Monthly Archives: May 2014

Adventures in the Land of Illness

Esejā Sam Harris pasaka to, ko uzzina visi cilvēki: mūsu ķermenis gatavojas nāvei, un katram no mums to ir jāpieredz un jāpieņem. No Harris sabiedrības mums ir dažas atšķirības:  mums nav (lielākajai daļai) tādu līdzekļu un medicīnas iekārtu, tādēļ pie … Continue reading

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Energy articles

Here are some sample superior energy articles — Why the Best Path to a Low-Carbon Future is Not Wind or Solar Power   (Many excellent point in this Brookings report!) Why Renewables Haven’t Destroyed the Grid – Yet! How Warren … Continue reading

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Three myths about corruption

Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra … Continue reading

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Save the oceans, feed the world!

What’s a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world’s oceans might just help to feed the planet’s billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our … Continue reading

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Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking … Continue reading

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East/West differences in meditation: Spirituality or technique

Date: May 13, 2014 Source: University of Oslo Summary: In Western tradition, meditation is linked to a personal relationship with God. Asiatic meditation places more emphasis on techniques, according to new research. Meditation is practiced in Norway as well as … Continue reading

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LU lekcijas internetā

http://www.openminded.lv/par-projektu/ LU Open Minded ir sadarbībā ar Latvijas Universitāti veidota klātienes un tiešsaistes izglītības iniciatīva, kas piedāvā pilnveidot sevi un aizrautīgi izzināt aktuālas tēmas kopā ar Latvijas labākajiem lektoriem. LU Open Minded misija ir bakalaura līmeņa zināšanas, kas tradicionāli bijušas … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Graph in Modern Physics

Scientists don’t always agree with each other. Yes, I know; shocking but true. In cases of collegial disagreement, it’s often fun to quantify the extent of opinion by gathering a collection of experts and taking a poll. Inevitably some killjoy … Continue reading

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Partiju birža vaļā.

Viktora Avotiņa 2010. gada raksts http://tencinusarunas.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/partiju-birza-vala-viktors-avotins/ Citāti: “Cimdara kunga vietā es vairākumam potenciālo sarakstu iesniedzēju uzdotu jautājumu – ko jūs te meklējat? Jūsu uzrādītā politiskā kvalifikācija acīm redzami neatbilst sabiedrības un valsts problēmu nopietnībai un to risinājumam nepieciešamajam profesionālismam. Jūsu … Continue reading

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Nepietiek

Interneta vietne    http://www.pietiek.com/info/kas_mes_esam     nodaļā ,Kas mēs esam’ raksta: “Arī līdz šim, atsevišķi strādājot, mēs šo to esam izdarījuši. Tagad mēs PIETIEK sakām kopā, un šajā pārliecībā mums nav ne partejisku, ne jel kādu citu simpātiju vai antipātiju. – … Continue reading

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Kā mūsu smadzenes mūs maldina

Pasaule, kurā dzīvo daudzi Latvijas cilvēki. Cienījami, godīgi, taisnīgi, patiesi un, vēl vairāk, – darītāji: http://na-apvieniba.lv/?show=programma http://partijamusuzeme.lv/, http://infoagentura.wordpress.com/, http://tencinusarunas.wordpress.com/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOeTpcuK-BY   Šodien daudzu cilvēku traģika ir tā, ka viņi nezina, kā darbojas viņu smadzenes, un viņi darbojas paši pilnā pārliecībā, ka viņi … Continue reading

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Better way to deal with bad memories suggested

Date: April 18, 2014 Source: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Summary: A simple and effective emotion-regulation strategy that has neurologically and behaviorally been proven to lessen the emotional impact of personal negative memories, researchers have shown. “Sometimes we … Continue reading

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Mūsu nepilnīgās smadzenes

Mēdz sacīt, ka cilvēka smadzenes esot mums zināmais viskomplicētākais veidojums visā Universā. Jā, tas droši vien ir, bet …. Izrādās, ka, lai veiksmīgi un sakarīgi nodzīvotu dzīvi, ar to nepietiek. Evolūcija mums iedevusi ļoti vecmodīgas (primātu) smadzenes, kuras veidotas, lai … Continue reading

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