Humanity

The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. and what it all means. The latest stats Canada from 2016 shows that single-person households, same-sex marriage, language diversity and bilingualism are on the rise.     Chart Via The Globe and Mail, SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2016 CENSUS For the first time in the Canada's history, the number of one-person households has surpassed all other types of living situations. They accounted for 28.2 per cent of all households last year, more than the percentage of couples with children, couples without children, single-parent families,...

Enjoy this TEDTALK by Adam Grant on The Suprising Habits of Original Thinkers; How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones." I thought I would share this great TEDTALK, - get beyond...

In honour of this Sundays Valentines Day, I thought I would share this great message from Richard Branson of his definition of love [icons size='fa-lg' custom_size='' icon='fa-heart' type='normal' position='' border='no' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] "love is a steadfast boat that allows you to make safe yet exciting passage across wild seas." https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/my-definition-love  ...

It appears as if the general mood everywhere is that things have gotten progressively worse over time, with 2015 highlighting some hard to ignore serious problems like Isis and climate change. Well contrary to how things seem, this fascinating article "11 Reasons Why 2015 Was A Great Year For Humanity" by Angus Hervey shares some interesting data points that show some major milestones in the incredible progress humanity has in fact achieved. https://medium.com/future-crunch/11-reasons-why-2015-was-a-great-year-for-humanity-70db584db748#.4ynew6sp1 ...

One of my favorite blogs, Brainpickings by Maria Popova, is an inspiring melange of interesting articles from a vast array of topics from science to psychology to art and design and everything in between. This is an overview of the purpose of her blog from her "about" page. I hope it inspires you as it has inspired me. https://www.brainpickings.org/about/      ...

I just recently came across this great piece written and shared by "The Modern Day Journal".  As a social entrepreneur, some things resonated strongly with me as I've often had people view me as an "Idealistic do-gooder, disconnected from the true business world". I agree with this article in that it's time we start asking ourselves what kind of world we want to live in. Social entrepreneurship is not only here to stay, but is a way of doing business whose time has come. A New Era of Capitalism - Social Entrepreneurship   Photo: Rosamond Halsey Carr founder of The Imbabazi Orphanage in Rwanda Africa...

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