Teaching children to remember the most important numberby Beatrice Credi - 2016.07.07
Since we’ve had smartphones, nobody can remember any phone numbers by heart. This includes children and teens, who now have the latest mobile phones from an early age. But what should they do, for example, if the battery runs out and they have to contact someone urgently? In such cases, knowing their parents’ phone numbers without the help of technology may prove vital. That’s why Missing Children Europe has created Remumber, an app that replaces the code to unlock their tablet or mobile phone with their parents phone number. Just by repeating an action several times every day, children can then practice remembering the number, so that they are ready to dial it in an emergency situation.
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In Italy, the number of divorces is continuing to rise, but Facebook is continuing to be one of the causes. In fact, new technologies in general, especially social networks, have contributed to an increase in family conflicts, because they favor new friendships and extra-conjugal stimuli. An Italian consumer association, Adico, Read More.
Fake separations help couples pay less taxes
In Italy, couples can be legally separated without ever divorcing. But, some couples have figured out that this could be a creative way to pay less taxes. In fact the estimates of these creative, false marriage crises, have been as high as 7% of all legal separations: approximately 6,400 out Read More.
Call for applications for the 2020 European Green Capital
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Denmark is the top quality of life nation in the world
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How much the European Union spends on survivors’ benefits
Nearly €220 billion were spent in the European Union (EU) on survivors’ benefits in 2014. This represented almost 6% of the total spent on social benefits, a rate almost equivalent with that spent for unemployment (5%) and disability (7%). Survivors’ benefits include income maintenance and support in connection with the Read More.
Stories of consolation for women who discovered their husbands were gay
Girls, if you ended up marrying a gay man without having known it, the following stories should make you feel better. Even, if only to show you that you are in good company. Take the numerous wives in Hollywood, for example, whose marriages ended when “he” decided to come out, Read More.