When purchasing a product labeled FAIRTRADE, have you ever wondered about its meaning? Or about how you have influenced other people's lives by buying a bunch of bananas or a box of coffee with a blue-green sticker?
1996 was the year that marked the birth of the first ever cloned mammal, a sheep known by “Dolly”. The controversial procedure consists of creating a genetically identical organism without any sexual means. It has been more familiar in farming and agriculture, when producing plants, but clearly does not initiate debate and stir emotions the same way when it comes to cloning animals and possibly even humans. The question that arises among people in regards to this topic is whether this practice is fair and ethically acceptable.
It's summer, it's hot, and it's time for the beach. But when we say "beach" in Italy, we don't mean "land formation along the water for summer enjoyment" only for us humans, but also for our pet dogs. So if you are planning a vacation in Italy and you want to leave your favorite friend at home - read this article first.
We have all faced being judged as well as judging others for being social media addicts. The trend of keeping your eyes on the screen emerged a few years back, and it is here to stay. Since smart phones have become widespread, the controversy about their effect on children and youth has become intense. With adults constantly nagging about the negative effects of the increased use of technology, especially social media, one must wander: are they right? Should children and young people be using social media at all, and is there a positive side of the new lifestyle that has become global since the digital era started?
Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Intuition is really just fast pattern recognition, and it can be very accurate. So yeah, if you have a gut feeling that a person or situation is not good, get the hell out. Your brain knows what’s up.
As a country with very turbulent recent past, Timor Leste is fighting to secure a better future for its young people. Ranking among the youngest nations in the world may sound promising, but Timor Leste’s youth unemployment rate shows that this young nation has a long way to go. So what are the solutions for Timor Leste’s young people, how is their government dealing with the issue of unemployment, and is there any international help for the Millennials and other young people from this Southeast Asian island?
If you use any search engine and type in „youth employment programs“, you will get a ton of articles, calls for applications, and even feedback blogs on certain programs. The idea of creating special strategies for youth employment has been in the spotlight for decades. One can even say that it is a phenomenon that has come to the forefront with the Millennials. In any case, it is undisputable that billions of dollars, or Euros, are being invested each year in these types of program worldwide, so several questions arise: do they really make a difference, which ones are the most successful, and do they truly make possible a long-term solution to the problem of youth unemployment?
At the beginning of this year, the announcement that Norway was shutting down its FM network caused turmoil among the public, and at the same time sparked various debates. Many forums are still filled with predictions and claims concerning the situation and the changes that may be pending for radio. While it seems that digitalization is moving head of the FM frequency, the radio as an influential factor in the media persists. Divided opinions suggest its future is uncertain; and yet, there are facts that support the continuing importance of radio.
The youngest continent in the world today is Africa, and it could be the home to one billion young people by 2050. However, all countries on the African continent face the rather frightening fact that it is estimated that one third of their youth population will not have the opportunity to finish at least a basic secondary education.
People consider indulging in food, excessive shopping, and the pursuit of popularity as new addictions brought about by globalization and the digital era. However, seeing these trends solely as addictions may hinder our understanding of the elements of this trio fantastico, since they have grown into cultural phenomena. They have a large impact on every modern individual’s life, but nonetheless their influence can be controlled if we treat these elements as separate cultures. Cultural norms are willingly adopted, whether they are habits, or just a way of dressing. It is a palette of behaviors that build up an identity, which further governs the way of life.