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UNICEF is calling on you to save the planet...

Let’s prove to the world that young people are key to combating climate change.How?It’s easy - all y...

What Is Forever?

Posted Avatar Anagha , High school student

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Member since July 18, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 15

Often times, I sit back and wish that something could last forever. But when I try to visualize it, it seems nothing more than a faded blur of a never ending walkway. The aspect of wishing that something last forever, is another way of not wanting change. We are all accustomed to certain things, and slight changes can hinder that, and cause us to react differently. Some of us might not like change; I know I usually don't. Mankind functions in a way where we want to feel comfortable, we want to f...

Dear Youth, Act Now, Not Tomorrow

Posted no picture Aiheydar Suleiman , Student

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Aiheydar Suleiman
Member since August 21, 2017
  • 2 Posts

Dear youth, act now, not tomorrow.The global population of youth, as of October 2016, stands at 1.8B, the highest number ever recorded with the majority of them hailing from developing countries. Currently, youth around the globe are dealing with problems like unemployment, illiteracy, political exploitation, health issues like HIV & AIDS, and absence in the decision-making arenas. With all these challenges, it might seem that young people in many parts of the world lose motivation to addres...

An Adoptee's Quest to Find Her Past

Posted Avatar Jishnu Bandyopadhyay , Student

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Jishnu Bandyopadhyay
Member since August 29, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

JOINTLY WRITTEN BY ME, LINH AND JEANPeople would always tell me that I resembled my mother --- we both had brown, curly hair, deep, brown eyes, and a tall build. I was always proud of the fact that I did, in some ways, look like my mother. I felt that our resemblance connected us in a way that could not be described by words. It was an invisible bond that could only be shared between mother and daughter.I was 11 when my parents dropped the bombshell --- I was adopted. I could not believe what I...

Spelling In The Digital Age - Does It Matter?

Posted Avatar Jishnu Bandyopadhyay , Student

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Jishnu Bandyopadhyay
Member since August 29, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 17

Today, we live in a world where everything is digital. I typed this blog post on a digital device and most likely, you are reading it on one. Digital and electronic devices have been integrated into our environments in such a way that we barely take notice.The world today texts more than ever, and given the fact that people are extremely busy and continuously running out of time, it not unnatural to come across various forms of abbreviations that are used while communicating to instant messaging...

Prioritization: First Things First

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

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Sreymom Oy
Member since January 16, 2016
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 26

Golf balls, pebbles, sand, and beer — a few things to explain how to live a happier life. (via Meir Kay)

Posted by Upworthy on Dienstag, 25. April 2017

A couple days ago, I logged into my Facebook account at around 10:30 am. I just needed a short break from my work. As I scrolled down the newsfeed, I came across a video shared by one of my friends. The title was “A valuable lesson for a happy life”. The word “happy life” captured my attention and I decided to view the clip.At the beginning of the video, a teacher was explaining to the students about the life that each of us has. He mentioned that we are all capable of achieving anything if “we...

Climate Change

Posted no picture Ahmed Rayyan , Student

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Ahmed Rayyan
Member since August 19, 2017
  • 2 Posts

Global Warming. We know it’s happening, but we seem to neglect it. The chlorofluorocarbons in the smoke of our factories, and those poisonous gases released because of burning of trash, decimate our ozone layer. Therefore, less heat is absorbed and the planet heats up.We all know that the Arctic ice is melting, yet we don’t seem to be bothered. Species like Polar Bears and Siberian Tigers are going extinct due to the melting of their icy climate. We are the ones to blame. Our descendants may not...

Society's Unequal Treatment of Different Genders

Posted no picture Humpreet Singh , Student

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Humpreet Singh
Member since July 5, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 21

From ancient times inequality had been visible in our society. It can be based on various factors like financial status, gender, caste status, etc... This inequality can also be seen in animals, who leave their weak children behind.But today, what I am going to talk about is gender inequality. In India, where I am from, there are laws present to prevent gender inequality, caste inequality, financial inequality, etc... But like every other law, these laws are not properly followed. But this is on...

#MeToo: Talking about Sexual Assault

Posted Avatar Yeshna

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Member since November 1, 2015
  • 44 Posts
  • Age 19

I woke up to Twitter yesterday to many tweets on #MeToo from people I know, and all of them were sharing their assault stories.The #MeToo movement was started by actress Alyssa Milano, and the #MeToo hashtag has been used over 200,00 times, according to the BBC. It also went viral on other social media, like Facebook and Instagram.People have used it as a social microphone to voice their sexual harassment stories, rape stories, stories about cat calls and violence at work, and even abuse stories...

Have we ceased to be welcoming to migrants and refugees?

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 8 Posts
  • Age 14

I’m Italian and in the past few months I’ve been rather proud of the way my country was welcoming refugees and migrants whose journeys in the hands of smugglers ended in proximity of the Sicilian coast.However recently our welcome seems to have decreased, along with the European Union’s agreement with Turkey to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the EU.Moreover, some politicians are addressing this issue, not by explaining to the people the desperate conditions of those escaping from wa...

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