Nineteen-year-old Italian fashion blogger Chiara Nasti receives malicious online comments and hate messages every day. To show haters what she thinks of their comments, she printed some of them on toilet paper and shared a photo on her social media networks with the title “Clean it in a decent way” (“Pulirsi in modo decente”). But many Italian teenagers are not strong enough to fight online abuse with humor.

According to the World Economic Forum the seas and the oceans are going to contain more plastic waste than fish. This, as early as the year 2050.  Additionally,  is the waste which goes into landfills. Based on available data, plastic production, as of 2014, was 311 million tones and is expected to double in another 20 years and will be four times as much by the year 2050. Most of this production is ‘consumed’ by the developed world which forms a fraction of the world’s population. If the total figure is divided by the number of people inhabiting our planet, the per capita consumption, comes approximately to a staggering 50 kilos per person and those living in the developing world, consume only a small part of the total production. Take a moment and chew on these numbers.

The human body is about two-thirds water. An adult should drink an average of two or three liters of clean water a day. Mineral water is useful. These generally known facts usually define the limit of the average person’s knowledge of drinking water. Therefore, today we will talk about how to consume the fluid that is vitally essential to our bodies and do it correctly.

When it comes to the environmental problems of the modern Earth, the first thing to think about is the climate warming, the stuff that is so actively talked and written about.

Gender equality, as a concept, has been around for centuries. The struggle to bring this concept to life has been long and is still unfinished, as in everyday life males and females still fail to see and treat each other as equals. The first steps to achieve gender equality were made during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by allowing women to vote. Now, more than a century later, where do we stand? Is gender equality a reachable goal, and how will Millennials, as the leading force and largest demographic in the world today, tackle this issue?

With the rapid technological advances and discoveries that have happened in the last few decades, inevitable changes in society and lifestyles have occurred around the world. Introducing innovative and digital replacements for many traditional tools and objects happens on a daily basis now. One major innovation – e-books – shook the publishing industry about a decade ago. Though e-books were rapidly accepted among the general population, especially young people, in the last few years their sales have started to go down. What are the reasons for this decline? Is it just temporary, and what are the possible outcomes?

With the growth in population whether young or old comes the necessity for economic growth. The complexities of globalization pose various challenges. One of these being the necessity to welcome contributing migrants. Are these migrants, the developed world’s gain and the developing world’s loss? Both statements are justified.

Life Is A Game

7 billion people live on Earth. It is safe to assume that every single person on the planet played, is currently playing or will play some kind of a game during his or her lifetime. Around 1,5 billion people are users of electronic entertainment. Almost two third of them is playing online titles. The numbers are growing and are unstoppable. Reality of leisure time activities is changing and is affecting mainly youth.

There surely are no tenets, maxims and formulae for success. However, let’s have a look at what research has to say about habits that can lead to success and give one an edge. How we think, react and conduct ourselves not only has its effect on us but also those around us, most especially our families. Success, it would appear, not always but often runs in families. Is this success only about material wealth? Undoubtedly not. So what is the measure of success? To the mind of the writer, success encompasses health, wealth, happiness, peace of mind and a good enjoyable life with the ability to share and care.

The New Year has come, and just one thing is certain as we sail into 2017 – the media attention aimed at Millennials will not decrease. The generation that has grown up under the microscope of sociologists and other social scientists is strongly going forwards at all costs. One of those costs is the cost of moving away.

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