Wan-Ru Yu a DPP legislator spoke at Social Enterprise Finance Forum.Provided by Yu.

” I Always Try to Surpass Myself.” The Exciting Adventures of Wan-Ru Yu

Wan-Lu Yu, now 37, is a legislator for the Democratic Progressive Party. She also is the cofounder of the first fair trade company—OKOGREEN— in Taiwan in 2007. “I had used to stand in the opposite side of the mainstream to help the disadvantaged when I was just a young girl,” said Yu.

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The science and nature course at Kang Chiao international School. Provided by Yen-Li Ho.

All Eyes and Ears on Your Grade

Most parents in Taiwan still hold the opinion that extraordinary academic performance is the necessary building block for a bright and successful future career. As a result, such parents not only are resistant to change in teaching style but are confused about why some teachers intend to practice the so-called “flipped classroom.”

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The diet education shall be started from childhood. Photo/Wan-Ling Tsai

Don’t Just Blame the Little Fatty

Genetic makeup, formed in the stage of embryo and breastfeeding, is another factor for the growing problem in obesity. And obese mothers normally rear like offspring in part because they serve as a bad role model for their kids. As a result childhood obesity is due in part to bad parenting.

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Yang Jin-long, president of the Central Bank, said that the exchange rate of New Taiwan dollar is stable, so we will not follow the U.S. step.Photo by UDN.

No Need to Panic about U.S. Rates Rise

Stakeholders are urged to stay optimistic but cautious as various actions can be taken to avert potential harms from the recent rise of the U. S. interest rates. While businesses can manipulate financial tools to safeguard their profits, individuals can resort to more diverse currencies trading to lessen their losses from fluctuations in exchange rates.   

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Wining gold medal isn’t equal to soundly developing sports.Photo by Al Bello Getty

Wining Gold Medal Isn’t Equal To Soundly Developing Sports

Nowadays, the PE classes in Taiwan are overseen by Ministry of Education. Therefore, it becomes a problem:  People think the government should take the responsibility for all sports. That’s is the reason why the sports sector isn’t autonomous. Beside, there are problems of social support, elitism PE education, insufficient sports field, and so on.

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Internet development changes the market of Weak Brand and Strong Brand. Photo/Hsiao Chih-Lin

Future of brand

People associate phone with IPhone and shoes with NIKE or Adidas. But due to the fast-paced nature of the Internet, now Weak Brand (弱勢品牌) — the common online auctions, like PAZZO, Queen shop — have broken the wall between Strong Brand (強勢品牌), and become closer with customers.

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The “FUTURE PERFECT” exhibition cooperated with Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government. The Spring Pool Glass Official site turn light bulb turn into the wine glass. Photo/Lee, Ting-fung

Small Firms Keep Taiwan Green

From trash classification to renewable energy application, environmental protection accounts for a large part of our daily life today. This is a government that is constantly promoted on television.

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Many counties have completely banned smoking in all public places.cover photo. Photo by Chen Liang Ta(陳亮達)

Taiwanese Exposed to Second-hand Smoke as Rules on Smoking-Free Area Unclear

Up to now, there are 144 countries following the FCTC — Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Many members of FCTC counties have completely banned smoking in all public places. No smoking in public area has become a global goal and trend. Although Taiwan isn’t part of World Health Organization (WHO), Taiwan is still active in participating in this pact.

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Electronics can’t be the model which children learn from. Photo/Lee, Tin-fung

3D products baby-sitting: Pros & Cons

As most parents are busy with business, they give children smartphones when there are no other options. A majority of people regard connecting with each other through smartphones as a routine. However, electronic goods are too heavy an incentive to children, making them pay attention on the screen and lose interest in reality little by little.

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