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The opportunity for Latin America to end inequality

The region and its inhabitants face high levels of inequality, inefficient investment in education and low labor productivity. We live in a world in accelerated transformation, in which changes occur rapidly at the technological, migratory and demographic levels. Despite the uncertainty and challenges that come with it, many of these changes are positive, such as greater life expectancy or the emergence of new professional opportunities for people who are ...Read full article...

World Health Summit drives United Nations Policies over National Sovereignty

According to the organizers of the 10th World Health Summit, held in Berlin, the planet has three major global health issues, which according to its organizers, require important political decisions that cannot wait: 1. The alleged health consequences that climate change already produces in large populations; 2. Reaching the goal of universal healthcare coverage and; 3. Inequalities in access to technology. Participants of this event included researchers and policymakers ...Read full article...

Why do they add fluoride to toothpaste and drinking water?

For decades, fluoride has been presented as one of the most important ingredients in toothpaste, because according to common wisdom, it helps prevent cavities. What promoters of using fluoride don’t tell you is where it comes from, how did it become an ingredient in toothpaste and how unnecessary it is to take care of your teeth. So, where does fluoride come from? Fluoride is an industrial waste that is ...Read full article...

Google’s despicable practices have no limits

Google workers accused the company of having developed an internal surveillance tool that, they say, will be used to control workers’ attempts to organize to debate and protest about labour rights, according to Bloomberg. Employees claim to have discovered a built-in device that was creating a new tool for a custom version of Chrome, the company’s browser that all employees have installed on their computers. These concerns were reflected ...Read full article...

¿Porqué beber leche de cúrcuma antes de acostarte?

La cúrcuma es una planta de la familia del jengibre. Conocida como “la especia dorada”, la cúrcuma es bien conocida en la medicina ayurvédica por sus potentes propiedades medicinales. Por ejemplo, los curanderos antiguos usaban la cúrcuma para tratar afecciones de la piel y respiratorias en toda la India y sus subcontinentes. Además, los curanderos de hoy todavía lo utilizan hoy. La cúrcuma también se ha utilizado en la ...Read full article...

Are you addicted to your mobile phone?

If you detect these four things in your mobile use habits, you probably are addicted to it. Adopting new habits is a really simple endeavour. Creating new positive habits to live by is noticeably more difficult, however, adopting new negative habits is very easy. The hard part is to get rid of them. That black crystal is calling you. Maybe it has something to tell you, maybe it just ...Read full article...

Why the melting pot is not always positive

The smells, noises and mixture of personalities is not always positive. The cultural, political and social melting pot also results in negative consequences for all. Human civilization is a fascinating story about the search for ways to approach our own existence. Until then we had spilled into small groups across the planet, but we found a different way to settle in the world, and get more energy from their ...Read full article...

Como as multinacionais usam paraísos fiscais para defraudar você

Empresas como Google, Facebook e Nike transferem grandes quantidades de riqueza para o paraísos fiscais, além de serem isentas de impostos pelos governos. Tributar, especialmente quando feito sem resultados positivos para aqueles que pagam os impostos, é imoral. Mas você sabe o que também é imoral? Que as empresas multinacionais possam lavar sua enorme riqueza além de serem isentas do pagamento de impostos locais ou federais. A proporção de ...Read full article...

The Great Corporate Tax Swindle: How multinational corporations defraud You

In Europe, for every euro that is paid in taxes by a multinational corporation, the host country loses up to 5 euros. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Nike, transfer large amounts of wealth to tax heavens in addition to being tax exempted by governments. Taxing, especially when done without any positive results for those who are robbed of their efforts, is immoral. But do you know what is also ...Read full article...

Should governments break apart tech giants?

Too much power has been accumulated in the hands of people who own tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple, and that seems to be a growing reason for concern. Politicians, government officials and some experts have been sounding the fire alarms about the power Google and Facebook have to manipulate elections, search results and to censor content based solely on their vision of what is right ...Read full article...

Your heart may be missing the great O

According to Wikipedia, Omega is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet. It literally means “great O”, and perhaps that greatness goes beyond Greek beliefs. In a balanced diet, all nutrients are important, but there are some that, because of the role they play in the body, are simply essential. One of them is omega 3, the best ally of the heart. Omega 3 is of great ...Read full article...

Latin American Economies in a fast, desceding spiral

A report of the International Monetary Fund in which the organization collects its global projections includes a world map that it uses to represent the evolution of the real economy in emerging markets. In its map, the IMF paints Latin America whole pink and red. It is not a good sign because the activity in the region slowed down significantly at the start of 2019, to the point that ...Read full article...

Tecnologia é enganosamente prejudicial, alertam especialistas

“A inteligência artificial garante o fim da raça humana” – Stephen Hawking Antes de mergulharmos nas advertências de algumas das pessoas mais visíveis no mundo da tecnologia com relação ao que a humanidade pode esperar sobre os últimos desenvolvimentos em inteligência artificial, internet, mídias sociais e outros, vamos nos concentrar em um exemplo simples que mostra porquê tais advertências são preocupantes. A taxa em que entidades privadas e governos ...Read full article...

The dangers of technology according to its greatest experts

“Artificial intelligence ensures the end of the human race” – Stephen Hawking Before we dive into the warnings from some of the most visible people in the world of technology with regards to what humanity can expect about the latest developments in artificial intelligence, the internet, social media and others, let’s focus on a simple example that shows why their warnings are reasonably concerning. The rate at which private ...Read full article...

Los beneficios del cambio climático

Al Gore no fue el primer profeta de un supuesto inminente desastre ambiental. El primero fue James Hansen, del Centro Espacial Goddard de la NASA. Al igual que Gore, Hansen hizo sonar las alarmas del cambio climático antropogénico en 2003. Durante una entrevista, le pregunté si podía descartar que fuerzas incontrolables, como los ciclos solares, fueran más influyentes en el cambio climático que la actividad humana. Su respuesta fue ...Read full article...