TIME MILLIONAIRES

In a world where time can be traded for money, what do you choose to value more?

The pandemic gave all of us more time, and some have chosen to become “time millionaires”, measuring their accomplishments by the time they have rather than the money in their bank accounts. Interviewed “time millionaires” have said that they are happier now, even though they may have less income.

Though going to work isn’t a choice for some low-income employees and business owners, this change in the way that people see their time, could influence our view as a society on whether time needs to have capital value.

This spread includes excerpts from The Guardian. To read the full article, please visit: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/12/time-millionaires-meet-the-people-pursuing-the-pleasure-of-leisure.

THE CITY OF WOMEN

In a unique response to displacement organized by Patricia Guerrera, The City of Women has evolved to be a community of strong women activists.

Property rights serve as protection for women in Columbia where typically a house is owned by their husband and then inherited by their sons. The main purpose in organizing the City of Women was to create homes owned by women.

Beautiful houses built by women once homeless and without their own property, now serves as an example for rebuilding efforts in Columbia after the Civil War that displaced millions of people.

This spread includes excerpts from The Thomson Reuters Foundation. To read the full article please visit: https://news.trust.org/item/20170327110648-5rq8z.

FORGOTTEN BY THE NEWS

Journalists and news organizations have been debating whether requests to remove records of resolved crimes from their archives.

Should past crimes be remembered or forgotten entirely? Why are newsrooms not displaying that a crime they wrote about was forgiven? Should readers be aware that the archive of websites can be edited?


This spread includes excerpts from the Columbia Journalism Review. To read the full article please visit: https://www.cjr.org/special_report/right-to-be-forgotten.php.

STUDIES ON KINDNESS SHOW WHAT WE KNOW AND THE QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED

Kindness seems like such an absurd concept to study. It just happens spontaneously, right?

Research is discovering the patterns that affect whether an individual is likely to make an act of kindness and how it makes them feel. Scientists are finding that being kind can improve one’s metal wellbeing.

Future studies could determine the different ways we experience and show kindness as well as what situations encourage us to be kind, and in what environment we would be less likely to pay it forward.

Would a discovery about something we all have personally experienced, like kindness, change your perception of it?

This spread includes excerpts from an article by the BBC. To read the full text please visit: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210921-what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-kindness.

ALL RECENT WORLD CRISES COULD BE CONNECTED TO THE SAME CAUSES

United Nations outlined possible causes to the major crises humanity has experienced and the connection that could exist between deforestation, extreme weather, natural disasters, and the pandemic. The major causes at the root of these global issues were determined as climate change, economic rules, and nationalism.

If progress to resolve or improve these structural problems is made, the destruction described by headlines worldwide today would likewise decrease.

Is the undertaking of such major issues possible? What is the next step to solve and address these challenges?

This spread includes excerpts from an article by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. To read the full text please visit: https://news.trust.org/item/20210908090048-p1xlw.

INTERNATIONAL NON-VIOLENCE DAY

October 2nd is recognized at International Non-Violence Day, honoring the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi to find non-violent solutions and promote peace.

This spread includes excerpts from the Hindustan Times. To read the full article please visit: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/international-day-of-non-violence-know-its-history-significance-101633135203671.html