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Adolescence is a key period of growth and development, with the brain also changing enormously during this period. Recent research suggests that these maturational changes make the adolescent brain more vulnerable to the damaging effects of alcohol, with areas associated with memory and learning particularly affected. Under Construction is a highly acclaimed 4 minute animation that discusses adolescent brain development and highlights the effects of alcohol and risky drinking on different brain regions, as well as its impact on behaviour. It presents complex and up-to-date neurobiological research in a way that is engaging and relevant for teenagers. For more information or to order a copy go to:
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Here’s a description of why this article is so prophetic.

0:25 – 0:57 – New information technology has been turned to malign ends. This is talking about the people who have realized they can publish fake news and profit with advertising. The “hearts’ desires” part is talking about how we can feel our political views are validated, all because we found a page that agrees with us.

1:03 – 1:26 – It could be said that this is talking about the information we give to websites like Facebook.

1:26 – 1:46 – This is talking about how we have the desire to only follow the pages that make us feel good, and hide the pages that make us feel bad. It also talks about how people can write false stories and publish them directly to the people who have chosen, using their emotions instead of facts, to follow the pages.

1:47 – 2:16 – This is talking about how we can “master” the virtual world so that it can be “completely shaped to our wishes”. You could say this is talking about how you can show the pages that make you feel good in terms of your political views, and hide the pages that challenge your views and make you think.

2:18 – 2:52 “People will exploit it” is talking about the people who run fake news pages. But this also says that they have the right to publish false news stories. They may not have this right on Facebook since it’s a business with terms and conditions, but people have the right to publish fake news on a website that they own.

2:52 – 3:10 – The people this part is talking about who “have built yet another pharaonic monument to wealth, avarice and indifference” is all of us who participate in publishing and/or reading fake news.

While some may say fake news has been around for a long time, I believe today’s fake news problem is primarily about the internet, and not so much television news or newspapers.

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CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash counts down the top ten moments that defined the 2016 political season.
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As per section 135 in the Companies Act 2013, companies of a certain size in India are required to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR activities. CSR Rules 2014 give certain guidelines that must be followed by the companies while implementing their CSR programs. The video is a quick guide on CSR as defined under the Companies Act 2013. For further queries, or for assistance in designing and implementation of your CSR programs, please write to solutions(at)
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When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories (recommended short film! it’s worth the time.)

The Impact of Illegal Abortion

The Impact of Illegal Abortion

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In this video, Laci Green offers an overview on the erosion of reproductive rights in the United States. In Part I she offers a brief history on the court cases that enabled our current situation. In Part II she reviews the current state of abortion laws in the US. In Part III she discusses the “pro life movement” and it’s various hypocrisies. In Part IV she discusses ideological differences between “pro life” and “pro choice” and what the root of anti-abortion sentiment is. In Part V she calls the audience to act this election year.

3 year forensic review shows overwhelming bias in favour of abortion in Irish Times – both in news and opinion articles

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91% of Irish Times articles showed pro-abortion bias, forensic 3-year analysis finds.

An extensive 3 year forensic analysis of 766 articles published by the Irish Times on abortion has shown overwhelming and persistent bias in favour of abortion, both in the paper’s news reporting and opinion pieces.

Amongst the key findings from the forensic review of the period from January 2013 to December 2015 were:

– Of the 312 articles published by the paper that showed a bias on the issue, 91% were found to have exhibited a pro-abortion bias. (284 of 312 articles)

– For news reporting the bias was most evident, with 98% of news reports which were biased showing a bias in favour of abortion. (205 of 209 articles)

– Almost 77% of opinion pieces for the period showed a bias in favour of abortion with just over 23% taking a pro-life position. (79 against 24 articles)

A 3 year review of 766 articles published on abortion

Every Irish Times article that dealt explicitly and primarily with abortion between January 2013 and December 2015 was examined, an undertaking that saw 766 articles being analysed.

These articles fell into numerous categories including news, opinion, social affairs, health, politics, and the courts – reflecting how the abortion issue touches so many aspects of public and private life.

In order to determine if an article was balanced or biased, we examined each article to see if they contained bias in any of the following 5 categories which are commonly used in assessing media bias.

Only articles that showed bias in two or more of the categories were considered to be a biased article.






In order for an article to be considered biased, we decided that the article would have to show bias on at least two of the above criteria.

In total, it was determined that of 766 Irish Times articles on abortion published during 2013-2015, a total of 312 articles showed bias on abortion.


91% of those articles were biased in favour of abortion. Just 9% of the articles showed a bias against abortion.

The bias was most evident in news reporting with an overwhelming 98% of the biased articles showing a bias in favour of abortion.

On average, the Irish Times published two articles biased in favour of abortion every week. Articles taking a pro-life position appeared less than 10 times a year.

The records of three journalists who wrote most often on abortion were examined. Kitty Holland mostly showed a pro-abortion bias, Mary Minihan mostly remained neutral, while Marie O’Halloran’s articles showed a neutral or pro-abortion bias almost equally. None of the three published an article biased against abortion in the period.

Results per year

In 2013, 215 articles took a stance on the abortion issue or showed a bias one way or the other. 91.6%, or 197 articles, showed a bias towards the pro-abortion position. Only 8.4%, or 18 articles, showed bias against abortion.

2014, saw a significant decrease in the number of articles published regarding abortion. However of the 42 articles that took a stance on the issue, 92.9%, or 39 articles, were found to lean pro-abortion while only 3 articles, or 7.1%, were pro-life.

In 2015, 89.1% (or 49 articles) of the 55 articles were determined to have a pro-abortion bias while 10.9%, or 6 articles, took a pro-life stance.


The findings in this review demonstrate clearly that the Irish Times has an overwhelming and persistent bias in favour of legalised abortion.

It is particularly egregious that such overwhelming bias was shown in news reporting, and the results of this analysis can lead to the conclusion that the Irish Times abortion reporting is often opinion disguised as news.

The issue of abortion is both contentious and vitally important in modern day Ireland and it is essential that the Irish people are allowed to engage in an honest and straightforward discussion on the subject, especially as efforts are made to open Ireland’s doors to legalised abortion.

It is the duty of the press to report the news in a fair and balanced manner. Non-biased reporting and greater diversity of opinion are necessary if the people are to engage in a legitimate national discussion on abortion.

Without an end to media bias on this important and sensitive issue, there can be no trust between the people and the press.


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Inflation and Bubbles and Tulips: Crash Course Economics #7

In which Adriene and Jacob teach you about how and why prices rise. Sometimes prices rise as a result of inflation, which is a pretty normal thing for economies to do. We’ll talk about how across the board prices rise over time, and how economists track inflation. Bubbles are a pretty normal thing for humans to do. One item, like tulips or beanie babies or houses or tech startups experience a rapid rise in prices. This is often accompanied by speculation, a bunch of outrageous profits, and then a nasty crash when the bubble bursts. People get excited about rising prices, and next thing you know, people are trading their life savings for a tulip bulb.

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