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France set to ban sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

France set to ban sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040. The country’s ecology minister called it a “revolution” France is set to end sales of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of proposals to meet its targets under the Paris...

Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital

Syria opens its first solar-powered hospital

By Tom Lawson 21 July, 2017 Solar energy is helping to save lives in Syria by providing a more reliable power supply A hospital in Syria can run for up to 24 hours on renewable power, thanks to the installation of 480 solar panels. Six years of civil war has destroyed...

NYC residents trade solar energy with their neighbors

NYC residents trade solar energy with their neighbors

By Tom Lawson 21 July, 2017 A community microgrid is helping New Yorkers exchange renewable power Residents in two New York City neighbourhoods are helping to keep each other’s lights on by sharing energy generated by solar panels. Using a TransActive Grid, people in...

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Top 7 favorite habits from a Positive Psychology Coach

Top 7 favorite habits from a Positive Psychology Coach

There’s one common interest shared by all mankind, despise religion, country of origin, age or political view: the pursuit of happiness. Positive Psychology coach Dr. Colleen Georges fell in love with this field “because unlike traditional psychology, which aims to...

The #SmartGirl Era in Africa has arrived

The #SmartGirl Era in Africa has arrived

In the continent, the Fourth Industrial Revolution lies on the brains of young women I love mathematics. Which explains my academic and professional forays in finance and economics. The Fourth Industrial Revolution today presents unprecedented opportunities to...

Rising Strong: A wiser answer to pain

Rising Strong: A wiser answer to pain

Brené Brown's new book provides readers with a pathway out of shame and toward more self-compassion. According to Brené Brown, a researcher at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work, the internal feeling of not being good enough when we face...

The impact of Positive Media on making us better people

The impact of Positive Media on making us better people

New studies highlight the potential of movies and other media to spread goodness on a wide scale Deadpool is the highest-grossing film in the United States so far this year—and one of the most controversial. Though the film has scored points with critics and audiences...

The “missing piece” on education

The “missing piece” on education

A lesson on mindfulness for teenagers Right at the corner of the teenage years lays crouched the adult life. And while kids in school are getting the cognitive training, the algebra formulas and battle dates, none of this will take them by the hand through the real...

Expressing your creative-self through Yoga

Expressing your creative-self through Yoga

The gifts from an ancient discipline to expand our ability on “writing” our minds. It’s true. Yoga has a lot to do with exercise and body. We can’t deny the number of benefits it brings to the well-being of our physical state overall. But Yoga is also mind, and the...

A gym membership for the mind at your pocket

A gym membership for the mind at your pocket

Haven’t joined the meditation and mindfulness revolution yet? headspace is your chance to start treating your head right. As the description on the App Store says “Headspace is meditation made simple, a way of treating your head right. Using proven meditation and...

Yoga: a discipline your heart will thank

Yoga: a discipline your heart will thank

Not a fan of running or bike-riding? Yoga may be as good for your cardiovascular system as aerobic exercises. According to a new study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggested Yoga may be as beneficial as more traditional physical activities such as...

Yoga Reduces Arthritis Pain by 20%

Yoga Reduces Arthritis Pain by 20%

A little down dog reduces discomfort, increases energy and boosts your mood. If you’re one of the millions of mid-lifers who avoids yoga because of aching, and creaky joints, feel free to grab your mat now. A new study from John Hopkins University reports that yoga...

Unhappy Employees Are Costing You: 4 Lessons From Denmark

Unhappy Employees Are Costing You: 4 Lessons From Denmark

Unhappy employees cost U.S. companies as much as $550 billion every year. That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies. Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee...

Ruut Veenhoven: What the hell is happiness?

Ruut Veenhoven: What the hell is happiness?

When used in a broad sense, the word happiness is synonymous with 'quality of life' or 'well-being'. In this meaning happiness denotes that a life is good, but does not specify what is good about that life. The word ‘happiness’ is also used in more specific ways, and...

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