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On 15 December 2014 - 9:22am

If you are a type of person who enjoys having people over your house, then having a beautiful home is an essential. Here are some guidelines to keep your home eye-catching.

Lighting

It is crucial that your house is well lit to set a warm atmosphere. Use natural light if possible by using curtains that don’t conceal too much of your windows. Another trick to enhance the natural light is through mirrors and having light colours in your home.

If enough lighting through natural light is unobtainable, using artificial light such as lamps are recommended to brighten dark corners.

Choosing the right colours

Colour is necessary to make a home feel welcoming. Choosing the right colour palette to use in your home is very tricky. A monochrome scheme looks sophisticated but can sometimes look bland and uninviting. Improve this by using  a touch of colour. You can add brightly coloured modern ...more

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On 15 December 2014 - 9:00am

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 14 December 2014 - 8:41pm

In Thailand, citizens routinely clash with government officials over the construction of dams that destroy fisheries and habitats. Recently, protesters have rallied against the Xayaburi “mega dam” currently being constructed on the Mekong River in neighboring Laos.

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On 12 December 2014 - 5:02pm

white-bengal-tiger-407027_640Promise Yourself, by Christian D. Larson

Promise Yourself is a beautiful list of 10 Positives we should “Promise Ourselves.”   The piece allows us to embrace life fully by expecting the best and clearing away anything that might hold us back.    It’s healthy for our minds and hearts.

Here’s your tenth one, below. I hope you will practice it with me today!  Please let me know your thoughts and how it affects your day, your life, and the people around you.

 

Promise yourself
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy ...more

Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2014 - 4:31pm

Social entrepreneur Kat Kimmorley is tackling one of India's age-old problems, energy poverty, with new sustainable technology.

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Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 12 December 2014 - 3:03pm

I had 2 possibly competing events Wednesday - but they were united in one theme: the value and role of charity.
In the morning I was at a breakfast meeting ACEVO had organised for the leaders of Muslim charities. Many of our CEO colleagues talked about the challenges they face, in their work, dealing with the hostile environment of islamophobia. It was good to see Dianne Abbott MP who talked about the problems Islamic faith charities are facing in Hackney. We also had two senior staff from the Charity Commission, who made a really helpful contribution to the discussion. But the Commission still have many questions to answer, as I said at my appearance before the joint Commons and Lords Committee on the draft Protection of Charities Bill on Tuesday.
Then in the evening it was off to a carol concert at St Stephen's Walbrook, in the City. Organised by the London Air Ambulance, that great charity, and starring that great Prelate, Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London. ...more

Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2014 - 2:32pm

Join Arthur Guinness Projects and Ashoka for a live conversation on unlocking the potential of communities through cultural, art, design, and technology solutions.

The panel will be live streamed on www.changemakers.com/makersofmore on

16th of December at 8:00 AM EST/1:00PM GMT.

You can join the conversation on Twitter following the hashtag #MakersofMore

 

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2014 - 2:30pm

Join Arthur Guinness Projects and Ashoka for a live conversation on unlocking the potential of communities through cultural, art, design, and technology solutions.

The panel will be live streamed on www.changemakers.com/makersofmore on

16th of December at 8:00 AM EST/1:00PM GMT.

You can join the conversation on Twitter following the hashtag #MakersofMore

 

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On 12 December 2014 - 9:38am

Anyone with any business or market insight is entitled to leverage that to their own advantage; that is capitalism’s basic principle. However, there are, for the best of reasons, rules and regulations concerning the trading of stocks and shares that cut against that free-market ethos. What is more, the barriers to trading in those stocks are often so high that for most of us the option to make the most of our intelligence is simply not an option anyway.

Ordinarily, stock brokers’ commissions, trading fees, the complexities of the tax system and the necessity to trade in sufficient volume to mitigate those costs put the stock market out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 11 December 2014 - 8:19pm

“How do we find a way to reconnect communities with local businesses, local resources, but more importantly, with each other?” This question, posed byKen Banks at Pop!Tech, is being echoed by an innovative generation of problem-solvers who are looking to strengthen local economies while simultaneously tackling community issues.

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