Category Archives: Community

Posts about community involvement and social change

The healing power of reading

Reading and writing can be acts of courage that bring us closer to others and ourselves. In this Ted Talk author Michelle Kuo shares how teaching reading skills to her students in the Mississippi Delta revealed the bridging power of the written word as well as the limitations of its power.

Booko: The clever way to buy textbooks online – Urban Economics

Heading back to uni and have a textbook list as long as your arm? Pop the ISBN into Booko and load up your cart the clever way.

Today’s clever pick is Urban Economics.


Three secrets of resilient people

Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies for developing the capacity to brave adversity, overcome struggle and face whatever may come head-on with fortitude and grace.

There’s more to life than being happy

Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there’s a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life – serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you – gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life.

Summer reading with Booko: Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves.

Why you should shop at your local farmers market

This festive season, perhaps more than ever, it feels important to be supporting local businesses and that includes our farmers too. This Ted Talk shows us how to put our purchasing power into action and why we should shop at our local farmers market this festive season.