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Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on 18th October 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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Women in Science: Marian Diamond’s ground-breaking findings on brain plasticity

Written by Stannah on 28th February 2019

Marian Diamond, who died at the age of 90 (July 25, 2017), was a professor of anatomy and an expert on the brain. Over the last 60 years, Marian Diamond continued to teach and do research in the area of neurophysiology. As a teacher, she was honoured as one of the most distinguished teachers in […]

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

Written by Stannah on 4th July 2018

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 stop and think […]

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Global Day of Parents

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

Written by Stannah on 30th May 2018

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? Throughout […]

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living longer

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

Written by Stannah on 19th April 2018

“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!

Written by Stannah on 15th March 2018

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

Written by Stannah on 5th March 2018

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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A Celebration of Love

Written by Stannah on 12th February 2018

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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