Jelka is just one of us – an ordinary single mom trying to make the best of life in her home country of Serbia, land of struggles, transitions, and extraordinary people. After raising her daughter on her own she ended up as a manager in the cosmetics industry – but, after many years of doing the same thing, she lost interest and passion in her job, and did not know where to go next. Until she heard about the Grooming Academy of Sasa Riess. As a huge animal lover, she was thrilled with the idea of learning how to groom dogs and spend time with them, while at the same time earning money. But there was a further dimension – the academy had a special program for people from the margins of society, even ex-convicts, teaching them how to groom and giving them a chance to create a better future with decent work. Jelka’s life changed completely when she started to work alongside these people – the fact that her time and knowledge could change the trajectory of someone’s life for the better made her find a renewed purpose. She says she and her co-workers all learn together every single day and points out the most valuable lesson she has gained from this experience: when someone believes in you, you start believing in yourself.
His artwork is psychedelic, dizzy, colorful, and explicit; and it gently explores the depths of intimacy. Known to many people as Phazed, Jean Francois Painchaud is a Canadian digital artist and animator whose fame was launched after being banned on Facebook.
In case you have no idea what LiFi is and how it works, we have an interview with Professor Harald Haas, who has developed this new technology which you may soon hear more frequently about.
It is hardly necessary to point out that education is one of the crucial factors in economic development. Today it is barely possible to find a place on the Earth where knowledge would not be consideredto be an investment in the future. But if in some parts of the world education is a piece of cake, and young people are bewildered by the number of educational opportunities, with the luxury of choosing among the best options the market offers, in other places young adults must take part in a very competitive struggle to get access to an education. Often this involves quite dangerous, lengthy journeys abroad and separation from family and friends for long periods of time. Hussaini Garba Mohammed, Youth Time’s contributor in Nigeria, has spoken with one of the youngest Northern Nigerian graduates, Marine Engineer Ahmad Khalil Yahaya, to discuss with him what challenges he had to face in order to get a degree and his experience with untold hardships that can lead to frustration and helplessness.
Mihailo Martinovic (30), from Serbia, always wanted to be a Physics teacher in high school. However, life had different plans for him and instead, with a little bit of help from his Professors and thanks to his hard work through the years, he became a talented scientist with worldwide connections. He won the Youth Hero 2017 award for achievements in education and science at the age of 29 and was the youngest Doctor of Astronomy in Serbia at the time. Today, Mihailo enjoys his job working on a Solar Orbiter project as a part of an international team of scientists at the European Space Agency, exploring something called solar wind plasma! He also works in the Astronomy Department at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade. He hopes his work will open doors to many talented young people who won’t rush to leave the country and will stay in Serbia to change the face of science from home.
According to Nielsen and ComScore research, four hours per day is the time that average American adult spend scrolling through his phone. Depression, anxiety, loss of productivity, and many other consequences, conditions, and traits are now linked by the scientific community to the time we spend on the internet, particularly social media. Rehman Ata, scientist and the founder of GoGray.Today was shocked when he started to measure the time he spends on his phone daily. He found himself using the phone five hours per day on average, mostly Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. He knew he needed to change something and came up with very simple method how to reduce his phone usage. We have an interview with him and ask him about his thoughts on various related subjects.
Alex and Valentina are two young & brave people who decided to leave their jobs and to travel around the world. Being creatives they went on taking bunch of fabulous photos and videos. But more than visual representation, I was fascinated by the deep conclusions and profound meanings these two have found throughout their trip. Was it all so easy? How did they manage their living? From being stuck on a cherry farm in Canada to building a bed in an old minivan and feeling like pilgrims - this adorable couple has done it all. Have dreams - will travel? Read on my interview with Alex to find a few tips on how to make your travel dreams come true.
Is there more to a human being than most of us recognize? Do dreams carry messages? Does Extrasensory Perception exist? Does Telepathy exist? Dr. Stanley Krippner, professor of psychology at Saybrook University – who has conducted workshops in many parts of the world and is on the advisory board of the International School of Psychotherapy – will answer these questions and more in this interview.
Wishful thinking for some is reality for a few others. The interconnected world we live in makes it possible, and sometimes quite rewarding, to become a nomad, travel the world, do what you wish to do, perhaps even live on your own tems to an extent and earn a good living. We are interviewing Alexander Waltner of Sweden, who has made all of these dreams his personal reality.
While other kids could not wait to escape from chemistry or biology classes, Dr. Stephanie Fanucchi, was more than eager to experiment and learn something new. Her fascination with science began at an early age and continued growing as her interest and knowledge grew as well. This year, Dr. Fanucchi became one of 15 young women scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and auto-immune diseases – winning a prestigious award from the L’Oréal UNESCO for Women in Science programme. And while she speaks about DNA modification, genes, cells kissing and incredible cutting-edge discoveries in the world of biochemistry and cell biology, she dreams big, yet simple dreams – to work in a biotech startup company one day and to be remembered as a relentlessly curious human being.