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April 7th is World Health Day, an initiative by the World Health Organisation to promote health in all its aspects and promote individual areas of health concern. This year, World Health Day addresses Universal Health Coverage around the world.

Universal Health Coverage (UHC)is about ensuring all people can get high quality health services, no matter their economic status, where they live or where they come from, their race, class, gender or identity. While it does not mean anyone should be able to have access to any medical procedure at any time, it does mean that people should not have to choose between the cost of healthcare and paying for education, food or housing.

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There’s nothing more important than your health. After all, our health is what sustains us. It is the very thing that gives us more time on this earth. And with more time and less pain, we have the freedom to experience everything we can.

So, the people who extend and ease our time on earth have chosen a career path of special nobility. Caring for the sick and suffering, relieving their pain and maintaining their health, helping those who have been injured to recover - the people who devote their days to improve the lives of others constitute some of the most meaningful and valuable work there is.

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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, a day designed to help raise awareness for all developmental conditions on the autistic spectrum, from Asperger’s syndrome, demand-avoidance and others. In order for autistic people to be integrated into and be able to operative optimally in society, it is important to inform everyone as much as possible about what autism is.

There’s a lot of myths and misconceptions about autism out there.

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The Hive is Live!

The last few months have seen a great deal of our energies focused on a top-secret project, the likes of which have never been seen on the face of this earth or any other!

In our underground layer, we’ve been pulling levers, fiddling with knobs, turning cranks and writing on clipboards. But now that it’s complete we’re ready to reveal our creation to the world with a draw of the curtain and a billow of dry ice.

WHOOSH!

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Mahatma Gandhi once said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. What a thought: that a journey within can begin outside yourself, through other people.

It makes sense, though, when you think about it. Knowing yourself begins by knowing other people: what drives them, what makes them tick, what they demand of the world. One of the best ways to begin this journey is to take it out into the wider world, into the marketplace.

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