What I learnt this week

Publié 23 novembre 2014 Avatar maryb

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Well, there’s something I learnt last Sunday, on 16th November where the second tour of presidential elections in Romania took place. What I learned? That people matter. A lot. These elections have offered a huge surprise to all Romanians: on one hand, we selected a President which is part of the German minority in my country; on the other hand, the percentage of people who went to vote was one of the highest in the last 25 years of Romanian democracy. I won’t speak too m...


If I were President...

Publié 13 novembre 2014 Avatar maryb

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I think we all have thought about how it would be if you were the President of your country. Every time it came to my mind, I told myself instantly “What a great deal of work would that be … “. Maybe it is not the attitude you expected, but think a little bit: there are a lot of responsibilities you have to take on and I think very few people are able to manage them with success. But, what if I woke up this morning and I was the president of Romania? I’m going to ignore the...


Others can and should inspire us

Publié 4 novembre 2014 Avatar maryb

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"I'll keep working hard every day to go and be a champion one day." That’s Simona Halep. And this is one of the many quotes I’ve enjoyed from her and which made me proud of her and determined. This week I decided to speak about this tennis player and her influence on me and my country. First of all, I want to present a little bit her life. Because maybe more than anything else, Simona is a woman, a human being and a fighter. She’s born on the 27th of September 1991 in Con...


Voices of Youth Inspire! When work means helping others

Publié 25 octobre 2014 Avatar maryb

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Roxana is a girl I met not long ago, but who has had an impact on me that others have not in years. In my opinion she is a fighter for her dreams, for a better world - in spite of every challenge or obstacle. I’ve written about the event in my town, which she has organized and which made my last 2 months richer. I hope you’ll be inspired by her story too! Just to be said, the interview was done about one month ago and at this moment Roxana is doing a practice course in Italy. L...


Old and young

Publié 12 octobre 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, a topic seemed to engross me. It wasn’t particularly triggered by something but instead it is a question I ask myself often ,and ever since I began to understand a little bit my situation or my world. And I’m speaking about old and new, about modernization and consistency, about values and wisdom. I’m asking myself: “How good are these changes?” “Would it be better to try to maintain this world?” Like it often happens, the answer is that we should fin...


Book review: How to win friends and influence people

Publié 3 octobre 2014 Avatar maryb

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How to win friends and influence people? This might be a question some of you have asked at some point in the past. Do you think it is about having reputation, about having money or success? Do you have to be an extrovert or to have some dark-magic techniques in order to make people go the way you want? Well, NO! And Dale Carnegie explains that in his book, which has as title exactly this question. This piece of writing is a self-help bestseller, one of the first ever published,...


Great event involving youth and books in my home town

Publié 27 septembre 2014 Avatar maryb

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Hi everyone! First of all let me say I’m very sorry for my absence, but I’ve been caught up between school starting and volunteering and other great, educational events. And I want to tell you about one of these! It is called “Seara de carte”, in Romanian, or in English, “The book evening”. I had the chance to get kind of close to the organizer of this event and so, I interviewed her about this project and many other aspects. (She is actually the one I choose for my...


Is it simple to keep healthy?

Publié 28 août 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, dedicated to NCD (Non Communicable Diseases), every young man/woman should take a moment and think about his/her life, what he/she might be doing wrong and what he/she could improve. Again, I am speaking about your own life. We all know empathy, productive relationships and helping others are beautiful emotions or actions for every man/woman to feel or do. And they are very much interconnected with our own and inner life: our mind and our body. Beautiful social and “...


Earth Overshoot Day 2014

Publié 19 août 2014 Avatar maryb

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day in 2014. This means that humanity has consumed in almost 8 months what the earth could produce in 1 year. So it would be necessary for us to have an-Earth-and-a -half to sustain the 7 billion-population of our planet. Or, to be more clear, our Earth needs 1 year and 4 months to renew the resources we used in 1 year. As you may expect, this day has occurred sooner and sooner each year. If in 1990 it was December, 24 years later it is August. Imag...


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    I am a 17 years old Romanian with her biggest dream of becoming a programmer who also helps the world in her free time or even better, at work. I have a huge passion for foreign languages and I am the biggest fan of the British band Arctic Monkeys.


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