Category: Society

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Moving on up: Types of elevators and all kinds of uplifting appliances

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  Table of contents Passenger elevators Escalators Moving sidewalks Aerial Tramways Stairlifts     When you think about it, there are so many appliances we use to move vertically! Whether it’s the escalator at the shopping mall, the moving sidewalk at the airport or the aerial tramway you found on vacation, how often do you […]

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Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents: “It takes a village to raise a child”

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The UN proclaimed the first of June as Parents’ Day; “To appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship“. We celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day, but did you know that there is such a thing as Global Parents’ Day?   […]

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living longer

What will living longer mean for individuals, and for society?

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“Supersized life spans are going to radically alter society, and present an unprecedented opportunity to change our approach not only to old age but to all life’s stages. The ramifications are just beginning to dawn on us… yet in the meantime, we keep thinking about, and planning for, life as it used to be lived” […]

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Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine!

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What happens to us when we start laughing? Why do we feel so good when we do, and what benefits does a good attack of the giggles have for our bodies and minds? Today on International Day of Happiness, we’re going to find out! Test your own laughing potential with our self-test in this article, […]

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a house of the future, a home designed for life

House of the future; a home designed for life

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When we think about a House of the Future, gleaming Jetsons style homes with a strong sixties allure comes to mind. However thrilling the idea of living in a high-tech apartment in space might seem, it is not what we mean by a “house of the future”. We can have a little bit of hi-tech […]

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Love is in the air

A Celebration of Love

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What is Love? When we look at the dictionary definition, we’re presented with something simple, almost tangible. Though there are many different interpretations, the description that we thought fit best was: “Love is unconditional selflessness” Love is so often celebrated through the creative arts, because it’s something intrinsic, present within all living beings. You don’t […]

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Age-friendly cities: What will they mean for seniors in the future?

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  We all know that the population of the world is aging, that baby boomers are reaching their senior years and living longer than any generation ever has. This is great news for all of us around today, as we know that we still have long lives ahead of us, increased by advances in both […]

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History of Personal Mobility Devices

The History of Personal Mobility Devices

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There is still a long way to go for truly universal access. Personal mobility devices have been used for centuries by people experiencing reduced mobility. Their benefit to society is invaluable and of utmost importance! However, the path towards the development of personal mobility devices has not been an easy one and there’s still a […]

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