inform.kz. “Kazakhstan ranks 55th in 2014 Prosperity Index” - The Legatum Prosperity Index ranks Kazakhstan 55th in its 2014 Prosperity Index. The country's best performance is in the Social Capital sub-index, where it ranks 35th in 2014. The GDP per capita reached USD 13, 916,60. The Average Life Satisfaction hit 5,8 out of 10. China ranks 54th, while Uzbekistan is 57th, Russia 68th and Kyrgyzstan 74th. The Prosperity Index is the only global measurement of prosperity based on both income and wellbeing. It is the most comprehensive tool of its kind and is the definitive measure of global progress.
flashbak.com. “8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead” - The way things are going, every kid is going to go to school wearing bubble wrap and a helmet. Back in the 1970s (and earlier), parents didn’t stress about our health and safety as much as they do today. It’s not that they cared less – they just didn’t worry compulsively about it. Parents of 2014 need to be reminded of how less restricted, less supervised, less obsessively safety-conscious things were… and it was just fine.
euronews.com. “The 20th annual Paris Salon du Chocolat exhibition”- The hallowed catwalks of Paris were scattered with crumbs on Tuesday (October 28), after a fashion show that featured only garments made from chocolate. The show marked the opening of the 20th annual Paris Salon du Chocolat, an exhibition that draws people and businesses from around the world to unveil new products and display their chocolate-based wares.
“Marking the Day of the Dead in Mexico” - A cemetery in Metepec, Mexico, came to life on Saturday (November 1) as the country marked the Day of the Dead. Hundreds lit candles to remember their loved ones. The day, fused with the Catholic festivals of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, is one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in Mexico.
dw.de. “Prosecutors appeal Pistorius sentence and conviction” - An appeal against the sentence and conviction of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been filed by South African prosecutors. Pistorius is currently serving a five-year sentence for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp.