Archive for 'December,2013'

Bicycle sales outnumber car sales in Europe

Bicycle sales outnumber car sales in Europe

Accustomed as we are to a motorised society, the following news should be pleasing to us. In 2012, more bicycles than cars were sold in most of Europe. Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain led this trend, by being […]

The first mainstream flying car

The first mainstream flying car

”Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “Star Wars”, “Blade Runner”, “Back to the Future Part II”… to name but a few sci-fi movies depicting flying cars. Now imagine such a concept materialising into real life. Well, it seems that a New England […]

3D print a house in under 24 hours

3D print a house in under 24 hours

3D printing is a process for making a 3D physical object, of almost any shape, from a computer generated design. Taking this theme to an all-new high, a new fabrication process known as Contour Crafting has hit the market. Just […]

Mindfulness makes for happier teachers

Mindfulness makes for happier teachers

According to a new study, teachers who practice “mindfulness” are better equipped to reduce their own stress levels and prevent burnout. The study, carried out by the University of Wisconsin, also highlighted that said factors amongst teachers are a chief […]

The science of happiness

The science of happiness

Here are five ways that are scientifically proven to increase your feelings of happiness. 1) Smile: The simple act of smiling sends a message to every cell in your body that life is good! When you smile it signals your […]

Constructive journalism

Constructive journalism

‘La France des Solutions’ (A France of Solutions) is a meeting organised by the NGO Reporteurs d’Espoir (Reporters of Hope), which was held in Paris in October. The event was attended by over 600 people working for a positive change […]

Sustained growth in the Western organic products market

Sustained growth in the Western organic products market

A recent press release from the BIOFACH organisation, the world’s biggest organic food fair, has clearly demonstrated that during the last few years, and despite the economic crisis, the market for organic products in Western countries has shown an enviable […]

International recognition for Ibiza’s olive oil

International recognition for Ibiza’s olive oil

The Oliada brand of Ibiza extra virgin olive oil has recently received the outstanding honour of winning a star at the prestigious culinary show Great Taste 2013, held in London and known as the world’s Oscars for gourmet food and […]

Ibiza Meditation & Language Exchange Gathering

Ibiza Meditation & Language Exchange Gathering

With the three-fold aim of calming the mind, improving language skills and sharing with wonderful people, the Ibiza Meditation & Language Exchange Gathering was inaugurated on Saturday 9th November in San Lorenzo. This is an event designed for people of […]

A day on the farm

A day on the farm

Ca’n Pere Mussona – an ecological farm in Morna valley – is launching a “day on the farm project”, geared at children aged 4-12. The initiative will run every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 2pm. Children will be offered […]

Ambitious plan against hunger in India

Ambitious plan against hunger in India

The Asian nation has the biggest food distribution system in the world. However, despite the economic growth of the last two decades, people continue to live in poverty at many levels of Indian society. In recognition of this, on 26th […]

SUP classes for local NGOs

SUP classes for local NGOs

‘Aloha SUP School’ has begun its SUP-Ho’oponopono Days (SUP-Therapy) which will take place throughout the year. During these days there will be SUP (Stand-Up-Pad- dle Surf) classes and free therapies, such as physical and psychological therapies, for the members of […]

Five ideas for a different Christmas

Five ideas for a different Christmas

In Spain and other Western countries, it’s easy to be led down the path of consumerism during the festive period. For those of us looking for a different kind of Christmas, here are five ideas to help us spend this […]

Jimi Hendrix´s life story on DVD

Jimi Hendrix´s life story on DVD

Jimi Hendrix fans will be delighted to hear that a two-hour documentary incorporating much previously unseen performance and home video footage is now out on DVD and Blu-ray. “We’ve done a bunch of Hendrix films in the past which have […]

Curing infections without drugs

Curing infections without drugs

The simple use of blue light may be an effective, non-toxic approach for treating skin and soft tissue infections, according to a report by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. These types of bacterial infections are among […]

New York Marathon record breaker

New York Marathon record breaker

In November, the New York City Marathon enjoyed a record number of participants, in excess of 50,000. In amongst them, was one particularly noteworthy entrant: 48-year-old Jimmy Jenson. Jimmy has entered the record books as being the first person with […]

Aspirin and fish oils proven to be potent disease-fighting forces

Aspirin and fish oils proven to be potent disease-fighting forces

Researchers from the Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both based in Boston, have made a breakthrough discovery that fish oil and aspirin could be the keys to beating a host of devastating chronic diseases. It seems […]

Bone marrow donations on the rise

Bone marrow donations on the rise

The National Bone Marrow Plan, put into action by the National Transplant Organisation (ONT) at the end of last year, has exceeded expectations in terms of the number of donations, with an increase of 22% on the preceding year. In […]

A drug that puts cancers to sleep

A drug that puts cancers to sleep

Extensive trials in the UK have seen cancer patients enjoying a “significant” extension of life as a new drug, Aflibercept, has been proving its worth in tricking tumours into becoming dormant by flipping molecular switches in the structure of the […]