The coffee industry is an important economic sector that provides employment to millions of people globally. In recent years, some businesses within the industry have embraced social responsibility by providing work and rehabilitation opportunities for ex-offenders. This not only helps those individuals reintegrate into society with a second chance at life, but also allows businesses to tap into a new pool of employees with potential talent.
Caleaf “Big Leaf” Sellers is one of the original founders of Dance Fusion, a dance crew founded in 1997 in NYC and has been instrumental in spreading House dance culture worldwide. With its roots in early hip hop and its focus on mutual respect and admiration rather than competition, House dance encourages freedom of expression, connection with oneself and others, and understanding where the movement comes from authentically.
A group of Greek climbers with years of experience decide to take on Island Peak, a trekking peak that is accessible from the popular Everest Base Camp trekking route. They document their journey, from the training leading up to the expedition to the final summit. Despite the many challenges they face along the way, they reach the top of the peak and return safely to base camp. The expedition is a success, and they learn lessons that can be applied to all aspects of life.
Is it possible that we have become too specialized in our thinking when it comes to movement and pain? Helen Hall, biomechanics analyst, runner, author and coach, believes so. In her 30+ years of experience helping people overcome injuries and pain, she has found that looking at the whole body is key. Using the world's most advanced gait analysis tech, DORIS (Dynamic Oriented Rehabilitative Integrated System), Helen is able to objectively measure joint movement and help people rediscover enjoyment in movement.
In Japan, tech company Ory Laboratory has created DAWN café, the world's first "Avatar Robot Café". The café is designed to help people with mobility problems, family commitments, or other impediments that make it hard to find conventional work by providing remote employment with the help of avatar robots. Rethinking the future of Japan's super-aging society, the goal is to provide social cohesion and a sense of being of service to others for those who may be bedridden.
Themistocles Lambridis, a film director, adventure seeker, and founder of The Thing About Greece, discusses how Greece is so much more than a summer getaway.