We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events.

This time our overview of books is related to fiction. But fiction as you have never read before.

Volunteering has become an increasingly popular activity among globetrotters in the past decade. Whether looking to give something back to a good cause or simply having the desire to boost one’s resume, there are a wide variety of opportunities available. In this article, Leigh Woods, Project Manager at Youth Time provides insight into the murky world of wildlife volunteering. Through his extensive experience working with animals, he lends advice on how to avoid having your good intentions exploited in this progressively unreliable field. 

On July 10, 2017 a young teenaged girl reportedly died after being electrocuted in a bathtub by her cell phone. She was either plugging the device or it was already plugged in when it fell into the water in the bathtub at her father’s home in New Mexico. Such has become the addiction to social networking that especially the young lose sleep, eat indifferently, compromise on their studies with a cascading effect on their careers, have little interaction with the family and very little actual social life; while being influenced by the unknowns they meet on the net.

Every Thursday evening, Alfredo comes back to his home in central Rome carrying large bags full of groceries, vegetables, and fruits. But this not the result of typical supermarket shopping that he does every week. Together with his friends and neighbors, he has established a buying group which purchases food, cosmetics, and other products directly from small local producers, thus avoiding the global “supermarket” economy which he considers unjust.

We try to eat vegetables and fruits grown in environmentally friendly conditions, buy natural cosmetics, and we do not like synthetic clothes. So why not stick to eco-principles, not only in the matter of caring for yourself, but also for the space you live in? Let’s say, for the garden?

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