Japan Post’s Mimamori service to elderly

As the global population of elderly (65+) increases, the challenges to keep them safe, healthy, engaged and contented is an area of focus for several countries. Japan has one of the highest percentage of elderly people and the rate seems to be increasing every year. Japan has introduced several innovative

Smile per hour for healthy living

Science has proven the positive effect of smiling. Laughter therapy is popular amongst several age groups. Taking cue from this, the Australian municipality of Port Phillip launched a social cohesion project, smiles per Hour, to make neighborhoods friendlier. City of Port Philip in Melbourne, have put up ‘Smile per hour’

Small move, big impact to remember the heritage

There are several countries in the modern world which has completely a new identity and it becomes a challenge to ensure the current and future generations have awareness and value their heritage. Australia, one such country which acknowledges its traditional custodians  is always keen to respect its past, present and

Nudge Unit in Australian government drives behaviour change

State of New South Wales, in  Australia have been actively supporting the mission to use behavior science as a key enabler to enable policy decisions and drive positive society change. They are using the principles of behavioral science to tackle interesting problems : 1. Reduce city traffic congestion through flexi

Trial by ordeal as an effective system for guilt

Trial by Ordeal is a judicial practice by which the guilt or innocence of the accused is determined by subjecting them to a painful task. If either the task is completed without injury, or the injuries sustained are healed quickly, the accused is considered innocent. In medieval Europe, like trial