Culture/Lifestyle

Parkour Way of Life: Ali Kadhim at TEDxParramatta

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My last day in the office (before my Annual Leave officially kicked off), I was sent this video from a good friend of mine.

That friend is Ali Kadhim, whom recently spoke at an TED event in Parramatta, where he revealed the importance of self-belief, trusting in our ability to make change, and the principles of viewing obstacles as opportunities through understanding the art of Parkour.

Watch his speech and get ready to be inspired.

CaféSmart Day

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What’s the best quick fix you have to warm yourself up during these chilly Winter days we’ve been having?
My answer is a cup of steaming hot coffee.

But what if the coffee you purchased could give back to those who need it the most?
Confused? Read on and discover how you can help the homeless from the coffee you buy on Friday, August 10, 2012.

What Colour is Your Music?

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Unless you know me, you’d be surprised by what you may find in my iPod.

An interesting video has come out of the i am OTHER channel (by the one and only Pharrell Williams) which leads to some controversial views. Can we truly label music by color, race, gender or ethnicity anymore? Can you really tell what someone has in their headphones based off race and appearance?

Post Secret: Frank Warren

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If you have never heard of Frank Warren or Post Secret, you need to google both of those terms immediately – or at least after you have read this post!

Warren is the creator of www.PostSecret.com and is known as the most trusted stranger in America, but I think that now extends to the rest of the world.

Want to know why?

A Trace Of The Sun: Volunteering In Japan (Documentary)

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Last year, two months after the tsunamis hit Japan, American songstress Sara Bareilles boarded a flight to Japan for the first time to perform a benefit concert. During her time there, she and her bandmates also volunteered with All Hands Volunteers to help clean up the destruction and debris in the city of Ofunato.

Watch this eye-opening documentary to see what happened during her experience.

Dirty Water

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In 2009, DIRTY WATER (from developing countries) was designed to shock the public while inviting them to donate into the machine, via text message, or online.

The result?
The innovative and creative project engaged over 7.500 pedestrians in New York’s Manhattan, attracted worldwide media coverage, and increased the number of donation beyond all expectations, with the wide media exposure continues generating online and text message donations to UNICEF.

This campaign began in 2009 but the issue is still current today.

MetroChange

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Every year, millions of dollars on public transport MetroCards is lost in America (and Australia too). Students at NYU decided to develop a concept that could help better our world through recycling and help those in need by donating those lost funds to a charity each month.