"a strong opening doesn’t have to grab the reader by the throat and throw them into the middle of the action. ... Instead, we are often most drawn in by those authors who can calmly promise us a compelling story and invite us along for the ride."
"Though #Hamburg isn't planning to ban cars from its city center (as has been misreported elsewhere), the city is making it easier and easier not to drive. A new green network, which will be completed in the next 15 to 20 years, will connect parks across the city, making it possible to bike or walk anywhere."
What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.
"Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good," a free e-guide to travel that makes a positive and sustainable impact on local communities, is now available for download. The eBook offers practical advice to ethically-minded travelers about how to be sure of making a positive impact.
Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like 'Weapon Of Mass Instruction' (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) that he intends to use to battle ignorance and spread knowledge. Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books.
"It's not just about: How can we save the oceans? But we also need to flip our way of thinking and ask: How can the oceans save us? " - a former industrial fisherman on thinking beyond aquafarming and restoring the ocean while farming it through efficient and sustainable vertical ocean food-columns.
I think that the glass is half full, and that the other half is for those who need it most.
I like to learn new things, and these days I'm learning a lot about learning, and about how people read, think, and connect with each other. I think that one of the most important ways for us to learn about our world and about ourselves is traveling.
I can say a few things in German.
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