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Theses Photos Will Deeply Touch Your Heart And Greatly Change Your Life

Theses Photos Will Deeply Touch Your Heart And Greatly Change Your Life

“A picture speaks a thousand words”, what about 24 pictures? Look at these photos taken at different time in different places, what are their impact on you?

1. Make A Wish Foundation made Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient’s wish as a “batkid” came true. His little brother was dressed as Robin.

Batkid-Robin

    2. Both of these brothers’ dreams came true when they grew up.

    brothers dreams come true

      3. A cancer patient draws her wish on the mirror.

      cancer patient wish

        4. The graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband in Holland.

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        grave

          5. Christians helped to protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt.

          Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst

            6. The grey dog is leading another blind dog, they walk together.

            dog leads a blind dog

              7. This dog Leao, refused to leave the owner’s graveside after she was killed in landslides in Brazil.

              dog Leao

                8. An Afghan man was offering tea to soldiers.

                Afghan man offers tea to soldiers

                  9. During the Vietnam war, a woman held up a flower in front of the soldiers. It was the symbol of Flower Power Movement.

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                  flower power vietnam war

                    10. In a Navy’s funeral, the dog mourned for his master.

                    funeral of navy

                      11. German Chancellor Willy Brandt, who was a part of the resistance against Hitler, fell to his knees in front of the memorial of the Jewish ghetto.

                      German Chancellor Willy Brandt

                        12. A very ill mother watched her daughter’s wedding over Skype.

                        ill mother watch daughter wedding

                          13. The loving scene of Lucas Hembree and his service dog Juno.

                          Lucas

                            14. Arden McMath had collapsed on the track in a race, and Meghan Vogel carried her across the finish line.

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                            Meghan Vogel

                              15. In New Delhi, India, poverty-stricken children receive free education from volunteer teachers under the bridge.

                              new delhi free education2

                                16. Pope Francis was kissing a disfigured man.

                                POPE FRANCIS' GENERAL AUDIENCE

                                  17. After serving in Iraq for 7 months, the mother could finally meet her child.

                                  reunion of mother and child

                                    18. This man tried whatever he could do to save his wife.

                                    save his wife

                                      19. This soldier met his baby for the first time.

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                                      solider meets son

                                        20. During a memorial service, this 8-year-old boy Christian Golczynski accepted the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski.

                                        son accepts flag of marine father

                                          21. An Ugandan Boy put his hand on a missionary’s.

                                          staving boy and missionary

                                            22. A 5-year-old kid Tanisha Blevin and a 105-year-old victim of Hurricane Katrina evacuated from the convention center with hands holding in New Orleans.

                                            Tanisha Blevin

                                              23. After getting married for 88 years, Wu Conghan and his wife Wu Songshi got their very first wedding photo.

                                              very first wedding photo

                                                24. “Wait for me daddy” This kid was running away from his mother to his father who’s going to a war.

                                                wait for me dad

                                                  These photos have recorded some of the biggest events in history and in human’s life. It’s interesting how our emotions can connect with these people and animals so deeply even though we don’t know any of them personally. I have to say, I was in tears when I was reading the story behind the photos. Which of these photos strikes you the most?

                                                  Featured photo credit: Aaron Thompson via Daily News Journal

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                                                  Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the Content Strategist of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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                                                  Last Updated on September 28, 2020

                                                  The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                  The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                  At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                                                  Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                                                  One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                                                  When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                                                  So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                                                  Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                                                  This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                                                  Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                                                  When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                                                  Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                                                  One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                                                  Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                                                  An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                                                  When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                                                  Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                                                  Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                                                  We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                                                  By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                                                  Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                                                  While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                                                  I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                                                  You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                                                  Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                                                  When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                                                  Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                                                  Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                                                  Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                                                  One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                                                  Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                                                  Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                                                  This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                                                  While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                                                  Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                                                  Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                                                  This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                                                  For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                                                  Con #4: Unique Distractions

                                                  Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                                                  For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                                                  To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                                                  Final Thoughts

                                                  Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                                                  We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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                                                  Featured photo credit: Standsome Worklifestyle via unsplash.com

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