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Global Briefs Mar-Apr 2010

Happiness, No Purchase Necessary According to the latest research conducted by psychologists at Cornell University, the key to finding happiness is something far more accessible than what product advertisements would like you to believe – simply enough, it’s in having new experiences. Whether it be in traveling to new places, taking a hike with some [...]

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Global Briefs Jan-Feb 2010

Hong Kong’s declining birth rate: What the media doesn’t see… A story in The Standard today on Hong Kong’s declining birth rate should be compulsory reading for all companies in the Territory. Here’s the killer stat: In the next five years, the number of students promoted to secondary school in Hong Kong will decrease by [...]

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Child Rights National Conference and Reel View Festival Street children in Pakistan number approximately 70,000 and almost 50 percent of the children drop out of school because of rampant corporal punishment, poverty, financial constraints and abuse. A child as young as seven can be tried for committing a crime (the lowest age for criminal responsibility [...]

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Global Briefs Sep-Oct 2009

Green Space and Community Health City dwellers residing near parks and greenery enjoy better health and fewer bouts of depression than those living in enclaves of concrete and asphalt, according to a study released on Thursday. A dense concentration of trees, shrubs, and flowers close to home had the greatest impact, according to the study [...]

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