Using one of their specially designed devices, a portable oxygen concentrator called the SimplyGo Mini, Philips has empowered 18 people in New York with a way to conquer their fears and breathing disabilities. They have given them a way to achieve what they thought to be impossible: learning to sing!
Archives for November 2015
The city never seemed to sleep; there was always some place open, some last-chance hole in the wall, some “been here since the first war” kind of joint that would serve you beer and a shot and leave you alone.
If you are in the process of selling your home and worry about finding a potential buyer, then spare a thought for the owners of Bran Castle in Romania. Not only does the huge, imposing castle command a 135 million euros price tag, it is affectionately known as Dracula’s castle by the locals.
Even if you’re from Scotland, there’s something about the Highlands that projects Romantic images in your head. No matter how many steps the area takes into the modern world, it still retains its heritage, as though a burly man playing the bagpipes could emerge atop a misty moor at any second.
The problem with traditional goal-setting is that it usually begins with a statement or declaration of desire, want, or need, and it lacks the diligent work required to be successful. At its best, some logical and critical thinking might be applied to the actions, tasks and steps required to move you towards a goal; but the whole process lacks the depth that these critical factors require to ensure success.
For the most part people today read Don Quixote because they are told that it is a classic, the first modern novel in any European language. Reading it becomes an obligation of being a well-rounded student of the humanities, and this cultural assumption stands in the way of engaging with the text.
Bagan was the capitol of Burma from 850 to 1300. At that time, there were some 13,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries scattered over 50 sq km in Bagan. Today there are only about 2,200 left. Kublia Kahn’s conquest of Thaton in 1057 led to the destruction of thousands of these temples.
Is it necessary to believe in life after death in order to find meaning in this life? This is a question that I answer for myself every day with a resounding “NO!” This life, this extraordinary universe, is more than enough to explore and give my life purpose and meaning. The great adventure of learning how to be in this world is all that I need to find meaning in this life.
Born from a simple dream to give back, Joggo is our Journey to Greater Good. With each fair trade certified stitch in our partner’s factory, Joggo is giving back in order to educate refugee kids in different parts of the world.
A tribute to Paris, and the romantic metaphors that remain as a reminder of hope.