Estonia: the free public transport country

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 8, 2019

Estonia: the free public transport country

Tallinn was the first European city to offer free public transport services for all citizens in 2013. More regions in Estonia established the idea over the years. Nearly all regions in Estonia offer free public transport at the moment. This was decided to solve several problems: to stop the big numbers of people moving into the big cities and to reduce pollution. Eleven out of the fifteen Estonian regions became part of the plan…

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Art Therapy Helps Children With Chronic Illnesses

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 7, 2019

Art Therapy Helps Children With Chronic Illnesses

It is hard for children who are diagnosed with a chronic illness to lead a normal life. These long-lasting illnesses could negatively impact the children psychically and mentally which leaves them in pain and with a variety of unexpressed emotions. How art therapy helps children to cope with their chronic illnesses Art therapy allows these children to express their emotions effectively and teaches them how to cope with their chronic illness and disabilities…

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500 Million Indian citizens receive free health care

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 6, 2019

500 Million Indian citizens receive free health care

The Indian government is launching a new health program called 'Modicare'. Modicare was introduced to fund 100 million families in India, that is around 500 million people, 40% of the Indian population. these families will be insured for health costs up to 500,000 Rupees per family per year. How are these families selected for the Modicare? These families are selected using the Socio-Economic Caste Census…

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1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

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by Elaa Abdeltawab

Posted on February 4, 2019

1.5 Million Volunteers Break The Guinness World Record By Planting 66 Million Trees

In an attempt to raise awareness to India's plan 'Make India Green Again', 1.5 million volunteers spent 12 hours along the Narmada river in the Indian state 'Madhya Pradesh' planting trees…

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This Spanish company has created a lightweight portable functional solar panel

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by Marc Prats

Posted on November 7, 2018

This Spanish company has created a lightweight portable functional solar panel

‘Top Innovations’ is the company behind the solar panel that you can see above. Its creator, Jesus Guijarro, claims he created this portable panel to make solar powered electricity more accessible to everyone.   This patented solar panel is modular as it triples in size when opening up the side-panels and it includes a manually-lifted powerful spotlight…

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The first Mexican athlete to win a medal in gymnastics proves the critics wrong

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by Marc Prats

Posted on November 6, 2018

The first Mexican athlete to win a medal in gymnastics proves the critics wrong

When Alexa Moreno participated in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, she received waves of criticism. She did not get to the final rounds of the competition and people mocked her body shape.   However, Moreno believed in her ability and kept on working towards her dream. At the age of 24, she has just won a bronze medal in the gymnastics world championship…

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Dunkirk (France) is setting a new standard for free public transport

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by Marc Prats

Posted on November 5, 2018

Dunkirk (France) is setting a new standard for free public transport

Dunkirk is the biggest European city to offer public transport completely for free, for everybody and every single day of the year.  Some big cities, such as Barcelona or Madrid, limit the amount and the type of cars that can drive through their streets during certain times of the year when the air quality is low…

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UK supermarket breaks the barriers for autistic people

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 31, 2018

UK supermarket breaks the barriers for autistic people

Autistic people can sometimes suffer from a big amount of stress, which can be caused by things as simple as the position of certain objects, the way people approach them, or even the place a building is located in.   The UK supermarket chain Morrisons is going to make it easier for them to shop around, by making the shops less stressful…

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EU proposes new rules - say bye to single-use plastics

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 29, 2018

EU proposes new rules - say bye to single-use plastics

We may not think about it too much, but everything that we do has a repercussion in our surroundings. Pollution comes in many forms, but there is one that causes great harm even though we don’t realise it.   Plastic builds up a shocking 85% of all litter found in the oceans, rivers and seas around the planet…

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Todd, a pup from Arizona, was awarded 'Dog of the Year'

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by Marc Prats

Posted on October 25, 2018

Todd, a pup from Arizona, was awarded 'Dog of the Year'

We all know that actors, musicians and sportspeople get all kinds of awards. However, we hardly ever hear that an animal has gotten an award. Today is an exception.   The latest edition of the Streamy Awards surprised us when they awarded a dog for the “Dog of the Year” category. But this is not like any other dog. His name is Todd and he helped his owner, Paula, by protecting her when a rattlesnake tried to attack her…

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