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By Taiwan Excellence Do you have an idea that can change your local community for the better? Submit your idea now to the “Sharing is Caring, Taiwan Excellence” global charity contest for a chance to win US$10,000 and a US$150,000 grant to turn your idea into reality: https://share-care.taiwanexcellence.org.   Individuals, non-profits, and social organizations from around the world are encouraged to participate. Until October 31, “Sharing is Caring, Taiwan Excellence” is accepting proposals. Rules and requirements include: Relate to social concerns and environmental protection themes. The first 50 entries from the Americas will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.…

The more that we learn about the animal kingdom the clearer it becomes just how impressive so many of these animals are. This is especially true about the animals who have something of a reputation behind them, yet the deeper we look, the more fascinating they become. Let’s take the donkey, an animal which has been a work animal for many years, but which actually offers far more than meets the eye. Thanks to the teachings from the brilliant International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, here are some fun facts about donkeys which you may not have…

Ethical questions such as knowing your position on abortion or euthanasia are questions which we often deal with in high school, and they have a purpose to push our minds in a certain way. Most people however don’t seem to care much about these issues once they reach adulthood, with regards to challenging their own beliefs on a regular basis. During my university years however, I learned from the brilliant Professor Harvey Shapiro, who taught me a lot about ethics. What Mr Shapiro was getting at when he discussed ethics, is that as we go through life we should always…

Roger Wolfson is an American screenwriter and columnist for the Washington post. His creativity that focus on American bureaucracy and legal systems is matched by his deeply reflective attitude to his own work and contemporary issues surrounding US politics. Observing the productions, he has contributed towards including Law and Order, Saving Grace and Century City, along with his other experiences as staff to US senators in Washington, there is an authenticity to his craft that makes him good at what he does. Unpicking exactly what makes a writer good is hard to define, since, like any art form, subjectivity plays…

We should all be looking to do whatever we can for our local community, and many more of us have to step up and support. I am often inspired in the world of business by those leaders who do exactly this, people like Bryan Cumby who really lead the way in supporting the local community and giving something back. There are so many ways in which you can help here from volunteering in local schools to supporting charity shops, helping organizations which run activities or even just helping a neighbor out with their groceries. Giving back just means putting others…