Chile declare a war against obesity

Obesity rates in Chile have been growing for the last years. A war against unhealthy food has been declared in the country. Marketing restrictions, packaging redesigns, labeling rules, everything is made aiming to change the habits of 18 million people. Nutrition experts say it’s a substantial change in the world, and it is an ambitious attempt to… Lire la suite Chile declare a war against obesity

Regaining independence through a brain implant

Scientists have been developing for the last few years a brain implant that would boost memory, called in their jargon an implantable “cognitive prosthetic”. This new development could be useful for many people even to the cynical. The implant works like a pacemaker, it constitutes an array of electrodes embedded deep in the brain and… Lire la suite Regaining independence through a brain implant

Investing in the homeless

St Mungo’s and Changing Lives, charities that provide specialist support services for homeless and vulnerable people across the UK, are the first organizations to receive investment from Big Issue Invest’s Outcomes Investment Fund. Outcomes-based contracts are a type of public sector commissioning where a central or local government department commissions a provider to deliver support… Lire la suite Investing in the homeless

Research identifies 9 keys to live longer

People who live healthier than others are known as people who live in “Blue Zones”. Dan Buettner, the author of Blue Zones, Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, studied and then expanded on the demographic work of Gianni Pes and Michael Poulain, identifying five geographic areas where people live, statistically, the… Lire la suite Research identifies 9 keys to live longer

Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Just in case you may have forgotten, Rihanna is a force to be reckoned with. And it seems as if world’s leaders now know it too as she helped raise $2.3 billion for education across the world. Just last week Rihanna had the internet in a frenzy of her Grammy award performance – and now… Lire la suite Rihanna helps raise 2.3 billion dollars for global education

Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

Nearly half of the municipal buses on the road worldwide will be electric within seven years. The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to… Lire la suite Half of world public buses will be electric by 2025

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

Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

UK, in journalism, 80 per cent of the top echelon of editors are privately educated, compared to just 18 per cent of Britain’s population. When Isabel Farchy founded the non profit Creative Mentor Network in 2015, this was among the issues she wanted to address: “There are so many creative businesses talking about the importance… Lire la suite Creative pros mentor students from under-represented backgrounds

Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Children are more likely to have a positive than negative experience online, new research has revealed. In a survey of 2,000 eight to 17-year-olds about their feelings and attitudes towards social media, 68% said chatting to their friends online cheers them up. A further 88% also said that, when a friend was feeling sad or upset,… Lire la suite Is social media a positive experience for young users?

Chile creates several new national parks

Chile has officially created five new breathtakingly beautiful national parks, and expanded the boundaries of another two, protecting huge swaths of remote and rugged Patagonia. The designation is largely down to the tireless efforts of US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, who have donated the largest amount of private land to a government ever seen… Lire la suite Chile creates several new national parks