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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


An Airline Company called Rayanair didn't attend a family who needed to catch a flight immediately for health reasons. A ten years old boy who lives in the Canary Islands was on the list for getting a liver and kidney implants. When the hospital of Madrid called the family to say that the organs were available and that the surgery should take place as quick as possible, they rushed to the airport. Once they were there, the family tried to book a place for the child but, as the agents of Rayanair said, they were too close of the departure time and there's a rule of not to let anyone catch the plane if it's that close to the time. The family had to wait more than an hour to be able to take another plane (no from Rayanair's Compay).  Although the boy's situation is unknown, some people speculate that perhaps he was not able to have the implant on time.

In my opinion, not allowing someone to take a plane which could save his/her life it's a clear violation of the Human Rights. To deny someone this help just because it's not in the rules, when it's a matter of living or not living, it's a crime. By doing that you don't respect the human right of Social Security (#22) because each Nation, and even in an International level, we should have to take an effort to protect lives, and the right of Responsability (#29).

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Human rights are fundamental rights that everyone has just by the fact of being human. Their function is to protect and help us. They were created in 1948 by Eleanor Roosevelt and the Comission of the United Nations at the end of the World War II due to the fact that millions of lifes were taken in wars or slavery. 
There are 30 human rights. Some of them are well known, like the right of equality (#1: We Are All Born Free And Equal) or the right for no torture (#5: No Torture). 

However, there're some which I didn't knew and that I think that are a little bit unnoticed by our society. 
I didn't know that we has the Right to Play (#24). This right defends that everyone must have spare time during work and also everyone should have a reasonable limitation of working hours and period vacation with payment included.

I don't think that this right it's acomplished everywhere. Even in Spain there are some cases of people who work an exageration of hours for a awful income. Or people who doesn't have hollidays. I guess that not having a holliday is not as grave as not having the right to equality but in my opinion if it's a right we should respect it as much as any other.


Saturday, March 14, 2015


In this semester at school we had the chance to talk (trough Skype) with Noa, a girl who finished highscool a year ago and who has made a complete change in her life. 

As she explained to us, she knew two things for sure: 1: she did want to go to University and the second one: at that moment it wasn't the right time. As she explained, it was the moment to travel, to live in a different way, to be independent and to live an unforgettable experience. So, what did she do? Noa took a gap year to Australia, to Sydney to work as an au pair. 

Her job was easy: she had to take care of two young siblings and pick them up at school. She had a lot of free time and she made a lot of friends. Now she has a very good level of english and she is very happy with her decision. She said that she was homesick, however she had a great time in Autralia and before going home, she wants to go by it's own to Uluru with a group of excursionists, and although Noa is a very extrovert girl, she really likes to have a time with herself and the thing she loves the most is having adventures!


We all know that bitting your nails is unhealthy and dangerous. Nevertheless, we're not concious about how much can this simple action afect us. 

I've found an article, which is about a man called John Gardener (40) who just died in consequence of bitting his nails. His wife explains that he bite his nails as a habit but lately it had become an adiction. Doctors believe that he didn't noticed the pain (of biting the skin) so that's why he continued bitting them. Although the poor man fought hard to stop his bad habbit, he couldn't, and his nails were in poor condition and often bleeding. Due to those facts, he died because of the lack of blood and of an infection, his heart stopped.

All bad habits are bad for a reason. Although this story seems unrealistic, it's an example of what can cause to you have a bad addiction. I know it's not the same, but if for example you really love a book, you have that feeling that you have to finish it now: but time is running anyway, the world doesn't stop because you haven't finished the book. I gues that this is how being adicted to something is. You're not concious about the other things (most of the time those things are the rellevant ones) and that's why it's so dangerous. How can bitting your nails be that dangerous? How can watch a whole season on the internet be dangerous? You lose time, and time is gold.

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A recent study at the University of Cambridge states that some of our DNA is not from our ancestors. It is believed that those genes are foreign, and by that they mean that we acquired the foreign genes from some microorganisms who lived with the human race millions of years ago. Another thing that they state is that it might be in consequence of them that the species can evolve. The scientists who discovered that are aiming to chance the point of view of the evolution. They found the same mocroorganism in another species 

It fascinates me how everyday people are trying to understand the way how everything works. Although the experiments are not useful to find an answer, they open another ways of exploring our world and ourselves so someday, we will know something sure.
The article surprised me because in theory, we already know our structure and all of our genes. We have the genoma code, which is a very, very, very long of each gen that everyone has. What I'm trying to say is that we'll never be 100% sure about how we got to live and that discoverys like those makes you questionate if all the concepts, ideas that we take for granted are really true.

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They're not usual, but Eco-friendly houses are, nowadays, a trend and the Clinton Home (Michigan) is no exeption.

The ecofriendly house  is budied under 25 feet of soil, so the house doesn't need a heating system because it provides a natural insolation. The home itself mesures 3.300 square feet and it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage and a lot more. It's currently being sold for 425.000 pounds.
As you can see in the photo, the house is almost buried exept the façade and the garage.

What lies beneath: This two-story home in Prince George’s County, Michigan, was built partially underground in 2006
The façade
Topography: The 3,300-square-foot home sits on 1.3 acres of land
Find the house!
Doomsday prepper's paradise: The listing jokingly points out that whoever lives in this underground bunker will be safe in the event of a zombie apocalypse
A large room of the house

I think that Eco-friendly houses are a good solution to pollute less, and to make the most of the natural sources. I think that making such an investment it's worth it if, after all, you're going to pay less. I would like to live in a Eco-friendly house, except that I don't really like the Clinton Home. I wouldn't like the idea of being buried!

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Friday, March 13, 2015


Nowadays, having quite a long beard it's trendy between boys. 
Recent studies have found that having facial hair might cause infections due to the fact that beards contain thousands of germs, even after washing it. The explanation that some scientists have is that the facial hair is more thick and it's usually tangled so it's easier for the dirt to get trapped. They noticed that most of the prople who had face infections was because of the facial hair. They even have classified beards as "bacterial sponges". 
Despite all of that, there are some experts who have a different opinion: beards aren't less hygienic than a shaven face, because the bacteria is on the skin. 

A hipster beard

In my opinion, I don't think that having a beard can be dangerous. We can get infections for a lot of causes, having a beard might increase the probabilities of having one, as well as the trend teenagers who smoke it will increase the probability of having cancer or the trend of being thin increases the probability of having anorexia. What is concerning me the most is that we (teenagers) tend to follow trends without asking ourselves if this is really what we're into. We should have to create our personality inspired by the trends, but not being obsessed with them. If someone's comfortable having a beard as long as he takes care of him, I don't see where's the problem!

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Do you remember a couple of months ago about the most dramatic problem that the whole world had? The Ebola was spreading quickly, and to everywhere. Even in here, in Spain we had some cases of infection. Although we haven't heard anything about it since then , the drama is not over.

According to this article, two militars (from Britain and America) who had been helping people in Sierra Leone are infected by ebola. Those soldiers were trying to combat against ebola by trying to control the virus. Both of them were members of an assotiation called Partners In Health, and their aim is to help impoverish countries.

We completely forgot about Ebola since we are not in danger to get infected. I'm sure that this happens also in another counties who had suffered it but if the problem is not over, we should help. I feel helpless because we, as citizens can't do anything. There are a lot of diseases that need to be cured. We have the proof that Ebola can spread easily. Are we waiting for a second round? This might sound very cynical, but we are not helping, the majority of the world is not trying to irradicate the virus. Two months ago all the politicials were concerned about it, nowadays nobody cares. 

It might be unconciously, but we are very selfish. Perhaps we don't have the resources to fix it, but I have a foreboding that if we had the resources, we wouldn't be doing nothing to stop Ebola (because it doesn't affect us directly).

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Some scientists from Britain had the theory that in some cases, a broken arm can heal itself instead of going through surgery. As a proof to show if that theory was true, they studied 200 patiens with broken arms: a hundred had surgery and the other half didn't.
If it's not a grave case, the bone heals itself with the help of a sling, which immobilizes the arm.
The scientists followed the evolution of each patient to see the results and surprisingly, any pacient who hadn't had surgery noticed to have major health problems than the others. The levels of pain were the same. The only noticeable difference between the patiens was that who has surgery had more complications for breathing.

While reading this article, I felt that the news was misplaced in time. Healing without technology in 2015? Unbelievable. What I expected was that some scientists invented a way to repare broken arms with some kind of X-Ray machines.
Leaving the irony aside, I think that it's incredible that our body can heal such a damage by itself. Having a broken arm it's not having a scratch and perhaps that's the reason that if that happens, we get histerical and see surgery as the safer option.

Another thought that I had, was that probably this is how our ancestors cured broken bones. I imagined them in caves having the arms wrapped in dead skin animals.
And then it shocked me.
Scientists hadn't discovered anything new.
How can I be that stonished that the bone can heal itself if we have been doing it all of our lives? How could I be so blind? Every child knows that if you have a broken bone you don't get surgery, you get an arm sling and that's it. We are used to have all kind of technology, to have everything we want at the precised moment and the most important thing: we are used to use technology for everything.
But then, am I so used to technology that the technology itself is making me unuseful? My head is about to explode, I'd better disconnect for a bit if I don't want to get more dizzy. Yeah, I will go outside the balcony to have some fresh air and play Fruit Ninja.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


If someone asked me, while chatting with friends, who would be my prince charming I always came up with  the same answer: Oh! It would be a handsome, rich, tanned and strong guy who's also very amusing and with a never ending smile on his face. Still, would he be my soulmate? Clearly not.

I've never been so confused about how I want my soulmate to be. I don't have a clear image of how he would look like and so on I'm assuming that I don't really bother his appearance as much as his personality. Nevertheless I must say that I prefer tall boys over than short. Appart from that, I don't mind if he's not fit or if he has acne or any other flaws like those.

With that being said, my soulmate has to have humour, or at least a lot of confidence. He should have those characteristics that I haven't. I'm not saying that I'm pessimistic or that I never laugh but I couldn't stand being with someone who's exactly like me: we would never do anything different. I think that what I'm looking for in a relationship is not being equal but being balanced. I want someone who could cheer me up if I'm sad, but I don't demand a cheerful person. If I had to choose I would prefer a down to earth boy, but if sometimes he's just being silly I wouldn't mind to join him and have a good time.

The thing is, when you fall in love most of the times your soulmate is not going to be how you expected him or her to be. Usually there are traits that you'd change but, in my opinion, when you are with someone: a prince charming, a soul mate or a partner of life you should have to get on with the things that you don't quite like, and evolve as a couple.