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Suit up!

BY PRAVEEN SARAGADAM
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

In this changing world, the way we dress up has a significant impact on creating a good first Impression. It's one way to persuade others into showing interest towards you and influence success in your favour. Praveen Saragadam's advice to us in this presentation is to suit up and build up our career!

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Oil painting

BY DI WU
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

What is the importance of having a hobby, especially in modern life? For Di Wu the practice of oil painting allowed him to observe interesting phenomena and reinvent himself.

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ID

BY NATANIA LEONGSON
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Natania Leongson speaks about identity – the idea of the self, self-perception, and how people form an image of themselves that sometimes is what limits them instead of what encourages them to learn and push forward.  

She would like to give us the inspiration to shift their mindset about identity from it being a permanent or predetermined thing, to something more malleable and fluid. She challenges us to break free from the limitations of identity and embrace the plethora of possibilities that life is bursting with.

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Accept the challenge

BY JUAN RAMONET
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Juan Carlos shares some experiences that have helped him to develop a more positive and fearless attitude. It is good to see challenges as opportunities, and it is good to challenge ourselves on purpose to train our will and our ability to get out of our comfort zone easily.

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How cheerleading changed my career

BY LAURA SALA
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Laura Sala got injured practising cheerleading but she transformed the frustration she felt due to her injury into motivation to create her own team. This business made her realise that what she really wanted to do.  

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Protect Son Doong Cave

BY HAI DANG
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the world's largest cave and has an extremely rich and unique natural environment. But exploring it and all natural beauties, in general, should be in an utmost careful, environmental-friendly, and sustainable manner.

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Embrace Uncertainty

BY MARIIA KIRICHENKO
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Planning long-term in our ever-changing world can be a challenging task. When thinking about where we see ourselves in 10 or 15 years we should not get obsessed with a clear path but instead embark on a journey of self-discovery, daring to take risks and embrace uncertainty. 

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A gamer's life

BY RAMZI F ALASHABI
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Gaming has advantages and disadvantages depending on how you practise it. Some people will benefit from this activity and gain superior cognitive abilities, others will simply waste their time. Ramzi F Alashabi asks: What kind of gamer are you? 

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My Body and I

BY STEVE SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Many chronically ill people in the world live with the sense that their bodies are waging war against them – that is, against the people they are. Steve believes that this is not only fruitless, it is self-destructive. Let's listen to his approach to two important questions: How can sick people remain sane? What would be a useful attitude to take? 

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My Cosmopolitan Chicken Akosua

BY SUELI BRODIN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Last November, Sueli Brodin and her family adopted a cosmopolitan chicken named Akosua. This experiment is part of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen’s #PerfectStrangers citizen science art project. Sueli not only takes care of Akosua, but also keeps a diary about everything that she experiences with her. Sueli tells us about the adventures she and her family have lived together with Akosua and what thoughts and questions this experience has provoked.

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Accelerating your social impact

BY SINAN AKKURT
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

In the fall of 2017, Sebastian, Anina and Sinan, all students in Maastricht and all with a background of social engagement, came to a joint realisation: the city of Maastricht is full of beautiful student-driven initiatives that have a positive social impact on the city and its inhabitants. This led them to establish ImpactLab, a public accelerator for social impact, supporting those who do good to do better and stay well. 

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If you want people to do the right thing, make it easy

BY RODRIGO MORAIS PREZIA PAIVA
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

The complexities of human behaviour and how we adapt to new routines fascinate Rodrigo Morais Prezia Paiva. New routines can come from completely new behaviours or changing ones that we have engrained. Nudging is a new approach where instead of building complex solutions to manage behaviours, a light touch can be used.

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