Get Safe Online
The World of the Web can be a scary place to roam. Everyday we hear nightmare stories of internet crime that make us wonder: “Am I safe?”
Well, why not find out?
At Get Safe Online you can get expert advice for free on how to protect yourself from falling into online traps. With a variety of tips, videos, and even a fun test to see how safe you really are, you’ll soon feel comfortable to surf the net without always looking over your shoulder!
In a time of reducing reusing and recycling, Container City offers an interesting solution to problems of urban space and sustainability. And with a little imagination, these containers can provide work offices and homes that are not only comfortable and affordable, but very stylish!
The Fun Theory
This site set up by Volkswagen, proposes the idea that people can be encouraged to change their behaviour for the better simply by making activities more fun. They call it The Fun Theory. These changes could be to help the environment, improve our communities, or even just to develop healthier habits.
People can contribute by giving ideas that could motivate people to ‘do the right thing’, and the best ideas submitted are awarded.
Have a look here to see some videos of the brilliant ways contributers have come up with to make doing right fun!
Every day in the webpage Craiglist.org, people post classified ads in the “Missed Connections” section hoping to contact that person they saw for just a moment, but can’t seem to stop thinking about. Whether it was on the bus, in line at the supermarket or at another table at a café, the internet gives them one more chance at meeting that mysterious someone…
“IT consulting firm Bluewolf lets employees take as much vacation as they want… as long as they meet their goals” – BusinessWeek
Do you know what you’re going to do for summer vacation? I know it’s only October, but to plan the perfect holiday you need to plan, to coordinate. You have to work things out with your colleagues, get approval from your boss, make reservations before the prices get too high… but wait. Maybe there’s a better solution.
How about not worrying about when or for how long you’ll take your next vacation, and just going? Just leaving a note for your boss somewhere on their desk to let them know you’ll send them a postcard.
I know what you’re thinking. This sounds too good to be true. But before you dismiss the idea as an impossible dream, have a look here at what some employees at this IT firm have to say about all the things they can do with their incredibly flexible timetable!
Many would agree that the sofa (or couch) is one of the most wonderful inventions of our time. Great for siestas, watching films, reading the paper, among other favorite pastimes. And now this magnificent piece of furniture is providing us with another source of enjoyment: The possibility of travelling cheap and/or meeting new people from around the world!
To find out more, you can:
Maybe we should we consider the sofa for the next Principe de Asturias award?
J&J Books and Coffee
Sure you read stuff in English for your work, or maybe even for fun. And you listen to English when you switch on BBC News for about two minutes, or if they’re playing the new Rihanna song on the radio.
But when do you actually speak English? Well if you have no answer for that, let us give you one: “Intercambio Night” at J&J Books and Coffee.
It’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays 8pm to close. Just walk in and say, “Hello!”
Check out what else goes on at J&J Books and Coffee here.
So how was your day?
Let me guess. You got up late. The traffic was horrible. You were already stressed at work before your first coffee break. You ate your lunch in 7 minutes so you wouldn’t be late for your English class, which of course in the end you were. Your list of things to do, which started as a post-it stuck to your computer screen is now several pages long. You realize that all the things you were planning to do this evening on your way home will have to wait until the weekend.
Am I right?
Well, you might want to consider Downshifting. A trend which has people making some important lifestyle changes so they can have the time to enjoy the simpler things in life.
Sound impossible? Read this before coming to any conclusions… when you have some time.