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Por que o capitalismo é o culpado?

A falta de igualdade, equidade e oportunidade são atribuídas ao capitalismo. O mesmo acontece quando se discute a desigualdade de gênero. As discussões entre amigos e parentes quase sempre acabam culpando o capitalismo por tudo o ruim. As pessoas que falam contra o capitalismo sugerem que ele deve ser reformado para que possa fornecer mais do que eles querem: igualdade, equidade e oportunidade. Obviamente, alguém que quer manipular o ...Read full article...

Why is capitalism to blame?

The lack of equality, equity and even opportunity are all attributed to capitalism. The same happens when discussing gender inequality. Discussions among peers and relatives almost always end up blaming capitalism for it in addition to the so-called patriarchy. People who speak against capitalism, suggest that it must be reformed so that it can provide more of what they want: equality, equity and opportunity. Obviously, someone who wants to ...Read full article...

Selling Transhumanism: Skin Embedded Technology

Touch is the first sense you develop. We are born aware of the pressure, hardness, texture and temperature of the world that touches us and technology companies seem to be in the process of making us relive that experience by selling consumers “convenience” as it pushes for the adoption of transhumanism. Taking into account the complexity of the sensations that we can register and process with the skin that ...Read full article...

The high price of always being nice to others

We have often heard about someone from our group of acquaintances saying something like this: “She is very polite and kind”, “She never speaks loudly or curses”, “She is very respectful of the opinions of others”, or “It’s nice to work with her because he never argues.” That is how people refer to someone who never poses problems or generates conflicts in their personal relationships. However, if someone frequently ...Read full article...

China continues to regret their one-child policy

When Chinese leaders think about the future of the country, their main concern is not the position they will occupy then in the world or if there will be a war between powers. The greatest threat they see is the aging of its population, the fastest in the world. And the figures that the National Statistics Office (NEO) made public last Friday feed the unease: in 2019 the birth ...Read full article...

Socioeconomic conditions are vital for appropriate cognitive development

The higher the socioeconomic level of the parents, the more cognitive development children have. Much scientific literature supports this statement, always talking about averages, not concrete cases. What had not been addressed so much is how the status of the father and mother influences children’s cognitive development, separately. In a new study a group of researchers has published very revealing findings, with a fairly clear conclusion: while the mother’s ...Read full article...

Playing together is as good for parents as it is for children

Playing is essential for children: it awakens their creativity and imagination and fosters social relationships. No matter the age: children like to play, and more if they do it with their parents. A new study broadens this spectrum and concludes that when parents and children play together, even when they are babies, their brains communicate. Research conducted at Princeton University tried to measure the brain activity of adults and ...Read full article...

Cómo libertarte del tribalismo, el pensamiento grupal, la polarización política, y el pensamiento heurístico

Realmente no se puede negar que estamos en un momento de profunda división política. Con todo, desde los procedimientos de juicio político de Donald Trump hasta un polémico ciclo electoral que comenzó tan pronto como terminaron las elecciones de 2016, parece que de hecho nos hemos convertido en la república dividida que temían los fundadores estadounidenses. Aunque hay muchas razones para ser optimistas sobre el futuro, existen fuerzas psicológicas ...Read full article...

A inutilidade da democracia

Apesar do que descreve a sabiduria popular de que a democracia é o melhor estado para os países e seus povos, a democracia é frequentemente confundida com o modelo atual de repúblicas democráticas, que é o que muitos fundadores de nações imaginavam. O que a história nos mostra é que, nações que se autodenominam democracias ou que estão em um estado de democracia quase pura, têm condições de governança ...Read full article...

Is it a problem to be a perfectionist?

It is not necessarily a sin to want to make everything perfect, according to our filters. The problem is not knowing how to get it done without getting stressed out or anxious. Setting high goals is good; the most difficult aspirations bring some of the best triumphs. The emotions that accompany achievement often include joy, pride and satisfaction. But when effort, diligence and meticulousness do not end up in ...Read full article...

Globalização, desigualdade, segregação econômica e social

A aglomeração da diversidade humana foi a que acelerou o processo de inovação, invenções como o alfabeto, moeda, infraestrutura, roda e navegação. Nas cidades, pessoas diferentes vivem em lugares diferentes: é chamado de segregação urbana. A segregação pode ocorrer por diferentes razões, como etnia ou estilo de vida, mas o fator mais novo e mais importante é econômico. Todos podem vê-lo em uma grande metrópole como a cidade de ...Read full article...

Globalization, inequality, economic and social segregation

The agglomeration of human diversity was the one that accelerated the innovation process, inventions such as the alphabet, currency, pavement, the wheel and navigation. In cities, different people live in different places: it is called urban segregation. Segregation can occur for different reasons, such as ethnicity or lifestyles, but the newest and most important factor is economic. Everyone can see it in a large metropolis like New York City, ...Read full article...

Os pais podem literalmente “projetar” o cérebro de seus filhos?

A neuroeducação aplicada pelos pais pode ajudar seus filhos a aprender melhor. Estímulos e emoções positivas desfrutados no ambiente familiar, ajudam as crianças a construir seu mundo interior e interpretar a realidade externa. Não surpreende que, segundo os especialistas, a família seja a primeira escola para aprender. Tal aprendizado é, nas palavras dos neurocientistas, ocorre apenas se você ama o que deseja aprender, e isso está intimamente ligado à ...Read full article...

Can parents literally ‘design’ their children’s brain?

Neuroeducation applied by parents can help their children learn better. Positive stimuli and emotions enjoyed in the family environment, help children build their inner world and interpret external reality. Not surprisingly, experts say, the family is the first school for learning. Such learning is, in the words of neuroscientists, occurs only if you love what you want to learn, and that is closely linked to the emotional experience. Today ...Read full article...

The Uselessness of Democracy

Despite common wisdom being that democracy is the best state of affairs for countries and their people, democracy is often confused with the current model of democratic republics, which is what many nation founders envisioned. What history shows us is that, nations that call themselves democracies or that are in some state of nearly pure democracy, have less advantageous governance conditions to find solid ground and to achieve what ...Read full article...