Children of a Broken World – The Long Road to a Democratic Safe Haven

Democracy and wealth are the secret hopes on the wish-list of the neglected global child. All over the world people expect that with the advent of industrialization and the abandonment of dictatorships better and happier times will eventually unravel, but in reality this is hardly ever the case. Instead, corruption, social and political inequality, majoritism as the favoritism of self-declared elites and, most depressingly, the consolidation of these phenomena into a self-perpetuating dysfunctional global system…
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Thriving

Thriving expresses the experience of profound oneness of one’s identity and supportive environmental context. Thriving describes the immersion into a state of true being in which one finds his or her most inner calling fulfilled, when every day is a bonus and life feels superbly and intrinsically right. More than just a singular episodic experience, thriving entails development; to evolve towards the next higher level of engagement between the Self and developmental context (Benson & Scales,…
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Teratogenic Dangers: What Pregnant Women in Thailand should Know

Overview Teratogens are agents or factors that damage the prenatal cellular development of a fetus. Common teratogenes such as alcohol and nicotine (Arnett, 2012, p.70-71) are well-established. What is lesser known in the context of Thailand (and similarly developing nations) are teratogenic agents in seafood such as mercury or teratogenic factors such as iodine deficiency. Both pose significant educational problems in later life. Thai version (PDF): สิ่งที่หญิงไทยมีครรภ์ควรรู้-อันตรายจากสารที่มีผลต่อการเจริญเติบโตของตัวอ่อนหรือทารกในครรภ์ Teratogenic agent Mercury Many fish in some of Thailand’s favorite seafood…
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