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iEat Green – Gabriela Álvarez – Liberation Cuisine – 05.24.18

Gabriela Àlvarez is the chef and founder of Liberation Cuisine. Liberation Cuisine was founded in 2014 with the intention of nourishing movements for social change, using sustainable ingredients and practices. Gabriela began cooking after studying Community Health at Brown University. The kitchen became her way to tackle health disparities and inequalities in the food system, while still maintaining a focus …

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Kate Stringer – We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Teaching It—Why More Classes Are Heading Outside

Standing waist-deep in Connecticut’s West River, Nyasia Mercer’s mind is far from the cold, murky water lapping against her rubber waders. The high-schooler is thinking of people. The ones who swim here. Fish here. The ones who unwittingly dump liquid waste into nearby sewers. And how few of them know what swirls through their neighborhood waterway. “It’s sad,” Mercer said. …

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Wired for gaming: Brain differences in compulsive video game players

SALT LAKE CITY – Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor …

shaman

How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western medicine couldn’t

After a wonderful summer of fishing and learning to surf, my son, then a 17-year-old junior at a Boston high school, suddenly told me one afternoon, “I don’t know what’s happening; I can’t find my old self again.” Soon after, Franklin had to be hospitalized. The evaluation described an “increase in psychotic symptoms, including paranoid thoughts, command hallucinations telling him to …

Military aggression

The Art of Becoming Human

About 180,000 people enlist in the United States military each year, many of whom will come home with physical injuries or psychological damage. Recruits are trained to kill, taught to de-humanize others, to participate in torture, but are expected to forget upon returning to civilian life. That 22 veterans commit suicide per day is a grim reminder not only of the harsh …