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As inequality rises, so too will conflict

Inequality is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world.  The video below provides a better understanding of inequality in New Zealand (a good number of the graphics include other countries, such as USA and parts of Europe). Journalist Max Rashbrooke explains what happened to … Continue reading

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Young children coping with earthquakes?

Brainwave is a charitable trust which exists to educate New Zealanders from all walks of life about the latest research in neuroscience.  We now know that a child’s experiences from conception to three largely determine how their brain develops, and … Continue reading

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The Human Mind – online documentary

Wow! These fabulous BBC documentaries are now available to watch for free online.  This one, The Human Mind with Robert Winston,  explores the mirror neurons, the power of our frontal lobes, and many other fascinating aspects of the brain.  There … Continue reading

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NZ’s high suicide rate – what’s the answer?

“More people die in NZ from suicide than from car accidents” – Judge MacLean (NZ Herald 27/08/11). A couple of days ago, the Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean released statistics for the number of suicides carried out in different groups in … Continue reading

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New bullying legislation – ‘Brodie’s law’

Those of us ‘down under’ have seen many cases of school bullying splashed across the media in the last few weeks, creating a hotbed of discussion.  If not handled constructively early on in life, these behaviours and their effects become … Continue reading

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