The Internet, in spite of all the early promise, can often seem like a place of pure despair. With fights on Twitter, some of them between people with the nuclear codes, news that is constantly going from bad to worse and cyberbully amongst teens – it can seem like a dark place. However, we’d like to draw your attention to a few bright spots on the Internet.
Here are some websites that use their platform purely for good to help you restore your faith in humanity!
This page does exactly what it says on the box provides you with apolitical positive news stories that your regular news coverage might have missed. With stories of unlikely friendships, such as the founder of Little Caesars who paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years or Captain Tom Moore who raised 33 million pounds for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden for his 100th birthday or an 88-year-old man who was lifted in a crane to wave through the windows to his wife who was on an upper level of her nursing home. When things are constantly getting you down, being reminded of the best that humanity has to offer is a truly uplifting thing. A glimmer of hope and a glimpse of what we are truly capable of!
One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to commit to never stopping learning. To close yourself off from learning new things is to close yourself off from the possibility of growth. To learn in a way that could one day lead to a new career you can investigate online courses are a great which are a great way to keep your mind active and expand your horizons. Courses such as those offered by Courses.com.au are informative, educational and upon completion allow you to walk away with qualifications that would allow you to work in the field you’ve studied. They say that those entering the workforce in 2020 will likely change careers five to seven times within their working life. The reality of the working world in 2020 is that people entering the job market now will likely change careers five to seven times across their working life which makes it more important than ever to be skilled in many fields.
Other key benefits of online courses are that you can work remotely and at your own pace which is a major bonus considering that you may be working full time whilst learning. To give you an idea of the sort of careers you can qualify for through courses like this: a fitness teacher, a lifeguard, a personal trainer or a facilities manager, a childcare worker or teacher’ aide or even an IT or design and multimedia specialist as well as a whole host more! If any of these careers pique your interest it may be worth checking it out!
Messy Nessy Chic
If you’ve been missing travelling (and let’s face it, in 2020 – who doesn’t miss a vacation?) then this website is your perfect opportunity for escape. Messy Nessy Chic refers to itself as a ‘cabinet of chic curiosities’ a Paris based publication which will take you through the backstreets of Paris and to the French countryside giving you an insiders perspective and plenty of fodder to plan your next trip once 2021 rolls around! Fuel your wanderlust and learn about the history of the city of lights. Plus, because learning from the past is important, they have a whole section dedicated to learning about the lesser-known parts of history. With sections on nostalgia, lost and obscure history you can read about the Lenape Tribe, a group of Native Americans who were the original inhabitants of Manhattan, how the heart became a symbol for love, the world’s first floating hotel which ended up as a rusted wreck in North Korea. So, to learn more about the interesting hot spots in history and to get inspired for all the new things you could learn on your next major trip, head here to check out their website.