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Your parents told you to be nice to people. Guess what? They were right. This is why

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on September 19, 2020

Your parents told you to be nice to people. Guess what? They were right. This is why

Doing good doesn't just benefit other people. It also helps us.Studies show that helping others increases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. Another benefit of feeling rewarded when we do good: it reduces our stress levels. It feels good to do good. In a 2016 study, researchers asked participants about settings in which they gave or received support…

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Thousands of primary school children writing to lonely care home residents thanks to a 16-year-old student

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on July 16, 2020

Thousands of primary school children writing to lonely care home residents thanks to a 16-year-old student

Nina Andersen, a 16-year old student from London, first set up Community Senior Music, where semi-professional musicians performed concerts at various care homes. After, when the COVID-19 crisis started, she then set up Community Senior Letters, an initiative that has helped match more than 120 primary schools and over 100 care homes, to write letters to elderly with the aim to alleviate their boredom and loneliness. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced there is currently no evide…

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Pakistan offers work to unemployed people planting trees

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on July 2, 2020

Pakistan offers work to unemployed people planting trees

Pakistan is one of the countries in the world hardest hit by climate change: between 1999 and 2018 it has experienced more than 150 extreme weather events, from floods to heatwaves, with total losses of $ 3.8 billion…

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An "edible forest" to fight desertification

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 22, 2020

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In Cádiz (Spain), by the Sierra de Grazalema, an infertile land has been transformed into a forest where 15,000 trees and shrubs have already been planted, implementing a system based on biodiversity and the conscious management of natural resources. Now, animals like donkeys, alpacas, horses, sheep and chickens live freely in that area. Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, British, was always clear that she wanted to dedicate herself to helping others find harmony and balance…

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A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

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by Esteban Tejedor

Posted on March 16, 2020

A new edible and biodegradable packaging to avoid the use of plastic in the supermarket

This sustainable container, developed over two years by The Catalan Plastic Center of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and the researcher Farayde Fakhouri, is an alternative to plastics and comes from plant sources formed by natural compounds that offer different properties that, combined with other materials, allow the interaction of food with the atmosphere to be modified, protecting the food and extending its useful life. With a budget of 10 million euros financed between ACCI…

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Healthy life healthy mind

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 12, 2019

Healthy life healthy mind

New research shows that a healthy lifestyle has an important impact on our cognitive health. Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles say how five specific lifestyle choices were linked to a 60% reduction in the risk of developing the disease…

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Ice cream from special hands

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on August 29, 2019

Ice cream from special hands

An ice cream shop in Dallas, Texas, had a special and precious idea which was "to employ people who have Down syndrome and autism". Tom Landis, the company's founder, opened Howdy Homemade, the idea belongs to him. He facilitates work experience teens and adults with special needs. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream has around 13 employees, ages 16 to 31, who all have special needs…

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Working together for a better world: Governments and NGO's meet and compromise to improve Human rights

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 22, 2019

Working together for a better world: Governments and NGO's meet and compromise to improve Human rights

Despite all the hotspots for major human rights violations we have seen last year, Governments and NGOs meet at the 41st Ordinary Session of the UN Human Rights Council recently celebrated in Geneva…

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Three young brothers' light illuminated the darkness of shelters

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on July 25, 2019

Three young brothers' light illuminated the darkness of shelters

What kind of child were you? Were you crying when your family didn't buy something that you wanted? Were you trying to find a way to buy it? These three young brothers; Collin, 13, Ryan, 11, and Austin, 8 have created a business to buy more video games. After earning money they've changed their mind and donated $500 a month to the homeless…

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7-Year-Old Police Officer

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on July 11, 2019

7-Year-Old Police Officer

Oliver Davis is a little "police officer" who is spreading love to nursing homes in Kansas City, Kansas. He is 7 and a police officer at the same time. How come? Let's have a look. When his mother, Brandi Davis asked Olive "What is being a police officer?" and then she explained how they are there to help people…

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