The Ismaili org: Maintaining mental wellbeing in times of economic difficulty

Economies in Europe and many other parts of the world have been suffering for some years now, but how do these difficult times affect our mental wellbeing? Mental health is a vital component in socioeconomic progress. The shift to a knowledge society underscores the importance of stable mental health for sustaining productivity from the household…

Wikipedia – a global treasure? – DW Akademie de News

To some it might sound like a hoax, but Wikipedia is applying for UNESCO World Heritage status. After all, the global online encyclopaedia – which just celebrated its 10th anniversary – gets 40 million visitors a month, is listed as one of the top ten most-visited Websites, and has archived more than 18 million entries…

Multi-tasking, or Mostly Distracting?

Source: Voice of America Children born in the 21st century come into an age dominated by information technology. Computers, the Internet, cell phones and video games all compete for the attention of young people, as well as many adults. And experts say that the constant use of such devices can affect the way people think. …

Lifelong Learning Article: ‘Striving Towards Leadership’ – IIS

This article is an edited version of an article originally published in the Ismaili Canada, December 2009, 2nd Issue. Abstract The attributes of modesty, patience, humility, knowledge, forbearance and consultation are highlighted by His Highness the Aga Khan as attributes for good leadership, following a saying by Imam Ali. This article expands on the theme…