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    Cutting phone time when hours with your devices are a necessity

Cutting phone time when hours with your devices are a necessity

With social distancing protocols in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and hours of isolation taking a toll on our sanity, screens have been a saving grace for many.
Amid the crisis, views on Instagram Live doubled in one week, Facebook reported a 70% increase in Messenger group video calls and WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage.
“Reaching for our phones is a common coping […]

Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral

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You want to help family and friends and keep them in the loop. So, when you receive fresh advice – whether by email, WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter – you might quickly forward it on to them.
Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet and experts are calling on the public to practise “information hygiene”. What can you […]

5 curiosities behind the story of the Three Wise Men

They’ve been called magi, kings, and wise men. But who were they, really? We know that the Bible is inerrant, but do we know that throughout time traditions have been added to the true Biblical story? You may be shocked to hear this, but there are multiple myths surrounding this brief story written in Matthew 2. They were most […]

How to get along with someone you don’t like at work

We all might work with people we do not like and most of the time we try to ignore it at first but, what about if the problem only gets worse and worse each time you see ‘that’ face? We spend half a life in our workplace so, why would not you want to be happy there? If you […]

The origins of trick-or-treat: how did Halloween start?

Trick-or-treating—setting off on Halloween night in costume and ringing doorbells to demand treats—has been a tradition in the United States and other countries for more than a century. Its origins remain murky but traces can be identified in ancient Celtic festivals, early Roman Catholic holidays, medieval practices—and even British politics.

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    Young translators: children helping their parents to communicate

Young translators: children helping their parents to communicate

When a family arrives in a new country, often the children are first to pick up the new language – and inevitably, they become the family translators. Thousands of migrant children in the UK translate for their families every day. Often the children were not pleased to be dragged from Italy to the UK; learning a new language and […]

Femtech: what is it, a wrong term in the right time?

The meteoric rise of the label “femtech” to describe technology products, apps and hardware addressing women’s health and well-being issues divides opinion. While some say it helps the sector secure vital funding from male-dominated venture capitalists, others argue that it unnecessarily pigeonholes women’s health. Nevertheless, there are some relevant points to be taken into consideration such as Carolina Milanesi, […]

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    “Oh my God! Es muy heavy.” Does English interfere with your day-to-day conversations?

“Oh my God! Es muy heavy.” Does English interfere with your day-to-day conversations?

English is increasingly mixing up with other languages, as it is the case with Spanish, which has already adopted a wide range of terminology as part of its own vocabulary. See, for example; feedback, post, hashtag, CEO, brainstorming or community manager. And who doesn’t remember the famous ”relaxing cup of café con leche in Plaza Mayor” during Spain’s bid […]

Spain is Taking Care of Business

How many people do you know either in GB or in Spain who are somewhat up in the air with the Brexit ordeal?  They have invested their life savings in living in Spain, or have dedicated their career to working in Great Britain – so – what will happen next? How will things continue?  Can things get even worse?  […]

The Eye in the Sky

Drones – what outweighs their advantages?  A few years ago I met a person who was somewhat frustrated, at having started a drone company – and not having the legislation to back it up.  He was utterly convinced of the brilliant future for the technology.  This hasn’t been a topic of conversation for me since, nobody has brought it […]