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Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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Lots of on-point here.
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"No one argues that all anti-poverty spending should be shifted to cash transfers. There are other critical forms of development aid that do things cash transfers can't, like provide public goods (vaccines, health clinics and roads, for instance) or transfer knowledge and skills.

But supporters believe that cash transfers should now be the standard against which the usefulness of other programs are measured. As Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz put it when announcing a $5 million donation to GiveDirectly: "Instead of asking the question 'should this project be funded or should we do nothing?', we could be asking the question 'should this project be funded or should we just give the beneficiaries the money?' and now we have that opportunity.""
They've given away $15 million and counting, and the results have been extraordinary.
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Ever felt like you couldn't trust your own memory? Many people with abusive partners or family can relate. Here's how to tell if it's happening you.
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"How we deal with the most challenging kids remains rooted in B.F. Skinner's mid-20th-century philosophy that human behavior is determined by consequences and bad behavior must be punished. (Pavlov figured it out first, with dogs.) During the 2011-12 school year, the US Department of Education counted 130,000 expulsions and roughly 7 million suspensions among 49 million K-12 students—one for every seven kids. The most recent estimates suggest there are also a quarter-million instances of corporal punishment in US schools every year.

But consequences have consequences. Contemporary psychological studies suggest that, far from resolving children's behavior problems, these standard disciplinary methods often exacerbate them. They sacrifice long-term goals (student behavior improving for good) for short-term gain—momentary peace in the classroom."
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
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  Today is a down day. There are many factors at play here. Most  common for me, it seems, is always the weather. If it’s raining or overcast, it’s an automatic strike against my ability to si...
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Why Do Sexual Assault Survivors Feel Shame? (True for survivors of any type of abuse.)
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On the surface, hugging seems pleasant. But disrespecting your child's bodily autonomy? Not so much. This list might really change your perspective.
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The Media Is Lying to You About Men’s Emotions, And It’s Really F*cked Up – Here’s a Healthier View
When was the last time you saw a positive media portrayal of a man expressing emotions? Here's another way.
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"It is a story I’ve seen repeated time and time again as my friends have disappeared off the site, often never to return. This time there’s a twist: I used to work there. In fact, I’m the trans woman who initiated the custom gender feature. And the name I go by on Facebook? That’s the name that was on my work badge."
I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off fr…
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A gay atheist computer geek who escaped Kansas and is now working at his dream job.
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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