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Digital culture has changed us all. We don't know yet how it will change the way diginatives will learn or concentrate. It might be that living with screens of multiple disruptions will be different for various groups of children - I am not sure if it could turn out to benefit some of them and be partially harmful for others. Maybe children will learn how to cope with mobile distractions? Maybe they can even learn multitasking?

Screen time recommendations are just guessing what to do. When I was a child, I was warned about watching too much tv and espesially against reading too much. I just hope loving parents are not totally blocking their children from the current cultural change because of their fears. 
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The text and the picture by +Dan Oestreich are a good reminder of authenticity, letting go of too much rationalizing and being in touch with your inner self and feelings. My notion: horses and yoga/meditation seem to attract people with reflective minds and a need to develop their sense of integration. I envy their gift and I am grateful to get a glimpse of their experience through shared posts. My way of connecting goes mostly through singing together in choir.
 
The Horse

There are people that we meet sometimes and we know instantly that there is some kind of kinship, and there are people we meet that are guarded and have secrets.

http://goo.gl/b1DPoc

#horses   #authenticity   #trust   #relationships  

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Thank you for the retiree, +Marja Oilinki . Choir can be an amazing and transcendent experience, too!
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The more I think, read and learn about sex and gender issues the more complex the mental landscape becomes. Listening to the experience of transgender persons is important as well as being sensitive in not stating naturalistic oversimplifications or cultural or personal biases in telling others how they should live or identify themselves. 
Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism. She's written extensively on gender and her concept of gender performati...
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Signatures are significant signals. 
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How do you see the status of atheists or non religious (nones, inaffiliated) people in your country? I am trying to figure out how does it feel like to be an atheist globally. Are there any stereotypes or biases that you have noticed? Do people trust atheists as much (or as little) as they trust religious people? 
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Here's an article discussing a Pew Research survey about religion where Atheists and Muslims were the most disliked/hated groups:

http://www.alternet.org/belief/major-study-americas-overwhelming-mean-streak-toward-atheists-and-muslims

Here is the Pew Research own article about their survey:

http://www.pewforum.org/2014/07/16/how-americans-feel-about-religious-groups/

Here's an article about another survey from Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German nonprofit:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/06/26/new-survey-50-of-americans-find-atheism-threatening/

In day-to-day life it is not quite as bad as the raw figures here might suggest.  A lot of the animosity towards atheist comes from thinking of them as amoral, purely selfish hedonists who have no regard for their fellow man.  When personal interaction reveals a humanist the reception is often much better.  The other adverse association with atheism comes for the politically and legally active subset of atheists who work to limit religious activity such as prayer in schools or at government functions.  

The surveys reflect the reaction to some popular ideas about what an atheist is, not who they actually are.  It would be wrong to say however that there is no informed animosity towards atheists.  I know that I cannot recall ever having bad experiences as an atheist-leaning agnostic, but I know that others have.  In my experience in Colombia where I now reside there is a general acceptance and tolerance of all religious orientations.  The deep partisan social, cultural, and political divisions just have not been cultured here.  My limited Spanish and circle of interaction may be affecting that perception.
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The Sámi people are living in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. I finally tried to learn some of the language this holiday and it opened a whole new world  for me -as languages  often do. I just now about 100 words actively but it is a pleasure to learn.
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Oliver Sacks has been an inspiration for many, I guess; his attitude of humbleness inspires me as well as his passion in finding human meaning and connection behind every person with any syndrome. 
He's written 12 best-selling books, inspired a play by Pinter, had his story adapted into an Oscar-nominated film, been awarded a CBE, and holds more honorary degrees and fellowships than I can count on the fingers of both of my hands – which is why I was surprised at how humane, gentle and warm ...
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Inceptionism is a nice word for machine creativity. I will try to find the credits for this wonderful video later when working with a computer (no pun intended).
When the computers learn how to like and choose their favourite images, we have a hard time trying to be more than machines.
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Algorithms are for non creative rappers. 
Finnish researchers unveil DeepBeat, a rhyme-generating hip-hop computer system.
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I just "have to" share this as I am Marja. I have always liked my name and its associations. I like berries, too. In Lapland, virgin Mary was associated with an old female deity Máttarahkka. Her symbol reminds of the letter M. +Sakari Maaranen
 
Many signs of spring usually appear in nature around the end of March or early April. March 25, called Marja’s Day or “the red-berry day”, was considered a particularly important day in this regard. The day’s name comes from the Virgin Mary (Maaria or Marja in Finnish, “marja” also means berry), who replaced the ancient mother of life and sun-goddess Päivätär during the Middle Ages. In the reconstructed proto-Uralic mythology the mother of life is associated with the sun, south and water birds. She sends the spring every year to the world with the returning migratory birds.

On Marja’s Day the warming weather had made paths and ice roads increasingly difficult to travel. Hence sleighs were often not used after this day. The amount of daylight had increased to such an extent that people no longer burned shingles for light. Instead they rose up, and went to bed according to cycle of the sun. The day was rather long, but it was separated into two halves by a resting period after lunch. Starting from Marja’s Day it was also customary to eat small extra snack each day – called crow’s bite. It was eaten first thing the morning before singing birds could “ruin” the hungry person.

In Ingria people ate cranberries on Marja’s Day and played fun games outdoors. Vitality and vigor displayed on Marja’s Day meant that the person would feel strong throughout the summer. The day was also associated with fishing, because spike spawning began around this time, and fresh fish was reintroduced to the diet. It was said that eating fish on Marja ensured good fishing luck for the whole year. Fish traps were also decorated with fresh twigs to increase their luck. It was also said that twig cut from a bird cherry on Marja’s Day would make a good whip because it never made the horse tired.

Marja’s Day predicted the weather for the coming spring and summer in countless ways. Beautiful, bright and warm Marja signified an excellent spring and summer. In contrast, the appearance of mosquitos before Marja meant long and chilly spring and delayed summer.

The day was also said to predict the melting of the snow. It was said that the amount of snow that was on the roof on Marja, would be on the fields and forests in late April or early May. These predictions of course differed depending on the geographical region. It was also said that if the ground is not visible on Marja’s Day, there would certainly be no summer in April.

The wind of Marja was said to last for the whole spring. Thus, if the night before was cold and the wind blew from the north, there would be more chilly weather, poor berry year and lousy harvest. On the other hand, warm south wind on the night before Marja meant quickly arriving summer. Another sign of a good year was bright starry night before Marja’s Day.

#taivaannaula   #suomenusko   #finland   #finlandphotos   #spring  
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Being a teacher is being a learning person.

A big deal of your growth comes from being connected with other growers
One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others. This inspirationalgraphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that ...
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Uskonnon, psykologian ja filosofian opettaja. I am a teacher of psychology, philosophy and knowledge about religions. I enjoy my work. I am also a learner and quite a curious person.
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I'm a Finnish teacher of religion, psychology and philosophy. I'm really interested in neurology, philosophy of mind and in music. I sing (more than my dear ones would love me to do) and have done so publicly, too. I like technology but I am also a bit ashamed of my enthusiasm. I love  gardens and nature. I use a helmet when driving my bicycle. I take poor photos but I like to see the excellency in other people's photos. My posts are in Finnish or in (broken) English (the spelling errors are especially terrible when I get carried away and try to comment something via my celluphone). My Swedish is ok. I can read some other languages like Russian as well. This Google+ has been a good experience so far. I use this environment to get ideas and sometimes to get a good laugh. I've tried Diaspora but haven't found enough time to explore it. My time is limited and I don't bomb people with unlimited amounts of posts.

You might find me interested in gender and equal sexual rights issues, human rights, neurology and science, light geekology, art, discussion about ateism/theism, religions of the world, Carl Sagan -type of thinking, humour, painting with light, literature, facts, imagination, open software, android, weird thinking and mental health. 

I'm curious and open-minded (believe or not) but the only Bacons I like are Roger and Francis.

I have a Finnish blog: http://oppimista.tumblr.com
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