Audit of the Universe Hashtags that corroborate The Explanation

Audit of the Universe Hashtags consists of recent articles curated from various Media that expand details of the Explanation.

TThe Universe is the most amazing puzzle. A puzzle assembled perfectly from point particles to mankind's mind. Audit of the Universe paints the broad picture of how humankind is leaving its imprint on Earth and our Universe.

The Universe is the most amazing puzzle. A puzzle assembled perfectly from point particles to mankind’s mind. Audit of the Universe paints the broad picture of how humankind is leaving its imprint on Earth and our Universe.

Audit of the universe hashtags include articles from National Geographic, Psychology Today, The Guardian, The New York Times, New Scientist… These articles are all relative to the ‘Coherent Completeness’ that The Explanation represents. They have been added to Facebook, Google+, Linkedin and Twitter and can be accessed by searching on any of the hashtags. For instance, a search on Facebook for ‘#AuditSpace’ will display all the relative curated articles.

These articles, written by experts in their respective fields also serve as references to enhance and corroborate the content of Audit of the Universe. They add ‘meat to the bones’, give the details of the worldview or universeview I related in Audit of the Universe. Every day media is filled with valid information that needs to be placed in an ‘overview matrix’. That is the goal of Audit of the Universe Hashtags: To show how daily world findings by Science, Sociology, Psychology… writings, dealing with Earth, Life, Humanity fit into the full puzzle picture of Coherent Completeness.

You can peruse these news events, research and real-life stories which correspond to and amplify the content of Audit of the Universe. You are welcome to add articles to your favorite social media site–with their related hashtags–to grow the press article library of pieces that fit together to create the full picture puzzle.

This is reality worldview, this is #CoherentCompleteness. This overall concept merits its own hashtag and is the driving force behind #theExplanation. This is making sense out of our world, a true worldview.

How Do Leaders Deal With Disruption? Make New Maps https://buff.ly/2l6QrTS This is longish, but a must read. The focus is on having a #worldview or #framework to #understand how #information fits together. He calls it #mapmaking or #entanglement. His focus is business but map-making or structuring encyclopedic information–all data–is even more vital. Sounds preposterous? It is, because everything is entangled. But, I assure you, there is a thread that binds it all together. That’s what #theExplanation is all about. #CoherentCompleteness

Data science can improve aid distribution https://buff.ly/2h9MAkw The importance of ground-level #facts in #decisionmaking. #Information at the source that is reliable and rapid helps reach trustworthy #conclusions. Here we see this principle in the wise use of donor funds after #tragedy strikes. But, foundational facts should be the base of all decision making. How can we know our basic facts about #life are correct? #theExplanation #AuditWorldview

The articles below are intended to give you foundational facts and help you make your map … so you know where you’re headed. The numbers below represent the chapters in the Audit of the Universe) with their sub-topics.



Audit of the Universe


1 #AuditSpace

Orbiting ‘space nation’ data centre could avoid all Earthly laws https://buff.ly/2vJHHmA #Laws control #international waters but not so ‘space’. It’s a ‘free-for-all’ and some of taking advantage of this vacuum. Who does #space belong to? #theExplanation #AuditSpaceStrange

The Space Race: Weapons or Manufacturing–Which will Win? https://buff.ly/2w1GnLY #Technology has taken #humankind into #space. Amazing #scientific #minds accomplish marvels. Why can the same mind decide to go down a negative path? #theExplanation #AuditSpace


2 #AuditAtmosphere  #AuditClimate

Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S. http://buff.ly/2s3saBb Good news: We’re making headway in renewable energy #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere

Living with climate change: What’s the worst that can happen? http://buff.ly/2tUm1q9 #Climate #researchers worry that #melting of #Arctic and #Antarctic #ice may have passed its tipping point, beyond which #change feeds on itself and cannot be stopped. #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere

Three years to safeguard our climate http://buff.ly/2u50p95 Can it be done? Here are their 3 keys to #success: First, use #science to guide decisions and set targets. Second, existing #solutions must be scaled up rapidly. Third, encourage #optimism. We’ll know by 2020 if the glass is getting fuller or emptier. #theExplanation #AuditClimate

Carbon Dioxide Levels on the Increase Worldwide. What’s Happening? https://buff.ly/2x1s1ge Is the #COP 21 #climate agreement history or actuality? What is the state of affairs of #Earths #atmosphere? #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere

Feedback: No more climate change, as US officials ban the phrase https://buff.ly/2fAtpPX A short funny but scary point about #climatechange: Letting #hurricanes be known as “surplus wind”. #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere #Auditclimate

State of the Earth’s Atmosphere – For Better or Worse? https://buff.ly/2hgaldv How, exactly, is #human #life changing the #atmosphere, and specifically the earth’s #climate, for ‘good’ or ‘bad’? #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere

Dominica in tatters weeks after #Maria: ‘We saw everything totally destroyed’ https://buff.ly/2fJLpat Wow, what can be added to a situation like this? Not just the island but it’s really people’s lives in #Dominica and in other islands in tatters. Yes, natural #catastrophes happen and, they happen everywhere, anytime. But, should we be asking ourselves some serious #questions? #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere

Ageing satellites put crucial sea-ice climate record at riskhttps://buff.ly/2hR0nN0 #Polarice is receding, it’s the king-piece in #climate control surveillance. Soon there will be no #satellites to do the surveillance. No ‘eye-in-the-sky’. #Humaningenuity could very well find another #solution. But the situation is tenuous. Do we think we can patch up any solution? #theExplanation #AuditClimate

World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017 https://buff.ly/2ANCH3e As #COP23 winds down in Bonn, #CO2emissions wind up in #China and the world. 2017 is nasty year for #climatecontrol. 41 billion tons of CO2 dumped into the #atmosphere. I can’t even give you an example of how many railway carriages that would fill. What is amazing is the impact we #humans now have on something as vast as the atmosphere. We affect the #planet … not the other way around. Throughout history this has never been the case. #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere #Auditclimate

Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution https://buff.ly/2A6wW1H #Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years although scientists are unsure of the cause. We may not know all the details but #environment affects us #humans in more ways than we realize. The more we upset it, the more we upset our own health. The opposite is also true. Are we filling or emptying the glass with environmental care or damage? #theExplanation #AuditPollution

Barbuda PM calls for help from Britain to rebuild island devastated by hurricane https://buff.ly/2iNsWyG Remember #Barbuda? Devastated by #hurricaneIrma and totally evacuated of its 1800 inhabitants for Jose. Uninhabited for the first time in 300 years. These families are climate refugees living on #Antigua, few have or can return. The last article in #Google dates back to 28th Oct. Today is Dec. 4. Very little help has been forthcoming. News doesn’t last long anymore… and people pay the price. Is our cup getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditClimate

What You Need to Know About ‘Silent Crises’ https://buff.ly/2leFwEf At this time of the year this is not maybe an appropriate topic. I didn’t know there are that many #naturaldisasters going on internationally. Bad #weather and #climate are making inroads into worldwide welfare. Most of this is beyond our control. What can be done to help? #theExplanation #AuditClimate

Megadisasters devastated America in 2017. And they’re only going to get worse. https://buff.ly/2D8SEne According to #insurance companies 2017 was the worst year for natural #catastrophes between the #floods and the fires, hailstorms and #hurricanes. Let’s hope 2018 let’s up. #theExplanation #AuditAtmosphere


3 #AuditWater

Turning point: Reef inspector http://buff.ly/2st9pXf Coral Reef endangerment due to bleaching is becoming an ecological disaster. The elephant in the room is climate change causing the water to heat up. Also, with increased seaside tourism, tons of sunscreen lotion with nonbiodegradable elements wash into the sea and affect the algae food supply causing the coral to starve and turn white … hence the name: coral bleaching. #theExplanation #AuditWater

The fight to save thousands of lives with sea-floor sensors http://buff.ly/2v6vrgT #Technology to detect and transmit #underwater land movement has made incredible progress. However, consider a massive ocean-floor fault just 50km from a densely populated shoreline. We don’t know when, we’re waiting but this is much bigger than #sensors. #theExplanation #AuditWater

Air guns used in offshore oil exploration can kill tiny marine life http://buff.ly/2vtw3N5 #zooplankton killed off, commercial #fish species endangered. Maybe we need #oil but we also need fish. The dilemma needing both when the obtention of one obliterates the other. What do you do? #theExplanation #AuditWater

The Aral Sea Story – How Humanity Uses and Misuses Water https://buff.ly/2hoPZPr #Humankind is ambiguous. We can both destroy our bodies of #water or indeed depollute and preserve them. We can enhance or mar our water supply system. Whatever happens human beings have an effect on this precious commodity. It is appropriate to ask the question: Is the glass of clean/usable water getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditWater

We Just Dumped 11 Million Pounds of Plastic in the Ocean https://buff.ly/2yndADo Tuesday’s The Explanation blog post focuses on the positive and unfortunately negative effect of what and how #water is a vector of #transport. This article shows the pros and cons of #BoyanSlat’s ‘#OceanCleanup’ project to start collecting #plastic from the Great #Pacific #Garbage #Patch. #theExplanation #AuditWater

Baltic Sea ‘dead zone’ development, 1969 – 2015 https://buff.ly/2g4ZSl0 Imagine an area #Mississippi or #Switzerland with no #birds or #animals! Unimaginable. Well, the #BalticSea #deadzones cover that area. No #oxygen means no #marinelife because of #algaeblooms fed by dumping garbage into the #Sea. Are we going to, can we clean this up? Will the Baltic Sea live again? #theExplanation #AuditWater

Nourishing Water: Fish, Fishing Villages, Dead Zones and Shipwrecks https://buff.ly/2z73Kpp #Life needs nourishing on a daily basis. Physical #food to #fuel the body. #Oceans, #lakes and #rivers provide that. In the Gironde estuary near #Bordeaux in France we once produced caviar. No more, now it’s started again, in ponds. The #BalticSea nourished millions, no more. Attempts to revive polluted waters are underway but, as I often ask, is the glass of prosperity getting fuller or emptier? that’s what Audit of the universe is all about. #theExplanation #AuditWater

Water Resources: Coral Reefs, Sodas, Colorado River and Crops https://buff.ly/2zvyzIb We’re at the point where #farming in certain countries uses #wastewater to irrigate their crops. Contaminated products that end up on the market and even in our plates. #Water management is a worldwide concern. #theExplanation #AuditWater


4 #AuditLand  #AuditPollution  #AuditResources  #AuditEcology  #AuditEnvironment

Govern land as a global commons http://buff.ly/2sKf07W We’ve reached a crossroads in world population and land use for #agriculture. Where next? #theExplanation #AuditLand

The Vittel Case https://buff.ly/2iKdeno Vittel proves that changing agricultural practices benefits both the economy and individual lives. #theExplanation #AuditLand

Developing countries: Growing threat of urban waste dumps http://buff.ly/2t5JWCF By 2025 it will be enough to fill a line of #rubbish trucks 5,000 kilometres long every day. This is a real down-to-conundrum. Some #cities have made great #progress to improve but globally who is facing this issue? #theExplanation #AuditPollution

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment https://buff.ly/2v8mgMo The Explanation is not the only one doing an #Audit of the #Environment. #NationalGeographic has always done it and is scrutinizing the #Trump administration. Read on, the picture reveals that the glass of peace and prosperity is getting emptier. #theExplanation #AuditEnvironment

Explaining the Deadly Sierra Leone Mudslide https://buff.ly/2vkbGS0 #Deforestation taking place on hilltops, clogged drainages and the removal of #mangroves are factors likely to contribute to future #flooding and #mudslides. We don’t see tree roots, but they hold #topsoil and #earth together. Is the glass of environmental care getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditLand

Mexico Earthquake, Strongest in a Century, Kills Dozens https://buff.ly/2x8Uj9k People debate about natural #catastrophes like this Mexican #earthquake of #Irma and Jose. Yes, it’s terrible. Yes, people suffer. Yes, they need help and hope and support. Is there a learning curve here? Shouldn’t we be paying more attention to our #environment? Shouldn’t we be working with our environment … rather than trying to beat it? Can #humans beat the environment? #theExplanation #AuditLand

Reclassify waste to shift the nuclear landscape https://buff.ly/2zMogfm Solutions to #solutions: Use #nuclear power > store nuclear waste > contaminate land and water: More than one-third of the 177 underground storage tanks at #Hanford, Washington state, have leaked and contaminated groundwater. Sometimes, oftentimes … #human #reasoning is convoluted. There are positive and negative #consequences of our decisions and actions. Is the glass filling or emptying? #theExplanation #AuditPollution

Imported candy at top of contaminated food list in California https://buff.ly/2iLrFaV Believe it or not, this problem is the #overdose of #lead in #candy. Nobody is against the need for #technology and manufacturing including the use of lead. But, when it ends up in our #food then don’t we have to go back to basics and think about how and why we have lead in candy? Why the #health of tens of thousands of #kids is being impacted? #theExplanation #AuditHealth #AuditPollution

Fertile Farmland of Paramount Importance, Especially in Third World Countries https://buff.ly/2iShFNd How often to we stop to think and realize that everything we eat, do, make, play comes from or is associated the #earth, the #land under our feet. If and when we let that lesson sink in then maybe we’ll treat it with a little more worthiness. #theExplanation #AuditLand

The Land: Industrial Fertilizer or Organic Farming and Rare Earth metals https://buff.ly/2hDnACm there are certain things we don’t pay much, if any, attention to. One is the #earth and #land we walk on. And yet, it ‘supports’ us #humans not just so we can stand up but it nourishes us and yields #resources from which we manufacture practically everything we use and play with. Land is primordial. #theExplanation #AuditLand


5 #AuditFlora

Biodiversity moves beyond counting species http://buff.ly/2rRTFMD Another breakthrough, #biodiversity is even more than ‘richness of traits’. It is interconnectivity at the highest level. You can generally read a word by recognizing its consonants but adding some, most or all of the vowels makes it complete. Similarly with biodiversity. Have biologists reached the stage where they can identify all the ‘traits’ in a given species? Certainly there are ‘lesser influences’ but #ecology is the interconnectivity of the whole, all the various elements in an ecosystem. #theExplanation #AuditFlora

Italy rebuked for failure to prevent olive-tree tragedy https://buff.ly/2vEZKLF Some environmentalists fight researchers over the cause of dying #olive trees. the #environmentalists have also stopped the felling of diseased trees which is an effort to stop progress of the infection into Northern Italy. While the judicial crisis deepens, the disease makes further inroads into Italy and other areas in Europe. #theExplanation #AuditFlora

Reassess dam building in the Amazon http://buff.ly/2svDjdJ This article says: The framework avoids the common pitfall of evaluating each dam in isolation. It’s not just #dams. Have we forgotten that everything … and I mean everything to do with our planet, within the Universe, is connected. It’s a puzzle with the all the pieces assembled … perfectly. It’s coherent completeness. With 17% of the world’s fresh #water supplies the #Amazon is a huge reservoir. What are we doing? #theExplanation #Auditwater #Auditflora

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17 https://buff.ly/2vEsBzH #Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine, and coastal #ecosystems and are designated “learning places” for testing different #sustainable approaches. http://buff.ly/2taTsWs Mankind is becomeing more aware of and trying to learn more about its environment … and do something about preserving it. #theExplanation #AuditFlora

The Plant Paradox: Are All Vegetables Good for Us? http://buff.ly/2tHBhru Healthy diets are not easy to come by, more controversy. But, Flora is the mainstay of all vibrant life … amazing how it’s an important piece in the inventory and Audit of our Earth. #theExplanation #AuditFlora

Aboriginal fire management https://buff.ly/2utkdST #Ancestral #knowledge can be better than #contemporary knowledge. Being boss of the #fire was always the way. NOT fire being the boss of us, that’s the #lesson from the old #people. #theExplanation #AuditFlora

Wildfires: How They Form, And Why They’re So Dangerous https://buff.ly/2xLNvx5 What’s happening in #CA is tragic. Did you know #Portugal is having 3 days of mourning as a result of #fires and loss of life in their own country? We’ve let things get out of hand. The right type of fire is beneficial–see the short video about #Sequoias–it enhances and regenerates #nature–a sort of renewal or ‘reset’ as the author puts it. #theExplanation #AuditFlora


6 #AuditFauna

Two-Headed Porpoise Found For First Time http://buff.ly/2t6xyCS Unnatural sea creatures. What could be the cause? This one couldn’t be examined … but is it the result of humankind’s effect on our oceans? #theExplanation #Auditfauna

Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines https://buff.ly/2wSdjZ3 We emphasize that the sixth mass #extinction is already here and the window for effective action is probably two or three decades at most. All signs point to ever more powerful #assaults on #biodiversity in the next two decades, painting a dismal picture of the future of #life, including #human life. #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Ocean Life Eats Tons of Plastic—Here’s Why That Matters https://buff.ly/2x7WrNT #Humankind has turned the world’s #oceans into what #scientists call a “plastic soup.” And guess who the end #consumer of this soup is? You and me. We’re chewing on our own #garbage. #theExplanation #AuditFauna #AuditPollution

New Amazon Species Discovered Every Other Day https://buff.ly/2jb7pzw Scientists found 216 plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 20 mammals, 19 reptiles, and one bird. And yet they say: #Amazon destruction could push many of these species to #extinction before #scientists have the chance to #study them. Is the glass of #life getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Artificial warming trial reveals striking sea-floor changes https://buff.ly/2wt3PSA One scientist said: “But I would never have expected that the #warmingeffects would be so easily discernible with the #human eye.” People might think the ‘balance of #nature’ statement is outdated. Tell that to the #sea organisms which were subjected to just one degree of warmer #temperature. #theExplanation #AuditFauna #AuditEcology

Species may appear deceptively resilient to climate change https://buff.ly/2n4fd8f More evidence of the intricate interplay between all pieces of our planetary puzzle: #Plants and #animals whose #habitats serve as “ecological air conditioning.” Just like we humans have a #home so do a lot of plants and animals. As long as their ‘home’ is safe, so are they. It’s not just about caring for animals, it’s caring for their habitat. #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why https://buff.ly/2z4vwpo Did you know: #Fish only eat and grow during the day, many #fishfarms expose their stock to bright lights 24 hours a day. I didn’t know that. When we don’t follow nature’s way there seems to always be a drawback somewhere … even if it takes us years to figure it out. Funny how #nature has a better way of doing things, or is it? #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Fauna as gods and Livestock, Humans both Revere and Eat Animals https://buff.ly/2CgLVXd Videos about cute #cats are the rage … pandas are everyone’s favorite animal. And pet reptiles are on the increase. #Animals and #humans are inseparable. What is the role of fauna and that of humans? #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Fauna as gods and Livestock, Humans both Revere and Eat Animals https://buff.ly/2qE6DhY #Animals occupy a central role in the existence of #humanity. We use them for #transport, #food, clothing, recreation, #religion… Many of these activities have become rather controversial … to say the least. What is the real role of animals in our lives? And do we humans have responsibilities towards them? #theExplanation #AuditFauna

New Slaughtering Rules Pit Dutch Religious Freedoms Against Animal Rights https://buff.ly/2CS6FES The deeper issue is #government control over minority practices and even deeper the isolation of minority groups. In this case #Jews and #Muslims. All because of #animalrights when we’re not even sure what an animal really is! And what humanity’s duty is towards #animals. #theExplanation #AuditFauna

Unlucky fish eaten by bigger fish and then gobbled up by a greedy crocodile https://buff.ly/2r3WNX7 The chain of #life. The balance of #nature. Animals eating #animals. Only #humanity gets in the way and more than often spoils the #environment and upsets this chain of life. #theExplanation #AuditFauna


7 #AuditLife

Frequency dependence limits divergent #evolution by favouring rare immigrants over residents http://buff.ly/2rpQdVN This is a very short introduction to a complex aspect of evolution. My opinion is that you can’t know if one plus one is going to equal two. More complexity to an already complex subject. #theExplanation #AuditLife

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold https://buff.ly/2DotwHO I’m in the process of writing about human #life and especially our respect for it. This article deals with dead #human bodies but it does reveal a callousness when it comes to life, #death and financial gain. Somehow we’ve lost the admiration and reverence for #humanlife. Is it because of the individualistic society we live in? #theExplanation #AuditLife


8 #AuditHumanBody

New concerns raised over value of #genome-wide disease studies http://buff.ly/2uxz5QJ This article states: These ‘peripheral’ #DNA variants probably act through complex biochemical regulatory networks to influence the activity of a few ‘core’ #genes that are more directly connected to an illness. It’s time to realize how complex the body is and how #plasticity plays a role in making each human an individuality. #theExplanation #AuditBody

Gene-expression study raises thorny ethical issues https://buff.ly/2g3WMd6 This article reveals: #Scientists have identified thousands of #DNA variants linked to different health conditions, but most lie in stretches of the #genome that are devoid of protein-coding #genes and are, instead, likely to alter the activity of other genes. Researchers hope to join the dots between non-coding variants and #geneexpression. This says the health conditions are in what we considered the ‘junk genes’. This points out just how intricate it all is. #theExplanation #AuditHumanBody

53 Teaspoonfuls of Sugar per Day in USA – (poor) Nutrition https://buff.ly/2Dh61Uy Thats the amount of #sugar intake in over-nourished parts of the #world. There are also plenty under-nourished. Both lack trace elements in their bodies. Availability of #food and more importantly, #nourishment are world issues. #theExplanation #AuditBody

Body Care – Day in, Day out Our Physical Body is Present. How do we Treat it? https://buff.ly/2EVDwO8 What we put in our bodies eventually shows. Unfortunately suppliers and manufacturers don’t always play according to the rules and we end up with junk #food choices in the supermarket. Still, there are choices and a #healthy body does depend, to a certain extent on a healthy #diet. #theExplanation #AuditBody


9 #AuditBrainMind  #AuditBrain  #AuditMind

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury https://buff.ly/2wWCdWf Just read the 1st four paragraphs to better understand the strength of your #brain and its protective casing, your #skull as well as its need for our #care. We can abuse the brain with impacts to the #head or loud #explosions and then the softer tissue inside runs into its walls at or near the speed of impact. Our brains need our attention. #theExplanation #AuditBrain

The Sounds of Silence http://buff.ly/2r3cBEe The realization that whatever goes on inside or outside our bodies affects the #mind. Are we just making ‘noise’ about this understanding or are we doing something to remedy it? #theExplanation #AuditMind

Physical Safety or Emotional Security? http://buff.ly/2taH0Cz #Mental #health related to daily living has taken center stage in our quest for balanced lives. Why is the #mind so central? And,first of all what is the mind and its role? #theExplanation #AuditBrainMind

Brain images display the beauty and complexity of #consciousness http://buff.ly/2sXbjwv Extremely intricate, these images ‘only’ display little parts of the brain. It’s impossible to imagine the complexity of all these ‘pieces’ working together instantaneously and continually to oversee the life of each one of us. I’m not sure whether ‘consciousness’ is the right choice of words here. These images show functioning parts of the #brain … awareness, #mind, memories, can you scan those? #theExplanation #Auditbrainmind

Genes, Ions, and Other New Frontiers in Psychiatry http://buff.ly/2tXjuvj This article is complex but a rapid perusal by the uninitiated reveals that dealing with the disorders of the #brain and mind #are not easy–at all. One of the key questions is: can brain #medication fix the mind? A more fundamental question is: What’s the difference between the brain and mind? #theExplanation #AuditBrainMind

Gunman Who Shot GOP Congressman Was a ‘Loner’ http://buff.ly/2sdPysE It’s not the ‘outer appearance of any individual that counts … it’s the inner-being. Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who chatted with Hodgkinson at the gym, said “I never saw him get mad when people were talking good, bad or ugly about any of the #political parties,” Euille told The Associated Press. “He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought.” … The inner-being is the #mind … what are we doing to help people’s minds be respectable and decent? #theExplanation #Auditmind

The Most Effective Psychotherapy For Borderline Personality http://buff.ly/2te28rv The best way to deal with #mental #disorders. Why is the #mind preponderant with #humankind? The way to prepare and work with the mind is primordial. #theExplanation #AuditMind

“Better Care” Could Mean No Care https://buff.ly/2wFMo2u The positive side is our awareness of this debilitating situation. #Mental #disorders are not only quite common but also quite impairing. Mental #illness has become the last #frontier for #human rights. The mind is central to #humankind’s #welfare. #theExplanation #AuditMind

The Cognitive Audit https://buff.ly/2uFYyqO With a job, #profession, #career, one’s #skills, #training and #knowledge are important but how one’s #mind adapts to new or unexpected circumstances is beyond what we are prepared for. Why and how does the mind adapt to #changing situations? #theExplanation #AuditMind #AuditHumanSingularity

New Research Confirms 9 Ways to Help Beat Dementia https://buff.ly/2xzsE0a Lifestyle #health is important but the keys are elsewhere. #Cognitive stimulation and creative activities. #Social contact via group activity. Why are #humans so dependant on their #minds, #creativity and #neighbors? #theExplanation #AuditMind

Coping With Not Knowing What Happened to a #Missing #LovedOne http://buff.ly/2toJeie #Hope can be a support when there’s #mental turmoil, but hope for what? #theExplanation #AuditMind

We can’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late https://buff.ly/2gaxOfB #Chemical #warfare, atomic warfare, anti-personnel mines … all developed technology that (most) nations have outlawed because of their deadliness. Now come #killerrobots commanded only by their own #algorithms. They choose their own #targets and can #kill indiscriminately. Why can #human minds develop such atrocities? #theExplanation #AuditMind #AuditViolence

Why we need to get better at critiquing psychiatric diagnosis https://buff.ly/2yoYkWq Very complicated article about diagnosing all types of #mental #disorders. Major point: Biological tests are relevant but for the purpose of EXCLUDING other causes. Physical measurable #medical #tests assure #psychiatrists that a BODILY function is not causing the MENTAL disorder. Mental disorders are of the #MIND and you cannot physically test the mind. You can test the #BRAIN because it is physical but the mind is MENTAL and intangible. #theExplanation #AuditMind

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis https://buff.ly/2y71aBX Amazing #woman, amazing untold story about #decoding, amazing mind. Over decades of practice, Elizabeth solved tens of thousands of messages every year, she developed an #intuition, a way of #thinking that made her one of the best in the #world at seeing the shapes of #words in a field of #letters that nobody else could make sense of. I classified this article under #AuditMind because it clearly reveals what the #human #mind is capable of. Yet, nobody really knows why. #theExplanation

Depression https://buff.ly/2GqB8et This week’s Audit of the Universe is about the ‘mind.’ Statistics worldwide are depressive. but the key point of this chapter is not that there’s a severe #mentalhealth issue but that psychologists and scientific research doesn’t really know where the #mind is. How can you really cure something with no knowledge? All #drugs do is hide the issue. #theExplanation #AuditMind

This wearable device can respond to your thoughts https://buff.ly/2EpSabd Nice headline … but not true. As the article says: electrodes pick up neuromuscular signals in your jaw and face that are triggered by internal verbalizations (aka saying words in your head). If you ‘say the words,’ even in your head, it is no longer a thought. Don’t be fooled by the idea the #mind is just a part of your brain. #theExplanation #AuditMind


10 #AuditHumanSingularity

Toxicity as a Stealth Teacher http://buff.ly/2v7bOEw #Relationships, #behavior and the #mind are possibly the three most potent characteristics that confer individuality on a human being. How we combine their myriad aspects makes us what we are. What are we? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’ http://buff.ly/2v7dD4m Beyond social, financial and political pressure why do humans practically always try to get ahead? What incites them to improve their lot in life? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

The Toxic Emotion That Rules Our World http://buff.ly/2vkh9ZY That’s quite a claim: ‘Rules the World’ … by an #emotion. The article states what it is. If emotion(s) shouldn’t be the motivation for #ruling and #reigning what are the criteria for properly ruling oneself, one’s #family, a #company … and all the way up to the #nation? A characteristic of #humankind is that we #rule … but what are the ‘#rules for ruling’? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Quiz: Can You Avoid Wrongdoing? http://buff.ly/2tPSuvq Interesting approach to #choice. Why is it that only #humankind is faced with so many and such difficult choices? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Love Makes You Dumb, Sex Makes You Smart https://buff.ly/2wJNVYv #Love, #sex and #relationships, all more than interesting for #humans. Their effect on our cognitive prowess might of less interest to us. That said, why is that we humans can partake of all four of these activities and then sit around and debate the results?! #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Becoming a Mental Quarterback https://buff.ly/2eLe9zq This article reveals the #singularity of #humankind: Each human-being can #think, #solve problems, use #language and display #emotions based on their surroundings and what they’re feeling. The real questions are how did humankind get this way? and why is it this way? After all, we could have a variety of #human beings … but no, we’re all this way. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Ice Age Predators Found Alongside Oldest Human in Americas https://buff.ly/2gEvVIt When you start out with a little bit of #data, it’s easy to spin a simple scenario,” says Greg McDonald, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management paleontologist “We are now recognizing that it is much more complicated, and this is the real fun of #paleontology. Question: What constitutes ‘#human’? #theExplanation #HumanSingularity

#AuditInventiveness  #AuditCreation #AuditDiscovery

Cryptography: The codes that got away http://buff.ly/2rOrnSS The ingenuity of humankind’s use of the alphabet, its manipulation to code and decode understandable #language. It’s a human singularity to be able to accomplish such a prowess. Think about the imagination of complexity the human mind can undertake. #theExplanation #AudithumanSingularity

Neuroscience: How music meets mind: Nature Research http://buff.ly/2rzikXg Music is beautiful but hyper complex. The relationship between #cognition and #musicappreciation, whether it be #creation or enjoyment is a form of art practiced only by #humanity equipped with a #mind#theExplanation #HumanCreation #AuditHumanSingularity

Eight Reasons Why We Get Bored http://buff.ly/2sHl2K5 Boredom is a universal plague whether it be work or play. .. #boredom rears its ugly head. #Humanity doesn’t understand one of the key ingredients that characterizes all #humankid: we are creative beings. When we don’t #create we become bored. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Airplanes http://buff.ly/2qJ7VUr Birds outfly humanity, so we invented plans and now outfly birds. Only humans have theinventiveness to accomplish whatever they magine. #theExplanation #AuditHumanInventiveness

The Internet Can’t Handle This Teacher’s Trick Math Question https://buff.ly/2yikElQ A light moment with #classicalmusic. An illustration of human #imagination. If you’ve got #kids or been around kids you know they have a wild imagination. The #ideas and #games they come up with. You have to wonder where all these ideas come from. #Animals eat the same thing their entire #lifetime. #Humans imagine millions of #recipes. Where did imagination come from? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

A #Meditation on Love and Loss http://buff.ly/2tpSdmd The author says, I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love. Is ‘belief’ reality? How can we know the purpose of #love, #loss and even #death? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity could be #AuditReligion

25 Great Songs About Following Your Callings http://buff.ly/2sjL4AI Living the authentic life … overflowing with passion … we love those uplifting songs. Worldwide humans crave leading an exciting vibrant full life. Why does humankind have that spark within them? A spark we spend a lifetime igniting and transforming into personal glow. #theExplanation  #AuditHumanSingularity

A series of fortunate events: How our culture made us http://buff.ly/2sFg2qr A clear recognition that #humankind is a totally different #species than any other, by far. Question: Is it because #humans have learned to copy and #teach what they perceive around them? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Toxicity as a Stealth Teacher http://buff.ly/2v7bOEw #Relationships, #behavior and the #mind are possibly the three most potent characteristics that confer individuality on a human being. How we combine their myriad aspects makes us what we are. What are we? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Creative Solutions arise when Minds are Free to Roam https://buff.ly/2uF3al4 #Ideas and #Imagination are powerful #resources for finding one’s way. Why is it that #humankind alone benefits from these tools? #theExplanation #AuditHumanCreation #AuditHumanSingularity

These 10 Huge Discoveries Should’ve Been Nobel Prize Winners https://buff.ly/2fF4Zbc Humankind has never ceased and will never cease to make progress. These #discoveries are among some of the finest #science has to offer. There’s an underlying #question: Why is #humankind, men and women, so obsessed with #discovering new things? Doing it a better way? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditDiscovery

These Wild Pumpkin Carvings Take the Art to the Next Level https://buff.ly/2y41our The point here is: #imagination, #planning with the #mind and #carving with the #hand. A marvelous combination of what every single #human being #worldwide can accomplish, each according to their own proclivities. Not even the most sophisticated #animal has one thread of any of these characteristics when it comes to accomplishing a project. Why do humans have all these characteristics? Why is it worldwide? Ask yourself some fundamental #questions #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Melbourne start-up Planet Innovation turns up heat on Nest with $10m raising plans https://buff.ly/2yHP7Nt Am commenting this article not because of the money or air-conditioning but for its #innovation. There is a way to do things better, more intelligently, more eco-friendly and #PlanetInnovation created, invented an economical, efficient method. When #children ‘make-and-play’ they’re #innovators, we grow up innovating. We coud say it’s in #humankind’s #genes. Ever wondered why? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Three Signs You Are Winning at Life https://buff.ly/2n1GIiI What is #life and living all about? Why do #humans live on planet #Earth the way they do? There’s nothing ‘physical’ about these 3 signs, they’ve all got to do with the #humanmind and how we use it. Humans really are unique. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

#AuditEmotions #AuditCharacteristics #AuditCognitive

Out With Empathy http://buff.ly/2rJLakE  It’s actually part of the problem. Talk about an ‘about-face’, this is swimming upstream. It emphasizes the singularity and uniqueness of each human being. We talk about the #plasticity of the mind but we now know that applies to our bodies, lives and experiences. Have we ever asked the question: Why within the singularity of the #human species we have such plurality? So much so that each one of us is an uncopiable individual. #Audithumansingularity #theExplanation

Why You Should Fear Failure http://buff.ly/2vjQgWd What’s the point of #emotions anyway? Why does #humankind try to avoid #failure and strive for #success? What’s in each human being that motivates (or not) them day after day? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

Mixed Feelings About School http://buff.ly/2tUwF1J Unbalanced #motivation coupled with unbalanced #success can cause increased levels of #stress, #tiredness, and #burnout. #Emotional needs need to be managed in #students bitten by #perfectionism or #procrastination. #theExplanation #AuditEmotions   (sk: need for motivation and success)

The 1 Skill College Students Wish Their Parents Taught Them https://buff.ly/2wFGlyn It’s emotional preparedness includes the ability to: Take care of oneself; Adapt to new environments; Control negative #emotions or #behavior; and Build positive #relationships. This is the basis of #human #society starting with the #individual and then their circle, particularly their #family. #theExplanation #AuditEmotions

Our greatest creation: Where maths comes from and what it’s for https://buff.ly/2gY9fPM It seems as if #humans are the only #animals with the #cognitive ability to hack their way through the undergrowth. But where does this #ability come from? Why did we develop it? And what is it for? Excellent question! Get the answers. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditCognitive

“The difficulty of seeing one’s own biases” https://buff.ly/2y1dZio Whether we’re ‘normal’… if that can be defined! or a little or a lot abnormal, we certainly all have different #personalities. This article focuses on the difficulty of seeing one’s own #biases, but I would ask the question why does each one of us have their particular outlook? After all, wouldn’t it be so much easier if we think and act alike? Yes, maybe … but we don’t. So why are we such individualistic #individuals? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditHealth

#AuditGood&Evil #AuditMorality

The General Running Duterte’s #Antidrug War http://buff.ly/2rAFueX The complexity of eradicating widespread #crime. Why is man characterized by such extremes of good and bad behavior? #theExplanation #AuditGood&Evil

Your Old Cell Phone Can Help Save the Rain Forest http://buff.ly/2t7p2Ef  Why is it that humankind possesses both positive and negative #genius to do immense good and harm. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

#AuditHumanCommunication #AuditHumanLanguage

No Confessing Our Partner’s Sins http://buff.ly/2w8Umkh A good guideline is to search out the part that we contributed to the #breakdown. It is enormously helpful when both #partners agree to #mutual #accountability. Only then can a positive shift take place in the #conversation. #theExplanation #AuditMarriage #AuditCommunication

How Speaking a Second Language Affects the Way You Think https://buff.ly/2xFcl5T Psychologists now analyze every aspect of #humanity. The Explanation asks and answers the most fundamental #questions: Why does every single human being, no matter what their #race or location is, have the processes and full gamut of #language, #thought and #emotion? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditHumanLanguage

Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship https://buff.ly/2fqrCgs #Freedom of #speech, so dear to us in the West, is not the cup of tea to a lot of #nations #worldwide. #Words are powerful tools, to be wielded with great care be it in the West or the East. Only #humanity can compose beautiful prose and poetry and at the same time manipulate others with words. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditHumanCommunication

How Your Words Mask or Reveal Power and Compliance https://buff.ly/2y7BfuY Language and hence #words, is one of the most amazing possessions we #human beings have access to. It’s origin, its multitude (about 7000 worldwide), its acquisition by #children #worldwide, it’s use to speak, compose and #communicate concrete #information abstract #emotions… How we use language says an awful lot about each of us. We analyze the grammar but we know so little about the why of language. #theExplanation #AuditHumanLanguage

#AuditHumanChallenge

Three Steps to Elevate Your Perspective http://buff.ly/2vsbbcj Why can each one of us have #thoughts? Allow #stimuli into our #consciousness? Have #opinions, #knowledge, #dreams, and #values. #Human #minds continually explore new #perspectives as we face #challenges. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity

#AuditHumanResponsibility  (sk This is something we should learn as a child)

The Humanity of Regret https://buff.ly/2ufKunA Basic #humanity is the innate capacity for interest in the well-being of others. In #adversity it motivates sacrifice. In #emergency it motivates #rescue. It allows us to grow beyond the limitations of personal #experience and #prejudice. The more in touch with basic humanity, the more humane we feel. When out of touch with it, we feel less humane. #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingulariry

Death of Man in Skyscraper Fall in China Puts a Spotlight on ‘Rooftopping’ https://buff.ly/2AONgHK Is this #bravery or #stupidity? risk-taking or law-breaking? You decide. The point I want to emphasize is … would any animal do this? I don’t think so. So, why do bravery, stupidity, #risktaking and #lawbreaking and so many other attributes characterize #humans only? #theExplanation #AuditHumanChallenge


11 #AuditHumansFunction

University systems allow sexual harassers to thrive https://buff.ly/2zrYlgR #Sexualharassment An article with practical steps to foresee problems. Unfortunately this situation is part of larger issues: #Behavior for the perpetrators. #Justice for the victims. Both of these are part of how #humankind functions. If we don’t understand the basics, sooner or later the house of cards collapses. #theExplanation #AuditHumansFunction

  1. #AuditHumanNature

Varieties of Truth? http://buff.ly/2viyNQy This is a must read article for anyone really interested in finding #truth. It clearly explains what truth is, where it comes from and how to be careful in ascertaining it. In a #world of free-flowing #information can we really know what truth is? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior #AuditHumanNature (sk This article can be in #AuditBehavior, but the essence of it reveals human nature)

To reduce #gender biases, acknowledge them https://buff.ly/2xEaZVd The author writes: ‘we first need to become aware of our own biases’. Yes, and it’s much more than biases. We want to #change the #world (we’re not sure to what though). But that change starts with each of us. This self-change is one of the 7 keys of how #humans #function. #theExplanation #AuditHumansFunction 

  1. #AuditFreeWill

I survived a tsunami of online hate and now fight to help others https://buff.ly/2eYLZEz this is a perfect example of how something, in this case, #internet, can be used for both #good and #bad. It depends on the #orientation of people’s #minds and how they express that in their #behavior. Anyone can go either way. In the end, behavior is a #freewill #choice . #theExplanation #AuditFreeWill

  1. #AuditBehavior

Negative traits: #AuditSociety #AuditFamine #AuditSuicide #AuditTerrorism #AuditViolece (Anxiety, Lies, War, Drugs)
Positive traits: #AuditTruth  #AuditCourage #AuditONG #AuditUN (Peace)

Should we stop saying ‘commit’ suicide? https://buff.ly/2uUSG0X Semantics about a serious matter. Minor cogitations about a major growing issue touching all #ages in #society today. How can we better prevent such #suicide? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Swiss banker admits paying millions in bribes to Fifa executive Julio Grondona http://buff.ly/2rO1Ir7 money, money, money … Is it the root of all evil? After all, we can use it for charity. #theExplanation #AuditCorruption

Sexual Assault on Campus https://buff.ly/2f8rK78 #Campus should be one of the most invigorating experience for a young person’s new life, oftentimes, the first time away from #home. #Sexual #assault is a sad state for our #society to be in. Where did it go wrong and how can we prepare young people to face the outside #world? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior #AuditSex

#Suicide: A Senseless Tragedy https://buff.ly/2jOjgUs A very touching, insightful read. It expresses the heart of the matter. There’s much to say but I want to only focus on the intro: As #humans, we are hardwired to make sense of things. To analyze, formulate, and reason. We’re perpetually mining for #meaning—especially when there’s #chaos. That’s our human singularity: the ‘why questions’. And that’s the point of The Explanation. There’s no quick formula to answer a heartfelt article like this. It takes times and building and understand. #theExplanation #AuditSuicide

Unspeakable: Why Words Can’t Describe the Las Vegas Shooting https://buff.ly/2xOHyDw As the author says: Many people attempted to find something meaningful to say in 140 characters. Practically all has been said so I won’t add to it. When #tragedy strikes what is a healthy outlook … beyond and maybe helping overcome the #grief? Maybe rather than criticizing and blaming we could look inwards and around and ask what’s happening to me? To us? Where are we? Where are we going? This could be a time of reflection. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Models of Respect https://buff.ly/2icnzse Short and wise article. “I want to see how people are treating other #people, human being to #humanbeing,” says the author. It’s all about #relationships. And it’s part of behavior. Did you know that #behavior is the result of #humannature and #freewill? Think about it, relationships characterize #humans, it’s part of our nature. Respect may or may not be exercised by each of us planetwide–it is a free will #choice as to whether we do it or don’t do it. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Taliban suicide attackers kill scores of #Afghan soldiers in #Kandahar https://buff.ly/2gDD5Nn This #terrorist attack and many others unfortunately, continue unabated, around the #world. The question is: What the remedy? How can this be turned around and stopped? How do you handle situations where people don’t #fear the ultimate fear … that of losing their #life? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior #AuditTerrorism

Millennial Distress: Why More? Why Now? https://buff.ly/2iRIGNk He identifies and expands the major issue without really admitting it: ‘The broader picture is not a statement of what’s broken or wrong with contemporary #society, but a reflection of evolving societal trends and cultural norms, with strongest influences coming from economics and technology.’ His conclusion is to try helping #millennials through this labyrinth. Has society reached the point of no return? Only when we question societal #behavior will we be able to move forward. But we’re not going to do that, are we? #theExplanation #AuditSociety

Teen Girls Make Threats Inspired by ‘Pretty Little Liars’ https://buff.ly/2zKlOGD Tell us that #games, #entertainment, #music, #movies do not influence young, adolescent (and old) minds. Tell us that our #culture and #environment have no influence over #behavior. Tell us that we’re free to say and publish whatever goes through our minds. And then we wonder why we have the #society we do. Is the glass of decency and respect getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

French Rock Icon Johnny Hallyday Has Died Aged 74 https://buff.ly/2zTH9O0 #Johnny, #Sylvie, #Sheila, #Francoise, #France, #Eddy … singing stars I grew up with in the 60s. Still French stars today. Each with their voice, style and presence. Their works and many others will live on and mark #history. The good and the bad will be remembered and even celebrated. What is the basis for deciding what an individual’s place and value should be in history? #theExplanation #AuditSociety

The Silicon Valley paradox: one in four people are at risk of hunger https://buff.ly/2C4EH7N Not just #SiliconValley, not just the #USA. While we talk about billion dollar mergers between #Disney and #Fox … millions of people can’t even put proper bread on their tables. America’s #homeless population rises for the first time since the Great #Recession. #theExplanation #AuditSociety

Violence against referees https://buff.ly/2F9txAG Short video to illustrate the #violence against #referees is a big and growing problem worldwide. It’s more with youth #soccer games than adult games. It’s clear something is missing in the teaching of what #respect is. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

#AuditLies

How Do You Know If Supplement Claims Are Hype or Truth? https://buff.ly/2uq0F5Y There’s aHow Do You Know If Supplement Claims Are Hype or Truth? https://buff.ly/2uq0F5Y  There’s an increasing number of #fraudulent claims associated with #nutritional and #fitness products in the market. Why are #producers and #distributors #lying in the first place? #theExplanation #AuditHealth #AuditLies

How the Quantity of Trump’s Lies Compares to Obama’s https://buff.ly/2CnHHMG I’m commenting this article not because of #Trump or #Obama or comparisons but because of #lies. Do we realize that if the head, top #leadership, lies, it’s like a #cancer that spreads and infects. Many believe lies and spread them even further. How long before these #metastasis become #incurable? #theExplanation #AuditLies

Fight the silencing of gun research http://buff.ly/2ro19nF Beyond the evidence that the widespread presence of #guns causes more #deaths the question is,why is there such a human fascination for weapons? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

The Ugly Truth About Silencing Women https://buff.ly/2vxIR8f Disparaging a #woman’s physical #apprearance is certainly sidestepping the essence of what she has to say. It’s akin to criticizing an #individual rather than #listening and focusing on their #words. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

#AuditViolence (see #AuditHumansReason: unintentional gun deaths compared to cancer)
War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics
https://buff.ly/2w9pOBA #Family #insecurity and #fear. Country riddled with #conflict, #torture, forced labour and #sexual #violence drive #refugees to seek safer havens. The real problem is #leadership, or lack of it, in the home countries. Why and what’s the solution? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists? https://buff.ly/2ittbxT Just read the last paragraphs about ‘devoted actors’ annimated by ‘sacred values’ #Terrorism is a ‘#mind’ issue, not a #military problem. This article discusses potential solutions based on integrating people, everyone, into society. #Human #society is unique. Why is it so? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Head injuries in sport must be taken more seriously https://buff.ly/2wQlN5c Signs of degenerative brain disease in 110 of 111 #NFL players tested positive. 91% of college-level #players and 21% of those who played only at high school were also positive. However, it seems unlikely that #highcontact #sports will ever be truly #safe; nor are they likely to disappear any time soon. Individual #athletes must continue to make their own judgements. How has society prepared them for such important decisions? #theExplanation

Family strife, threats preceded Texas church massacre by former U.S. airman https://buff.ly/2m1VR2J How unfortunate. Will we continue to focus on the ‘#weapons’ or even ‘#mentalhealth problems at the highest level – #deranged’? What is the real cause for such a situation and so many others? Is #society playing a role in these troubled shootings? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

Children bear ‘disproportionate lethal impact’ of Syrian war, say researchers https://buff.ly/2zVf7l5 It’s not just the number of #children killed. That’s horrifying in itself. But, it’s the impact of #war, fear, fleeing, #hunger on infant minds and developing lives. A generation of scarred human beings … how can you build stable #families, #cities, #nations on rubble? Can we bomb and cajole people into peace?! #theExplanation #AuditViolence

Mice learn to avoid the rat race https://buff.ly/2CwKc37 This article reveals the extent of ‘animal sociology’. A few excerpts: For male mice, like many other animals, size, aggressiveness strongly determines social rank. These experiments have provided a compelling demonstration of a transition from aggressive to more-egalitarian interactions. There’s a whole range of powerful techniques in the #neuroscience toolbox, to be brought to bear on the these tricky but important social questions. The point is: Why do #animals and #humans act the way they do? Is neuroscience supposed to affect social behavior? Are we all going to be wired?! #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Police have killed 1,147 people in the U.S. in 2017. https://buff.ly/2CY6rjm This is not about statistics it’s about thinking about what’s happening in #society. When the head is sick it affects the whole body. Is the #world getting sicker or a better place to live in? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

#AuditDrugs

Microdosers say tiny hits of LSD make your work and life better http://buff.ly/2t0jcUu Microdosers say tiny hits of LSD make your work and life better #Anxiety, #depression and #wellbeing. All are top-of-the-list health issues today along with #selfmedication. Why is it that in the most advanced #society on Earth we have such conundrums? What have we missed regarding mental health? #theExplanation #Auditdrugs #Audithealth

Fish on Drugs May Help Cure Opioid Addiction https://buff.ly/2eRrpTa Think about this ‘solution’ to drug addiction. Turning fish into #drug #addicts! #Human #imagination will stop at nothing to try and solve problems. Will this really help? Why do humans take drugs? How can it be reduced and stopped? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior #AuditDrugs

Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction? https://buff.ly/2eR4HdV Every 25 minutes in the #UnitedStates, a baby is born addicted to #opioids. Frightening statistics. Is #drugaddiction a #brain error? Or is it a societal deviation? #theExplanation #Auditbehavior #Auditdrugs

Opioid Addiction: Is This a War We Can Win? https://buff.ly/2wsd1eP Strengthen #Families and #Communities … entitled to a #healthy and rewarding #life. Yes, that’s the basis. Unfortunately, at the same time, USA federal data shows #drug #overdose deaths are on the rise, despite federal and state efforts to curb the crisis. We try to win on the one side and are losing on the other. We’re trying to treat both the cause and the effect. Is the glass of health and reward getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditDrugs

Performance Enhancing #Drugs in Everyday Life https://buff.ly/2hxV9WA Descriptive article about what’s going on behind the scenes in personal lives. Authors writes, “this is truly a #social, #medical, #legal, #health, #psychological and #philosophical conundrum.” In other words, it’s a mess. Ever stopped to think: what’s the cause of the problem? How did we get into this mess? #theExplanation #AuditDrugs

Olympics: Evidence found in Sochi drugs probe to charge athletes, IOC says https://buff.ly/2iu0fGU #FIFA #WorldCup2018 draw in Moscow amid state-organized doping of Russian athletes for the 2014 #Sochi Winter Olympic Games. #Doping of #athletes is a worldwide phenomena for both professional and amateur sports. #Sport is supposed to be for physical development and achievement, as well as for enjoyment and satisfaction. Why is there such a dark side to sport? Why has prestige and winning gotten the better of participation and values? #theExplanation #AuditDrugs

Opiate deaths demand serious action https://buff.ly/2Az4LIB #Morphine, #codeine, #Tylenol, #aspirin … all household names. All associated with #opium and are widely diverted to treat pain of all sorts nowadays. So much so that it is the number one killer of under-50s in the #USA. We’re waking up. or are we? to find we’ve got a huge #drugaddiction problem that is going to be hard to solve. What are the alternatives? Is our cup of ‘good health’ getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditDrugs

#AuditSex

Why women don’t report sexual harassment http://buff.ly/2tgKlCT What we ‘think’ and ‘do’ are sometimes two different things. #thExplanation #AuditBehavior #AuditSex

Victims of American Hedonism Counted in Millions of Unborn http://buff.ly/2trikok The origin of #abortion. Prominent new-left theorists, such as Herbert Marcuse, championed Sigmund #Freud’s “pleasure principle.” Marcuse argued – and campus radicals eagerly embraced – the notion that #sex was the key to #individual fulfillment. #Marriage and the traditional #family were to be subverted through sexual perversity and #promiscuity. It was Marcuse who coined the phrase “Make love, not war.” #theExplanation #AuditSex

The Nine Ingredients of Great #Sex https://buff.ly/2za7mvv Most of these points are valid but some are not. Can you spot which ones? Look for the word ‘assume’. You know what that means: make an ‘ass out of u and me’. There is a huge element missing here… a four letter word … no, not that one. It starts with ‘L’ and ends with ‘E’. Otherwise it often does end up being the first four-letter word that came to mind. #theExplanation #AuditSex

Female genital mutilation https://buff.ly/2jnLzWf This is a horrible subject and practice and a lot of Westerners are not even aware of it nor its worldwide extent. 200 million women worldwide, 3 million cases of #female #genitalmutilation every year. Because of social, cultural or even supposed religious reasons with absolutely no health benefits whatsoever. This is how twisted human reasoning and behavior can be. #theExplanation #AuditSex

Women Around The World Are Harassed And Abused On Public Transportation https://buff.ly/2oUFExT An everyday, common need: Public #transport yet, #women feel and are unsafe. To the point that women-only train carriages have been rolled out in #Japan, #India, #Brazil, #Egypt, #Iran and #Mexico. But the realization is: This does not get to the root of the problem. Do you know what the #root of #sexualharassment is? If we don’t know, how can we begin to solve this issue? #TheExplanation #AuditSex

#AuditAnxiety

Can Marriage Survive When Your Child Dies Under Your Watch? http://buff.ly/2uI7Kvc Very poignant, very real, be it #death or an #accident. I believe one of the keys to #recovery is looking beyond the circumstances that caused the incident to be able to understand what death is and why it even exists. Yes, this sounds preposterous … but, is it possible to know? #theExplanation #AuditAnxiety

Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria
http://buff.ly/2uuSwfo Progress in #health conservation. Instead of taking #antibiotics, which, in some countries, has reached unprecedented levels, we’ll be taking #genetically #modified #viruses. Quite a perspective if you have strep throat. #theExplanation #AuditHealth

Aid workers warn of ‘devastating’ cholera outbreak in South Sudan
http://buff.ly/2tByADs #Cholera, #war, #displacement, #malnutrition, #famine, #poverty in the world’s youngest #country. Do you even know where it is? #Suffering goes on–why can’t we solve such problems? #theExplanation #AuditSociety

Image doctoring must be halted
http://buff.ly/2uFc1Tw I thought it was just #news #journals but, up to one in five published papers in the #life #sciences includes one or more manipulated #images. To counter this #scientists being hired have to agree in writing to adhere to good scientific practice but this is evidently insufficient. What is really behind manipulation? #theExplanation #AuditLies

Video: How Iran Fights — and Aligns With — Terrorists
http://buff.ly/2toScPX The intricate and contradictory #terrorism #strategy practiced by #Teheran. A short video revealing just how complicated it is. Under such circumstance, how can the #West develop plans to counter #activist activities? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

Do You See What Satan is Doing in Our Times?
 http://buff.ly/2ubD59x Even if you don’t agree with the headline this article makes a statement: If we once believed we should speak the #truth to our people, we must now coddle them, for #fear of #offending anyone. Proper #communication and proper listening is at stake. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Contraception and the Fatima Warnings
http://buff.ly/2hdkVld Interesting information about #contraception. Also about an individuals #conscience in relation to #rules and regulations–Which is primary? And which one really takes priority? #theExplanation #AuditSex #AuditBehavior (sk: this is about the role of the conscience plays in decision making)

More Porn, Less Rape? The Controversy Revisited
http://buff.ly/2tVwweJ Whether you think this conclusion is #right or #wrong, the bigger question is: Do two wrongs, #porn and #rape, make a right? #theExplanation #AuditSex

Two Years After Cecil the Lion’s Death, His Home Sees More Bloodshed
https://buff.ly/2uutL4c #Animal #extinction, #humankind’s propensity to #kill and amass #treasure, sometimes at all costs. Why are we that way and how can these #characteristics be controlled and even stopped? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

#AuditWar

U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test https://buff.ly/2uCuTOa Each day brings its rhetoric regarding North #Korea. How do you deal with a total recalcitrant #person, #community or #nation? #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

#RatkoMladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of #BosnianMuslims https://buff.ly/2mR5LoA Mass #executions, #concetrationcamps. Acts we didn’t think could happen in the Western world. Well, they did, taking the lives of tens of thousands. Why does it take 30 years to bring them to justice? Why do such atrocities happen in the first place? #theExplanation #AuditWar

Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefield https://buff.ly/2zIunlk #Afghanistan, another country ravaged by #war. U.S. has saved it from going under but that intervention has not brought #peace. We all know peace cannot be achieved by force alone, it needs development and the #economy,” said Kunduz police chief Abdul Hameed Hameedi. “Security is much better than last year but we haven’t got what people are expecting yet.” #Law and order and the economy and #corruption are a shambles and future perspectives are not looking good. What does it take to have real #peace? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

“Huge attack” in Congo leaves 15 U.N. peacekeepers dead, dozens hurt https://buff.ly/2iIhq3O Ever heard of the ‘Democratic’ Republic of the Congo? $1.4 Billion spent by the #UN for #peacekeeping since 1999. Almost a million refugees, fleeing the war torn and famished country. There are some ugly scars on our planet… because the #minds of some humans have taken things into their own hands. How do you work with the ‘human minds’? How can you bring a human being from #war-mongering to #peace-making? #theExplanation #AuditUN

#AuditPhilanthropy

Why Ikea’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year https://buff.ly/2hzVTg2 Making a difference for #refugees. Some positive news of #shelters and #dwellings that really work. #Philanthropy is alive and helping where it can. #theExplanation #AuditBehavior

Ecosia’s tree planting projects https://buff.ly/2odxBsi #Trees are one of the most basic land #plants with benefits to water, soil, #animals and #humankind. Here’s a positive example of how it works and how you can #help. #theExplanation #AuditFlora #AuditPhilanthropy

  1. #AuditEthics #AuditRules #AuditMorality

Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option http://buff.ly/2sNRA2R Wrong rules or no rules regarding fire resistant regulations is bad news. Why do humans need rulles and who can make them? #theExplanation #Auditethics

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Suggests Chicago Has Crime Problems Because Of ‘Morality’
http://buff.ly/2ubpyyt  All of us need #ethics and #rules to live together. What happened to them? Who’s repsonsible for teaching this? #theExplanation #AuditEthics

A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics
https://buff.ly/2x55wJS  The #ProTruth Pledge to counter a #PostTruth society. A must read article about the dilemma of lies and #trust on a massive unparalleled scale. #theExplanation #AuditEthics

Top Government Ethics Official Resigns After White House Clashes
https://buff.ly/2hH1cdW The question is: What role does #ethics play in #humankind’s #behavior? Can we do without ethics? #Animals do. #theExplanation #AuditEthics

The ethics issue: The 10 biggest moral dilemmas in science
https://buff.ly/2vV4fFy We know that #ethics are important, but what role do they play in #humankind’s #behavior? Who has the #responsibility and #authority to establish and enforce ethics? Maybe we should get back to the basic #questions first. #theExplanation #AuditEthics

The ethics issue: Should we give other animals rights?
https://buff.ly/2vwJ8Ie Without #ethics each would do only as they please. But we live in a #community not only as #individuals, and we need ethics. Why do #humans, and not #animals, need ethics to direct their #behavior? Who has the authority to set ethics? #theExplanation #AuditEthics

Online hate victims must speak out if the law is to stop the mob https://buff.ly/2y34f41 #Freedom of #speech isn’t always freedom for the recipient. Humanity needs laws to keep #humanity in check. It’s a continual quest for the right #laws and the right #respect of those laws. #theExplanation #AuditEthics

Don’t let disaster recovery perpetuate injustice https://buff.ly/2xL4FOy Disparities exist before #disaster strikes; recovery plans that do not account for these #inequities can easily widen or further embed them. If We do not reconceive the #ethics and #politics of #disasterrecovery efforts, we will not be able to design more effective, fair procedures and projects. Ethics is the forth of the seven keys to understanding how #humankind functions. Without ethics, we cannot build peace and prosperity. #theExplanation #AuditEthics

Australia’s Battle Between Rigidity and Flexibility https://buff.ly/2hPlnGY This article states: ‘With same-sex marriage, for example, Australians are deciding whether the old #rules of #relationships should still be enforced, or loosened’. The #question revolves around ‘rules and regulations’. I assume we humans realize we need rules … but I even wonder about that sometimes. If we need rules then the ultimate question is: Who has the right and #authority to establish the rules? #theExplanation #AuditEthics #AuditRules

Ethics of Internet research trigger scrutiny https://buff.ly/2hVTpJr Some people want to do whatever they want, whenever they please. The word ‘rules’ is a dirty word. But, we #humans need #rules and #ethics. This article ‘#internet and rules’ is to rethink what counts as ‘public’ data, the ethical use of social media. The unprecedented availability of online data, together with machine analysis, is opening up research possibilities that outpace existing ethics frameworks around #privacy, #consent and harm. Who’s responsible for ethics? #theExplanation #AuditEthics

Too much information? The data-driven future of health https://buff.ly/2h7aqgR The multiplication and accessibility to sensitive #personaldata poses problems. Just like having the information to manufacture that first #atomicbomb. The questions of how we responsibly handle our growing capacities in data and #lifesciences are crucial. This is a matter of #ethics. On what basis and who decides what the solution is? #theExplanation # AuditEthics

  1. #AuditJustice #AuditLaw #AuditLove #AuditDiscipline

Restorative #justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by #criminal behaviour leading to transformation of peoplehttp://buff.ly/2qRSFnv  Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. There are alternatives to our failing justice and incarceration systems. On a human level we can do much better. #AuditJustice

#Smoking is finally dying out among young people in the UK and US
http://buff.ly/2tqdc41 #Laws are useful. Why do humans need regulations for their own #protection? #theExplanation #AuditDiscipline

Medicine: Heroes of global health
http://buff.ly/2f7jmog A film, Bending the Arc, discusses what can be done to improve world health. Its name is based on a quote from nineteenth-century social reformer Theodore Parker, who said that society’s actions arc towards justice over time. Is society tending to more or less justice? #theExplanation #AuditJustice #AuditHealth

Turkey’s President Assails U.S. Over Indictment of Ex-Minister https://buff.ly/2wDuhJk These are the words of President Erdogan of #Turkey regarding the #USA, ‘You might be a great #nation but to be a just state is something else’. A ‘just state’ … #justice. What do you think? Justice in the USA, Turkey and other states? There are so many aspects to justice: #leadership, #government, #law, order, #education, enforcement… to name a few. What is the basis and how do we bring this about to obtain a ‘just state’? #theExplanation #AuditJustice

A death sentence, Hawking’s thesis and China’s ambitions https://buff.ly/2hfdibe This article is a summary, Just read the short first one about ‘justice.’ Death sentence pronounced by a #Teheran judge against an #Iranian researcher for collaboration with a foreign #government. #Justice, anywhere and everywhere is supposed to be ‘just.’ This means that #judges, #lawyers, #prosecutors, #witnesses and #defendants, all participants should tell the truth and do what’s right. What is the state of justice worldwide today? #theExplanation #AuditJustice

Hong Kong jailings could lend democracy cause greater legitimacy https://buff.ly/2wIEbgx #Democracy, #ideology, #power, #law and #justice. Potent ingredients, mix with precaution. Hong Kong and other #nations are searching for the right balance. #theExplanation #AuditGovernment 

Three Things Distinguish Hard from Soft Law https://buff.ly/2zRcXm9 An article totally about two types of #law: soft and hard. Both are used in society today, #hardlaw with more constraints has more effect than #softlaw. For those of you readers of the #Bible still wondering about the difference between Old and #NewTestament Law … there are big hints in hard and soft law. Can you see the parallel? #theExplanation #AuditLaw

North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in a Further Challenge to Trump https://buff.ly/2ihCm5m OK, we agree that nobody should be firing ballistic #missiles. So, when someone, anyone defies this what action should be taken to stop such activity? The same question arises with: How to deal with #terrorists, #kidnappers, #murderers, those who use extermination processes or poison gas. Is there a valid solution to these issues … beyond just talking about them or convening the UN? #theExplanation #AuditJustice

Tourists roll up for Morocco’s cannabis trail https://buff.ly/2zL2vNb There’s all sorts of tourism going on. We know about #sex tourism but did you know that recreational #drug tourism is on the rise too. Had to go to a newspaper in Jakarta for this article about #Morocco’s cannabis trail. Beautiful countryside but the main attraction and money earner is drugs. Although forbidden, business thrives. Why is it that #laws that are there to protect us are not norms of behavior? #theExplanation #AuditLaw

  1. #AuditChange #AuditRepentance #AuditSorrow #AuditConscience

Why What I Hate in You Also Says Something about Me https://buff.ly/2uqDnZE Really knowing one’s #inner #self and taking action to #correct it are two of the hardest aspects of #behavior #human-beings have to accomplish. Why is this inward search so difficult? #theExplanation #AuditChange

On the Difficulty of Getting People to Change https://buff.ly/2jTfGIu Change, especially changing oneself … is one of the 7 keys in how #humankind #functions. Without #change there’s no way we’re going to #improve $society … This article points out how difficult change is just stopping being verbose. Imagine people operating deep changes of their own #minds! If it’s so difficult, how will people really change? #theExplanation #AuditChange

Russia leaked “extremely high” radiation but didn’t tell anyone about it for two months https://buff.ly/2jc1B5o All over again? Have we learned anything from #Chernobyl? A #Mayak nuclear reprocessing plant seems to be the cause although there’s denial. It was already the site of a major nuclear #catastrophe in 1957. There is a definite spike in #radiation. Beyond the origin of the problem why is it we humans have such difficulty admitting our #mistakes and correcting them? #theExplanation #AuditConscience

  1. #AuditForgiveness  #AuditLove

The Importance of Forgiveness https://buff.ly/2xMwUtg An important key in how humankind functions. Without forgiveness we live in an ‘I’m right’ egotistical world. We all need to clean the slate and have our own slated cleaned too from time to time. #theExplanation #AuditForgiveness


12 #AuditHumansSocialize #AuditGlobalization

Iraqi Christians targeted for deportation face ‘death sentence’ in Iraq, lawyers say http://buff.ly/2t5gr1M Reading this makes one realize how complex our social problems have become. #Globalization is a reality that includes ethnicity, religiosity, #nationalism, internationalism. The bottom line is: how should peoples socialize? From individuals > communities > nations we’re all intermingled but we don’t have common values, responsibilites and obligations. Where (if they exist) are the standards for #humankind? #theExplanation #Audithumanssocialize

For a Profound Sense of Meaning in Life, Have Sex http://buff.ly/2sxPKVC Sex for #humans is so much more than just a physical act. From start to finish, the mind plays a very important role that this article points out and that we’re only beginning to realize. Let’s ask the question: what does #casual #sex do to the mind? #theExplanation #Audithumanssocialize

How Rejection Sensitivity Derails #Relationships http://buff.ly/2t4vOqb Humans have a fundamental need to belong and to maintain close #bonds with others. Ever wondered why #humans #socialize and maintain bonds for a #lifetime. #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize

Building Resilient Cities https://buff.ly/2eq3edW The state of our #cities today with exploding #urban #growth and their effect on #humankind. Cities can be both a bane and a #burden. What is the #role of physical #habitation in relation to its inhabitants? Be it a house, village or megapole? #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize #AuditCities

Developing nations need more than just money https://buff.ly/2ycdMsr The pros and cons of #globalization regarding scientific projects. The fact there is #international #funding and cooperation reveals how #languages, #cultures and #borders have melted giving place to ‘one-world’. It also reveals the misunderstandings because of specifics of each people and institution. All about #relationships between #people and #nations. Why are there real differences? And why do we all want to work together despite the difficulties? #theExplanation #AuditGlobalization

For Dignity and Development, East Africa Curbs Used Clothes Imports https://buff.ly/2xGURl7 How can #Western giving of used #clothing actually hinder poorer #countries? One would think it’s helping them. Well, we’re undermining the development of their local #textile #industry, throwing their #populations out of work. The current dispute over sending used clothing and #tradebans exposes “the underbelly of #globalization.” Sometimes helping is hurting. #theExplanation #AuditGlobalization

Catalonia’s parliament declares independence from #Spain https://buff.ly/2gNW0VK A new #country in #Europe! It’s not over, probably just the beginning and nobody knows how this is going to end. In many countries whether in Europe or worldwide there are #ethnicgroups which aspire to more #independence or even total independence. It can tear a country apart as we’re witnessing in #Catalonia. What’s the origin of ethnic groups? #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize

Redefining ‘Old’ For Ourselves https://buff.ly/2yrARZc The gay community has its own specifics of growing old in a #society where #youth and #beauty reign. But each of us has our own specifics and challenges. For the ‘aging and aged community’ there are some positive principles here. #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize

Corsican Nationalists Sweep Elections in Bid for More Autonomy From France https://buff.ly/2knzuka Not necessarily world news but #Corsica like more and more ‘ethnic groups’ attached to their #identity, their #roots, their #culture face off with #globalization. We’re not ‘all the same’. Each group has their traditions, #customs, colors, flag, #music, accent, dress, food, sports, games. Local #languages play an important role too. Ever wondered where and why such differences exist among peoples? #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize

#AuditRelationships

What Does It Mean to Work at Human Relationships? http://buff.ly/2snpYkv Even more fundamental why do humans have relationships? And why do we need to work at them? #theExplanation #AuditRelationships

How Embracing #Vulnerability Strengthens Our Relationships
http://buff.ly/2u62fcq Human #relationships are primordial for #happiness, balance and 101 other essentials of #life. #theExplanation #AuditRelationships

Lead by Listening
https://buff.ly/2frSi2V In the Western #world, ‘#Social #Sciences’ are taking the lead over ‘Physical Sciences’. Interest in the needs of ‘#people’ has emerged as a priority. Each person is an #individual with a different #history and #story. Yes, to help a fellow #human-being we need to let THEIR story emerge within the context of a trusting relationship. Why are #relationships so important? #theExplanation #AuditRelationships

Setting the Stage for Emotional Intimacy https://buff.ly/2yglumq This #intimacy is not physical–like the image–it is of and in the #mind, mindful. This is a totally different level. Much deeper, more profound. Real #marriages–two people coming together–can and should reach this ‘mind level’. This is when two become one. #theExplanation #AuditRelationships

Is Unconditional Love Really Possible? https://buff.ly/2lG30n5 #Relationships are difficult. Whenever you have two individuals there are going to be differences. That is the nature of an ‘individual.’ Ever wonder why #humans are wired to try to #love their spouse, #children and neighbors, even those far away and so different from yourself? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if we had more similar minds? ‘Difference’ and ‘love’ don’t fit together easily. So why is it so? Maybe to learn to work as a team? #theExplanation #AuditRelationships

#AuditIndividuals #AuditGender

Sex differences in cognition are small http://buff.ly/2qKpsQo Lately I’ve been thinking about sex differences in brain and cognition. There are undeniable differences in the physical size of the brain, and different brain areas, even if there are no ‘female’ and ‘male’ brains categorically. #theExplanation #AuditIndividuals

YOUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING, DADS
http://buff.ly/2t2FkL0 The question of the role of #men, be it in #Church or out is raised? What is the role of #male and #female? #theExplanation #AuditIndividuals

Gender War, Aisle 3: Unisex Kids’ Clothes Stir British Backlash https://buff.ly/2eTgtDY This article ends with: … #gender #neutrality at its stores was aimed at overcoming #stereotypes. The question is are genders stereotypes? Where does real #comprehension of what genders are come from? #theExplanation #AuditIndividuals

Gender-neutral activist takes UK passports case to high court https://buff.ly/2xrYcED #Male, #female, other. #Gender choice is no longer limited to 2 options. Why were there only 2 options in the first place? #theExplanation #AuditIndividuals

The True Meaning of the Word ‘Cisgender’ https://buff.ly/2AlO1TU I didn’t know what this meant either. The opposite of #transgender if that helps. These new words were added to the Oxford in 2003 and #Cis, this year. That’s how recent we’re openly talking about #gender identity … one of the newest dilemmas of the 21st century. We’re wondering who we really are. Are we going forwards or backwards in these most fundamentals areas as self-identity? #theExplanation #AuditIndividuals

UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign https://buff.ly/2BaAMpF Today, Nov. 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Since the #Weinstein scandal broke this Day has taken on new meaning. It has made us even more aware of just how widespread and profound this problem is in #society. Why is it #worldwide? What should the relationship between #Woman and Man be? Who sets the norm for inter-#gender relationships? #theExplanation #AuditGender

Fear Factor: The Religious Right’s Problem With Women https://buff.ly/2Aq4Hh1 #Religion, with #God in it, is supposed to lead to #reconciliation. But, in some religious circles the rift between #men and #women has never been larger and is still widening. What is the #male problem? What is the societal problem? What is the religious problem? Is something wrong with comprehension of the #genders? #theExplanation #AuditGender

#AuditMen  #AuditMale

Is There Really a Boy Crisis? http://buff.ly/2t4FMaO Maybe we need to define the #role of the #male #gender. Only when we know why males exist can we begin to define how to help #men and #boys. #theExplanation #AuditMales

#AuditWomen #AuditFemale #AuditGirls

Feeling Lonely? Talk to a Woman http://buff.ly/2u9oFFB the #foundation of an #interaction that reduces #loneliness is the feeling that you’ve been #understood by the other person. When you believe the other person “gets” you — or at least an aspect of you — you instantly feel more seen and known, which is a precursor to feeling more #connected. #Women play a very important role in #relationships. #theExplanation #AuditFemale (sk this article shows the different capacity of women in relationships  their different memory of social details, it uses the word ‘know’ the opposite sex, as in Biblical Hebrew ‘know’ for both sex and relationships, that evolve and grow with time in a marriage.

French rights champion #Simone #Veil given coveted place in Panthéon https://buff.ly/2vfoQ5W She was a crusader for #women’s #rights and #European #reconciliation. #Women play an underestimated immense role both in the #family and in #society. #theExplanation #AuditWomen

People smugglers ‘inject refugee girls with contraceptive’ because of high chance they will be raped https://buff.ly/2iu0gKS While news focuses on #migrant deaths at sea wholesale #rape of migrant women and children goes practically unnoticed. I’ve heard that 90% are raped. It is difficult, if not impossible, to comprehend the extent of horror and hardship that these fleeing migrants endure. While the #metoo twitter hashtag gets the headlines, migrant #refugeewomen woes don’t even make the news. A horribly messy society in 2017. #theExplanation #AuditWomen

To escape sexual violence at home, female migrants must risk sexual violence on the way to Europe https://buff.ly/2FOZgZb #Weinstein and #Metoo are bad enough but they are just the tip of the iceberg. “The perpetrators of sexual violence on the route to Libya can be anyone: security and police forces, smugglers out to exploit and traffic #women, and sometimes even the men on rescue boats with them. In February, a #UNICEF report said the levels of #sexualviolence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route makes it “among the world’s deadliest and most dangerous migrant routes for children and women.” #theExplanation #AuditWomen

#AuditCouples

Is Your Partner Facebook Cheating? http://buff.ly/2todwlb Humankind can use tools, in this case #Facebook, for good or bad reasons. Animals can’t do this. Why? #theExplanation #AuditCouples

When Does Your Relationship Feel Most Valuable to You?
https://buff.ly/2vM4ZMo Finding a 100% #compatible #couple is utopic. There are always complementary and contrasting interests between two #people. Why is it that interests draw #couples together or drive them apart? Why is there #attraction and repulsion? #theExplanation #AuditCouples

#AuditMarriage

Can a Relationship Work When One Partner Is Much Older? http://buff.ly/2smPRkU How Does Your Age Difference Affect Your Relationship? #Relationships go far beyond being a twosome. Why do #humans develop #social relations? #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

The Number One Reason Marriages Fail
http://buff.ly/2uMIVOC Marriage is two people on the same wavelength. As the initial first #love turns into regular love success in #marriage is the binding of two minds, not just two bodies. #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

I don’t want to have sex with my husband any more
http://buff.ly/2vAD3aV #Passion, #love, #marriage, #family and … #sex. How do they all mesh? Should they all mesh? Is there a reason for a long-lasting relationship and what’s the key? #theExplanation #AuditMarriage   #AuditSex

Five Behaviors to Avoid If Your Partner Wants Out
http://buff.ly/2hqsAwD #Marriage and the #emotional lives of a couple are important. The right #communication and #behavior in times of turbulence are vital. Ever wondered why these are all parts of #human socializing? #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

No Confessing Our Partner’s Sins
http://buff.ly/2w8Umkh A good guideline is to search out the part that we contributed to the #breakdown. It is enormously helpful when both #partners agree to #mutual #accountability. Only then can a positive shift take place in the #conversation. #theExplanation #AuditMarriage #AuditCommunication

Finding the Perfect Partner
https://buff.ly/2wq2E7N The #author assumes that the reader has had a ‘certain number’ of #relationships. What if that’s not the case? What does it take to find the ‘right’ #partner–because you won’t find the perfect one. #theExplanation #AuditCouples

Getting Married: Are Your Money Mindsets Compatible?
https://buff.ly/2wTODiI Read the questions to discuss. Like other aspects of #marriage, they revolve around ‘knowing’ each other … the more you are ‘close #friends’ the more likely you have of a successful marriage. Why is this #relationship between two human beings so important? #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

The Marital Fight That Never Ends https://buff.ly/2xHMUAe Marriage is a recognized #institution #worldwide. Yet, is isn’t always easy and, in fact downright hard to keep it together. Ever wondered where #marriage came from? Is there meaning to marriage? #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

How To Make A Relationship Last Forever https://buff.ly/2ASvCxT A #relationship and eventual #marriage may start with infatuation and #passion … and #sex … but this is not what makes it last. It’s something much deeper. The Bible uses the Hebrew word ‘yada’ — to know — for both the physical sexual relationship and having #mental #knowledge of your partner. The reason being: It is the mental relationship that should grow and bind even more with time. #theExplanation #AuditMarriage

#AuditSex

When Spirituality and Sexuality Clash http://buff.ly/2sBfMHM #Sex and #spirituality, conflict or compatible? #theExplanation #AuditSex

How Women Really Feel about Sex
https://buff.ly/2vfNhBS With #animals, in practically 100% of cases #sex is for #reproduction. Only in humans do we have sex and #love and an institution called #marriage. One needs to consider why we are in this situation with #males and #females with such different outlooks on these same subjects. What’s the point? #theExplanation #AuditSex

Close The Disconnect Between Women’s Self & Partner Pleasure https://buff.ly/2ArNoIJ Interesting to note the important difference in pleasure stimulation between #males and #females. Both in the area and amount of time needed. What do these difference in #sex tell us about ourselves and each other? #theExplanation #AuditSex

#AuditParents

Heroes’ Origins: Must Superheroes Suffer Parental Loss? http://buff.ly/2viAOMx A revealing 15 minute video about the influence of #parents on the future of a #child’s life. Parents play a very important role in the #family. #theExplanation #AuditParents

When You Lose It With Your Young Children https://buff.ly/2zoZKVE Interesting article where polling parents comes into play: #Millennials want their #children to #respect and not fear them, hoping their children will see them as their “best friends.” This makes limit-setting a tough, but nonetheless essential, parental sell. Please reread that. Should there be a ‘bff’ #relationship between #parents and their kids? Should setting limits have to be a ‘parental sell?’ The basic issue here is to see how #discipline and #love are interwoven. #theExplanation #AuditParents

#AuditFather

Father Absence, Father Deficit, Father Hunger https://buff.ly/2vy7j5E Remember ‘Father knows best?’ Well, they don’t know it all the time but #fathers are half the reason a #child is there and #parenting, for best results, needs both the #mother and the father together. Why is the traditional #family to important? What is father’s role? #theExplanation #AuditFather

How My Children Reconnected Me With My Father http://buff.ly/2sHgfZp Even when there are difficulties with relationships amongst members  … the #family ties are paramount. Why is it that the family institution plays such a preponderant in #human #socialization? # theexplanation.com #AuditFamily

#AuditMother

Mothers, Daughters, and Relationships http://buff.ly/2r7KVOw Helping your daughter navigate her own relationships is no cakewalk. The relationship between #mother and #daughter is priceless… not to mention that between father and daughter. They guide and prepare children to become adolescents, then adults then parents. These are intimate relationships shared only by human beings in a social organization we call the #family. What place does family play in society today? #theExplanation #AuditHumansSocialize

#AuditChildren

Buyer Beware: Two New Apps Your Tweens Should Avoid https://buff.ly/2wCybqm The only control of use of apps by youngsters is by #parents. Parents communicating with their #children. There’s an indelible #family #relationship that needs to be nurtured. What are the respective roles of the family, parents and children? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

Child marriage around the world – Girls Not Brides https://buff.ly/2xwV27v Today is International Day of the Girl. Did you know that under 18 forced #marriage of #girls takes place in 140 #countries around the #world. #Child marriage cuts across countries, #cultures, #religions and ethnicities. Girls and women’s roles in #society are neither understood by men nor women. Fundamental questions: Why are there two sexes? What is their relationship? What is the purpose of marriage? #theExplanation #AuditChildren #AuditMarriage #AuditGirls

How a #psychopath is made https://buff.ly/2iiWlAm One has to ask the question of the role of the #family in #society. #Parents, both #father and #mother have a #relationship with their #children. The author states, ‘these people have been injured in the company of their #caregivers.’ The term ‘caregiver’ is well chosen, the family role is that of caregiving. #theExplanation #Auditchildren

#AuditChildRearing AuditParenting

Youngsters Encouraged to Kill Possum Joeys in New Zealand http://buff.ly/2vl34hC Has #killing become so mundane that we allow #kids to participate in #animal #extermination hunts? What does this do to a #child’s #mind? #theExplanation #AuditFauna #AuditChildRearing

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children
https://buff.ly/2fLIsco #Parenting is one of those #family #responsibilities that govern the #future of #society. Only with proper #parent #children #relationships can we hope to develop a child’s #mind correctly. #theExplanation #AuditParenting

Childhood exercise may protect against memory loss in old age
https://buff.ly/2vdoU2N Let #kids be kids. Running, jumping, climbing is what they do naturally, physical #exercise has many benefits. #Children need space and other kids and #parents and #grandparents to chase and wrestle with. #theExplanation #AuditChildRearing 

Italy offers swimming lessons for refugees traumatized while crossing the Mediterranean https://buff.ly/2FaU3K6 Is this proper #childcare? The #teenagers are among the most vulnerable of the #migrants streaming into Italy: cut off from their families and forced to negotiate with smugglers and traffickers and to confront perils at an age when most American teenagers are fretting about junior prom. #theExplanation #AuditChildren

#AuditFamily

Six decades of struggle over the #pill http://buff.ly/2revoBu A more or less accepted practice but still controversial. There are pros and cons, here we see the pros with regard to women’s economic and social conditions. #theExplanation #Audithumanssocialize

SuperBabies Don’t Cry
 http://buff.ly/2tKkdxI Incredible article. Long but a must read. This is an ode to the power of #motherhood #fatherhood #family. The roles dedicated #parents play towards their #children are indescribable … but this one is outstandingly honest and real. Why are family feelings and actions so present and strong worldwide? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

Making #Peace with Your #Adult #Children
http://buff.ly/2u61lgl Good #relationships make for good #health. Is that one of the reasons why #family is so important to humankind? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

The Question of ADHD
http://buff.ly/2uLT4et Excellent must read article. This is really about #family #relationships involving #discipline and #love we think we understand–but do we? Certain health disorders can be attributed to #social #disorders. #theExplanation #AuditHealth #AuditFamily

Colombia legally recognises union between three men
http://buff.ly/2v9EJev We are just helping people realise that there are different types of #love and different types of #family. A new #relationship. What and why are there such social unions as marriage and family? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

I’m Not Sure If I Should Break Up With My Girlfriend https://buff.ly/2wqDAw4 Here’s a Catch 22 #relationship, very difficult to know what to do. I just want to draw your attention to the root cause of this dilemma: A wrecked #family that caused a wrecked kid who grew up to be a wreck … It’s not a question of blame, it’s a question to help us understand the importance of family relationships. #theExplanation #AuditFamily

Nonparental Daycare: What The Research Tells Us https://buff.ly/2yLVsTO This article states: ‘By and large, the influence of the home and #family trumps that of #nonparental care arrangements’. Do we understand the real role of family? The #relationship of #parents to their #babies and #children? Why is it that #worldwide, whatever the #culture there’s this institution we call the family … for all of #humankind? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

Younger and older siblings contribute positively to each other’s developing empathy https://buff.ly/2sVf21P Socializing relations start in the #family. Family is the keystone to a stable #society. What is the state of today’s families? And, more importantly what are we doing to improve such #relationships? #theExplanation #AuditFamily

#AuditNations

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind #ParisAccord http://buff.ly/2rAHkfH Many countries especially two European continental majors pull together to face a #global world challenge. The German and French leaders were joined by others in saying they would fight climate change regardless of the American decision to withdraw from the agreement. #theExplanation #Auditnations

Panama cuts formal ties with #Taiwan in favour of China
http://buff.ly/2sn5fjX Inexorably #geopolitical relationships are shifting from West to East. Can a country, no matter how strong it thinks it is, be isolationist in a world where other nations are developing and flexing their muscles? #theExplanation #AuditNations

Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue, saying Qatar ‘distorting facts’ https://buff.ly/2hcpVmz The #MiddleEast is not just limited to the #ArabIsrael conflict. Much turmoil goes on between the #Arab nations themselves. Small and large #nations bicker over #politics, #religion. Why can’t #leaders work together? Can such conflicts be diffused? #theExplanation #AuditNations

German FDP demands policy change as price for coalition with Merkel https://buff.ly/2fPO3vx #Merkel won, even after dropping 9% compared to the 2013 election, but she’s in the deep end trying to form a #coalition. Smaller opposing parties made good gains and the state of #German politics could put a serious kink in future #European plans. #theExplanation #AuditNations

Thailand grieves over former king at lavish cremation ceremony https://buff.ly/2ziBK6j King #Bhumibol was known as the ‘father of all Thais’. A revered man who was a demi god in the eyes of many. Physically he was obviously not the #father of all #Thais. So, why and what is the relationship between this term ‘father’ and an entire #nation? We know what a father in a #family is. But what should that tell us about a father in relation to a nation? #theExplanation #AuditNations

On International Migrants Day, Turkey hosts 4.5 million migrants https://buff.ly/2oGtrNc The vicious circle: Home #countries can’t support their own people, #migrants leave, welcoming countries can’t handle the amounts of #immigrants arriving. They oust the migrants and it goes round and round. How do you stop the vicious circle? #theExplanation #AuditNations

#AuditRace

What can body cameras tell us? http://buff.ly/28343eb  If police officers are less respectful to blacks than they are to whites, this is likely to make the #criminal #justice system look less fair. And it can erode the trust between #police and the #black #community. Which, in turn, can make it more difficult to serve and protect this portion of the American #citizenry. #Peoples are different. #theExplanation #AuditRace

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall https://buff.ly/2h9irVp Why #borders? Why #walls? Why #nations? Why #Peoples? Why #tribes? Why #cultures? Why differences? Why personalities? Worldwide the human race is identical, why is there so much #diversity within that race? Answers forthcoming. #theExplanation #AuditRace

#AuditGovernment

The G20 must govern the shift to low-carbon #energy http://buff.ly/2t8GoNf Considering COP21 Paris and progress can all these #G20 countries see eye to eye: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. Do they have similar economic and political goals? #theExplanation #Auditland

Daily chart: Declining trust in government is denting democracy http://buff.ly/2sATlis According to a new index, America’s democracy score deteriorated in 2016

Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put
http://buff.ly/2eWTXgS #Hondurans sit tight and endure the #poverty and #violence that have driven hundreds of thousands to seek work and sanctuary in the #United #States in recent years. Why can’t local #government in these Central American countries get their act together? #theExplanation #AuditGovernment

U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity https://buff.ly/2y6uner Governing correctly is a key issue in having any #organization run smoothly with contentment. #Burundi #leaders are not the only ones to take governing to its lowest levels. How can we have proper #government? #theExplanation #AuditGovernment

Hundreds Arrested as Group Urges New Russian Revolution https://buff.ly/2hZIfkj There are #minority groups in all countries protesting about this and that. There are all types of minorities. Is it up to a minority to blend into the #majority? Or the majority to take into consideration the needs of the minority? What is the norm for conformity? And who should decide? #theExplanation #AuditPolitics

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail https://buff.ly/2AWyRoE We all want #peace and #prosperity. Why is it there are so many contradictory ideas as to how to achieve this common goal? Why can’t we agree on #politics and in so many other areas? Is there a basis for #agreement? #theExplanation #AuditPolitics

‘Serious damage’ to China-Taiwan ties as activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed https://buff.ly/2iZDcRv Be aware that there are two sides to a coin. #Countries and #people don’t always ‘walk their talk’. It might sound right but are their actions backing up their words? #theExplanation #AuditPolitics

For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90 https://buff.ly/2iKZ8yW What a shame, #Venezuela should be a haven. Remember the #oilreserves and riches. All gone. Poor #leadership, poor use of resources and lives get ripped apart. Should grandparents have to emigrate to finish their lives in peace? Of course not. Why has this all gone so wrong? #theExplanation #AuditGovernment

Alabama Heads to Polls in Vote Seen as Referendum on Values https://buff.ly/2kpa6uE #RoyMoore and #Alabama are big news today. Who knows which way the vote will go. One thing is for sure. #Government–caring and doing what’s best for the people–is the loser. There is something sadly wrong with government and #democracy–not just in the USA–the dilemma is worldwide. Why can’t #humanity govern itself? #theExplanation #AuditGovernment

Muted protests in Vienna as far-right ministers enter Austria’s government https://buff.ly/2BakD87 A 31 year old youngster leads a partner coalition with the far-right to govern a Western-European #government. Can this young man keep such a party in line … especially after dealing out key #Ministries … Interior Affairs and Defence to the FreedomParty. What does this portend for the future? Especially given the general acceptance of this new configuration in #Austria. #theExplanation #AuditGovernment

#AuditEurope

Bundeskanzlerin | An honour for a great European http://buff.ly/2tfTutd July 1st marks a special day in #Europe. Two weeks after the death of #Helmut #Kohl, his imposing coffin decked only with the EU flag was present in Strasbourg, France home to the European Parlement. The first time a head-of-state has been honored this way for their role in creating the #European #Union.  European unity progresses … little by little. #theExplanation #AuditEurope

European Nuclear Weapons Program Would Be Legal, German Review Finds
https://buff.ly/2huMtme Because of the possible loss of the #American guarantees that have safeguarded and united European allies since World War II there are indications that the idea of a #European #nuclear program has escalated from informal discussion to official policy-making channels. #theExplanation #Auditeurope

#German Foreign Policy Experts Warn Against Anti-Americanism https://buff.ly/2geFD0y #Relationships between #nations, even friendly nations seem to be walking a tightrope at this time. They are looking out more for their own #nationalinterests rather than a universal structure where we can live and prosper peacefully. Are we in for some shifts in this #international chess game? #theExplanation #AuditEurope

Ireland will block progress of Brexit talks without border guarantee https://buff.ly/2zBaXCT #Brexit discussions and negotiations continue. We don’t follow much of it but it is shaking up neighbors and will alter the face of #Europe. The #UK is one of the 3 major triangular powerhouses with #Germany and #France. How will Europe stand on two feet in the upcoming months? #theExplanation #AuditEurope

German coalition talks to move to next stage after marathon session https://buff.ly/2mysXFp There will be a new #German government, soon. One of the issues is #Europe and coalition partners agree that the European Union needs to move forward to greater unity and cooperation. #theExplanation #AuditEurope

Eurodistrict – relatively new in Europe https://buff.ly/2n0liPr In fact so new, that there is little press coverage. This is a territory where agglomerations and cities join and work together. Between #France and #Germany this happens where people live in one country and work in the other. Another step towards cooperation and integration in #Europe especially when it comes to developing the #Economy. #theExplanation #AuditEurope

Startup Republic: How France reinvented itself for the 21st century by wooing entrepreneurs to Paris https://buff.ly/2n0PGcs President #Macron and #France invited 140 of the top worldwide #CEOs to the Chateau de Versailles to woo, show and tell them why France is the place to invest. A stable #economy, intelligent, educated, innovative employees and an atmosphere of investment and growth. France and #Europe are up and coming. #theExplanation #AuditEurope

#AuditMiddleEast

Israel and Hezbollah are heading for a new, devastating war in the Middle East http://buff.ly/2ttokgj The article states: This incredibly unstable and violent moment in #geopolitics is undermining the central element that kept #Israel and #Hezbollah from overstepping each other’s red lines: fear, or rather a balance of fear based on the belief that the next #conflict will be devastating for all sides. #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast

Turkey warns of ‘red line’ on Jerusalem https://buff.ly/2iU4ITG Imagine that. #Turkey warning the #UnitedStates of America. All about #Jerusalem. a quaint but much disputed city. Down through history more wars have been fought over Jerusalem than any other city in the world. Why is this? Moving the #USEmbassy to Jerusalem will cause diplomatic havoc that could move nations into new relational configurations. #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast

Yemen: The civil war and humanitarian crisis explained https://buff.ly/2ATM7xY Do you know where #Yemen is? Few are even aware of this ravaged country where, in fact, #SaudiArabia and #Iran battle for supremacy in the Middle East with Yemen caught in the middle. Seven million people are in need of urgent aid against #famine and #disease. With Salah’s death, #peace perspectives are NIL. Read the end of this article. Another hot-point in the #MiddleEast. #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast

Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital https://buff.ly/2AyhHR4 Ripples turn to waves. With one decision #Trump has set in motion two major issues. 1. The #USA has lost its authority and credibility as a world negotiating leader. 2. #Netanyahu’s acquiescence to Trump has made #Israel more vulnerable than ever. The #MiddleEast is already in turmoil amongst Arab nations… will they turn their attention to Israel after this new provocation? #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast

Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control https://buff.ly/2CJ4IeF Hope for #peace between #Israel and #Palestinians took a little talked about downturn with a vote in the Israel Knesset. 2018 starts out somewhat rockier in the #MiddleEast. #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast

Palestinian girl filmed slapping Israeli soldier is charged with assault https://buff.ly/2qMwftm This is what a major conflict has come to! Behind this are huge issues: The prominent role of minors in #Palestinian activism, not least in violent confrontations with Israeli security forces. Concerns have also been raised over the treatment of minors in the #Israeli military court system. What is happening to these generations of youngsters? #theExplanation #AuditMiddleEast


13 #AuditHumansProduce

#AuditAgriculture

Industrial Agriculture and Small-scale Farming https://buff.ly/2ygzhaL Words like #Industrial #Agriculture, #Agronomy even #Farming or others like #Supermarkets cause us to overlook some essentials: The state of the #earth that produces #food. The food we eat and our #health. There is a cause and effect. Both the earth and our bodies are ‘malleable’–they can take abuse for a ‘certain time’–but what then? Earth, food and our health are the departure points for a discussion on farming and methods. #theExplanation #AuditAgriculture

The cocoa crisis: why the world’s stash of chocolate is melting away https://buff.ly/2C3EVAu #Chocaholics and fans of potato chips coated with #chocolate might be in for some hard times. 50% of chocolate production is concentrated in Ghana and the Ivory Coast and #farmers there are running into increasing financial and natural (lack of rain) difficulties to switch to other crops. #Globalization and 8kg per person per year (and growing) in the UK of the chocolate sweet tooth don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Oh no, anything, but not a chocolate crisis! #theExplanation #AuditAgriculture

Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution https://buff.ly/2CS2njK Six crops a year… the new #agriculture revolution. We don’t need seasons anymore just 24/7 artificial light. Sounds like a #technology breakthrough for the future of agriculture. I wonder how nutritious this #food really is. #theExplanation #AuditAgriculture

#AuditEconomy

As anti-G20 protests begin, Merkel says growth must be inclusive http://buff.ly/2u4I3qu The #rich get richer while the #poor get poorer. We need some sort of distribution of #wealth and #consumption of sustainable #resources. How can we have inclusive #economic #growth rather than individual #prosperity. #theExplanation #AuditEconomics

The stock market is run by wild robots we don’t fully control https://buff.ly/2gln8HW The #stockmarket is supposed to exist to help drive the #economy, to build #equity for #companies to be able to invest and grow for their own benefit. Yes, but also for that of the #employees and the #public that all companies are supposed to serve. Where have all the #values gone? It’s not just the #algorithms, have we forgotten the purpose of the economy? #theExplanation #AuditEconomy

Paradise Papers Shine Light on Where the Elite Keep Their Money https://buff.ly/2zy44kw The #rich get richer and the #poor get poorer … one might say. Is #money an end in itself or is money to be used for a purpose? Where does #altruism fit in here? How much money does an individual really need to live even an affluent life? #ParadisePapers shines light on where money is hidden but not on the purpose of money. #theExplanation #AuditEconomy

EU blacklist names 17 tax havens and puts Caymans and Jersey on notice https://buff.ly/2jgNbFc A first step, albeit a timid one, to bring countries worldwide into tax alignment. It is estimated that over $500 billion in #taxes is being lost via these #taxshelters. When budgets are difficult to meet, can you blame the #EuropeanUnion for clamping down? How far will they go? Do they have the financial clout to enforce their decisions? What about an in-house cleanup? this is only a first step, stay tuned. #theExplanation #AuditEconomy

#AuditHealth

Influenza: A viral world war http://buff.ly/2saNWSm #health in 1918 and today, how it’s changed and what to expect. #Audithumansproduce

Lone Star Tick Bites Are Making People Allergic to Red Meat
http://buff.ly/2t16MYY #Allergies are on the rise. Is the glass of our #health getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditHealth

A bird flu pandemic looms but the US is holding back the fight
http://buff.ly/2utjZ1L There have been a few recent cases in #China of limited human-to-human spread within families. If the #virus evolves to spread between #humans easily, it will go #pandemic and circle the world. The US halted research that made #flu viruses nastier than they currently are in nature. #theExplanation #AuditHealth

Babies are dying during childbirth in the UK due to poor care
http://buff.ly/2tWwj7P Overworked staff can fail to recognise when a #baby is in danger by not continuously monitoring the baby’s #heart #rate during #labour. This report comes after a string of #scandals over substandard #care at #UK #hospitals. #theExplanation #AuditHealth

Medicine: Heroes of global health
http://buff.ly/2f7jmog A film, Bending the Arc, discusses what can be done to improve world health. Its name is based on a quote from nineteenth-century social reformer Theodore Parker, who said that society’s actions arc towards justice over time. Is society tending to more or less justice? #theExplanation #AuditJustice #AuditHealth

Cancer patients need better care, not just more technology https://buff.ly/2xY8kJV Very down to earth article. Countries and people can’t afford the too expensive treatments for their #health. here is a chronic under-use of #therapies that can save #lives (and a chronic over-use of interventions that, at huge expense to the #patient, provide no meaningful benefit. Is the planet in better health? #theExplanation #AuditHealth

Yemen’s cholera outbreak now the worst in history as millionth case looms https://buff.ly/2ymIexL Garbage mingled with the #water supply. 2/3 of the #population without access to #cleanwater. Expert said, ‘There’s no doubt this is a man-made #crisis. #Cholera only rears its head when there’s a complete and total breakdown in #sanitation.’ Who’s even heard of this? Is the glass of health getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditHealth

‘It is a dangerous moment’: Madagascar plague death toll reaches 74 https://buff.ly/2xUF9mB #Bubonicplague, #cholera (Yemen #epidemic). Two #diseases that make us shiver and which we thought 21st century #healthcare had put behind us. it’s not a question of being alarmist, it’s a piece of the puzzle, howbeit negative, that we have to take into consideration to understand if the ‘world is a better place’. Some places yes, some places no. #theExplanation #AuditHealth

New method maps chemicals in the skin https://buff.ly/2ifouIG Incredible #technology and the #health of our bodies. Quite a mix. How many and much #chemicals can human bodies withstand? Is the human body designed to absorb all these substances? To what extent do these chemicals not only affect our health but actually alter our hormonal systems? Is the glass of good health getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditHealth

Limit children to two sugary snacks a day, #parents told https://buff.ly/2CEj2oK What are we doing with our younger generation #health? We’re concerned but is the glass of #children’s well-being getting fuller or emptier? #theExplanation #AuditHealth

#AuditScience  History – #AuditPrehistory Paleontology – Archaeology – #AuditEvolution

Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation http://buff.ly/2rMiZng The classification of complex organisms is in chaos. There is disagreement as to what a ‘species’ is and this leads to a free-for-all in the way biologists worldwide are classifying animals, birds, fish and insects. What is the real reason? #Auditoftheuniverse from #theExplanation

The Surprising Link Between Egg Shape and Bird Flight
http://buff.ly/2uN9HXe it inspires a lot of new questions too said a #biologist. In fact Penguins go totally opposite to the developed #theory. There always seems to be something new coming up to throw questions on scientific theories. #theExplanation #AuditScience

Ancient Tablet May Show Earliest Use of This Advanced Math https://buff.ly/2exRDJT Colossal, intricate #building structures, necessitating advanced #mathematics, go back to 2600 BC. #Humankind shows clear signs of possessing advanced #knowledge and #culture… that seems to come on the #world scene quite suddenly. Ancient #civilisations were more advanced than we’d like to believe. #theExplanation #AuditHistory

Camouflage plumage patterns offer clue to dinosaur’s habitat https://buff.ly/2hLxRMN #Dinosaurs will never cease to amaze us. You do realize there’s no animal on #Earth today that can compete with the sheer skeletal structure, the internal organs, agility, speed and abilities of these creatures. Some still wonder if they really existed. What’s their story and where do they fit in the chronology of our #planet? #theExplanation #AuditHistory

Genetically modified apple reaches US stores, but will consumers bite? https://buff.ly/2yVWyRf Apples that don’t bruise. As it says, great for #consumers, not so for #farmers. The question is, what about our #health? You used to be able to tell when a fruit was going bad, and now? Can we measure long-term benefits and drawbacks? #theExplanation #AuditScience

Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life https://buff.ly/2iXx5Nk How a planet’s #geology and #chemistry interconnect to create a welcoming or hostile #environment, complicates the search for extraterrestrial life. The key word is: #Interconnection. And #life is much much more than geology and chemistry. Why is there life here on #Earth? That is the question. #theExplanation #AuditScience

#AuditPrehistory

Scientists Discovered a Giant Crocodile With T-Rex Teeth https://buff.ly/2udxjU1 One must ask the question why would a #crocodile with this massive size develop on such a small island as #Madagascar? #theExplanation #AuditPreHistory

The real roots of early city states may rip up the textbooks https://buff.ly/2xwnmSy This is a thought provoking resume of #history from 12,000 BC onwards with a crucial points of #citystates occurring at 4,000 BC and forward. However, there’s no mention of the ancient #Egyptian Empire which certainly was highly advanced. For those who believe in an approximate 4,000 BC #creation, how do you explain prior settlements and #culture? #theExplanation #AuditPreHistory

Ocean tides could have driven ancient fish to walk https://buff.ly/2CrmLEe Whatever happened to #CommonSense? Has #science taken it away from us? Here’s the reality: Some #researchers are sceptical about the idea, however. “It’s only one of a plethora of ideas for the origin of land-dwelling tetrapods, any or all of which may have been a part of the answer,” says Jennifer Clack, a #palaeontologist at the University of Cambridge, UK. #theExplanation #AuditPreHistory

#AuditTechnology #AuditFuture – Transhumanism

AI summit aims to help world’s poorest  http://buff.ly/2rWVS9t Artificial Intelligence is a science of the future. Raising machines to do what humans accomplish. Starting with thinking and decision making based on options … even new never thought-of options before. We call this inventing. A vast domain with huge potential but how can AI and #robotics be guided to address humanity’s most enduring problems, such as poverty, malnutrition and inequality. Can we close the gulf between #AI and the poor or will that gulf grow? #theExplanation #Audithumansproduce

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Utopian Novels https://buff.ly/2hzlpCL Did you know that #dystopia is the opposite of #utopia? I didn’t. Referring to a glum or happy #future especially as a result of #technology in our lives. This is really about whether the half-full glass of peace and prosperity is getting fuller or emptier. What do you think? #theExplanation #AuditFuture


14 #AuditHumansReason

The Enigma of Reason https://buff.ly/2umpu2D Why do we #humans ‘reason’? I would add, with our #minds? This is a very short #review and you can read the article but the key here is that #researchers ask this question about #humankind. The answer is vital and The Explanation devotes a full chapter to how we reason while Origin of the Universe will answer that #question. #theExplanation #AuditHumanityReasons

Rick Perry: Fossil Fuels Can Help Stop Sexual Assault https://buff.ly/2zb0w5w I had a double-take on this headline. #Fossilfuels, #sexualassault, #climatecontrol and even #religion find there way into this approach. How can we #humans use our brains and #minds to #reason in so many directions? #theExplanation #AuditHumansReason

What Does the Trump Administration Want at the COP 23 Climate Talks? https://buff.ly/2i0ojO7 I don’t know what the outcome will be. But, #ClimateChange as with so many other #scientific and non-scientific debates allows #humans to take ‘facts’ and interpret them their own way. You’d think #facts would lead everyone to the same conclusion wouldn’t you? Why does humankind reason the way it does? #theExplanation #AuditHumansReason

The world urgently needs critical thinking, not gut feeling https://buff.ly/2CLmNax This is a major point if you want The #Explanation. One whole chapter in my upcoming book: Audit of the Universe is devoted to ‘How #humankind #Reasons.’ We’re nurtured by a lot of cultural and other heritage and unfortunately, a lot of that gets in the way: Wild #imagination, #Philosophy, #Religion and even far-fetched #Science can lead us down a dead-end path. Shouldn’t we be taught how to #think? #theExplanation #AuditHumansReason

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Merkel Says Pope Francis Urged Her to Fight for Paris Climate Accord http://buff.ly/2tlL2so Why does a #Pope get involved in #secular matters? Can he have influence over top #world #leaders? #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

War and violence drive 80% of people fleeing to Europe by sea, not economics https://buff.ly/2w9pOBA #Family #insecurity and #fear. Country riddled with #conflict, #torture, forced labour and #sexual #violence drive #refugees to seek safer havens. The real problem is #leadership, or lack of it, in the home countries. Why and what’s the solution? #theExplanation #AuditViolence

Nato chief: world is at its most dangerous point in a generation https://buff.ly/2fCsrTc The #world is more unpredictable, and it’s more difficult because we have so many #challenges at the same time. Times are a changin’. The #political figures and statements are getting tougher. What’s up in the road ahead? OR What’s up in the road a head? #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

Next Generation Leaders 2017 https://buff.ly/2z5S1Y1 Click on any of these 10 links to read an #inspiring #biography of what it takes to be a leader. #JohnBoyega, star of #KathrynBigelow s #Detroit sees what he does in part as creating change through art. “Sometimes that #responsibility can feel like a burden, but it’s not. It pushes you to find your purpose in the #world.” Don’t we each have a #purpose in the world? What’s yours? #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It https://buff.ly/2yKdAi6 #Mugabe has been destituted of this title. One wonders by what process and decision-making he could’ve been named to such a position in the first place. #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed https://buff.ly/2m9uVOT Leadership in any organization is a key to its #success. How leaders are trained and prepared and the principles of leadership are profound subjects. Yet, that gets little thought and little press. Do you know what these principles are? Why are we seeing better #leadership? #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

After tax fraud, sex scandals and heart surgery Silvio Berlusconi is back https://buff.ly/2hrnNIe Haven’t heard from #Berlusconi in awhile but he’s back on the #political scene. After #ParadisePapers and the #Weinstein affairs how is it possible to make such a comeback? Is it another reflection on the state of #leadership, not only in the West but worldwide. What really makes for decent leadership? #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

Zimbabwe’s army seizes power, #Mugabe confined but “safe” https://buff.ly/2AJ9yWY I knew this country and it used to be the jewel of #Africa. Sometimes #leadership, if you can call it that, kills things… yes, there might’ve been serious problems back then, but compare it to now … and think about #Venezuela. Ask yourself what a leader should be. #theExplanation #AuditLeadership

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Why the Five Stages of Grief Are Wrong
https://buff.ly/2hWTbBy They were somewhat designed to soften some of the #stigma associated with #death and ended up changing the way much of the #world thought about death. Therein is the key: what is death? Unless we can truly define what death is, real help is limited. #theExplanation #AuditPhilosophy

Renowned French writer Jean D’Ormesson is dead at 92 https://buff.ly/2A3HKMY As I write this #JeandOrmesson’s #funeral is taking place with #PresidentMacron giving the #eulogy. He was a fiction writer and about life. He asked, researched and tried to answer questions about #life and #death, passion and love and the big ones: What is humankind doing here on #Earth? What happens after #death? Here’s my question: Can a human being know what happens after death? #theExplanation #AuditPhilosophy

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A #Meditation on Love and Loss http://buff.ly/2tpSdmd The author says, I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love. Is ‘belief’ reality? How can we know the purpose of #love, #loss and even #death? #theExplanation #AuditHumanSingularity #AuditReligion

Feedback: North American eclipse heralds arrival of doomsayers https://buff.ly/2eVDpTL Will doomsayers ever learn? Planet Earth has got its problems but its here for the longrun … Talk about using the events and interpretations wrongly … especially when related to #Bible and #Religion. #Earth has a real purpose. #theExplanation #AuditReligion

U.S. envoy to U.N. demands Myanmar prosecutions, weapons curbs, over #Rohingya https://buff.ly/2x2etQl Around the world, #Buddhists, #Christians, #Moslems and other religions whether majority or minority are both #persecuted and #persecutors. If that’s what #religion leads to with some people we’re in trouble. Why is this so and more importantly how can #humankind do better? #theExplanation #AuditReligion

The Morality of the Devil https://buff.ly/2gnJ8FH Just read this short article. Learn to analyze where #religion stands. Is this political religion? Can you back up your #conclusions with solid #reasoning? What is your reasoning based on? Is that base foundational? I mean how you know if the base you’re reasoning from is rock-solid? #theExplanation #AuditReligion

Mel White: Evangelicals Are Doing ‘Terrible Damage’ https://buff.ly/2yvQU4M Wow, I read such an article and realize just how polarized #religion is. The totally opposing #interpretations of who and what #Jesus is. How #God works on #Earth with #Humans. The role the #Bible plays. It’s not just #Evangelicals, it’s religions itself that is provoking damage, and it’s not just in the USA, it’s much much broader as we find all manner of movements worldwide. #theExplanation #AuditReligion

St. Gertrude Prayer Releases 1,000 Souls from Purgatory. Or, Does It? https://buff.ly/2iyB9Tg I’m commenting this article not because I take sides but to show you that within #Churches there are opposing #doctrines and #traditions. One has to go back to the #authority of their #origins. Where did religious doctrine and traditions originate? What is the authority of that originator? Get down to fundamental questions. #theExplanation #AuditReligion

Sunnis and Shia: Islam’s ancient schism https://buff.ly/2zAi6U0 Over 200 dead in attack on a Sufi #Mosque in the #Sinai. The #Sufi are mystical Sunnis not appreciated by the Shia. This article breaks down some of the differences. A lot of it goes back to the legitimacy of descendants of #Mohammed. Why is #religion so divided and why can it be so vicious? Isn’t it supposed to bring peace? #theExplanation #AuditReligion


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