Perhaps everybody who ever studied a foreign language remembers the impersonal dialogues and phrases many textbooks still contain. But did it ever occur to you to do something about it?  Well, please note that somebody has actually done something to remedy the situation. We at YT have the pleasure to introduce you two young high school students, Jakub Jan Fiala and Ondřej Kočan, who, not being satisfied with the quality of their English textbooks at their high school, took a decision two years ago to create their own book. What was their journey, and where does the Improve Yourself English student’s book stand today? Scroll down and find out the answer to this and many more questions.

Kateřina Karásková is a lawyer and human-rights activist from the Czech Republic. She has lived in Guatemala with Mayan Indians who have survived genocide; she has started a hospital and managed schools in needy areas of Uganda; and she has overseen environmental and agricultural projects in Kenya. Together with her partner, Simon Bird, she has written and illustrated a book titled "Kde ženy vládnou", which has been published in the Czech language. Simon is an artist from East Devon in the United Kingdom. For the last twenty years he has travelled the globe and created arts-based projects with indigenous tribes. Together with Kateřina, he has written and illustrated a series of four eBooks called "Where Women Rule!"

Is blogging a job for real, or is that just a myth? How much time do you need to become successful in this field? Those questions are always around, but they are not the only questions. The prejudices about the ideal of living from blogging are present there as well. For that reason, we spoke with a successful blogger, Aleksandra Petrovski, who clarified for our readers many things about blogging and earning money from blogging.

Have you ever heard of someone who designs the interiors of airplanes? If the answer is no, you are reading the right article. She won so many awards that is impossible to put them in a paragraph, and she keeps moving the boundaries of modern architecture and interior design. Svetlana Mojic (34), architect and interior designer, is one of the rare experts in Europe who is specialized in boat and airplane furnishing. Her innovative catamaran solution brought her the first award of Creative Business Cup Serbia last year. And she had already become widely recognized after receiving The International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, for the best interior design of a private jet, a Boeing 787 VIP Dreamliner. Her high-end ideas include floating hotels and yachts that change their interiors according to the surroundings. Today, Svetlana is the proud owner of her own studio, and she uses every chance to travel the world searching for inspiration that will bring her to new, timeless solutions.

Professor Hossam Haick (41), a scientist at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, has already made an impact on the world and is an inspiration for today’s youth. Best known for inventing the NA-NOSE breath analyzer, used for sniffing out diseases, this man has already made contributions in many areas of science, including Nanotechnology and biomedical devices. In 2007, Hossam appeared on the list of 50 leading Israelis and four award-winning Israeli scientists. In 2008, Hossam appeared on the MIT Technology Review list of 35 leading young scientists in the world. In 2010, he was named one of the 10 Most Promising Young Israeli Scientists and one of the Young Israelis of the Year. In 2013, he received a listing of the "50 Sharpest Israeli Minds" by the Marker. In 2015 he received a listing among the world’s top-100 most influential innovators in Digital Technology for 2015 by Nominet Trust (London, UK). In 2016, he received a listing among the world’s top-100 most influential scientists in the Medical Field for 2016 by the GOOD Magazine (Los Angeles, USA). Additionally, he has received more than 52 prizes and honors. We at Youth Time are privileged to have an interview with him.

It has become almost impossible to ignore all the travel options. Multiple sources of information are accessible, lots of people blog about their adventures, offer advice, or write travel guides, and low-cost companies are expanding the possibilities of travel while offering combinations that are literally endless. Being travel-wise can for sure be counted as a crucial skill in modern society. With all the gadgetry we have, we can make it through foreign countries, google cheap accommodations, and so forth. But still, even today lots of people would like to take the “daredevil” approach and step out of the digital nest. They rely on maps and local people, miss buses, get lost, get into exciting situations and enjoy all the adventures that the non-digital world has to offer. Andrew John Ganner is one of those travelers. His almost 30 years of travelling are recorded in travel journals. He was kind enough to schedule an unfiltered conversation with us about why he chooses to stick with old-school ways and what makes non-digital travel unique.

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