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February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

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If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

buzz60

If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

buzz60

If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

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These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 14, 2020
Get Healthy

Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
Get Healthy

Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
Get Healthy

Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

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A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

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A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

Video Elephant

A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

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A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

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Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

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If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

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If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
Get Healthy

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

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If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

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Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

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A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

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A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

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A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
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How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
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These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

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These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
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These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

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These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
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These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

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Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

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Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

August 18, 2020
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The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

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Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
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The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
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The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

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A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

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How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

July 22, 2020
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Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 3, 2020
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The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

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If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
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The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

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If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
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The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

June 18, 2020
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Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

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A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
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Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

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A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

Video Elephant

A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

May 27, 2020
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The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

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A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

April 23, 2020
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New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

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Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
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New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

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Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

February 10, 2021
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Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

July 22, 2020
Social Good

Modern-day slavery' revealed in UK garment factories

France24

An investigation has revealed up to 10,000 people may be working in slave-like conditions in the UK city of Leicester. Thousands of undeclared migrants and immigrants were forced to work during the nation's lockdown, for less than half the minimum wage, in conditions that rights groups decry as "modern-day slavery".

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

May 23, 2018
Social Good

Modern Slavery in the Heart of Europe

Euronews

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures decorating the walls of the station. "They call us when there is work that's unbearable for others. Once I did 8 hours-8 hours-8 hours: it means 24 hours without stopping. There is always the risk of being fired, which means that you have to keep on working without saying anything. We live in fear. Our daily life is fear�. Human trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise, according to the latest report by the Council of Europe. The victims are often undocumented immigrants, and all vulnerable groups living in precarious economic conditions are at risk. What seems a job opportunity can turn into a living hell: the victims often depend on their traffickers for work and housing. They work in a wide range of services, like food production, the restaurant industry, personal care, and construction sites. They are often forced to work under threat but rarely denounce their conditions for fear of deportation or retaliation. The association as-Surya in Belgium helps victims of human trafficking by offering shelter. �Because of this amplification of illegal immigration there are more and more different people of foreign origin exploited here. And then the economic crisis increased the need to have workers available to work for practically nothing," said Christian Meulders, of as-Surya ASBL. Belgium is a good example in the fight against human trafficking, due to special reception centres for victims and new legislation. Still, Frederic Kurz, a prosecutor in Liege, explains how hard it is to get successful prosecutions and convictions for traffickers . "Their first words will rarely explain all that they have lived because they have post traumatic stress. The difficulty is that the lawyers of the traffickers in court will tell us: you see the victim is not credible, She or he made a statement and then changed stories," explained Kurz. Activists say many European countries need to crack down harder and better coordinate NGOs, trade unions and the private sector to help end those abuses.

January 15, 2021
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How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
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How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 15, 2021
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How to Identify Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids and what to do to help

ZMG - Veuer

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can be difficult to recognize in children. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms and follow these tips to offer needed support. Veuer's Chloe Hurst has the story!

January 5, 2021
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How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

buzz60

If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
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How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

buzz60

If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

January 5, 2021
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How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) through Mood-Boosting Foods

buzz60

If you live somewhere where winter months are cold and the days are short, chances are you've experienced the winter blues. Here are some foods that help boost your mood. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

December 7, 2020
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Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
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Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

December 7, 2020
Get Healthy

Living Near Birds can Increase Life Satisfaction

Video Elephant

A new study has found that people get as much life satisfaction from living near bird species as they do from getting a pay rise. Researchers in Germany examined survey data on the life satisfaction of more than 26,000 adults across Europe. They cross-referenced this data with the participants' access to nature. It was found that having 14 new bird species in the local area provides the same amount of life satisfaction as a $1,792 raise. According to our findings, the happiest Europeans are those who can experience numerous different bird species in their daily life, Joel Methorst, Senckenberg Biodiversity, and Climate Research Centre. The researchers say that birds are a good indicator of overall biological diversity and the availability of green spaces.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

September 7, 2020
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How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
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How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Avoid 'Tech Neck' When Working from Home

Video Elephant

Tech neck' occurs when a person repeatedly hangs their head down and forward to look at a computer screen. This awkward position causes tension headaches, migraines, jaw pain, and tightness in the shoulders and back. It is a common issue for those who use a computer to work, but thankfully there are ways to avoid it. To prevent neck soreness ensure your computer screen is at eye level, at all times. Always have your feet on the floor when sitting at your desk, as this promotes good posture. Many chiropractors also recommend using a standing desk if possible. I suggest doing 20 to 30 minutes of intense work while sitting so you can concentrate, and then standing for more casual conference calls or leisurely spreadsheets, Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor . It is also important to take regular breaks from sitting at your desk, by walking around or doing stretches. Strength training exercises such as a farmer's carry can help relieve tech neck faster than an hour-long massage

September 7, 2020
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These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
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These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
Get Healthy

These Lifestyle Trends Can Help you Live Longer

Wibbitz

These Lifestyle Trends Can, Help You Live a Longer Life. 1, Laugh more often to decrease stress-related hormone levels in your body. 2, Research from Leeds Beckett University recommends meditation for 10 minutes a day. 3, Eat healthy snacks such as almonds when a craving strikes instead of junk food. 4, Brush and floss twice a day and make sure to keep up with your dental appointments. 5, Keep your cholesterol levels low by eating lean meats, such as turkey and chicken. 6. , Stay positive as Harvard Medical School studies say longevity is linked to people who are "glass-half-full" types. . 7, Another Harvard study says keeping good relationships with family and friends help with proper aging. 8, Research in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' adds blood pressure can drop by doing leisure activities. 9, Exercise regularly to assist neural cells that help your brain work accordingly. 10, According to a study from the journal 'PLOS One,' hot-to-cold showers reduce the risk of getting sick

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

September 7, 2020
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Watch what happens when you tickle a gorilla

Video Elephant

Human emotional expressions, such as laughter, are argued to have their origins in ancestral nonhuman primate displays. Researchers examined the acoustics of tickle-induced vocalizations from infant and juvenile orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos, as well as tickle-induced laughter produced by human infants.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 18, 2020
Get Healthy

The Social Anxiety Playbook - Defeat your demons

Big Think

Anxiety is normal, but there are situations where your body's fight or flight response can make social interactions overwhelming. Learning to quiet the fear of negative judgment can help you build confidence to better navigate those environments.One of the first steps, according to Tribute co-founder and CEO Andrew Horn, is to find your authentic voice. By doing things because you actually want to and not for the sake of others, you close the door to social anxiety.In this video, Horn and other experts including Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, and Columbia University's Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders Director, Anne Marie Albano, discuss the evolutionary basis for anxiety and share tips for overcoming it through self-affirmation and other proven techniques.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 14, 2020
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Kundalini Yoga Could help with generalized anxiety disorder

Wochit

A new study shows that practicing yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. According to the study, more than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga responded well to therapy. Kunlandi Yoga includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation, and chanting. Researchers however said that cognitive-behavioral therapy was effective for more patients. According to UPI, both approaches were more effective than stress education.

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
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How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

July 3, 2020
Get Healthy

The Best Way to Deal with Digital Fatigue

Video Elephant

If your eyes feel sore and strained, and you're getting more headaches than usual you may be suffering from digital fatigue.Fortunately, there are ways to fight the effects of digital fatigue so you can get on with your life.Blue light emitted from screens has a serious impact on your sleep and skin, so try to limit your screen time where possible.When working, take a 5-minute break from looking at your screen every 20/30 minutes.Many smartphones now allow users to control and monitor their daily screen time which can also be helpful.When taking breaks from screens, try to do some gentle exercise such as yoga or stretches.This helps improve lymph flow and engage and strengthen muscles.Use skincare products with the antioxidants quercetin and malachite in them.They help combat the effects of blue light exposure by protecting against oxidative stress.Developing a good evening routine that doesn't involve looking at a screen an hour before bed is essential.It will help you properly relax before bed meaning you get better quality sleep.Finding screen-free ways to relax and destress is very important for preventing digital fatigue

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

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A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

Video Elephant

A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

June 18, 2020
Get Healthy

Why We Feel Guilty for Taking a Lunch Break During Work

Video Elephant

A study by psychologists has looked at why some of us feel guilty for taking a lunch break at work. Lead author Dr. Oliver said there's a growing trend of employees not talking their legally entitled breaks at work. Surveys say between 66-82% of people don't always take their breaks. Dr. Oliver believes the increased number of people working from home is making it more difficult to take breaks. The research discovered two of the most effective ways to ensure people take their breaks at work. The first is by taking your break with a colleague and the second is being encouraged to take a break by your boss. This is why people working from home may find it difficult as they don't have these social prompts. When people are very busy the research showed that continuing with the work usually "wins" over taking a break. Many people also believe that doing an easier task like replying to emails while eating their lunch counts as a break. Dr. Oliver believes further research on the topic is needed as well as organizational change to support health and wellbeing.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

The 3 keys to solving complex global problems

Big Think

What does it actually take to drive large-scale change? Co-Impact founder and CEO Olivia Leland argues that it takes more than money, voting in elections, and supporting your favorite nonprofit. Solving complex global issues takes philanthropy in concert with community advocacy, support from businesses, innovation, an organized vision, and a plan to execute it. Leland has identified three areas that need to be addressed before real and meaningful change can happen. To effectively provide support, we must listen to the people who are already doing the work, rather than trying to start from scratch; make it easier for groups, government, and others to collaborate; and change our mindsets to think more long-term so that we can scale impact in ways that matter.Through supporting educational programs like Pratham and its Teaching at the Right Level model, Co-Impact has seen how these collaborative strategies can be employed to successfully tackle a complex problem like child literacy.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

November 20, 2020
Protect The Planet

Some Americans think the world can become completely environmentally friendly by 2042

buzz60

A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cool Effect found that Americans think the world could become completely environmentally friendly by 2042, here's how. Buzz60's Johana Restrepo has more.

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

May 27, 2020
Protect The Planet

The Texas Dogs Saving Rhinos from Poachers

Video Elephant

A pack of specially trained dogs, originally from Texas, have saved 45 rhinos from poachers in South Africa since 2018. The dogs, and their human counterparts at the Southern African Wildlife College, work to protect the country�s national parks. The pack of beagles, bloodhounds, and other breeds were trained from birth to protect wildlife. To date, the dogs have helped law enforcement to catch 145 poachers and confiscate 53 guns. The K9 unit was created with the help of Joe Braman, a rancher from Texas, who was brought in to train dogs. Braman decided to return to Texas and train a pack of dogs there, before bringing them back to South Africa. After returning to the national park, Braman's dogs almost instantly apprehended a group of poachers. Since then, Kruger National Park has seen a ten-fold increase in the successful capture of poachers. Recently, the Southern African Wildlife College celebrated the birthday of a litter of puppies born from the original Texan dogs. In as little as six months they will go out in the field to protect and serve endangered wildlife

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

April 23, 2020
Protect The Planet

New Degradable Plastic Will Mean Cleaner Oceans

Video Elephant

Each day 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into our oceans, harming marine wildlife and biodiversity. Experts say that commercial fishing contributes to about half of all plastic waste found floating in the sea. This waste includes discarded fishing nets and ropes made from plastics that do not readily degrade. For years scientists have struggled to develop a degradable plastic with the same mechanical strength as commercial plastic. However, chemists at Cornell University have developed a new plastic, called iPPO, which could be an alternative. "We have created a new plastic that has the mechanical properties required by commercial fishing gear," Bryce Lipinski, Lead Researcher. The scientists found that if this material gets lost in the ocean it can degrade in a realistic amount of time. The research team has spent the last 15 years developing the plastic, which breaks down when exposed to ultraviolet light. This material could prove to be a valuable tool in stopping plastic pollution from damaging our oceans.

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset

What Stops People from Changing their minds

Big Think

When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, and a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. "We think if we just come up with one more way people will eventually come around." Through speaking with people who have successfully changed minds of others, Berger identified five common barriers and created the REDUCE framework for finding the catalysts needed to break through: reactants, endowment, distance, uncertainty, and corroborating evidence. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind List Price: $24.29 New From: $20.26 in Stock Used From: $18.84 in Stock

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

October 16, 2020
Growth Mindset

How to Stay Productive While working from Home during COVID-19

buzz60

It's tough staying focused on the task at hand and, with many companies trading out office buildings for remote offices, it's not going away soon. Find out tips to keeping up your productivity while working remotely.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

September 8, 2020
Growth Mindset

Why great thinkers balance optimism and pessimism

Big Think

When it comes to thinking about the future, is it best to assume the best or the worst? Like with most things, it's actually a little column A and a little column B. This video features theoretical physicists, futurists, sociologists, and mavericks explaining the pros and cons of both."In the long term optimists decide the future," argues Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for Wired and the magazine's founding executive editor. "It's the optimist who create all of the things that are going to be most important in our life." Kelly adds that, while every car runs on an optimistic engine, "you certainly need breaks to steer it."Finding a balance between the optimism that fuels innovation and a grounded pessimism is the key to a better future.

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

August 5, 2020
Get Healthy

How to Soundproof your Home office for better productivity

Wibbitz

How to Soundproof Your Home Office for Better Productivity. Now that more of us are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an efficient workspace is crucial. Here are some tips provided by bobvila.com to control outside noise. 1. If you don't already have one, switch to a solid wood door, It will absorb more sound than the common hollow-core door. 2. Install a door sweep or something similar, This will stop sound from sneaking through the space under the door. 3. Add rugs, This will prevent sound from bouncing off the floor. 4. Install acoustic panels, They will absorb sound that typically bounces off of bare walls. 5. Caulk holes and cracks, You can find caulk made especially for soundproofing. 6. Install a drop ceiling, If noise is coming from the floor above you, installing a drop ceiling can provide a barrier of sound absorption. 7. Update windows, If it's in your budget, swap out any single-pane windows for double or triple-pane windows

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

February 10, 2021
Blog

Click and take action! How interactive video can move you.

Karen Vanderborght

Do you like reading? You must, as we meet here on this screen. Maybe you’re reading this while drinking your morning coffee. Remember those images of people reading the newspaper at the table, their face hidden behind a wall of papers? This scene seems to be a relic of the past, as most of us are now consuming our news on-line, and increasingly so via the screens of our laptops and mobile devices.‍

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

December 11, 2020
Be Inspired

Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Cheddar

Work-from-home used to only be a way for the coolest tech companies and start-ups to draw young talent. However, now, amid a global health crisis, many businesses are being forced to go partially or fully digital. But will this trend stick around? Nick Bunker, Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring lab joined On the Job: The Economy in 2021 with his predictions.

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