Re: What is the legacy of colonialism in Africa?
While it is essentially the responsibility of Africans to make things better, the tools to do so are not afforded them. Africa lacks the economic infrastructure, adequately funded social institutions and religious/ethnic tolerances to move forward.
Africa is handicapped by staggering debt, perpetrated by western banks and countries. Once you address the issue of debt there is the issue of ownership. As much as we in the west trumpet capitalism as the greatest of all economic concepts, it is based partially on a belief that the individual will act in the best interest of the society when called upon. However, capitalism fosters greed. So even if you remove the western corporate influences, you now will be left with those domestic elements that would desire to fill the vacuum.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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