Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 30, 2019

Incentives to Cycle to Work are Becoming Popular

If you have already been to the Neatherlands, then you know how bikes are a big part of the landscape. And the numbers confirm it, they are the number one cyclers in the world. And they have a little secret for that.  For every kilometre cycled, a dutch employee earns 0.20€ tax free, just like some people get paid for not using their car to commute…

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A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 20, 2019

A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

On November 16th, New Zealand had it's first Manaaki Day. This Maori word that means kindness, is now a national day where charitable acts are celebrated and encouraged. It started with Eddie Writes' letter, who asked help to his mayor to make an annual "Kindness Day". This idea was liked by the mayor, but also by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is determined in making her country more progressive through her policies…

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Higher Education Institutions are Starting to Value Creative Thinking

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 15, 2019

Higher Education Institutions are Starting to Value Creative Thinking

Among all the countries from which an international student can choose, the UK is placed among the best premium destinations. Known for its respected and recognized education, a diploma from a UK institution would be accepted by employers all around the world. Even though it is quite expensive, colleges here have the quality of being forward-thinking…

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Love at First Sight Might be Real

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 7, 2019

Love at First Sight Might be Real

What may seem like something that you only see in the movies or that happens rarely when you're lucky, is actually something that is quite normal for some people.  At a day and age where some choose who they will date or not just with a swipe of the finger, the notions of romance are changing because of technology. The basic scenario on these dating apps is that you match, chat and see each other if there's a good feeling to confirm the possibility that the other can be a good partner…

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How One Person Changes the World

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by Maria N. Selina Öc

Posted on May 2, 2019

How One Person Changes the World

Do you sometimes feel like you can not make a difference? Like you are just a single small piece of the world? Here is some evidence to show you that it’s not true. 1979 the 16-year old Jadev Payeng was making a horrible discovery. While he was making a walk, he found hundreds of dead reptiles and snakes. What caused the death? A water shortage and the lack of shading trees. The landscape had a barren ground and the probability for plants to grow was very low…

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Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in School

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 1, 2019

Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in School

Thanks to a new study that has been undertaken by the British government that will run up until 2012, children in schools will be taught about meditation and mindfulness. This comes as it is become known that when a child acts out, by kicking and screaming sometimes, it is only to express the complex emotions they have and that they do not understand. So, these classes will help solve this problem by improving the youth’s overall mental health…

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Would You Bring Your Staff To Disneyland?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on April 8, 2019

Would You Bring Your Staff To Disneyland?

For the first time, in 20 years of running restaurants, Gypsy Gilliam finally closed one week for holiday and went to Disneyland. But she didn't go alone... she brought her entire staff and their family as well.  All paid by Ms…

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What Would You Do If Your 13 Year-Old Son Buys You A Car?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on April 5, 2019

What Would You Do If Your 13 Year-Old Son Buys You A Car?

William, a 13-year-old boy from Nevada, gifted his mum a 1999 Chevrolet. The last couple of weeks hadn't been very calm and positive for William's mum Preston in fact, they had been quite sad, full of confusion and anger. No money was in the house. That's why the young man decided to help his lovely mum. He wanted to help her so much, that when he saw on Facebook the Chevrolet was on sale, he jumped up and offered his Xbox to the seller in addition to some back yard work. In the beginning, …

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From Homeless Immigrant To Chess Championship Winner

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 27, 2019

From Homeless Immigrant To Chess Championship Winner

Here is the story of the incredible prodigy named “Tani”. An 8-year-old boy who in just one year of practice won the New York’s championship of chess on his first try. Arrived in the US just two years ago, Tani and his family were escaping from Nigeria because of the violent attacks made against Christian families. They lived in a shelter in Manhattan under the help of a local pastor, who helped the young boy to attend the elementary school…

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Can A Fortune Cookie Make You Win $100,000?

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on March 8, 2019

Can A Fortune Cookie Make You Win $100,000?

Sometimes what you need is just a little bit of fortune, or a cookie, or a fortune cookie.Diego Caceres wasn't expecting to win $100,000 at all, but he trusted the sweet suggestion.After having lunch with his brother at a Chinese restaurant in Maryland (US), he asked for a fortune cookie which stated: “it is your lucky day”…

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