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Ignore the news

Ignore the news

This is a great post about the impact of news on yourself, your kids and how you can take an action. Stef has also come up with rules for his “news diet” so check them out and try the news diet out! It will have a positive effect on your happiness!   Ignore the news...
“Why can’t you tell the good news?”

“Why can’t you tell the good news?”

By Charles Moore If you want to make a journalist’s lip curl, go up to him and say, “Why can’t you tell the good news?” When we gather together in private and, like members of all trades when relaxing, make jokes at the expense of our customers, we laugh at the naiveté of the question. The...
How to look on the brighter side

How to look on the brighter side

To help you with this month’s action item – Focus on the positive, here are 10 habits that will help you to look on the brighter side. Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts. Looking on the brighter side is easier said than done, of course....
College Sexual Assault Policies Come Under Scrutiny

College Sexual Assault Policies Come Under Scrutiny

Colleges nationwide took notice when a federal complaint was filed against the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill alleging lax enforcement of Title IX regulations and a failure to adjudicate sexual violence on campus. That, together with a high-profile op-ed by Angie Epifano claiming similar failures at Amherst College, has brought the issue of sexual assaults to the forefront of the...
Is race still an issue?

Is race still an issue?

Do you think that race (or your gender) influence your career prospects? Do you roll your eyes if someone makes a comment on this topic or are you the one insisting that we haven’t reached equality as of yet? The truth is that without visibility of race and gender discourses, nothing will ever change. The...
Monday Marathon: the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless individuals who did whatever they could to save lives.

Monday Marathon: the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless individuals who did whatever they could to save lives.

Yesterday three bombs exploded at the Boston marathon. This has been an act of incredible cowardice, targeting an event that strives to unite all people through a competition that inspires comradeship. Our hearts go out to those that have been affected by the bombing and we are proud of those who immediately helped those in...
The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

A relentless diet of pessimism fails to reflect the prospect of better times ahead, writes Jeff Randall Something strange is happening in Britain. It was so unexpected that it has gone largely unmentioned among the commentariat lest entrenched positions be disturbed. Retail sales are up, manufacturing is improving, car sales are up, house prices are...
Global campaigning network launches new daily news service

Global campaigning network launches new daily news service

New independent e-news service the Avaaz Daily Briefing aims to cut through “bias, propaganda, and spin,” to deliver the latest clear-cut news on key global issues Global campaigning network Avaaz looks set to further expand its power and impact with the launch of a new daily news service, Avaaz Daily Briefing. The network, which has nearly...
Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

French biochemist and Shamengo pioneer Pierre Calleja has invented this impressive streetlight that is powered by algae which absorbs CO2 from the air. We have featured algae-powered lamps before but this one takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its entire life. While development is still needed to...
The Measurement of Hope

The Measurement of Hope

The lives of the world’s poorest people have improved more rapidly in the last 15 years than ever before, yet I am optimistic that we will do even better in the next 15 years. The progress that the world has made in helping the poorest in the last 15 years is the kind of good-news...