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Personal resilience

Some people describe resilience as the ability to bend instead of breaking when experiencing pressure or the ability to persevere and adapt when faced with challenges. These abilities help people to be more open and willing to take on new opportunities. In this way resilience is more than just survival, it is also about letting go and learning to grow…

 

Heat, wind and rain: The sweet taste of resilience

One of the best things about my work is the people I meet. I get to speak to a wonderful array of business people, all striving to make their dreams happen. As a digital marketing person, I often deal in quite abstract concepts. So it was very refreshing to venture back to the land, so to speak, and meet the farmers of Tropical Pineapples, a commercial cooperative of pineapple growers based in Yeppoon, on the Tropic of Capricorn in Central Queensland…

 

Detecting earthquakes with your smartphone

A new app can help to detect earthquakes.

A new app can help to detect earthquakes.

It was a Saturday a few minutes before noon, at 11.56 AM, when the earth began shaking. A few seconds later the first buildings collapsed in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and in other parts of the country. Nepal and surrounding countries were wholly unprepared for the earthquake that hit on April 25, 2015. It had a magnitude of 7.8 – the strongest earthquake Nepal had experienced in more than 80 years. More than half a million houses and flats were destroyed, and at least 9.000 people died…

 

 

 

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