Getting kids out of the mines A model of “radical inclusivity” has been put into action to address household poverty and ensure child protection in artisanal mining communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bon Pasteur (Good Shepherd) Kolwezi, the Good Shepherd Sisters’ operation based there, recruits children from the mine sites to attend […]

“What we have done is totally wrong. We think we can use concrete to channelize a river. We think we can use dykes to protect the city from being flooded.” According to Professor Kongjian Yu, a Chinese ecological urbanist, draining all the water away from cities is a bad idea and not effective in containing […]

Normally, protectors and defenders of the homeless in New York provide them with food and shelter or other necessities. But a few weeks ago, the international, independent medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders began giving them cell phones. The organization handed out 1,000 donated phones with two months’ unlimited texts and calls. Each phone displays […]

A company in Fribourg, Switzerland has created a robot that moves around autonomously, even going up and down stairs. Originally designed to conduct security checks in enterprises at night and to patrol industrial sites, ROVéo the robot has been equipped with an additional module that allows it to eliminate viruses and microorganisms on door handles […]

“What we focus on is what we feel. When we focus on the world disaster [COVID-19 pandemic] unfolding before our eyes, we feel bad. When we focus on the future when this is all behind us and the world is a better place, we feel good.”

“When we feel good, we have more energy, we can lift people who are down, we can be a solution rather than a problem. We smile more, we encourage people and we make a difference all because we change our focus.”

John Dabrowski, Mindcoach

People helping each other Ever heard of “caremongering”? News is circulating about this new term and what’s behind it. The trend began in Canada and is spreading fast. The caremongering movement identifies the acts of kindness triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. And there are lots. According to a BBC article, they range from “delivering soup […]

Combating COVID-19: The Tale of a Silent Warrior in India By Pankaj Adhikari – The media across the world are covering stories highlighting celebrity donations amid the COVID pandemic. But there are few stories about the real heroes who are battling on the ground and fighting silently behind the scenes, away from the media glare, […]

Five things supermarkets want you to know during the coronavirus outbreak, courtesy of the World Economic Forum

A drug to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is being developed. The drug, Aviptadil, aims to treat ARDS caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Treating ARDS is essential because it is the primary cause of death and morbidity in COVID infection. U.S. pharmaceutical company NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics SA, a Swiss biotechnology company that focuses on […]

Media company Forbes had the good idea to publish ways to stay positive in a coronavirus world. And as the March 13, 2020 article by Benjamin Laker mentions, “Focusing on positive emotions is more than smiling: it is the ability to remain optimistic and view one’s situation from a constructive perspective.” Here are the recommendations […]