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Celebrating Life: How Oral History Can Help Preserve Our Stories

Written by Nathan on 1st August 2019

From life stories worth recording to endangered languages in need of preservation, oral history shows us a way to preserve our unique voices and life stories.  Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through […]

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Robson Square in Vancouver

The History of Stairs: From Fascinating Architecture to access barriers

Written by Stannah on 18th December 2018

“The History of Stairs” features the fascinating story of the evolution of stairs, but also their duality: stairs can either be a passage facilitator or a major barrier; an aesthetic delight or a scary obstacle! The History of Stairs is the history of longevity itself, of the constant replication of the same structure and function. […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Written by Stannah on 30th November 2018

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 21st November 2018

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 23rd October 2018

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 fernando on 7th August 2018

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

Written by fernando on 19th July 2018

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 fernando on 18th June 2018

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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