The No. 1 reason to become a vegan — it’s not about your health

Thanks; Catey Hill Published: Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am ET As Beyond Meat announces plans for a ‘meatier’ burger, here’s a look at the increasingly compelling case for giving up meat and dairy forever Though just 3% of Americans identify as vegans, there is a compelling case for shunning meat and dairy. There’s real meat…

What finding ‘lost wallets’ tells us about human nature

Thanks;Andrew Keshner, James Wellemeyer Published: Jun 23, 2019 7:27 am ET Researchers planted 17,000 ‘lost wallets’ in 40 countries. Psychologists say the results provide a surprising insight into human nature Researchers looked at why some people are more likely to return lost wallets. Karen Bergreen, a comedian living in Manhattan, always returns anything she finds completely…

Will Korean peace be achieved in Thailand?

Thanks; The Nation Published;June 21, 2019 01:00 If there is another summit between the United States and North Korea, there is a high possibility that Thailand will be the venue chosen to breathe life back into the peace process following the collapse of talks in Vietnam in February. But in order to look forward on…

Canada Makes Whale, Dolphin Captivity Illegal With ‘Free Willy’ Bill

Thanks;Marianne Dodson Published;June,11 2019 REUTERS Willy is finally free—at least in Canada. The Canadian House of Commons on Monday passed a bill making it illegal to hold whales or dolphins in captivity. Bill S-203, which has been nicknamed the “Free Willy” bill, in homage to the 1993 film of the same name, applies to owners of…

China has a silver bullet in its trade-war arsenal

Thanks;Ivan Martchev Published: May 23, 2019 10:15 am ET Xi Jinping, president of China If China devalues the yuan, the country might think it can win the trade war and fix its massive debt overhang Idioms are defined as fascinating phrases that add color to otherwise more complex discussions — a way to make them more…

Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as several US states attempt to restrict the procedure

Thanks;Akin Oyedele  Pope Francis has reiterated his stance against abortion, saying the procedure should not be carried out even when the fetus is deformed or gravely ill.  The Associated Press reported that Francis, the head of the Catholic church, was speaking Saturday at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference. He rhetorically asked his audience whether it was lawful to…

Training for city leaders

Thanks;UN Habitat (zuzana.vuova@un.org) Published;MAY,17 Apply now to the Singapore – UN-HABITAT international capacity building programme: 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore Singapore and UN-HABITAT is organizing the 3rd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa which will take place between 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore.  Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and provincial governments, decision-makers,…

Viewpoints: Anti-Abortion Activists Have Little Regard For Health Outcomes Of Women; Lessons On The Flaws Of Nutrition Research

Thanks; KHN Morning Briefing Published;April,24 The Washington Post: The Antiabortion Movement Has Taken On Extreme — And Unconstitutional — MeasuresPublic support for abortion rights is at its highest since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, with 67 percent of voters saying abortion should be legal in “all” or “most” cases.” At the same time,…