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How can we measure wealth? Which values are relevant today? How can we reach balance in private and job life? Do we need a new currency system? How can we better co-operate?

Ethify Yourself is a community promoting an ethical lifestyle and good working conditions.  Nine values are being proposed. The portal offers a number of book reviews, AdBusters and film recommendations for applied and business ethic topics.

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Before The Flood

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Before the Flood is the three-year documentary produced by not only Leonardo DiCaprio, but also Martin Scorsese and Fisher Stevens. Co-creator and director, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Fisher Stevens embarked on an incredible journey to uncover the ugly truth about our planet's climate. Discovering new found evidence in every corner, the two men exposed the question: Will mankind posses the capability of undoing their wrongs, or will all humanity perish due to the sixth mass extinction on this planet?

This film illustrates the interconnectedness of our world and encourages audiences, everywhere, to understand where the breaking point of human consumption lies.

ÖXIT after BREXIT (german)

Nun offiziell: Österreichs Ausstieg aus der EU
Die Volksabstimmung hat nun bundesweit entschieden.

Europe launches graphic images on alcohol packages

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Following the recent launch of pictures on tobacco packages, would it be a surprise that the graphic images visualizing the horrifying impacts of the substance would also appear on alcohol, a similar – if not more so - addictive drug?

We decided to get to the bottom of this. In an attempt to create a credible fake news story, we drafted a newspaper article that features the introduction of graphic images on alcohol packages in Europe.
Currently, more than 25 countries worldwide sell cigarette cases which display the effects of excessive smoking, including severely damaged teeth, lung cancer and even a dead human being. The first country to fabricate the eyebrow-raising packages was Australia in 2012.

New habitable planet found within closer distance than ever before

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by  Lucinda Kearney and Nora Kubiaczyk

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In an incredible partnership, NASA and the Russian space agency have collaborated their data to discover the presence of a new superterranean exoplanet that is said to have the necessary conditions to host or support forms of life.

‘Maxima-724-g’ orbits a red dwarf star inside of its habitable zone at 65 million km distance meaning the planet has the potential to support large oceans. Due to its size, the planet is most likely to have a rocky surface.

New habitable planet found within closer distance than ever before

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by  Lucinda Kearney and Nora Kubiaczyk

>News >Science

In an incredible partnership, NASA and the Russian space agency have collaborated their data to discover the presence of a new superterranean exoplanet that is said to have the necessary conditions to host or support forms of life.

‘Maxima-724-g’ orbits a red dwarf star inside of its habitable zone at 65 million km distance meaning the planet has the potential to support large oceans. Due to its size, the planet is most likely to have a rocky surface.

Österreichisches Gesundheitsministerium setzt Meilenstein in der Gesundheitsvorsorge für schulpflichtige Kinder

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Schulpflichtige Kinder erhalten tägliche notwendige Ration an Zigaretten zur Förderung der Konzentration und Regelung des Vitaminhaushaltes.

Welche Eltern kennen das Problem des Unkonzentriert seins ihrer Kinder nicht? Wie können Eltern den Energiebedarf ihrer Kinder decken?

LSD set to be legalised in the Netherlands for therapeutic use.

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THE GOVERNMENT OF Prime Minister Mark Rutte has unveiled legislation to fully legalise therapeutic LSD use, making the Netherlands the first country to ever do so since its illegalization in 1968.

Its legalisation and regulation would follow in 2019. The decision was made based on overwhelming positive results in scientific research concerning its benefits in psychotherapy. It would be mainly used to treat PTSD, addiction and depression but scientists say it has potential in everyday therapies as well.

The chance of addiction is much lower than for cannabis, ecstasy, caffeine or alcohol and no deaths from direct toxicity of these drugs have been reported.

Syoss Sued For Allegedly Making Women’s Hair Green

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Jasmine Marie and Bret Roothaert, CNN.

Hundreds of women are claiming that the popular Red Velvet hair product from Syoss has been causing their hair to turn a certain green color and damaging their scalps.

What kind of hair dye can we still trust after this scandal that Syoss has unleashed? Why did Syoss not call-back all of their products after the first complaints? On the 16th of May, 2017, CNN took the initiative and searched for the answers we are all looking for.

Using your old laptop can harm your health (featured article)

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Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently published a study on the impact of using old li-ion batteries. Is your device safe?

Do you think you can use your old laptop? Researchers from HHS think so. The research took two years and twelve scientists to determine the level of radiation that is produced by li-ion batteries. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Innocent is not so innocent anymore

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Innocent, a former British brand which produces “healthy and natural” drinks has lost its name giving innocence. A couple of years ago, 90% of the company’s shares got bought up by the major beverage producer The Coca Cola Company. This now raises the question, if Innocent can still carry on with their brand promise without being influenced by the corporates heads at Coca Cola. It wouldn’t be the first time that Coca Cola bought up a successful, small business and changed their proven formula in order to cut costs and maximize profits while sacrificing the brand image.

Incest of Trump and Ivanka scandal

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Our new 45th president is taking headlines again but not for issues with the Russians or fighting a case with the FBI but a scandal that Trump is having secret relationship with his oldest daughter Ivanka.

Ivanka has been by her dad side since he started his campaign to run for presidency. She is Trump right hand when he needs anything she will get the job done. Ivanka is very close with her father but how close?

I'm not lovin' it anymore!

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I'm not lovin' it anymore!

 

Thank You For Smoking (2005) Review

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Thank You For Smoking is 2005 satire/comedy from Director Jason Reitman starring Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor, the top Lobbyist of the Tobacco-Industry. It starts with a American talk show where Robin, a 15 year old cancer patient, is brought in as an example of how dangerous cigarettes can be. On the one side we have the President Of Mothers Against Teen Smoking, The Chairwoman of the Lung Association and a Top Aide from Health and Human Services, on the other side however, sits Nick Naylor. Smiling while the entire audience booes at him.  In a silent monologue he introduces himself to the viewer by stating out the fact that he represents a company that practically kills 1200 humans every single day for a living.

Plastic Paradise

The 20th century was shaped by a new world of cheap, convenient and disposable products. The lead, takes certainly the material called plastic. Scientists invented it and presented it as a perfect creation, because its indestructible. Particularly, it served the American army in the world war 2, when 85% of the plastic production was made for the military.

Nowadays you are often confronted with terms like “plastic islands” in the ocean. Nobody knows how they look like nor where they are – but does this problem even exist?

The True Cost (2015)

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“The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago. “ The True Cost examines the real cost of fast fashion and garment production in the 21st century from a variety of aspects, these include the environmental impact, the health and social impact upon workers, the economic reasons behind why these conditions are so common and the psychological reasons detailing how the consumer impacted the rise of fast fashion.

Worker Impact

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