As Marcel Proust once said “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. From Western Europe to South Pacific, from Scandinavia to South America, Guillaume Poidevin, a travel blogger from France is in a constant quest for the unknown. His ultimate goal in life is to experience the great diversity our world holds with his own eyes, just like Marcel Proust said. In this interview, he talks to us about his trips, his early inspirations and what motivates him to travel the world. He also shares with us his travel blog and tells us how he keeps it interesting and inspiring.
We continue to acquaint you with the team of trainers and experts who will be sharing their knowledge with us during the Youth International Summer School, Beijing 2017. Meet Bogdan Vaida, a young experiential trainer from the Romania who uses the appealing catchphrase: ‘I teach students how to become their own teachers’ and at the openings day of the event, will moderate The Labyrinth workshop. Let’s find out what Bogdan is made of and what he’ll be offering us at the event.
Mira Khatib, a published author, award winning poet and activist for women rights took it a step further in helping others. She co-founded an initiative for women empowerment, called Arab Woman Platform. As it’s Editor-in-Chief she and her team help women globally to live better and achieve their goals. Working on this platform Mira had the chance to witness numerous people’s struggles and realized she never wants to stop giving support. By providing premium content and offering leading edge advice, platform immensely improved lives of many. Mira keeps up doing good deeds through her life coaching services claiming that only knowledge and self development can give us better future.
With the Summer School Beijing 2017 coming up soon, we are starting a series of articles about all the international professionals who will be working with us during the event. In an open interview they will present themselves and reveal their plans to us. One of the main speakers during the Summer School of this year is Nick Fewings, CEO of a learning and development company called Ngagementworks. Nick has over 20 years' experience of leading and working with teams and as such, is rightfully to be introduced as an authority on creating high-performing teams.
We have all heard about vegetarians and vegans, but there are many kinds of veganism, such as raw veganism, which has become more and more popular across the world. Raw veganism excludes all products which come from animals and also any food which is cooked above 48°C. This diet includes raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, herbs, mushrooms, fresh juices, etc. Vegans believe that cooking destroys the micronutrients and hold that cooking is dangerous.
Dorotea Santo is a freelance photographer based in Novi Sad, Serbia, but her photographs are taken in all parts of the world. She studied applied photography in Serbia at the same time the she volunteered in 8 projects. Up to the present time she has had around 20 exhibitions, she has gotten 2 awards, and she has participated in the Noah project. In this interview she explains what it actually means to be a freelancer, how your regular day or weekend looks, and why it is so important to be online in this job. She also answers questions about how she manages to stand out from the crowd, how to survive without a salary before you get recognized, and she offers tips for newbie freelancers.
The story goes that Professor Marin Soljačić of MIT was disturbed by the beeping of his phone lying on the kitchen counter in need of charging. The professor, in the middle of the night, standing in his kitchen in his pajamas, decided there must be a way to charge his phone wirelessly. He, along with his team of MIT engineers, set out to develop a technology that did just that. Their efforts eventually led to the advent of magnetic resonance and the founding of WiTricity, a startup focused on turning this technology into marketable products to power homes, cars, and whatever else needs charging, wirelessly.
Saša Aleksič (24) is a graphic designer who is currently working for a company that makes video games for mobile phones and tablets. Still, when he comes home, he turns from a computer nerd into a cake wizard! Don't think this title is an exaggeration, because what you are about to discover is more than magical. His cakes and cookies are becoming more and more recognized, because Saša decided to replicate the world's most famous pieces of art on his desserts. He made his first cake with his aunt. The hardest one was the Gustav Klimt cake, which took him two days to paint and was half a meter high. When asked about how people react when they see what he does, he says: They often think these cakes are too pretty and refuse to take the first bite.
It is the 21st century, and there are still some certain countries in the world where it is hard to be a woman. Child marriages, violence, a lack of female schools, tribal prejudices which hold that education is not for women are everyday realities. In such surroundings, Wadia Samadi (28) grasped her chance to earn an academic degree in Economics when international organizations were available to help out. She also did the unimaginable: she became a journalist and a businesswoman. She still goes to meetings with an escort, because many associates refuse to negotiate or meet with her otherwise. Dealing with such moments, she continues her subtle fight to change people's minds about opportunities for women in business and in other phases of life. We interview the first female owner of a financial website in Afghanistan in an eye-opening story for the Youth Time magazine.
Perhaps everybody who ever studied a foreign language remembers the impersonal dialogues and phrases many textbooks still contain. But did it ever occur to you to do something about it? Well, please note that somebody has actually done something to remedy the situation. We at YT have the pleasure to introduce you two young high school students, Jakub Jan Fiala and Ondřej Kočan, who, not being satisfied with the quality of their English textbooks at their high school, took a decision two years ago to create their own book. What was their journey, and where does the Improve Yourself English student’s book stand today? Scroll down and find out the answer to this and many more questions.