Category Archive for: Their smallest acts

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Waste not, want not

Even though, because of sustainability, we prefer digital over print, sometimes you have to print. And even being careful, sometimes we print something unnecessarily. And even then our colleague Tae doesn’t want to throw it away. Instead of using a notebook, this always-taking-notes, life-hacking aware guy, repurposes otherwise-thrown-away paper as a hip notepad. A small but o-so-purposeful act.

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This man makes you think

Some people have talent. And some use it to open up people’s eyes. So does Steve Cutts, an amazing illustrator who wants this world to be more future friendly by making drawing with social impact. Like the one below. Did he predict the Pokomon hype? If you like to see more of his work, visit:…

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Dead man’s poem

Elderly people in nursing homes eagerly await visitors, or at least a phone call from their family, but they are often bitterly disappointed. When this old man dies, and his room gets tidied up, the nurses find something that touches their hearts so deeply… it brings them to tears. Amongst his belongings, the memories of…

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Re-using beer bottles to create houses

In 1960, brewing magnate Alfred Heineken was visiting Curaçao, off the Venezuelan coast, when he noted with dismay the acres of trash underfoot—a good part of it produced by his own company. Heineken Breweries had an efficient bottle-return system in Holland, where the average bottle was used 30 times before being discarded. But without modern…

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10 Year old boy uses his pocket money to make clothes for homeless kids

Xavier Elliot, 10 years old, used to be homeless and spend a lot of time in different homeless shelters with his family. After he and his family found a place to live, Xavier started saving up his allowance to make clothes for kids who can’t afford them. Xavier got inspired by his mom, who runs…

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Mark Zuckerberg cares for a more future friendly world

Facebook launches ‘Celebrate Pride’ tool which puts a rainbow filter over profile pictures. And this shows that Mark Zuckerberg cares for a more future friendly world. Facebook has launched a tool that lets users show their support of marriage equality. Facebook’s “Celebrate Pride” tool was announced by co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The tool…

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An amazing tribute to Bob Marley

This awesome a capella version of Bob Marley’s ‘Could You Be Loved’ was made by Israeli musicians in honor of what would have been the late Marley’s 70th Birthday. An event is being held in Israel on January 31 to celebrate in Tel Aviv.

This billboard cheers you on

A typical billboard tries to sell you something. This conceptual billboard does nothing but cheer if you happen to walk by instead of driving in a car. The faster you walk or run, the louder the crowd screams. “It’s just something I do myself when I’m out jogging,” says designer Sarah Weigold. “I imagine that…

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Ricoh returned 90.000 photos to victims after the 2011 tsunami in Japan

When Japan was devastated by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, countless families lost precious photos in their homes that washed away. In response, many organizations sprung up to recover, restore, and reunite photos with their owners. One company that launched a huge initiative was Ricoh. In the four years following the disaster, the…

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Make your place look better, and help Habitat make the world a better place.

Habitat now shows a photo exhibition, which tells the Habitat for Humanity story. For the exhibition Tessa Jol created a unique Habitat/Mindful Living Art Collection, from which 10% of the total revenue is donated to Habitat.

People are kissing behind a X-ray screen

People are kissing behind a X-ray screen. When they get on stage, everyone is speechless. This project aims to show the real meaning of love beneath our superficial qualities. Filmed on Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica, California, it shows several couples posing, kissing and dancing behind a giant x-ray screen like skeletons. When they emerge…

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Brother creates special song for sister with Down’s Syndrome

MattyB created a very special music video for his sister Sarah Grace, who was born with Down’s Syndrome and sadly struggles to be accepted. Watch below this beautiful, heartfelt gesture for such an inspirational little girl. We live in a world where differences are all around us. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in…

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The science behind kindness

Kindness Makes us Happier. When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. On a spiritual level, many people feel that this is because it is the right thing to do and so we’re tapping into something deep and profound inside of us that says, ‘This is who I am.’

17 acts of kindness that will make someone happy today

Making people around you happy could be the shortest way to your own happiness! Here are some good reasons why: What goes around comes around. This might not be the driving force behind your acts of kindness, but contributing for someone else’s happiness can reflect back at you, too. You won’t regret it. Do you…

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The big bet for the future

Forty years ago, Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played. This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were…

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At this Pizza joint, the homeless always get a free slice

After three years on Wall Street, a Philadelphia man opened a restaurant where customers can pay it forward. The neon sticky notes covering the walls of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia were not the idea of an interior decorator, but they’ve become the restaurant’s trademark. Each one represents a credit for a slice of pizza…

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Snooze for charity

iCukoo Charity Alarm Clock is a beautiful and easy to use charity alarm clock that brings giving into your daily routine whilst getting you up in the morning! The idea is simple: you set an alarm, you choose the charity project (UK-only for now) you want to support and every time you press the snooze…

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A teacher taught his class a powerful lesson

A high school teacher led a simple, powerful exercise to teach his class a lesson about privilege and social mobility. He started by giving each student a scrap piece of paper and asked them to crumple it up. Then he moved the recycling bin to the front of the room. He said, “The game is…

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Knitting behind bars

Lynn Zwerling, 67, retired in 2005 and didn’t know what to do with her time, so she followed her passion and started a knitting group in her town. The group quickly grew to 500 members. “I looked around the room one day and noticed how relaxed it was,” Zwerling says. “Here were people who didn’t…

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Can money buy Happiness?

Before I saw this movie, I didn’t believe money could buy happiness. I traveled around the world to many poor places myself, and saw with my own eyes how difficult it is to give money instead of a helping hand. Often I got the feeling that giving money could be a waste of time, energy…

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