Category: Society

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Written by Stannah on 3:23 pm

What happens to us when we start laughing? Why do we feel so good when we do, and what benefits does a good attack of the giggles have for our bodies and minds? Today on International Day of Happiness, we’re going to find out!   Test your own laughing potential with our self-test in this […]

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Aging population: demographic shift

Aging Population: On the Verge of an Unprecedented Demographic Shift

Written by Stannah on 4:10 pm

The world’s aging population will represent a unique demographic shift in human history. The aging population isn’t a national phenomenon. It’s happening on a global scale. People are living longer, and the world has undergone a considerable number of radical changes. Industrialization and urbanization had a major impact on these changes, since most of the […]

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World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 7:41 pm

Stannah is joining the cause this World Stroke Day and talking about support for those who are #UpAgainAfterStroke   Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – […]

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Moving on Up: Types of Elevators and all Kinds of Uplifting Appliances

Written by Stannah on 3:39 pm

Table of contents  Passenger elevators Escalators Moving sidewalks Aerial Tramways Stairlifts When you think about it, there are many types of elevators that help us move around. Whether it’s the escalator at the shopping mall, the moving sidewalk at the airport or the aerial tramway you found on vacation, how often do you stop and […]

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Women in Science: Marian Diamond’s groundbreaking findings on brain plasticity

Written by Stannah on 7:33 am

Marian Diamond, who died at the age of 90 (July 25, 2017), was a professor of anatomy and an expert on the brain. Over the last 60 years, Marian Diamond continued to teach and do research in the area of neurophysiology. As a teacher, she was honored as one of the most distinguished educators in […]

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Global Day of Parents: “It takes a village to raise a child”

Written by Stannah on 4:45 am

The UN proclaimed the first of June as Global Parents’ Day; in the US, Parents’ Day falls on July 22nd. “To appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship“. We celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day, but did you know that […]

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Stephen Hawking: ALS Day

ALS Day: The Curious Case of Stephen Hawking

Written by Stannah on 4:44 am

On World ALS Day 2018, we want to talk about Stephen Hawking, the ultimate example of resilience and a man who inspired so many, the world over On World ALS Day 2018, we join the ALS Awareness movement because we believe we all need some inspiration and hope when it comes to facing the obstacles […]

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Senior air travel: Getting You Where You Need to Go

Written by Stannah on 9:11 am

In today’s world, we fly frequently. Lower airfares, loved-ones living abroad and professional obligations are all factors that make flying a modern necessity. Even though flying is more accessible than it used to be, it’s also more stressful for everyone. For someone with reduced mobility, the stress is even greater, as you’ll likely need a […]

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