Japanese Start-up That Develops Video Games to Treat Mental Illness

Ayako Shimuzu is the founder of Hikari Labs, a start-up developing and marketing video games to treat mental illness. While she has the clinical data to show that the approach has real therapeutic value, Japanese academia and the medical industry as a whole have been unsupportive of her efforts. However, she has seen steady increases […]






Meet the Inventor of the Fidget Spinner Toy

You may have never heard of Catherine Hettinger, but she’s the woman behind the fidget spinner–the gadget that is quickly turning into the must-have toy of 2017. The toy has gained the popularity of kids and adults across the globe, and its different versions make up 19 of Amazon’s top 20 best-selling products. Yet Hettinger, […]






The Success Story of Cambodia’s Khmerload

Talk about bonding with your brothers. When Cambodian entrepreneur Vichet In was 28 years old, he put up a business with his brothers Vichea, then 30, and Visal, then 23. This was in November 2011, a time when Internet usage in Cambodia was only beginning to pick up. “I asked myself what people liked to […]






A Crazy Idea Turned Into A Shoe Empire – Nike

With $300 in his pocket, a 24-year-old Phil Knight decided he would travel the world – an idea that lead to founding one of the largest multinational companies in the world: Nike. “Most people thought it was crazy. When I finally got going a little bit, people around Portland, Oregon – which is kind of […]






Meet the Man Who Saves The Environment In Malaysia For Half A Century

For most of his adult life, Gurmit Singh K.S. has campaigned tirelessly for the nation’s green soul. He has written books and papers about pressing issues. He’s formed two prominent local environmental organisations – the Environmental Protection Society, Malaysia (EPSM) and the Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia – and been involved in many […]






The Women Behind AI

We’ve all heard how women are giving voice to artificial intelligence (AI), from Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. But less known is the female brainpower behind some of the most exciting developments in AI today. In this article, we want to highlight three women who have made remarkable contributions to the field […]






The Chef That Saved His Town With Cheese and Rice

Back in May 2012, the home of “The King of Cheeses” was in serious peril. Two earthquakes hit the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy with devastating force, levelling homes, destroying historical buildings, and threatening the lifeblood of their world-renowned cheese industry: Parmigiano-Reggiano. Parmigiano Reggiano is a type of parmesan cheese and this cheese is produced from […]






Indonesian Woman Wins Korean Prince Charming’s Heart Amid Bashing

The love story of an Indonesian woman and her Korean “prince charming” has generated headlines and inspired thousands of lonely hearts looking for their Korean soulmates. It all came about when Vera Nanda Putri, of Indonesia, became addicted to the Korean reality show “Running Man.” Her obsession with anything Korean prompted her to fly to […]






Female Astronaut Breaks Record For Most Time Spent In Space

Stand up and take notice of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. Not only is Whitson the first woman to command the International Space Station twice, she’s the oldest woman to fly to space for NASA, and we think she might be the record holder for most records set in space. On Monday morning, Whitson beat out […]






Meet The Man That Connects The World Like Nokia

What do you think you’ll be doing in your 50s? Presumably, most people would be thinking of post-retirement vacations and the joys of doing absolutely nothing. But for this 57-year-old man, it’s all about discovering his greatest passion – people. Anthony Joseph, or fondly known as AJ, is a couchsurfing host. To date, he has […]