Film franchises are the resting pulse of the Hollywood box office. Widespread popularity, big-time budgets, and of course longevity with sequels, prequels and spin-offs. If you’re an actor and you break into a film franchise, the table’s been pretty well set. You’re getting paid, and millions and millions of eyes will know your name. Rocky....
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for lots of different reasons. It boosts your metabolism, it helps your brain stay healthy and it improves concentration and productivity. You know the story – you get up, hop in the shower, make the coffee and prepare the breakfast. Scrambled eggs, greased-up...
From a powerful selection of speeches from a life of leadership, Helen Clark shares with us this still relevant TEDx talk from 2013. AOTEA CENTRE, AUCKLAND – 3 AUGUST 2013 TED is anon-profit organisation famous for short, interesting and clever talks no longer than eighteen minutes that cover a broad spectrum of topics. Every year […]
Having only one woman for every four men in Parliaments globally is a sure sign of how poorly societies are doing at harnessing the potential of a staggering 50 percent of the population. Sadly, this trend of the greater the seniority in leadership, the fewer women, also permeates both the private sector and academia and […]
Over the last 13 years, Turet Knuefermann has built a fashion brand that is known for its celebration of femininity, quality, innovation and style. Her stunning pieces seem imbued with her passion for her craft and her desire to make her customers look and feel beautiful and confident. Turet works tirelessly over all aspects of...
HOW TOGETHER THEY MAKE HER, AND US, STRONGER If there is one thing that can be definitively said about the last century of feminist movements, it is that they have led us to some incredible role models in every field and every profession. From acting right through to zoo-keeping, there are amazing examples of women...
Hungarian TV journalist, Petra Laszlo has been caught on film tripping up a refugee holding a child and also kicking two fleeing children. She has since been fired after the incident for “unacceptable behaviour”. The New York Times reported that the refugees were trying to flee from police at a camp in Roszke near the […]
Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima, a 61 year old homeless man in Brazil, gave his life to save a woman hostage from a gunman. On the steps of the São Paolo Cathedral, the tragic incident was filmed by a passerby and has since gone viral. It is said that the gunman, Luiz Antonio da Silva […]
In China, drivers who injure pedestrians will run over them again to make sure they are dead. It seems too barbaric, inhumane and absurd but according to Slate, this is a regular occurrence that has been captured on security cameras. The Chinese mantra is as follows – “It is better to hit to kill than […]
While some kid’s these days might think it’s the end of the world if their download of Angry Birds fails there are some who have a totally different perspective and who can actually teach adults a thing or two as well. One such child is 9-Year-Old Daniel Cabrera. You can often see Daniel studying under […]
Recently, an online personality by the name of JoeySalads posted a video of him conducting a social experiment involving children with some very chilling results. The aim of the experiment was to find out whether children would run off with a complete stranger with an enticing bribe ─ in this case, a cute little puppy. […]
With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, it’s worth remembering that motherhood is no easy task – and mums in some countries have it a lot harder than others. Save the Children, an organization founded almost 100 years ago to improve the lives of children worldwide, has just released its annual State of the World’s Mothers […]
15-year-old Jose Garcia is now the most celebrated teenage boy on the web because of his recent Instagram post, aiming to eradicate the social stigma and taboo against menstruation. The teenager took it upon himself to encourage boys at his school to have a couple of tampons and sanitary pads with them or in their […]
If you haven’t heard all about ‘Ponytailgate’ by now, it’s possible that you’ve been hiding under a rather large and insulating rock. John Key’s hair pulling antics made news worldwide, prompted an outpouring of social media censure and had all the local news outlets scrambling for their own angle on the story. So it’s no […]
While there’s been a lot of attention recently on the victimization of women, most of this focusses on extreme injustice and terrible acts. Of course these issues are hugely important, and it’s fantastic that they’re finally gaining the social attention they deserve, it’s easy to forget that there are some things that women have to […]
When Jimmy Kimmel came up with a section for his talk show called “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”, it instantly gained popularity for casting light on the humanity of famous people while making his audience laugh. More recently, a rendition was made to focus on bullying, featuring a number of kids reading mean tweets about themselves […]
While the nation reacted with shock and disgust when news about the Roast Busters group (a collection of young men who bragged about having sex with drunk and underage girls) came to light, it seems the police did not treat the issue with the seriousness that it deserved. Police issued an apology to the young […]