9•7•15 ~ learning about the inequalities in the world isn’t fun, but I’d much prefer this to being ignorant! Let’s do something about this 🌍🌏🌎 | after all, education is a very powerful weapon

As we approach a world in which life expectancy at birth is 76 globally and 84 in the United States, and at 65 people can expect to live another 20 years on average, we have achieved something without precedent in history: we have added a whole new stage of life to human existence of 30 extra years…We could build a new stage of human development, a third demographic dividend.

During waking hours, electrical signals travel from dendritesantenna-like projections at one end of the cell– through the cell body. From the cell body, they then travel the length of the axon, a single long projection at the other end of the cell. This electrical signal stimulates the release of chemicals at the end of the axon, which bind to dendrites on adjacent cells, stimulating these recipient cells to fire electrical signals, and so on. When groups of cells repeatedly fire in this way, the electrical signals increase in intensity. Dr. Bukalo and her team examined electrical signals that traveled in reverse―from the cell’s axon, to the cell body, and out its many dendrites. The reverse firing, depicted in this diagram, happens during sleep and at rest, appearing to reset the cell and priming it to learn new information.

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Source: Backwards signals appear to sensitize brain cells, rat study shows, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).


17 #GlobalGoals that can change the world forever.

Over the past 3 years the UK has lobbied hard to make sure the Global Goals cover the areas not covered by the MDGs, to make sure nobody is left behind.


Harm Reduction International (HRI) has launched their bi-annual report on the Global State of Harm Reduction. Essential reading for anyone interested in harm reduction and/or global drug policy:


[14/01/2016]{2/100} • FINALLY FINISHED MY 40+ SLIDE POWERPOINT YAY! [It actually turned out to be 54 slides long… Oops] so therefore I can say that today I was epically productive :D I even started some psychology summaries! [my teacher prefers our summaries to be typed…] oh yes and I started my very first bullet journal today too XD YAY IM SO HAPPY I FINISHED MY POWERPOINT!!!!