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The best way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees, experts say

The fight against climate change is becoming a desperate race to save our planet. More and more people are joining the movement, with both government and private sectors now taking more serious measures. But are all our efforts enough? Not nearly. Our planet is still warming at an alarming rate, threatening wildlife extinction and rising …

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20 Naomi Klein quotes that make us question the world we’re living in

Naomi Klein is one of the most prominent figures in the antiglobalization movement. When the massacre at the University of Montreal happened, it brought out the feminist in her. It helped that she was born to a politically active family and at now, 48, she is considers herself an activist who using her voice to prevent climate change …

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A new, more rigorous study confirms: the more you use Facebook, the worse you feel

According to data provided by Facebook last year, the average user spends almost an hour on the site every day. A survey by Deloitte found that for many smartphone users, checking social media sites is the first then they do in the morning – in most cases before even getting out of bed. Social interaction …

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These 7 brutal truths from Krishnamurti reveal exactly what’s wrong with the world today

Most of you will agree: our society is far from perfect. We’ve made undeniable progress. Yet we still struggle with the same problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. The powerful continue to exploit the powerless. And our planet continues to pay the price for our progress. You have to admit: society is failing its …

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Most people aren’t ready for this genius animated short film on society’s hidden darkness

Lubomir Arsov’s groundbreaking short film IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey is a masterpiece in social commentary that will at once enthrall and disturb you. His stunning animations are masterfully enhanced by a haunting soundtrack by Sheldon Lisoy to make for a totally engrossing experience. In only 13 minutes the film depicts a hellish portrait of our …

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20 Noam Chomsky quotes that reveal what’s happening in our world today

Noam Chomsky is a renowned American theoretical linguist and anti-war activist. He was a voracious reader even at a young age. At 13 years old, he was engaged in an intellectual Jewish community which formed his political views in life. Chomsky’s study of the language and mind complements his political views, seeing creativity as an important element …

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Is this the world’s best selfie? Gorillas pose with anti-poaching ranger

Capturing the perfect selfie requires a combination of skill, timing, and setting. It also helps to have some charismatic people around to join you. One of the most famous selfies was taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars in 2014, joined by a number of celebrities. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. …

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Noam Chomsky: Trump and his allies are “criminally insane”

During the 2016 presidential race, the renowned linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky famously said the Republican Party is the “most dangerous organization” in human history. He has added to his argument with his latest comments. Chomsky originally said that Donald Trump and his Republican allies are failing to acknowledge and address the principal existential …

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Swedish billionaire offers chance to change the world order

Climate change. The financial system. The arms trade. Technological advances that threaten jobs, inept world leaders, the refugee crisis, terrorism, high divorce rates. The list goes on. The world is not a pretty place. And we don’t feel safe. The high anxiety levels in society are represented in world suicide figures. According to the WHO, …

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Professor of education reveals a disturbing trend in kindergartens around the US

American kindergartens are running the risk of producing rule-following robots instead of creative, free-thinking youngsters. These institutions have become academic in nature, devoid of free play opportunities which promote emotional, social and cognitive development. Small children are kept occupied with teacher-led academic learning activities for hours on end sometimes with little or no break for …

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Is there a movement emerging in New Zealand challenging the global capitalist system?

Last week I facilitated a fascinating salon conversation with a group of New Zealand entrepreneurs and change makers. We explored the emergence of a movement in New Zealand where entrepreneurs are creating products and services that give back to the community. We situated this in the context of a global capitalist system where transnational corporates …

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Deepak Chopra Explains the Secret of Donald Trump’s Success, and What You Can Do About It

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the President of the United States of America on Friday 20th January, and many people are scratching their heads and wondering how this has happened. Trump defies all conventional rules of politics. He’s a former reality television star who seems to take pleasure in offending entire groups of …

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