Content is everywhere, and it bombards us all day, every day. From the first moment in the morning when we open our eyes and turn on the TV or check our phones for the latest news on social media, to the last moment of the day, when we check it once more just before we go to sleep. We believe we are up to date, and are soaking in a diversity of opinions, but in reality, we are trapped in a ‘filter bubble’.
Can knowledge be bought? Are we facing a complete transformation of the term ''education''? Do we all deserve free access to knowledge?
Since ancient times, people have placed tremendous value on foreign language proficiency, and people who were considered as polyglots have been highly respected. Today’s globalized society calls for a wide range of language knowledge, since it is necessary for jobs, travel, etc. But, have you ever wondered why languages are so important and useful?
If you by any chance decide to google the term „Millennials“ you are bound to be bombarded with thousands of articles, a large portion of these writings are focused on the Millennials' finances and on the relationship between the Millennials and the economy.
Global warming and climate change are issues which have been present for more than a half century and which have been mentioned thousands and thousands times in various media, but the truth is that many people still don’t know exactly what it means and what it represents. We are witnesses to the fact that in recent years, the climate has changed and in the past two months extreme freezing weather has struck Europe, affecting many people. There are many other indicators which tell us how alarming the situation is, for example, polar ice caps melting.
7 billion people live on Earth. It is safe to assume that every single person on the planet played, is currently playing or will play some kind of a game during his or her lifetime. Around 1,5 billion people are users of electronic entertainment. Almost two third of them is playing online titles. The numbers are growing and are unstoppable. Reality of leisure time activities is changing and is affecting mainly youth.
Being young, free, and wild has always come at a price, and that price is somewhat larger in 2017 than it has been in the past. Dealing with student loans, high rents, and unstable labor markets is a challenge every Millennial has to face. The challenge becomes greater if you consider the large number of Millennials who are dealing with a variety of disabilities. So let’s consider just how large these challenges are for this demographic and ask whether modern society is addressing this issue properly and efficiently.≈
The most simple definition of Homo Economicus or the economic man would be that he is a rational person who pursues wealth for his own self-interest. John Stewart Mills defined it as one "who inevitably does that by which he may obtain the greatest amount of necessaries, conveniences, and luxuries, with the smallest quantity of labor and physical self-denial with which they can be obtained."
As you all should know by now, the Yum Generation aka the Millennials Generation is the new force to be reckoned with when it comes to shaping the world as we know it. One of the major features of this generation – which has entitled them to carry the name Yum Generation – is their obsession with food. One can even call them foodaholics. And when we talk about the relationship between the Millennials and food, we don’t mean just the through-the-roof number of social media posts with photos of meals and snacks, we are talking about the comprehensive change this generation has brought to the food industry already. This generation’s influence has set in motion a radical change towards eating good, healthy, more eco-friendly foods. Millennials have also started the trend of consuming nutritious, fresh, locally-grown ingredients. So what can we expect in the year ahead of us, which trends will this generation establish in the food industry in 2017, and what will that mean for the future of society as well as for the industries affected?
There are two things we definitely know about the Millennial generation: they love to travel, and they do things their way. So when you combine these two characteristics with the fact that most Millennials have entered the work force, with incomes rising each year, one has to wonder how this generational shift will affect tourism?