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White on Black Crime Yesterday, Today

In the wake of the killing of several young black men in the latter part of 2014 by white law enforcement officers across America, there has been a resurgence in social analysis on the roots of the phenomenon and how to root it out. We present two clips on the matter. One common thread, contributing factor in all of the cases, as proposed by the B[...]

Thriving in the harshest of Conditions

A true testament of the the ability of the human spirit to thrive in the harshest of debilitating health conditions. In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatt[...]

How Societies Can Grow Old Gracefully

There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders -- some better, some worse -- and suggests we all take ad[...]

Continuous Happiness from Thankfulness

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

Why Bees are Disappearing

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredi[...]

How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress red[...]

A New Phase for Qind Design

Qind Design has now transitioned into the next phase of its developments. No longer operating in Craft Markets, Qind Design now intends to focus on growth though its Online Store, portfolio of Retail Stockists, Targeted & Corporate Popup Events and Trade Shows & Exhibitions. Tweet this From its launch in August of 2012, Qind Design has spent almos[...]

A Qinder World Led by Women

  To coincide with the launch of Qind Woman later on this summer, Qind Design's first womenswear range which is to include vibrant print Pencil Skirts for Day and Evening as well as simple, elegant, Evening Dresses for women of calm and mature taste & style,  Qind Online is running a series of features focused on the particular perspective of[...]

The Qind Selfie Bonus

A Qind Dilemma! How do we find out how our designs are doing out in the world? How do we build a more active and dynamic dialogue with our clients so that we can better serve them? How do we build our fan base? And HOW can we do it all with one bold concept? As many of my customers at the market have experienced, I love using my iPad to take flatterin[...]

A Big Thank you to Robert & Alex

I just want to say a big Thank You to Robert Robinson and Alex Korzer-Robinson for their recent donation to Qind Online. As the first persons to utilise the donation facility since our launch, it came as a surprise and was wholly unexpected. I am always thankful for any expression of appreciation for the work we do. It is heartening when that support [...]

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