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  • 21 STEPS TO CHANGE



    "In the past our glorious visions of the future - heaven, paradise, nirvana - were thought to happen after death. The newer thought is that we do not have to die to get there."  (Marx-Hubbard, Barbara - Conscious Evolution)



    What happens from the moment you look inside your heart until you decide to follow it? It starts with a tiny thought, but it quickly begins to consume your mind and drive your everyday life....

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  • FREEZING HIDDEN POVERTY



    Have you ever imagined what would happen if you put your fridge outside your house and opened it up to your neighborhood?



    The story took off in May, when famous Saudi Muslim cleric Sheikh Mohamad al-Arefe posted about it on his Twitter account, along with a picture of the fridge. “I’ve always said the...

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  • FREE HAIRCUTS FOR THE NEEDY



    A hair stylist spends his Sundays helping out those less fortunate.



    30 year-old hair stylist Mark Bustosworks at an upscale boutique salon in Manhattan, where his services begin at $150. However, every Sunday — his only day off from work —, he takes to the...

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  • VERTICAL GARDENS: A GREEN OPTION



    “Grow up and away” by saving space and water.



    Last summer, Paul Langdon, a 43-year-old software engineer from Wethersfield, Connecticut, decided to plant a sustainable garden, but he had two problems: the backyard of his old house was too small...

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  • BIBLIOTHERAPY



    The healing power of words.



    Did you know words can help repair and revitalize our bodies as well as our minds?Bibliotherapy, or the healing power of reading, is becoming ever more popular and is being prescribed by doctors and...

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  • SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AT THE AGE OF 10



    The lemonade that stands against child slavery.



    At the age of 10, the young Vivienne Harr can be proud of having already launched an innovative social project. But her efforts had nothing at all to do with self-pride. It all started with a...

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  • CLOTHES MADE FROM RECYCLED OCEAN PLASTIC



    Now our deep-sea deep garbage dump has a sustainable utility use.



    Around 10% of the 100 million tons of plastic produced annually end up in the world’s oceans. You will have inevitably seen a plastic bottle floating in the sea, perhaps even at a blue flag beach....

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  • ICE CREAMS TO HELP A COUNTRY?



    In Rwanda and Haiti two new ice-cream shops are being run by women.



    Rwandan percussionist Odile Gakire Katese, aka Kiki, had a dream: opening a branch of Blue Marble Ice Cream, an award-winning eco-friendly ice-cream shop, in her hometown. The plan itself may...

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  • DRIBBLING CRIME



    How a sports pavilion can take young people off the streets and help fight violence.



    In 2013 Venezuela was ranked the most unsafe nation in the world by American research-based consulting company Gallup. 20.000 people are murdered every year in the Venezuelan capital, which has a...

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