Homesharing is a win-win solution and is increasingly popular amongst students. But intergenerational living proves to be much more than simple accommodation as it is intended to be mutually enriching. The principle is simple: elderly people provide housing to young people in exchange for company and occasional services provided or an insignificant monthly rent.
Coworking is a buzzword. It also sounds very trendy, or maybe already obsolete. In a city like Brussels, the hub of Europe, shared offices are a normal part of urban life. While most of these places combine working and networking, it is rather challenging to provide a distinctive work atmosphere and something more than physical spaces where people can work.
According to the latest Eurostat statistics, the EU countries produced 61 million tonnes of municipal waste, which was 4.2 % below the level for the prior year. The effort to raise awareness about waste reduction and waste prevention has generated various initiatives. The Repair Café Foundation is one of them; and, since 2009, it has made serious efforts to support sustainability and encourage local community involvement in its project. Martine Postma, its founder, provides insights on a concept which today unites 1350 Repair Cafés worldwide.
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.
Like most technological gadgets and instruments, the internet has gradually expanded its importance, withstanding the test of time. Instigated as a rollout cable that could only be accessed by the 'elite' who owned telephone lines, the internet is now easily accessed wirelessly. This has made it easier for users to access it on their laptops, tablets, and cellphones while on the go. But the internet isn't free, and as a result most South African young people struggle to catch up with the world online.
Hipsters, Iraq and fashion in the same line? Yes, it sounds like impossible puzzle, but it’s more than real. Within just few months of establishment, they went viral all around the web and were asked for interviews from local media to the BBC World News. Three young and educated Iraqui Kurds have decided to join their love for fashion and higher purposes, so they founded the first Gentlemen’s Fashion Club with the aim to show the world Iraq the world knows nothing about. Today, 30 gentlemen are fighting for women’s rights, for stronger economy and local production and better life, in general, using style as a way to express. Founders of Mr.Erbil, Mr.Goran Pshtiwan (26), Mr.Omer Nihad (28) and Mr.Ahmed Nawzad (27) in exclusive interview for the Youth Time magazine.