When Professor Jordan Peterson from the University of Toronto decided to publish his psychology lectures on Youtube he had no idea how popular they would be.

Every day, hundreds of donkeys, tipper lorries, wheelbarrows, head pans, and shovels are used to dig sand running into millions of tons and move it to where it is used in building houses and constructing other structures across Nigeria. Many people ignore the fact that the indiscriminate digging of sand is dangerous; and that encroaching on farmlands can reduce farming activities needed for food security and income for farmers and more revenue to the government. Farming reduces poverty and hunger. Apart from the fact that natural resources should be used properly, local residents should be made to understand the consequences of acting otherwise.

Contemporary scientific research is demonstrating that gaming can be a brain-empowering activity (if played for a reasonable amount of time). The next time you hear someone say something like “I play World of Warcraft”, try not to belittle the activity.

From a young age, Youth Time contributor Leigh Woods has been passionate about wildlife. After spending a number of years leading safaris across southern and eastern Africa, his empathy and compassion toward animals grew stronger. As some of the world’s most iconic species edge ever closer toward extinction, so do many that the average person may never even have heard of. Here, Leigh highlights some of the planet’s extraordinary fauna that may soon be lost forever.

A this moment, some 80 millions young people are sitting in their classes in high schools across all 28 countries of the European Union (EU). Some of them are following their teachers’ lectures, some other are reading and some of them are studying with their colleagues. But regardless of the fact that at the age of 15, nearly 100 per cents of the EU population is still a part of formal education, education experts across the Union are worried about what young people learn in schools.

Over the last few years, the UAE has made tremendous progress in breaking the stereotypes that seem to come up unavoidably when the conversation turns to Arabs. In a time when the world is changing rapidly the young people of the UAE have decided to raise their voices to show the world that their dreams and ambitions, their visions and lifestyles are far from what is commonly shown and seen in the mainstream media. As a result of this new generation’s determination to break with the stereotypes, we often see inspirational stories coming from their part of the world.

When purchasing a product labeled FAIRTRADE, have you ever wondered about its meaning? Or about how you have influenced other people's lives by buying a bunch of bananas or a box of coffee with a blue-green sticker?

1996 was the year that marked the birth of the first ever cloned mammal, a sheep known by “Dolly”. The controversial procedure consists of creating a genetically identical organism without any sexual means. It has been more familiar in farming and agriculture, when producing plants, but clearly does not initiate debate and stir emotions the same way when it comes to cloning animals and possibly even humans. The question that arises among people in regards to this topic is whether this practice is fair and ethically acceptable.

It's summer, it's hot, and it's time for the beach. But when we say "beach" in Italy, we don't mean "land formation along the water for summer enjoyment" only for us humans, but also for our pet dogs. So if you are planning a vacation in Italy and you want to leave your favorite friend at home - read this article first.

We have all faced being judged as well as judging others for being social media addicts. The trend of keeping your eyes on the screen emerged a few years back, and it is here to stay. Since smart phones have become widespread, the controversy about their effect on children and youth has become intense. With adults constantly nagging about the negative effects of the increased use of technology, especially social media, one must wander: are they right? Should children and young people be using social media at all, and is there a positive side of the new lifestyle that has become global since the digital era started?

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