Daily Archives: 12/17/2014

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Toronto – December 31, 2014

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When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes,” as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opportunity to experience life in someone else’s skin by experimenting with virtual reality as a means of helping people shed racial stereotypes.

Researchers from London and Barcelona teamed up to discuss their recent experiments on virtual reality and race in an opinion piece for the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, published Dec. 15. The researchers found that if people got the chance to physically experience their own body with different skin colors (or ages and sexes), their unconscious biases against other racial groups could be diminished. Continue reading

Meditation can make the brain bigger and better – study

Meditation can make the brain bigger and better – study

MASSACHUSSETTS, United States, Thursday November 27, 2014 –Brain

Meditation, sometimes relegated to the realms of New Age baloney or fraudulent Eastern mysticism, has turned out
to be a genuine workout for the mind, according to American scientists who have discovered that it can increase the size of the brain.

The results can be achieved in a relatively short space of time, moreover, with just eight weeks of meditation sufficient to produce structural changes large enough to be picked up by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, Harvard scientists have found.  Continue reading

How Many Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants in the USA

How Many Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants in the USA

By Felicia J. Persaud – News Americas Now

caribbean-immigrantsNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 16, 2014: For years the question has been asked and left unanswered, but Caribbean Americans may now have a better idea of how many undocumented Caribbean immigrants are living across the length and breadth of the United States.

Thanks to the Pew Hispanic Center’s latest report, based on augmented American Community Survey data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS); from research by Robert Warren and John Robert Warren and from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the undocumented population of Caribbean immigrants in the U.S. is estimated at around 550,000.  Continue reading