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Japanese city to pay couples to live near old people

Japanese city to pay couples to live near old people

To combat an ageing population in Japan, the city of Chiba in Greater Tokyo is subsidising newlyweds who move into specially chosen buildings that house predominantly older residents. Ever looked at a care home and wanted to live next door? Consider yourself particularly accustomed to the company of elderly people? Starting next month, Chiba in Greater Tokyo will be subsidising up to $2,319 to new couples who move into specially...

By London, UK
How reading can improve our mental health

How reading can improve our mental health

Warmer weather and longer evenings are finally here. A welcome respite from endless winter days, summer is often seen as a chance to get outside and focus on our mental health. And while it may not involve much physical activity, reading a book in the sun may be just the brain food you need. With the change in the seasons comes a change in priorities. Today this is largely driven by...

By Brighton, UK
Explaining Gen Z’s unsurprising adoption of nihilism

Explaining Gen Z’s unsurprising adoption of nihilism

Young people face a world of uncertainty. Climate change, political turmoil, growing wealth inequality, and many more knock-on capitalist trends have caused a rise in nihilistic attitudes. What is nihilism - and how can it both be freeing and oppressive? Whichever way you look at it, the world faces an ambiguous future. Regular IPCC reports present a bleak late-century climate, largely destroyed by rising emissions. Wealth inequality continues to grow....

By London, UK
How have LinkedIn influencers impacted modern working culture?

How have LinkedIn influencers impacted modern working culture?

LinkedIn influencers are telling us all to grind harder and be better. Meanwhile, companies are masking toxic work culture with free fruit and ping pong tables. Has the rise of the LinkedIn influencer tricked us all into accepting sub-par working conditions?  We’ve all seen that meme poking fun at LinkedIn influencers. A LinkedIn user satirises the oh-so deep and meaningful content that seems to dominate everyone’s feed, telling the story...

By Vienna, Austria