One of Youth Time's major events of the year, the Youth International Summer School in Shanghai is at its peak. Expert from Germany, Sven Anger conducted a workshop on the topic «The Ecology of Smart Leadership». During his session, he pointed out six qualitiesof a good leader. Want to be a laudable leader? Check them out.
Have you ever wondered what is that tiny part of each human being that makes each one of more than 7 billion of us different from all the others? What makes us fall in love, hate, change our inner world, simultaneously changing the world around us? Eventually, what is that force that pushes us to ask such questions? The answer is easy and complicated at once – personality.
If history teaches us to find and keep peace, and if upon reviewing all the terrible conflicts, battles and wars, we start to feel terrified and sorry for those people who were in the middle of painful events, why do we not stop? Why do we develop and create more and more strategies, new equipment, and greater means to deliver violence to harm each other?
Today, the Internet is the foundation of every communication, learning process, or business. Every other inhabitant of the planet is an active internet user. Since its appearance in the second half of the twentieth century, this virtuous medium has brought many positive – but also many negative – effects. Do you feel nervous when there is no Internet available so you cannot access Instagram or send an email or watch a favorite movie or series? If you have an affirmative answer to this question, believe it or not you have some of the symptoms of Internet addiction.
You've heard often that it's important to think positively, right? Have you wondered why this is important? Has it ever occurred to you that the focus of modern popular psychology is concentrated on positive thoughts? The main reason lies in the discovery that positive thoughts act to stimulate the brain, soul, and body and contribute to progressive personal development and business success, maintaining the health of the whole organism, and especially the immune system. Additionally, it is fascinating to consider that scientific studies have found that people with positive thoughts have long lives. It seems to me that these are sufficient reasons to deal seriously with education about positive thoughts ... and let's start in order.
Creative types watch out. The robot revolution is coming for you too. Google's Magenta program recently composed its own piano melody. Given just four notes to start with, the machine learning system quickly devised a 90 second song. The news is the latest sign that it’s not just drivers, factory workers and fast-food staff whose jobs face annihilation through automation. With Google’s emergent AI systems channeling their artistic energy, singers, writers, painters and sculptors may soon become historical curiosities.
When Professor Jordan Peterson from the University of Toronto decided to publish his psychology lectures on Youtube he had no idea how popular they would be.
Every day, hundreds of donkeys, tipper lorries, wheelbarrows, head pans, and shovels are used to dig sand running into millions of tons and move it to where it is used in building houses and constructing other structures across Nigeria. Many people ignore the fact that the indiscriminate digging of sand is dangerous; and that encroaching on farmlands can reduce farming activities needed for food security and income for farmers and more revenue to the government. Farming reduces poverty and hunger. Apart from the fact that natural resources should be used properly, local residents should be made to understand the consequences of acting otherwise.
Contemporary scientific research is demonstrating that gaming can be a brain-empowering activity (if played for a reasonable amount of time). The next time you hear someone say something like “I play World of Warcraft”, try not to belittle the activity.
From a young age, Youth Time contributor Leigh Woods has been passionate about wildlife. After spending a number of years leading safaris across southern and eastern Africa, his empathy and compassion toward animals grew stronger. As some of the world’s most iconic species edge ever closer toward extinction, so do many that the average person may never even have heard of. Here, Leigh highlights some of the planet’s extraordinary fauna that may soon be lost forever.