15    May 20121 comment

International Day of Families: Balancing work and life

Work / life balanceToday, May 15, is International Day of Families.

This annual event was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. It’s a day for reflecting on the importance of family and for raising awareness of issues affecting families across the globe.

The theme of this year's International Day of Families is "Ensuring work family balance."

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance is one of the major challenges of modern life. We may work longer or shorter hours than our ancestors, but we live further away from family who are traditionally our key support network.

We constantly strive to succeed in our careers, but with the world becoming smaller and more digital, we are always online and always connected so that we can stay on top of our ever-increasing workloads.

According to AOL’s 4th annual ‘Email Addiction’ survey, 62% of people check work email on weekends.

How can we ensure that we reach a healthy balance of personal life and work? Continue reading "International Day of Families: Balancing work and life" »

11    Jul 20110 comments

Happy World Population Day

Today is annual United Nations World Population Day.

In the next few months the world’s population will pass 7 Billion for the first time. (Here's a population clock to keep track)

This is an amazing 2 Billion new people since 1987 and a doubling of world population since 1968!

The world’s population first reached 1 Billion around 200 years ago.

To understand how much the world we live in has changed compared to the world of our ancestors at that time, you absolutely have to watch the below video produced by the BBC.

It’s less than 5 Minutes but is a magical look into the changes in standard of living across the world.
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