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Education for Life: self-empowerment


Educational opportunities. Educational self-empowerment, Books, videos, adult education, resources, self help, learning opportunities.


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Politics for a mature species ...

Protecting the working class from the pathologically wealthy (the 1%) is a fairly obvious political goal, but having seen several people switch camps (1% to other 1%, and vice versa) due to their changing circumstances, the rational conclusion is that human nature is vulnerable to both temptations, and is either unaware of its own selfish psychology, uses escape mechanisms to suppress the truth

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children, debt, denial, education, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, sociology,
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Parenting - 2015 in the UK

There was very distressing news in the Independent newspaper. Despite initiatives by government to provide pre-school classes and social workers, it seems more than half of the nation's five year old children begin school lacking the most basic skills.  For example being able to hold a pencil or communicate in comprehensible English. Poverty and cuts have been blamed, but how much does it

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children, corporations, debt, education, fast food, mass media, matrix, poverty, Social media,
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Where inspiration comes from, and how to destroy it

It is amazing how much clearer the world looks from the top of a hill (or a castle), and it strikes me that both locations are symbolic for that reason. I was particularly thinking of WALKING up a hill, but just walking has the desired effect, provided it is far enough from the madding crowd ... Trying to solve a problem whilst walking seems a bad idea for me - I'm likely to trip over my own

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children, education, intuition, meditation, psychology, wisdom,
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alcohol damaging children in UK

300,000 children in the UK severely affected by parental alcohol problems. 3,000,000 live with some alcohol problems. And it never makes the news or the political agenda. I wonder why ... denial? http://www.nacoa.org.uk/ #URNotAlone tags: children, alcohol, health, education, denial

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healthy diet and poverty

Unplugged from food corporations I've heard some alarming tales from friends who work with people trapped in poverty and debt. The worst cases, due to the tax and benefits nightmare orchestrated by successive governments, are all people working full-time. Usually, they are working so many hours that they find it difficult to make the best decisions about what to eat. Understandably, when

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advertising, corporations, debt, diet, documentary, education, fast food, freedom, health, matrix, poverty, video, wellbeing,
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Global Atlas for the Blind

A government department in India has succeeded in making a complete atlas of the world for the visually impaired, using braille. On January 3, at the Indian Science Congress held here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the director of NATMO, Tapti Banerjee with the 'National Award for Science and Technology Intervention in Empowering the Physically Challenged' in recognition of this

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disability, disability aids, education, popular, popular science,
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piano lessons free online part 2

Take no notice of 'part 3' (on Youtube)! This is the second video in the course:  complete free online learning to play the piano.  As ever, take your time and learn good habits from a pro, before you make a habit of doing whatever seems easiest!  Complete beginners might like to sit slightly left of middle C, but will gravitate towards middle C as they use the whole keyboard. Tags:

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education, music, music lessons, piano, piano lessons, video,
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Institutional Corruption Finance in US politics

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption—Finance, 10.23.14. Lecture 2 of 5.  In this second lecture of the 2014–2015 Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lecture Series, Lawrence Lessig explores the ambiguities of “institutional corruption” in our financial system.  This is the second lecture in a five week series presented in the autumn of 2014 at the University of Chicago. tags: 

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corporations, corruption, democracy, documentary, education, pathological wealth,
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psychology, consciousness, ego in very young children

As I often say - Nothing can penetrate the institutional mind, more specifically, its preconceptions. Fortunately, psychology scientists have decided to test the assumption that pre-school children are very bad at hiding because they they are egocentric - they often just cover their eyes when asked to hide. The new research shows that they also believe that THEY can't see another if the

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children, consciousness, education, institutional mind, popular science, psychology,
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DIY projects education for children

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.  easy_diy_projects_for_kid_engineers   Educational video to inspire creative

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books, children, DIY, documentary, education, engineering, video,
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Protest votes in politics - best outcome: sociology psychology education

Given that Trump and Clinton both serve the pathologically wealthy, who chose, in effect, both candidates, the best possible outcome to the protest votes, which have made Donald Duck the president of USA and exited Little England from the civilising and cooperative possibilities of Europe, is that the protest voters become a little more conscious. My 'sociological research' (listening to

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education, fantasy, hope, politics, psychology, sociology,
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rachmaninoff paganini Stephen Hough piano video music

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano )  With educational introduction featuring the pianist video - music and composer   Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano ) Sakari Oramo: conductor (The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor ) Presenter: Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall - London

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Schools Kill Creativity - the remedy ...

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. e.g. World Class ballerina (incapable of thinking without moving) was nearly labelled 'problem student'. She was one of the very few lucky ones that met a education 'professional' that was awake. Related: books, creativity, documentary,

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books, creativity, documentary, education, psychology, video,
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eating disorder psychology triggered by fad diet

The ever-growing (and conflicting) 'expert' advice about what to eat, and what not to eat, is now creating problems for women in their 30s, 40s and beyond. In 18 years specialising in “body dissatisfaction” psychology, clinical psychologist Louise Adams has never seen as many women of all ages with food issues; food anxiety is at epidemic proportions, thanks to the ubiquitous influence of

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advertising, corporations, diet, education, psychology, superfoods,
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eating healthy on a budget

Recent shopping trips have made two facts very plain:  1. Many customers, much younger than I, look extremely physically unfit/unwell.  2. Many customers look and sound bewildered when deciding what to buy  They would be less vulnerable to the mischief of food corporations' TV advertising and packaging if they had a list. Even better if it is a " food for wellbeing on a budget" list !

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advertising, alcohol, diet, education, food, poverty, wellbeing,
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Capital for 21st Century

An excellent book, and I hope it gives me a complete picture of what is really going on in the world of money and business, and the bloody corporate matrix. I refer of course to Thomas Piketty -Capital in the Twenty-First Century  a book based on facts, to counter the nonsense spoken by vested interests. Very recently I was subjected to 2 supposedly educated, supposedly adult people ranting

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books, economics, education, freedom, hope, matrix, psychology,
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fruit and veg win Oz champions league ...

An analysis of health and longevity related to diet and lifestyle in Australia has determined that a lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet does more harm than saturated fats and sugary drinks. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases are all exacerbated by lifestyle choices. The report defines 'disease burden' as premature death or years "lived" with ill-health and or disability.

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alcohol, diabetes, education, health, obesity, wellbeing,
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beware dietary misinformation

 It is really important to find source materials rather than 'blogging for profit' articles when planning a healthy diet ... Quote: "vegetarian foods are not a great source of protein." source: http://www.thehealthsite.com/diseases-conditions/low-protein-diet-plan-for-people-suffering-from-gout-f0416/ I'm not a vegetarian, but the 2 most concentrated forms of protein in my kitchen  are both

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diet, education, freefrom, internet, popular science, Social media,
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Debt Valley - and the route to escape

tags: advice, diet, poverty, support, wellbeing, debt There is an excellent documentary on the BBC about the debt trap aimed at very poor people, and the burgeoning loans / pawn shop "industry" that profits from it. Debt Valley video Succumbing to such problems tends to run in families, because the children learn what they see, and lack role models that would be helpful. FOOD BILLS

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advice, debt, diet, documentary, education, fast food, poverty, support, video, wellbeing,
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learning piano #1

From the same tutor as learning the violin An introduction to the keys on the piano - the meaning of the octave. Alison has 40 lessons on YouTube for budding pianists. One a week would see you a reasonable pianist within a year! Related: education, music, music lessons, piano, piano lessons

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education, music, music lessons, piano, piano lessons,
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Violin - Lessons 5 - Learning the open string notes

This lesson introduces open string exercises with very basic (simple) sheet music. crochets (1 beat), quavers (1/2) and minims (2). As Alison says, it is a really good idea to form good habits, before you develop any bad ones! Related: music, music lessons, violin lessons #1, education, free lessons

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violin lessons #4 - bowing the strings

Aim to bow the strings midway between the bridge and the fingerboard. All the bowing comes from arm movement from the elbow, not the shoulder. There are several ways to practice this and form a good habit: standing with your back to the wall; practising by a mirror. If you often saw wood (I do!) this is DIFFERENT!! It is advisable to persevere with this exercise until it has formed

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education, miscellany 1, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons,
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violin lessons #3 - open string notes

Learning the notes on the violin without fingering the strings. Learn to tune your violin and name the open string notes.  Using coloured markers to identify the 1st and 3rd finger positions on the fingerboard (major 2nd and perfect 4th above the open string notes). Related: education, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons, free lessons

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education, free lessons, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons,
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violin lessons #2 - know your violin

The parts of the violin. What they are called and what they accomplish. know your violin - video The chin rest. Most beginners violins come with a chin rest, but it is often worth a few pounds to get something more comfortable.  A good music shop will help you decide what is best for you. A bad music shop will encourage you to spend as much as possible ...  The tailpiece. Even many

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education, free lessons, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons,
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Violin lessons #1 - beginners: the bow

Violin lesson - beginners: the bow music lessons for the violin. I'm a complete novice at playing the violin, but very fine musicians - no matter what instrument - all agree. Learn good habits before you progress to playing tunes. Bad habits are hard to un-learn, and bowing is crucial for the violin. This first lesson is how to hold the violin and the bow. tags: education, music

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education, music lessons, video, violin, violin lessons,
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