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Raising children in a gender-neutral way

"Do boys just like dredgers, or because they get a dredger T-shirt as soon as they are born??", asks a mother. Another is happy that her two daughters are now building their own dollhouses: lego has launched a range especially for girls, but including a beauty salon and lipsticks. Not only on playgrounds, but also in science, the debate is raging: to what extent do genes, hormones and education determine the interests and behavior of boys and girls??

Yes, there are differences in the brains of boys and girls, writes u.S. Neuroscientist lise eliot in her book "pink brain, blue brain (pink brain – blue brain). For her work she has analyzed numerous studies. The differences are small, however, and the child’s brain is so malleable that the gender stereotypes are only imprinted by the environment over time.

"In our society, gender is one of the characteristics that form identity. It is irritating for all of us when we have someone in front of us and don’t know whether it is a man or a woman", says the educational scientist prof. Hannelore faulstich-wieland from the university of hamburg. It is important for the children to have an orientation.

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Hedwig weis turned 90

Is it the healthy food with products from her own garden and the sometimes hard work that goes with it that is the elixir for a long life for hedwig weiss?? On friday, the senior citizen celebrated her 90th birthday in the knetzgau district of wohnau with a fresh mind. Birthday. She looked back on her life with gratitude. The deputy district administrator oskar ebert, knetzgau’s mayor stefan paulus and community advisor ilse waldenmeier also congratulated her on her anniversary.

Hedwig weis, nee stahl, saw the light of day on 8. November 1929 the light of day in oberschwappach. She grew up on her parents’ farm with a sister and a brother, who is already deceased. She knew the hard work from an early age.

The father was a self-employed tiler and stone maker. The jubilarian can still remember the time when she helped out in her father’s business: "we used to bring the gravel from theres to oberschwappach with a team of cows so that it could be processed further."

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Mude make us all seasons

Mude make us all seasons

I just received an e-mail from the weatheronline press service, warning of the autumn blues. Because it’s dark longer, our body produces more of the sleep hormone and less of the good mood hormone, experts reveal. The consequence: in the end we are mude(r).

It will certainly get worse in winter and grow into a formidable depressive mood – after all, it is even darker (and – brrrrrr – colder) there.

That there is the spring mud is certainly nothing new. Again, the body’s own messenger substances are to blame, which are still so imbalanced that – according to science – we need (or can need) days and weeks before everything gets back in order.

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Regional management wants to whet people’s appetites for the coburg region

From the application of the "coburg christmas land from the signposting of new cycle paths to the organization of the "cinema summer", from the alliance against the right to the alliance for the local sausage: stefan hinterleitner admits that the variety of topics he has been involved in since the 1. October 2010 as regional manager together with his team, is enormous. But this cannot and should not continue, if the regional management coburger land, initially limited to three years, wants to start its second phase in october 2013. "We will reduce this giant robbery to the leading projects", stefan hinterleitner now announced.

Enjoyment days 2013 in sonnefeld?
District administrator michael busch (SPD), who chairs the supervisory board of regionalmanagement gmbh, has already made it clear which three areas he considers particularly important: marketing coburg as a region of enjoyment, a bundling and strengthening of educational offers as well as the complex energy transition/climate protection. To what extent the area of tourism would continue to play a role within regional management in the future would have to be determined by further discussions with tourism coburg – although hinterleitner already had a few ideas.

Thus to the three topics mentioned by busch, which have the potential to become "leading projects" have. First: the enjoyment region. The "from the region – for the region" project has, according to hinterleitner, already left "sustainable traces" leave. After the successful premiere of the "coburger land enjoyment days in rossach a new edition is firmly planned for next year, probably in sonnefeld.

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Eu and mexico achieve breakthrough for new trade agreement

Eu and mexico achieve breakthrough for new trade agreement

After months of negotiations, the european union and mexico have reached a breakthrough for a revamped free trade agreement. This was announced by both sides in brussel.

However, details remained to be clarified, it was said in a joint declaration by eu commissioners cecilia malmstrom and phil hogan and mexican economy minister ildefonso guajardo villarreal.

It is about updating a trade agreement that has been in force since 2000. It is to be expanded and modernized. "This will help make our trade relationship ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. The declaration states: "we want to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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Soon you can eat apricots?

Dietzhof – the baskets of cherries and apricots on the table in the storage hall tempt customers to have a snack. And even more so the two-year-old trees in the trial area, which hang full of red-gold fruit. Master of this paradise garden is hans schilling.
The county's fruit cultivation advisor also oversees the experimental plant in hilpoltstein and the new land. "In the uplands we are at 450 to 500 meters high, here at 350 with a different climate", he gives reasons for the new plantation. Peaches and apricots, even subalmond, aronia, buckthorn, persimmon and kiwi grow here too. "These are individual trees for testing, says schilling about the latter fruit varieties.The apricot is different.
They as well as the cherry are on the 2.2 hectare gelande in a nationwide compound trial. For example, to clarify which rootstock prevents the furrowed apricot dieback. In the case of sub-cherries, schilling is mainly concerned with new spat varieties for the uplands.

Plum virus

He is concerned about the plums, the preferred fruit in french-speaking switzerland. Until now, they were a good source of income for the growers, and the orchards were a major feature of the landscape. But now a virus is spreading.
"There are already places in the french, where no more plum cultivation is possible", explains schilling. A resistant grafting rootstock from russia is supposed to bring relief. She has a second advantage: she remains small in stature. Now schilling has to wait for the yield in the second and third planting year.
Thinking in years is part of growing fruit. And therein lies the problem: those who cannot rely on successors are also hardly interested in new plants. Many fruit growers see the future as rather bleak. In the meantime, they have been able to sell the french cherries in several french supermarket chains.
"But there are also turkish cherries on sale everywhere", have manuel rauch from grobmarkt in pretzfeld and other growers themselves observed. Because they are bought by francophone customers, landrat reinhardt glauber (freie wahler) sees this relatively illusionlessly and appeals to the sense of home via shopping lists. 

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Rocky, the racing mouse

Rocky, the racing mouse

Here I am! Flit, flit, flit. Here I am! And now I'm here on the left! Uff, I can sit still not so good, I must admit. I prefer to cruise through the area. Oops, i haven't introduced myself yet: my name is rocky. I am a gerbil, and you can often find me in the newspaper now. Because i'm such a good runner, the newspaper people invited me to give children and adults tips on how to get fit again after the long winter. And fit I am. I am a running mouse. My ancestors come from mongolia. This is a neighboring country of china. There lives my very coarse family. We all hang out together, we don't like to be alone. Because we live in steppes and cattle, we are also called cattle racing mice. The floor can get hard. Have you ever burned your fube while running barefoot?? Ouch, that hurts! That's why we have hair under our feet. Great, what? That would be but also what for you people in the summer!

If rough animals or people come, we run away very fast though. We can run up to 20 kilometers per hour for a very short time. It's as fast as a moped! By the way: we have another super trick: if a bosewicht grabs us by the tail, we just run on without it. There you look, what?! I can't teach you this trick, but I can teach you how to become a good runner. So, read the newspaper and let's go.

Profile name: rocky

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Mastercard: data leak also affected complete card numbers

Mastercard: data leak also affected complete card numbers

Mastercard informed customers on thursday that their payment card number, with which they had registered with the program, was "possibly" also affected. In the first known lists, the numbers were still unrecognizable except for the last four and first two digits.

At least the expiration date and the call number on the back of the card were not part of the data leak. This means that the leaked card numbers cannot be used directly for purchases on the internet, because at least the expiration date is also requested. As far as we know, the two pieces of additional information were not collected during the "priceless" registration process and should not have been included in the database in the first place.

Mastercard pointed out that a service provider that operated the bonus program "suffered a security incident. There is no connection to the mastercard payment network.

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Vettel misses the start: “got up with the wrong fub”

Vettel misses the start: 'got up with the wrong fub'

On friday morning he was still feeling "mude. In this condition, the two-time champion could not be a serious rival to front-runner fernando alonso in qualifying. On saturday, the red-bull driver must attack wide awake on the suzuka roller coaster.

Only 17th place in the morning: this was not the vettel who had last raced to pole position in japan three times in a row. "Now we have to see if we can make a decisive step forward overnight," said the 25-year-old. Only in the second session things went better for vettel. In the end, the defending champion from heppenheim set the third-fastest lap behind his australian teammate mark webber and british lewis hamilton in the powerful mclaren. In the first session, jenson button in the second mclaren set the fastest time on the 5.807-kilometer circuit.

In the exciting title race, vettel (165 points), who currently trails ferrari’s alonso (194) by 29, is counting on the suzuka effect as well as an increase in his score. "This is a special course for me. Just look around: all the passion here for formula 1," enthused vettel. "Here you don’t want to go back into the pits at all, you just want to keep on going. Fantastic."Hesse feels particularly at home in japan. Here he won in 2009 and 2010 and last year secured his second world championship title with a third-place finish.

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Oldest local association in the district

After the keynote speech by CSU secretary general andreas scheuer (BR from yesterday), chairman klaus witzgall used the 70th anniversary to take a look at the history of the CSU local association. Over the past seven decades, the association has been "involved in many important milestones in stadtsteinach" been.
Witzgall particularly emphasized the term of office of former CSU mayor werner doll, who led stadtsteinach into the modern age. Doll has recognized tourism as an economic force and has initiated the construction of the outdoor swimming pool and the camping site. "In the end, personalities like werner doll or the later district administrator herbert hofmann have ensured that stadtsteinach has mastered the drastic changes of the territorial reform."
Stadtsteinach has the oldest CSU local association in the district, hans kostner and karl theodor zu guttenberg have been essential pioneers of the positive development, says the chairman. Today, the fight against terrorism is a special challenge.
Member of the bundestag emmi zeulner emphasized that the CSU stadtsteinach is a reliable partner: "i would like to thank you very much for that!" And looking at the secretary general she said: "andreas, if we get responsibility in the government again, then the further point on the mother’s pension must be included. I can speak from experience, but also mayor doris leithner-bisani knows that the education of a child is actually priceless."
CSU district chairman henry schramm spoke of a proud and hardworking local association. Werner reibaus

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