Category Archives: Vivo Life

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NEW SHOP ITEMS!

Have you checked out the shop recently?  Log in today to see loads of new items.  We will be adding more and more items to ensure you have a great selection of rewards to choose from.  Some of the items are below but check in to see all the new range.

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Einstein’s Miracle Year

It’s no secret that Albert Einstein was a genius – that guy seriously knew his stuff.

But did you know that when he was just a young man working his way through education, he was often overlooked by many of his peers and professors? Admittedly, he did not help himself by skipping lectures to spend more time in the lab – but what’s an ingenious physicist to do?

It was not until 1905 that Einstein had his “Miracle Year” and, even then, it was not after another 15 years before he became a renowned genius! But what made that year so miraculous? Well, Einstein published 4 extraordinary papers, each of which contributed to significant areas of science within that year. Here is what he discovered:

Light Is Constant

Einstein proved that the popularised theory during the early 1900’s, that light was a wavelike formation, was actually incorrect when he released his first paper in March 1905. In it, he proposed light to be a particle formation that is constant and always travels at the same speed.

Time In Relation To Space Travel

Unlike light, Einstein stated that time is not constant but is instead relevant. Whilst this may not be noticeable to us Earth-inhabiting folk, the revelation hugely impacted space travel, proving that the speed of light is the same no matter what the speed of the observer.

Energy Equals Mass (Squared)

You have probably heard of the equation E=mc2. Einstein was the genius behind it. Einstein came up with this after exploring the relationship between mass and energy and discovering the two were equivalent. Essentially they are different forms of the same thing – a bit like ice and water!

Gravity and Density

Adding to Newton’s theory of gravitational pull, Einstein stated that the apple not only falls to the ground because of gravity, but also because of the dent the earth makes in the fabric of space.

Want to know even more about Einstein?

Check out the following strange and startling facts -

• Einstein was given the opportunity to be the president of Israel but politely turned the offer down.

• He failed his university entrance exam. Even geniuses can fail sometimes.

• The pathologist who carried out the autopsy on Einstein’s body stole his brain and kept it in a jar for 20 years.

• Einstein’s eyes are currently in a safe box in New York City.

• Yoda from Star Wars is based on Albert Einstein!

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The Pandas Are Back in Town!

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The population of Giant Pandas has been steadily on the decline so we are very happy to announce that, in light of China’s most recent National Giant Panda survey, this has now changed! The survey revealed that there was a minimum of 1,864 pandas in the wild with a 16.8% increase in their numbers in the past decade.

Giant Pandas are only found in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. There are 67 natural reserves and 1,246 Pandas living in them, the 33% living outside the reserves are most at risk.

As well as helping to preserve Giant Pandas the forest reservations are also home to other rare species and plants of Southwest China, housing the likes of the Takin, Golden snub-nosed Monkey, Red Panda and Serow. Forest reserves also contain fresh water conservation areas which hugely benefit the locals.

WWF have made a massive contribution to this effort by donating money and technology to China, their iconic Panda logo is symbolic for the great work they have done and will continue to do. The charitable organisation have been in China helping the Giant Panda population for 30 years and hope to increase the numbers even more within the next decade.

Pandas are among a huge list of endangered animals and it is up to us to change this. We need to

Sign up to the WWF Newsletter here and you can keep an eye on whether the panda – monium ends for good!

Now, here’s some cute pictures of the Pandas so that you can see what all the fuss is about!

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Obama and Attenborough Talk Nature

Two icons discuss the importance and beauty of the natural world.

Barack Obama is no stranger to an interview. As president of the USA, his opinion is always in demand . Wherever he goes, cameras and microphones seem to follow him around. However, in this unusual scenario, the tables have turned, and it’s Obama asking the questions – to Sir David Attenborough no less.

David Attenborough is a British presenter and naturalist who works primarily with the BBC. His nature documentaries are famous all around the world. He is the only person to have won awards in black and white, colour, HD and 3D. His main work is his Life series, which focuses on earth, animals and plant life.

Watch the interview below.

Growing up in the state of Hawaii, Obama has a great love and respect for nature, and he says we all need to act to save our planet from climate change.

With these iconic figures recognising the dangers of man-made climate change, it’s important to remember that we all need to do our part to save the world. From walking to school to recycling, every little contribution helps!

Source(s): The White House

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Day

Feeling a little bit down? Too much homework to deal with?

Looking to feel calm, contained and relaxed? Looking to turn your frown upside down? Try out these 5 ways to brighten up your day.

Turn off all electronics

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Take the occasional break from your gadgets. Staring at screens all day will drain your energy and encourages inactivity. So why not switch everything off and allow yourself to unwind and relax before bed? Just because the world is on 24/7, doesn’t mean you have to be!

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Just a few moves will do a world of good. Stretch your arms over your head; give your legs a good stretch too. Stretching helps improve circulation and flexibility and helps ease tight muscles and releases stress.

Play music

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Several studies have found that listening to music can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve your mood. The right music has the power to change your attitude. So create a playlist that makes you smile. As long as you’re not blasting the music into your ears, this is a great way to make your day more enjoyable.

Sniff a lemon

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For a quick de-stressing trick, why not engage the wonders of your sense of smell. Japanese researchers found that linalool — a substance found in lemons — turns down the “fight or flight” mode in our brain which responds to danger and stress. Not a fan of lemons? Try basil, juniper or lavender, which have all been found to reduce stress.

Clear your desk

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From stray papers to empty cups, clutter can make you lose focus and limits productivity. Decluttering your environment makes you feel more organised and you’ll find it easier to concentrate on the task at hand.

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Welcome to Vivo Edge

Vivo Edge is a place to find fun, inspiring and informative content. Take a look around, soak in the atmosphere. Read our articles or watch some videos.

We know you’re going to love it! But Vivo Edge is also here to make a difference. “What kind of difference?” we hear you say.

Well, it might be a bit ambitious of us, but we want to make every kind of difference. We want to inspire you to change the world for yourself and for others.

Vivo has 3 views for you to explore. You are currently on the World View.

The World View is a hub of knowledge: a place to go to learn about charity campaigns, careers, healthy living, inspiring celebrities, sport, the arts and much more. Basically, all the things you should know if you want to be a well-rounded, caring and thoughtful person. By viewing our content and entering our competitions, you can unlock badges and exclusive offers.

These will be displayed on  the Me View.

The Me View is your own personal page: no one else can see it. It is the place to go to check your vivo balance, see which badges you have unlocked and access the shop, among many other things.

The You View is currently in development and is coming soon.

We know you will have as much fun on Vivo Edge as we have had putting it all together for you. Most importantly though, we hope it will inspire you. Inspire and be inspired with Vivo Edge.

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Welcome to Getting Ahead

Welcome to Getting Ahead. This area of Vivo Edge is all about trying to help YOU – students of the world – get ahead in life.

What does that mean, exactly? For most of you, it means getting the most out of school – all kinds of tricks and tips to make school as enjoyable as possible.

It also means preparing for life after school. For older students, we will be publishing articles and videos on careers advice, volunteering and work experience opportunities. If you think this sounds a little dull, think again. Vivo Edge will put its own spin on everything we put up on here, so that it’s always worth taking note of.

Also, remember that if you immerse yourselves in Vivo Edge, you can unlock our exclusive badges. Did you know there’s a badge just for reading loads of articles?

 

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Welcome to Helping the World!

The world is so BIG, and I am so small.

Welcome to Helping the World – the place to be if you want to make the world a better place!

It’s important that we realise we can all make a difference. The tiniest step can make a big impression, especially if it inspires others to follow in your footsteps.

Be like the hummingbird in the video above. Your impact might well be small at first, but it’s better than sitting back and doing nothing.

Vivo Edge is here to spark your curiosity and get you thinking about what you can do to make the world a little better. We want to let you know what you can do to help. Even if it’s just telling your friends about an awesome charity you read about here on Vivo Edge.

If we all try to be like the hummingbird, then we can make that important difference.

Sometimes your problems will seem like they are insurmountable. Remember to think to yourself, “I will be like a hummingbird!”

Source(s): Dirt The Movie

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Welcome to Vivo Life

Do you love Vivo?

Looking for a place to get all the latest Vivo news?

If that sounds like you, then Vivo Life is where you want to be. We will keep you updated on all that is going on in the Vivo world. Plus, we will give you tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the Vivo system.

Our Vivo Life section is the place to find timely tutorials and handy how-tos. You will be a Vivo expert in no time!

The more you know about Vivo and the more you log in, the easier it is to unlock badges and earn rewards. So keep an eye on the Vivo Life section, if you want to stay ahead of the game!

Vivo Life, be in the know, be the best.

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Welcome to Arts & Entertainment

Do you love music, films and novels? How about comic books, poetry and art? We all do – it’s a silly question. We all like to escape our day-to-day reality sometimes with a good film or book. The best thing is that it’s actually really good for us – as long as we have finished our homework first.

It’s not just about escaping reality, but enriching it. Our lives wouldn’t be as rich or rewarding without our favourite books, films, songs, poems, pieces of art etc.

Every time we read, we learn something new. Every new piece of music that we hear can trigger a new emotive response in us. Seeing a piece of art you have never seen before can help you see the world in a different way. All of these things help us become who we are.

Art helps us broaden our horizons. It’s important to keep exploring, to keep trying out new things. Have you tried ballet, sculpture or the saxophone? When did you last go to a museum, the library or the theatre? Why not watch a French film next time you go to the cinema?

Did you know that, according to scientific research, watching movies helps increase cognitive thinking and decreases anxiety? That laughing at your favourite comedy can help lower your blood pressure? That reading reduces stress and decreases the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s when you are older? Culture, the arts, entertainment – whatever you want to call it – is good for you!

Perhaps most important of all, never forget that all your favourite art, music, movies and books were made by a human being just like you! There’s nothing stopping you being the next J K Rowling, the next Ed Sheeran or the next Shailene Woodley. All you have to do is love the arts and keep practising.

 

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How to Donate Your Vivos to Charity

Did you know that 20% of all vivos are donated to charity?

We know that you are incredibly generous people, which is why we want to make it easy as possible for you to donate your vivos to charity. To make sure you can all find our charity section and know how to use it, we have created this simple step by step guide.

1. Login to your Vivo account and head to the “Me” section at the top left of the page.

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2. This is where you will be able to see the vivos your have earned, what you can do to earn more and other features, including “Donate to Charity”.

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3. Once you have clicked on that, you will be presented with a screen displaying the charities available. There will be more added in the future, so keep a look out!

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4. By clicking on the charity’s tile you will be taken to a page with some information about them and their causes.  You can also see some cool stats about how many vivos have been donated so far. Once you have chosen, press the “Donate” button.

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5. You will now be looking at this small window (below). Enter the amount of vivos you would like to donate.  Confirm by clicking the “Donate” button.

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So, there you go.

Remember that small gestures can make a big difference. And always think to yourself, “I will be a hummingbird!” If you don’t know what that means, watch the video below.

Source(s): getdirty2009

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Guess What? Vivo Will Do Your Homework for You!

Just Kidding!

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Vivo is here to help, to make school more fun and rewarding. But, unfortunately, we can’t help you with your homework.

First of all, we don’t have enough people at Vivo HQ to do the homework for all the students who use Vivo. Second, we don’t think your teachers would be very happy. Third, homework is good for you!

What we can do, is give you some tips to make the process a little less painful. Just think, if you do a good job, your teachers might even reward you with vivos.

Set aside a time for homework

If you set a time for doing your homework each day, it will become a habit. If doing your homework becomes a habit, it won’t feel like such a chore. Work out what time works best for you. Some people work better in the evening, some work better as soon as they come back from school.

Get rid of distractions

Turn off your TV. Get your parents to hide your smart phone for an hour.  You may feel like the internet is your best friend when it comes to homework, but it can be an awful distraction. Only use the internet if your teachers have suggested that you do.

Understand what your teachers want

If you know your teachers well, you know what they expect from you. This doesn’t mean that you can cut corners or do the bare minimum, but it means you can get to the point quickly and succinctly and achieve the best grades possible.

Talk to your teachers

It never hurts to ask your teachers a few questions about your homework before you do it. They will see that you care about doing a good job – this is a very good thing! Teachers will appreciate your positive attitude, and this may be reflected in how they treat you in class and when they sit down to mark your homework.

Be patient 

Homework is supposed to be hard. It is supposed to test what you have learnt in class and improve the skills you are developing. Remember that practice makes perfect. If a piece of homework is causing you trouble, be patient. Sometimes trying to rush through something makes the whole process harder. If you take your time, you will find it easier and more enjoyable.

Don’t stress

You are never going to be the best at everything. It’s just important that you do your best. Your teachers will respect that as long as you show that you have put in the time and effort. One bad piece of homework isn’t the end of the world. If you are really struggling, just do your best and then take the time to ask your teacher to explain it to you after class the next day.