people power

Do you know why Amnesty International, the non-governmental organization that campaigns for human rights for all and fights injustice in the world, was formed? It was founded because one man appealed for justice for individuals sent to prison for simply having expressed their opinions. Other individuals or groups have also acted on a small scale […]

woman engineer

In the lead up to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024, here’s some high-level information on what it takes to get more women to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. The US National Academy of Sciences affirms that “Women already show their proficiency with scientific content in fields like biology and medicine. They make […]

2023 progress

This uplifting end-of-year message from global communications firm Richard Attias & Associates is worth repeating. The short video highlights the year’s notable progress. Which inspiring new advancements will 2024 bring… and how might they redefine the future in ways we can’t yet imagine? — Richard Attias & Associates (@RichardAttiasAs) January 1, 2024 pic.twitter.com/dsaTKRiYGQ January 1, […]

Why is seaweed remarkable? After all, it’s just a vegetable that grows in the ocean and places like rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. It’s common, including countless species of marine plants and algae. Many types exist, classified as red (Rhodophyta), green (Chlorophyta), and brown (Phaeophyta) algae. Typical types of edible seaweeds include Wakame, […]

black soldier fly

The plastic pollution problem is vast and harmful. But The Good Times has reported over the years on various solutions to help tackle the problem. Here’s another remarkable effort: scientists have successfully found a natural product that can be transformed into degradable, digestible polymers (a substance or material, like plastics, that consists of very large […]

Roots of Happiness

Words are the strongest form of communication humans have and they carry deep meaning. Just as certain words convey happiness and can be uplifting, others can cause sadness, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, fear, helplessness, or solitude. Finding “light in the deepest, darkest corners” of the English language, lexicographer and etymologist Susie Dent highlights 100 happy words […]

“Only if we understand will we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.”

Jane Goodall

water aerobics

Did you know? Aquagym is gentle aerobic exercise in water that tones the body. Most anyone can do this activity because it’s easy. Even seniors can practise this water workout in complete safety. It strengthens the entire body and helps keep joints flexible. People who have lost some mobility are particularly suited to aquagym, also […]

One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. That’s about 1.3 billion tons per year, worth approximately US$1 trillion. What’s more, all the food produced but never eaten would be enough to feed 2 billion people. That’s more than twice the number of undernourished people on earth. These facts come from […]

freshwater

Ten extraordinary water-focused entrepreneurs have developed innovations that will help conserve and restore the world’s global freshwater ecosystems. Today, around one-third of the global population is already subject to water stress and, by 2030, the global demand for water will exceed sustainable supply by 40%, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Climate change and […]