9 Questions about communication

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We spend almost 70% of our waking time communicating with others. Failed communication can lead to conflicts and frustration. Nevertheless, most of us were never taught how to communicate in a way that produces desired results.So what is good communication, and what are obstacles that prevent us from reaching our goal or objective in the communication progress and does communication change? I asked Dave Charon, MBA, entrepreneur and summer director of the Global Leaderships Academy 9 questions...


Health or Religion?

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Should Ramadan for children be forbidden in Germany?The sun is burning down relentlessly and it is even scorching hot in the shade – 33 degrees. There is not a whiff of wind and everything seems to stand still. Nevertheless the children in Berlin have to attend school … it is the end of the term which is a very busy time as there are many important things to do and finish before the holidays can eventually start; exams, sports competitions, theater and music rehearsals etc. If all of that would...


Where do I belong?

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What does it mean to be a binational…On a regular basis I used to ask myself the question: where do I belong? And where am I at home? “Home” in terms of the place where I feel secure, comfortable, and most importantly accepted and loved. I always came to the same sad and disappointing answer: I belong nowhere.Now you might ask yourself why I thought about it so pessimistically…so let me explain myself!I am a binational. My mother is German and my father is Lebanese. I was born in Germany but vis...


The freedom of choice – an illusion?

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The threat of modern sciences to moral perception“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently” – Rosa LuxemburgEvery day we are confronted with decisions. They can be complex or simple. They can have long-term or short-term influences. They can be about political, personal, medical or financial matters. Decisions over decisions over decisions. Most people would claim that they reach these decisions of their own free will; we can decide what we want to eat, do or...


Superfoods or superlies?

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Is the hype about superfoods a very successful ploy? What do Acerola, Quinoa, Chia, Acai, Goji berries, Noni and Chlorella have in common?The answer: they are classified as superfoods, also known as powerfoods. There is literally no day that passes without the publication of at least one new study about the incredible impact of superfoods. They are supposed to make you fit, thin, beautiful and keep you young. In addition they also seem to have several almost magical and miracle health impacts: s...


More than only honey

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

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Last summer my family bought two beehives in Lebanon because we wanted to produce our own honey (not commercially but for our own usage). We and my uncle cared and fostered the bees; we had to ensure that there was always enough food and water available and had to take preventative care against parasites that potentially harm the bees. And finally after 6 months of hard work we were able to harvest our first own honey… it was delicious. Nevertheless one of the beehives died myste...


Deathly healthcare

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The effects of health care waste Health care institutions (this includes hospitals, doctors offices, labs and research centers, blood banks, nursing homes etc.) protect and restore health and save lives? This is a very common and widespread belief, but is this really the case? When looking at it superficially it seems as if this is actually true but when taking a closer look we have to acknowledge that the health care system is not the altruistic angel that it seems to be and t...


CV Hunters

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Do we help to help others or ourselves? In school there are always those people that do everything: they are in all sports teams, play music, take part in history and politics competitions and are active in several NGOs or at least involved in school fundraisers and activities. These are the people that represent the school during sport competitions, concerts, school-exchanges and other school events. But at the same time it is also these people that don’t seem to come to pract...


Meeting-point: Dinner-table

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Why eating together is about more than only eating together The rhythm and communality of meals is increasingly declining, especially in the western world. Until the 19th century, when parents were suddenly occupied full-time in factories, most families used to eat all three meals together. But whereas only 100 years ago the call to table marked a time where everything – homework, work, music, sports, playing etc. – had to give way to community, meals are becoming less regular...


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  • Yasmin Youssef


    Member since June 20, 2016


    Age 18 • 29 Posts


    member of UNICEF Youth Council Germany, Germany