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Barber Saloon Experience: it’s more than just a haircut

“You can trust your barber with secrets you can’t tell your wife”
Communication, and people skills, together with barbering skills, are what makes a successful barber.

DEPRESSION IS NOT A CHOICE

“The kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life”Lady Gaga The current pandemic and the resulting global economic recession have negatively affected people’s mental health: social isolation and job loss are triggering mental health conditions. Trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms and trends […]

The singular fact of the month: Insolita Emilia Romagna

The magazine Courrier International translated an article written by Francesco Dradi from the recently created Italian newspaper Domani, “Assalto ai porcini, il bene comune dei boschi vittima del business”, which goes off the beaten track. This enlightening piece of writing tackles an allegedly unusual dispute over territory in the Apennines mountains, located in the Italian […]

Flat Earth, YouTube and community: how did we get here?

It started small, with meetings attended by only three people. They got used to being mocked and to be called the “crazy conspiracy guys”. Friendships and relationships were broken, but they stay strong. Since it went online 14 years ago, The Flat Earth Society Forum has 24.700 members and the Flat Earth Society Twitter account […]

The “scarring effect” on youth employment during the pandemic

Several recessions have allowed experts to study its short and long-term effects on the labor market, especially in youth, one of the most vulnerable groups. Even though this time the source is a pandemic, studies say its effects will most likely be the same. The difficulty of finding a job due to the pandemic and […]

Deutsche Bank, Parmigiano-Reggiano

Sometimes, reality goes beyond the dream world. First and foremost, this is worth being highlighted that 100% of the content of this article relates to a true story. In these unusual times, some institutions find ways to think not one but perhaps two meters out of the box. So once upon a time, there was […]

Travel the love and the seven seas

Ahoy mates, let me share with you a quite original story recently unveiled by the New-York Times. As the beautifully inspired Black-Eyed Peas wrote: where is the Love? Actually, the answer may well hide offshore.  So once upon a time, there was a loving couple united by their fascination for the oceans, Sam Davies and […]

Love is sharing

Every year, 40 percent of pregnancies are unwanted and 25 million unsafe abortions are performed worldwide. Also, 16 million teenagers aged 15 to 19  give birth. There are 13 different means of contraception, but there is only one, known and simply reversible, for men that also has the particularity of protecting against STDs: the condom, which also exists […]

Art as Therapy

You’ve probably already seen this scene in a movie, read it in a book, observed it in life. The scene of the guys at the back of the bar, alone, swallowing glass over beer and smoking cigarette over cigarette. He is heartbroken, he is desperate, and he hopes to be able to re-weld it with […]

THE LIVELY SOUL OF RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazil is famous for its iconic carnival festival, its talented soccer players, and its favelas. Originally, favelas were illegal settlements built by former slaves that originated in Rio de Janeiro. Favelas have proliferated throughout all Brazilian major cities and form an integral part of Brazil’s landscape. Even some of the world’s biggest superstars, such as […]

From Passion to Profession

­A language story about Lindsay Williams Dobuan is a language spoken by about 100.000 people on an island off the coast of Papua New-Guinea. It is a small language, rather unknown outside perhaps of linguistic circles. Yet, in a small-town library in the middle of England, language enthusiast Lindsay Williams was quite surprised to stumble […]