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foodGrit and Growth for Civilization

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Angela Duckworth has helped to gathered and performed detailed research on the importance of Grit for individual achievement. Her insights also apply to our societal views on civilization. Growth Mindset is better than fixed mindset One potential way to build …

chinaChina’s economy could drop by 25% by 2050 unless population policy is fixed

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China must take urgent action on birth controls to cope with the “grim” reality of its rapidly aging society. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said the country must consider either relaxing birth controls further or getting rid of them …

medicineMother and child were conceived one year apart

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Tina Gibs is 26 years old and gave birth to an embryo that was frozen 25 years ago. The Gibsons “adopted” the embryo (and four sibling embryos from the same egg donor). The original embryo was created by in vitro …

canadaCanada gets mostly educated and ready to work immigrants while those are a tiny fraction of US immigrants

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Canada’s population growth relies heavily on immigration. Canada’s 1.2 per cent annually is highest of the mature OECD economies. Canada’s educated and ready to work immigrants as a ratio of total immigrants are five times higher than the USA rate …

deathsJapan’s Slow Demographic Apocalypse – 90,000 per year are dying and rotting alone in Japan

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Experts estimate about 30,000 people per year are dying alone in Japan and many have bodies discovered weeks later. Yoshinori Ishimi, who runs the Anshin Net service that cleans up afterwards, believes the true figure is “twice or three times …

chinaChina is two Europes and richest provinces catching up to middle income Europe

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China (1.4 billion) has nearly twice the population of Europe (742 million). The populations of China’s 33 provinces is comparable but larger than the 44 countries of Europe. China will have an overall per capita GDP at the end of …

aging21st century peace from aging populations, debt, pension and medical costs

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The US and China are both having worsening pension and medical costs which will vastly restrict the money available for military programs and wars. By 2040, China could have $10 to 100 trillion in unfunded pension costs. China is about …

agingExtending Healthy Human Lifespan is Near

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In 2014, Life Extension Advocacy Foundation was established to promote increased healthy human lifespan through fiscally sponsoring longevity research projects and raising awareness regarding the societal benefits of life extension. In 2015 they launched Lifespan.io, the first nonprofit crowdfunding platform …

agingHow many healthy years of life do you have left ?

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A group of actuaries created a life expectancy calculator that calculates how many healthy years one could look forward to. eating right getting plenty of exercise, sleeping right, there were other factors. Education and income level, alcohol intake, safe driving …

medicineAustralia boosts viable high grade embryos 46.7% per cycle for IVF

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Australian scientists have pioneered a breakthrough in IVF treatment that is seeing a 46.7 per cent increase in the number of viable high-grade embryos per cycle. The cutting edge process allows embryos to grow in a petri-dish undisturbed for five …