How much it would really cost to stop using plastic containers

How much it would really cost to stop using plastic containers

Is it really the solution to stop using plastic? More than 78 million tons. That is the number of plastic containers that are produced worldwide each year in an industry worth almost US $ 198,000 million. Only part of that is recycled and the vast majority is discarded. Plastic garbage today...

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Shaming customers over tipping trends? Here are a few rules restaurants ought to know.

Shaming customers over tipping trends? Here are a few rules restaurants ought to know.

Tipping is unique to the food industry. As a dentist, never once did a patient hand me an extra Rs20 note as a thank you for a good diagnosis. The reason is that we expect a dentist to receive adequate compensation for his work through the bill alone. We are already...

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UNHCR: Four million refugee children can not go to school

UNHCR: Four million refugee children can not go to school

Only about 61 percent of refugee children manage to go to an educational institution comparable to primary school, compared to 92 percent of children worldwide. “Education is a means to help children (refugees) heal, but it is also fundamental for the reconstruction of their countries,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees...

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What is a doppelgänger and where is yours?

What is a doppelgänger and where is yours?

How they met themselves”, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, illustrates the myth. It’s one of those things you do not know why you know: we’re all supposed to have a double somewhere. However, in this case, this urban myth may not be so much so and all the ages of civilization have had...

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The island where men cut their skin to look like crocodiles

The island where men cut their skin to look like crocodiles

Men in various parts of the island receive these cuts when they are children. The mottled light, which enters through the weathered thatched roof in “the house of spirits” in the village of Parambei, reveals the wavy scars displayed on his chest by several initiated males. The spiritual houses –...

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Female genital mutilation: more and more affected live in Germany

Female genital mutilation: more and more affected live in Germany

In Germany there are 65,000 women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), estimates the feminist organization Terre des Femmes. Kate Brady spoke in Berlin with a Somali who is fighting to end this practice. “I was 11 or 12. Several people held me down, then they cut me off, they...

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The Unstoppable and Unbeatable Confidence Code

The Unstoppable and Unbeatable Confidence Code

Self-confidence is defined as a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-confidence is important to your health and psychological well-being. Having a healthy level of self-confidence can help you become successful in your personal and professional life. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand...

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The horror of a Yazidi teenager returning to meet her Islamic State kidnapper in Germany

The horror of a Yazidi teenager returning to meet her Islamic State kidnapper in Germany

Ashwaq Haji, 19, claims to have been used by the Islamic State as a sex slave. A teenager yazid í sold as a slave by Islamic State (EI) will cont or the BBC the horror that lived after he escaped to Germany . In this country she came face to face with herkidnapper in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 years old when Islamic State militants stormed...

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The rise of ‘ME’ culture: Ridiculing Narcissism

The rise of ‘ME’ culture: Ridiculing Narcissism

Narcissistic personality disorder involves a distorted self-image. Emotions can be unstable and intense, and there is excessive concern with vanity, prestige, power, and personal adequacy. There also tends to be a lack of empathy and an exaggerated sense of superiority. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is closely associated with egocentrism, a personality characteristic...

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United States: 6 chilling stories of abuse of hundreds of children by “predatory priests” in Pennsylvania

United States: 6 chilling stories of abuse of hundreds of children by “predatory priests” in Pennsylvania

Among the targets of concealment for the report presented Thursday is the current Archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who said in a statement that “he acted with diligence,” which showed “concern for the survivors” and sought to “avoid future acts of abuse. “ The document begins with the...

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