“Si los magistrados de la Corte Suprema de Justicia habían luchado contra la justicia penal militar y estaban juzgando militares en ese momento (en la época de la toma del Palacio de Justicia), entonces ¿por qué todos los disparos que tienen en sus cuerpos pertenecen a armas del Ejército Nacional?”, se pregunta el alcalde.
“Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups. In an analysis of two large-scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence (g) in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology. A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract-reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice, a relation partially mediated by both authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact. All analyses controlled for education and socioeconomic status. Our results suggest that cognitive abilities play a critical, albeit underappreciated, role in prejudice. Consequently, we recommend a heightened focus on cognitive ability in research on prejudice and a better integration of cognitive ability into prejudice models.”
Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes via Psychological Science
“In 2012, a record-high number of people were forced to flee their homes inside their own countries. This map shows the number of people internally displaced by violence and conflict by country - the largest figures are for Colombia, Syria, DR Congo, and Sudan.
Learn more and download the full report here: bit.ly/12gpTfz “
“Según un informe de la Contraloría, existe una relación entre extracciones a gran escala, desplazamiento y pobreza.”
80% de violaciones a DD.HH. en 2011 fue en municipios mineros - El Espectador.com
“A research team led by Mark Pagel at the University of Reading in England has identified 23 “ultraconserved words” that have remained largely unchanged for 15,000 years. Words that sound and mean the same thing in different languages are called “cognates”. These are five words that have cognates in at least four of the seven Eurasiatic language families. Those languages, about 700 in all, are spoken in an area extending from the British Isles to western China and from the Arctic to southern India. Only one word, “thou” (the singular form of “you”), has a cognate in all seven families.”
“En vez de defenderlas, militares y funcionarios de la alcaldía se limitaron a ayudar a 40 familias a salir de sus casas ante las amenazas de los violentos. El caso, que no es único, desató un fuerte debate sobre quién manda en ciertas zonas de Medellín.”
“There is rapidly accumulating evidence in the field of complementary health practices thatgreater mindfulness can not only reduce stress and stress-related medical symptoms, but canalso enhance positive emotions and quality of life. Moreover, studies are beginning to show arelationship between (a) how much people practice meditation, (b) how much more mindfulthey become, and (c) the positive effects they experience in terms of mental and physical health.This brief, selective review presents some of the most recent scientific findings thatdemonstrate how practicing mindfulness meditation can impact the mind, the brain, the body,and behavior in ways that may promote whole-person health.”
La carta de los indígenas del Cauca a Timochenko vía elespectador.com
“Thomas Insel, the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), wrote a blog post last week (April 29) stating that the agency will be transitioning away from using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, otherwise known as the DSM, in allocating its research funding. Rather, the agency will be working on developing new categories for research based on neural circuits and biomarkers.”
“Throughout history, meat has been a large part of the human diet. From pre-historic times to the colonial era to the present day, there have always been ‘hunters’ to feed families and communities. But since the industrial revolution, when farming and raising livestock became more efficient and cheaper, we began to eat more and more meat. While some dieticians and doctors have claimed that eating meat is beneficial for your health, recent studies show that excess meat can lead to heart disease, cancer, and stroke, in addition to higher body weights, obesity, and diabetes. Instead, by eating a majority of plant-based foods, we can be healthier, lower our blood pressure and cholesterol, and lessen individual and collective carbon footprints. Today, it’s pretty easy and convenient to get a chicken or turkey sandwich somewhere but it’s becoming even easier to get them without the meat.
Meatless Mondays aim to encourage people around the world to try replacing whatever meat you’d put on your plate with veggies every Monday! If every American replaced chicken with one or more veggies, one meal, once a week, it would be like taking a half a million cars off the road! Here’s another statistic: if all Americans participated in Meatless Mondays, it would prevent 1.4 BILLION (with a B, not an M) animals from being factory farmed. Meatless Mondays are a step in the right direction.”
Meatless Monday Mushroom Madness with rachaelraymag:
Daily Bite: When you’re going vegetarian or looking for a satisfying meatless recipe, reach for mushrooms! With their distinctive texture and flavor boosting powers, you won’t even notice the meal is missing meat.