Knitting as soothing as yoga

Knitting is a solution against anxiety and improved health. The non-profit organization Knit For Peace in the UK has published findings on the benefits of knitting on the basis of extensive previous research, as well as theirs. Their results suggest that the activity is more than beneficial. The activity would be as soothing as yoga. The health benefits would be… Lire la suite Knitting as soothing as yoga

Viola Desmond: Canadian park to be named after civil rights pioneer

With the support of colleague Glenn De Baeremaeker, Scarborough’s Councillor Neethan Shan plans to introduce a motion during this week’s Toronto Council meeting calling on city staff to research the feasibility of renaming Hupfield Park, in Malvernlocated near the intersection of Neilson Road and Finch Avenue, after Desmond. « The names of our parks, our streets,… Lire la suite Viola Desmond: Canadian park to be named after civil rights pioneer

Ils fabriquent du mobilier pour enfants à partir de jouets en plastique usagés

Recycler les vieux jouets en plastique pour en faire du mobilier pour enfants tout en sensibilisant les plus jeunes au recyclage, c’est le défi de la marque ecoBirdy… La marque ecoBirdy a été lancée en 2017 par deux designers belges. Ils sont partis d’un constat simple, mais alarmant : en Belgique 90 % des jouets sont faits… Lire la suite Ils fabriquent du mobilier pour enfants à partir de jouets en plastique usagés

Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

“You never knew what could happen. You could get arrested, get killed,” says Lina Aljijakli A large studio in Paris’ 18th arrondissement has become a dedicated workspace for some 150 exiled artists from countries such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iran. It has provided Aljijakli with a sanctuary from where she can express… Lire la suite Safe haven for exiled artists in Paris

Sterling K. Brown makes history with multiple awards win

First black actor to win : the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor First black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama First black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998. Accepting his SAG Award, Brown talked… Lire la suite Sterling K. Brown makes history with multiple awards win

Bike-sharing systems: Philadelphia integrate equity strategies

Bike-sharing systems have been growing in popularity across the U.S. in the past decade. Since the launch of Smartbike DC (now called Capital Bike Share) in Washington D.C. in August of 2008, residents in many major American cities now have access to a bike-share system. That’s the good news. But the problem is that this growth has been… Lire la suite Bike-sharing systems: Philadelphia integrate equity strategies

Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

Last July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community. Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but those home are now disponible. Eleven 8-foot by 12-foot homes and a bathing house fill the Urban Land Conservancy-owned property. They are also several tables covered by three white pop-up… Lire la suite Residents move into crowfunded tiny house community for a pilot project

From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

Not all children can be toppers or achievers.  Not all children enjoy going to school, and not all are welcomed in many schools.  Children who have faced school refusal, physical or mental limitations and challenges, emotional disturbance, or inability to fit into a school – where do they go? Tucked into a small building in… Lire la suite From orphans to children with disabilities, this bengaluru school teaches all equally and with love

In a country struggling with sexual harassment, these 5 initiatives are fighting rape culture

The dramatic scenes that were televised on screens across the world showed a nation no longer willing to accept the abhorrent crimes against women that had been exposed in truly the most horrifying of ways. Since the end of 2012, many individuals and organisations have  refused to let the issue simply go back to being… Lire la suite In a country struggling with sexual harassment, these 5 initiatives are fighting rape culture