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Ikigai: An Age-Old Philosophy for Modern Times

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Is it possible that with answering only four simple questions, an individual can attain a sense of fulfilment and purpose in life?

According to the Western interpretation of the Japanese concept, Ikigai, it most certainly is.

Ikigai or the value in living traces its origins to the Japanese islands of Okinawa—host of the supposedly largest population of centenarians in the world. Dating as far back as to the Heian period (794 to 1185), the word iki translates to life and its sidekick gai relates to value or worth.

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9 Languages. 500 People. 1 Island.

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Meet Nancy Ngalmindjalmag and Richard Dhangalangal.

Nancy and Richard are a lovely husband and wife happily living in South Goulburn, a luscious green isle off of Australia’s northern coast. If you eavesdrop on their conversations, you may be left thinking that something must possibly be wrong with your hearing… you could have sworn that you heard the two speaking to one another in two completely different languages without skipping a beat. Well, rest assured.

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Nüshu: The Coveted Language of Sisterhood

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Nüshu 女书 was a clandestine, phonetic-based language invented by and for Chinese women to confront the pressures and challenges of ancient China society.

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Redefining Our Perceptions

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Amazing, isn’t it?

We were impressed too, when we first caught glance of the building in the suburbs of Paris. It was completely different from any other building we had ever seen, and certainly grandiose to the sister apartment complexes.

Perhaps to the architecturally-trained eye, the purposes of the structure and design are blatantly evident. But, for those who have no-to-faint notions of architecture concepts or spatial relations, maybe the image of the building remains just another impressive photo op to upload to Instagram.

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Helping the Homeless in Barcelona

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Bob’s your uncle Giving Back

If you haven’t had the fortune of knowing Bob’s your uncle, let us say in simple terms that we are a digital agency that provides 360° services around any brand in need of an online presence. However, if you are not a brand, but a regular lad or gal who has no related interest really to digital services, this agency could appear most certainly irrelevant. But what if the agency was more than just its services? What if the agency was a vehicle of impactful, social change in both its local community and on a global scale?

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Who's Bob?

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Bob’s your uncle agency undergoes major rebranding with new website and social media. Here's the inside scoop on the fresh, bold look from company founder.

 

Barcelona, Spain - 12th of November, 2018 - Bob’s your uncle digital agency is undergoing major rebranding only after little more than a year of its birth. Clara Masip Baugh, founder and CEO of the agency, explains the reasons behind the name choice and complete look overhaul as the end of the year approaches.

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Content on the Voyager Golden Record

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Do you believe there’s life beyond planet Earth?

This is an insoluble question that has surely come to mind more than once. Let’s imagine for a moment that extraterrestrial life in fact does exist, and that, being totally oblivious of human existence on Earth, you had to be able to sum it all up in an understandable way.

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The surprising truth about Braille

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Braille is one of the most recognisable forms of accessible documents. It may also be one of the most misunderstood. For instance, many think that braille is a language people with blindness learn. However, braille is actually a code for transcribing printed text. Braille isn’t a different language; in fact, many languages can actually be transcribed into braille translations.

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King Content Story

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Once upon a time, at the beginning of all beginnings, there was a King named Content.

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The Rosetta Stone

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Hello, 

I'm the Rosetta Stone and I'm going to share with you some interesting facts about myself. I'm older than 2,000 years old so I've lived some pretty interesting adventures ;)

  • I am the key to one of the most vibrant mysteries in the history of written language. ??
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