challenge” brought to light, memories, anecdotes, changes and, in some cases, nostalgia. But, what if this ‘challenge’ were a hoax, a scam, to get something else accomplished? Do not forget that technology advances without ...Read full article...

De multitarefa a improdutivo: Como a tecnologia tornam você inútil

Baixa produtividade não é resultado de má organização. Hoje, temos uma enorme quantidade de ferramentas e sistemas que nos ajudam a medir, gerenciar e maximizar nosso desempenho. O campo de batalha tecnológico está cheio de milhares de aplicativos e softwares que visam melhorar nosso dia. Alguns sites de tecnologia, como o Zapier, mencionam até 25 aplicativos para melhorar nossa produtividade pessoal e gerenciar bem o tempo, quando uma pessoa ...Read full article...

Does Wall Street Finance the Battle against Neoliberalism?

Today, I read an interesting article referring to Mexico on how neoliberal economists through the application of “strong IMF economic medicine” contributed to “wreaking havoc” on the global poor while “protecting the financial elites”. And then I arrived at the foot of the article published by Alternet: “This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute”. The Independent Media Institute, a tax-exempt charitable foundation supported by ...Read full article...

From multitasker to non productive: How technology makes you useless

Low productivity is not the result of poor organization. Today, we have a huge amount of tools and systems that help us measure, manage and maximize our performance. The technological battlefield is full of thousands of applications and software that aim to improve our day. Some technology websites like Zapier mention up to 25 apps to improve our personal productivity and manage time well when a person only needs ...Read full article...

Two million Gazans are virtual Israeli prisoners

Last year was devastating for long-suffering Palestinians, the way things have been for over seven decades. B’Tselem compiled examples of Israeli ruthlessness in 2018. Its security forces murdered 290 defenseless Palestinian civilians, including 55 children. The toll includes 254 Gazan deaths, mostly during peaceful Great March of Return demonstrations, assaulted by extreme Israeli violence.  Another 34 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, ...Read full article...

“Comida Inteligente”: A próxima moda a chegar em 2019

As empresas de alimentos e cadeias de distribuição preparam suas previsões todos os anos, misturando experiência, P & D e marketing, com dados que quantificam objetivamente o que eles mais gostaram do que propuseram no ano anterior, em que seus clientes gastaram seu dinheiro, o que melhorou, a concorrência e assim por diante. Alguns fabricantes consideram, além disso, informações em primeira mão dos painéis de consumidores, e há aqueles ...Read full article...

‘Smart Food’: The next fad to come in 2019

Food companies and distribution chains prepare their forecast every year, mixing experience, R&D and marketing, with data that quantify objectively what they liked more than what they proposed the previous year, in what their clients spent their money, what has made their competition better, and so on. Some manufacturers consider, in addition, first-hand information from consumer panels, and there are those who travel to international food fairs to draw ...Read full article...

Coca Cola influencia políticas de saúde na China

Em 2011, 42% dos adultos chineses estavam acima do peso ou obesos, mais que o dobro do que duas décadas antes, segundo dados oficiais. No meio da epidemia de obesidade que assola a China, a Coca-Cola conseguiu influenciar as políticas de saúde do país para evitar o estabelecimento de um imposto de 20% sobre bebidas açucaradas e outras medidas recomendadas pela Organização Mundial da Saúde, segundo nova pesquisa da ...Read full article...

Coca Cola making health policy in China

In the midst of the obesity epidemic that plagues China, Coca-Cola has managed to influence the health policies of the country to avoid the establishment of a 20% tax on sugary drinks and other measures recommended by the World Health Organization, according to new research from Harvard University (USA). China is already the third largest global market for Coca-Cola. In 2011, 42% of Chinese adults were overweight or obese, ...Read full article...

O lucrativo negócio de “curar” o câncer promove o monopólio farmacêutico

Fusões e aquisições concentram o poder das empresas farmacêuticas e seu monopólio em novos tratamentos. A luta contra o câncer tornou-se a principal área de negócios das empresas farmacêuticas, que em 2017 faturaram mais de 96 bilhões de euros com a venda de supostos tratamentos contra o câncer. A pressa em oferecer a mais nova e “milagrosa” solução para tratar o câncer também levou as empresas a buscar fusões ...Read full article...

The business of ‘curing’ cancer is booming

Mergers and acquisitions concentrate the power of pharmaceutical companies and their monopoly on new treatments. The fight against cancer has become the main business area of ​​pharmaceutical companies, which in 2017 earned more than 96 billion euros with the sale of supposed cancer treatments. The rush to offer the newest ‘miraculous’ solution to treat cancer also prompted companies to look for profitable mergers and acquisitions to dominate the market. ...Read full article...

This is why biological controls, not pesticides, are better in agriculture

The world population increases and this implies the need for better food. In order to satisfy the demand, producers use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to produce more and prevent the pests from ending up with the crops. However, this is not healthy, since the high toxicity of these compounds causes the death of millions of species. The most aggressive pesticides have been banned for years in Europe, but they ...Read full article...

Globalismo, ideología de género, marxismo cultural y sesgo ideológico

Los miembros de algunos gobiernos nacionales de los Estados Unidos, Brasil y Europa se comprometieron, en sus campañas políticas, a combatir el globalismo, la ideología de género, el discurso politicamente correcto y el marxismo cultural, entre otros. La opción de utilizar estos términos indica la política que se adoptó y se adoptará durante su tiempo en el cargo. Pero, después de todo, ¿qué significan estas expresiones? Definamos esos términos ...Read full article...

Globalism, gender ideology, cultural Marxism, political correctness and Ideological Bias

Members of a few national governments in the United States, Brazil, and Europe have pledged, in their political campaigns, to combat globalism, gender ideology, political correctness, and cultural Marxism, among others. The choice to use these terms indicated the policy to be adopted for their time in office. But, after all, what do these expressions mean? Let’s define those terms so you are clear about what is it that ...Read full article...

Entenda como a tecnologia corrói a liberdade humana e como se preparar

Para sobreviver e prosperar no século 21, precisamos deixar para trás a visão ingênua dos seres humanos como indivíduos livres A democracia liberal enfrenta uma crise dupla. O que mais chama a atenção é o conhecido problema dos regimes autoritários. Mas, novas descobertas científicas e desenvolvimentos tecnológicos representam um desafio muito mais profundo ao ideal liberal básico: a liberdade humana. O liberalismo conseguiu sobreviver, durante séculos, a muitos demagogos ...Read full article...