Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

The book doesn’t drag, except when it kind of needs to in order to accentuate the monotony and meaninglessness of Anna’s life. They say that you should write what you know. Plenty of books include references to their authors’ real life experiences. This is certainly the case for Anna Karenina. The book actually follows two […]

The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

by Maria Popova The neurobiology of how the warmest emotion blurs the boundaries by you and not-you. A timeless as their words might be, the poets and the philosophers have a way of escaping into the comfortable detachment of the abstract and the metaphysical, leaving open the ‘question’of what love really is on an unglamorously […]

Funding entrepreneurship in developing countries a winner

Funding entrepreneurship in developing countries a winner

NEW ZEALAND: A Victoria University student has collected the top award in a global business competition for a scheme to support entrepreneurs in villages in developing countries. Jake McInteer, a student from Victoria Business School, accepted the 2013 Global Enterprise Experience ANZ Champion Team Award at a function at Parliament on behalf of his international […]

Kids learning computers at work

Kids learning computers at work

Communities advance when computers speak their language Citizens in remote rural areas in 11 Asian countries are leaping over language barriers and into the Internet age. They may now access government services online, and submit college applications without making an arduous trek to the city. And their children are learning the computer skills that promise […]

Five reasons communications around fracking have gone wrong

Five reasons communications around fracking have gone wrong

-Charlotte Webster, CCgroup Fracking is facing a major backlash from the public – so in terms of communications, what’s gone wrong? The public at large can’t make the call that with fracking we’ll be drinking high quality water, experiencing the peaceful countryside we value, seeing lower gas bills and witnessing sustained, green, economic growth, says […]

A Right to Informed Choice

A Right to Informed Choice

  By Filipa Hope The current government has granted permits for much of Hawkes Bay to be mined by overseas Oil & Gas Companies ┬ámaybe even your property! Without information I don’t think we really have any freedom of choice in this serious threat to our community. Without information we are like puppets played by […]

Charity work versus unpaid volunteering

Charity work versus unpaid volunteering

┬áThousands of people, especially the young, go abroad each year on solidarity initiatives. Their motivation, roles and status vary. There are many ways of taking part in international solidarity, from ‘fair travel’ for tourists to missions lasting several years by highly qualified experts. Many are called ‘volunteering’. This term, common in Anglo-Saxon cultures, is associated […]