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2018 FIFA World Cup

Domingo, 1 Julio 2018

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Teenagers and Free Time

Viernes, 8 Junio 2018

Teenagers need free time to explore their own interests, be with friends or just unwind. If you and your teenage child can find free time activities to enjoy together, it can be a great way to build your relationship.

How teenagers spend free time 

All teenagers are different. But many enjoy spending their free time doing things like shopping, going to parties, being with friends, gaming and using social media, texting, watching movies, reading and going to the beach or park.

Teenagers are also spending an increasing amount of their free time in structured extracurricular activities like arts and sports. And they often feel bored with unstructured spare time.

Free time with parents and family

One of the joys of the teenage years is discovering the things you have in common with your teenage child, or new things your child might open your eyes to. Spending free time together is a great way to stay connected with your teenage child.

Finding a balance between showing an interest in your child’s activities and being ‘in his face’ can be tricky. Our articles on supporting your teenager’s independence and privacy, monitoring and trust in the teenage years have practical tips.

Activities with you

Doing something one-on-one with one or both parents can be a treat for your child, especially in larger families. An occasional movie together, or even a quick meal or a drink in a café after another activity, can feel a bit special. You could go to a concert, cook a meal together, or work on a project like redecorating your child’s room. It just depends on what interests you and your child.

These activities might not happen spontaneously. You might need to discuss ideas with your child and plan to spend some time together. 

If spending free time with you is a new thing, your child might take a bit of persuading before she’s keen. If this is an issue, you could consider inviting one or two of your child’s friends along as well.

If you spend time together often enough, your child will probably build up more enthusiasm, so keep trying. You might need to try a range of activities before you find one you both like.

Shopping! My daughter and I just love shopping. Then we stop for a coffee or juice and just talk. It can feel so strange doing that with my daughter, but I love it.
– Sarah, mother of 16-year-old daughter

Activities for the whole family


If you’ve got teenagers and younger children, a family meeting can get everyone brainstorming activities to enjoy as a family. You could make a couple of lists – activities to do together, and activities that only some of you will do.

Massive sinkhole just opened up on a New Zealand farm

Viernes, 4 Mayo 2018

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Kilauea Volcano

Domingo, 1 Abril 2018

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Europe under a blanket of snow

Sábado, 3 Marzo 2018

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What is a Supermoon and when is the next one?

Jueves, 1 Febrero 2018

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A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon is near the Moon’s closest approach to Earth; also called perigee. A Supermoon can be a New or a Full Moon.

Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

The Full Moon on 31st January 2018 is an almost a Supermoon.

A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon, and up to 7% bigger than an average Full Moon.

More importantly, on this Full Moon night, there will be a total lunar eclipse in some areas, including most of North America, Asia, Australia, and more.

It is also a Blue Moon, as this is the second Full Moon in the month of January. A totally eclipsed Moon usually looks red, and is often called a Blood Moon. This may be a rare opportunity to see a red Blue Moon, or a Super Blue Blood Moon.

Perigee and Apogee

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The Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side closer to Earth than the other. As a result, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. On average the distance is about 382,900 kilometers (238,000 miles).

The point on the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called the perigee and the point farthest away is the apogee.

Super Full Moon and Super New Moon

A Supermoon looks larger than a Micromoon.

When a Full Moon takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. When there is a New Moon around the closest point to Earth, it is known as a Super New Moon.

A Micromoon,  on the other hand, is when a Full or a New Moon is near its farthest point from Earth, around apogee. It’s also known as a Minimoon, Mini Full Moon, or a Mini New Moon.

Looks Bigger and Brighter

Because it’s so close to Earth, a Super Full Moon also looks about 30% brighter than a Micro Full Moon and about 16% brighter than an average Full Moon.

Moon Illusion: Best at Moonrise and Moonset

The best time to enjoy a Super Full Moon, or any other Full Moon, is just after moonrise, when the Moon is close to the horizon. Just before moonset is also a good time.

When the Full Moon is low, it looks bigger and brighter than when it’s higher up in the sky. This is called the Moon Illusion, and actually makes more of a difference to what it looks like than the real boost you get from it being a bit closer to Earth.

Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson Airport

Sábado, 6 Enero 2018

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Passengers evacuated after collision between Westjet and Sunwing airliners when one of them was being towed and the other was waiting to park.

Passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No injuries were reported.

WestJet said an inbound from Cancun, Mexico with 168 passengers and a crew of six was stationary and waiting to go to a gate when it was struck by a Sunwing aircraft moving back from a gate.

Video footage shows flames coming from one of the planes as passengers are heard screaming. The pilot hurriedly notifies an evacuation and fire crews are scrambled.

The WestJet passengers were evacuated from the aircraft via emergency slides and all were safely in the terminal and clearing customs shortly after the collision.

“Due to the position of the aircraft on the laneway, WestJet guests required evacuation via emergency slide. Emergency crews were on hand and responded immediately,” Westjet said in a statement.

Sunwing said there were no crew members or passengers aboard its aircraft. It was being towed by the airline’s ground handling service provider at the time of the incident.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating.

Social media genie won’t go back in the bottle, so we must teach youngsters to use it wisely

Sábado, 2 Diciembre 2017

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If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do’s and don’ts.

Teenagers in Britain are fortunate to have access to computers, laptops and smartphones from an early age. A child in the UK receives a smartphone at around the age of 12 – among the earliest in Europe. The natural consequence of this is that children spend a significant amount of their time on the Internet.

A recent report found that teenagers value social networks as a way of connecting with friends and family, maintaining their networks of friends, and long distance connections. Teenagers see social networking as a comfortable medium for sharing their issues and finding solutions to problems such as social isolation and loneliness. They are also more likely to seek help in areas such as health advice, unknown experiences, and help with exams and study techniques.

Social networks afford the opportunity to find people with similar interests, or to support teamwork in school projects. In unsettled economic and political times, teenagers use social networks as a means to be heard and to get involved in political activism, as well as volunteering and charitable activities.

Teenagers also leverage social networks to engage with creative projects, and many young artists are first noticed through the exposure offered by the rich networking opportunities of social media, such as musicians on MySpace or photographers on image-sharing sites Flickr or Behance. Teenagers looking to pursue careers in art or other creative industries turn to social platforms in order to create their portfolios as well as to create with others.

These opportunities have a positive impact on adolescent character formation and the development of their individual identity, and help them toward choosing a career path. These choices are made at an early age and to this end social networks are enriching young people’s lives.

On the other hand the report was able to list a substantial list of negative influences stemming from social media use, ranging from time wasting and addictive, compulsive use, to cyber-bullying, radicalization, stress and sexual grooming to name just a few.

It has been shown that teenagers increasingly use social networks in private, leaving parents outside environments where children are exposed to real-time content and largely unguarded instant communications. While schools are tasked with educating teenagers about the risks of social media, very few parents are able to effectively introduce controls on the content their children access and monitor the evolving threats that operate online.

Ignacio Bravo Martín

Viernes, 1 Septiembre 2017

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10 Top Tourist Attractions in Switzerland

Jueves, 3 Agosto 2017

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