She Creates Customized Products and Tailored Fits

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 by Raluca Besliu
She Creates Customized Products and  Tailored Fits

Imagine a world where a tailored fit is the norm rather than a luxury, where companies and individuals create customized products, and size ‘me’ replaces ‘small, medium, and large.’ Through its cloud-based, 3D technology, Volumental is turning what seems like a dream world into reality. The company was started by Caroline Walerud, a 25-year-old Swedish-American, […]

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Sustainable Alternatives for Mining Community

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 by Raluca Besliu
Sustainable Alternatives for Mining Community

Tica Darie is a 22-year-old Romanian changemaker, who is proposing and building the path of sustainable development for the mining town of Rosia Montana, which has recently been a battlefield between a Canadian mining company and Romania’s citizens. The Canadian company, Gabriel Resources Ltd., was planning to use 40 tons of cyanide a day to […]

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Savior of Flooded Cell Phones

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Emily Dallas
Savior of Flooded Cell Phones

While Oliver Murphy did not invent the mobile phone, he certainly has made a contribution to the industry that might make phone insurers nervous about their own business. From Danbury, UK, Murphy is the managing director of Reviveaphone, which sells kits to repair phones that have been submerged in water. While Reviveaphone offers services for […]

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Pascale Bardet and the Road Less Travelled.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Nakita Mason
Pascale Bardet and the Road Less Travelled.

When you step into a new city, you want personality, you want quirky, you want to find something you can’t find anywhere else. You are, in essence, looking for the soul of a city, trying to find the character of it underneath the whitewashing effect of the big brand chain stores. Of course, sometimes finding […]

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ZigZag through Romania – Fourteen young people traveling their country in four years

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 by Mihaela Bogdan
ZigZag through Romania – Fourteen young people traveling their country in four years

ZigZag through Romania is a project that was established two years ago and consists of fourteen people from Iasi, Romania with an average age of 24-25. Their goal is to travel all the 41 districts of Romania during the next 4-5 years. The group will stay for minimally one month in each district, focusing on discovering […]

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Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Alison Cameron
Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Nick D’Aloisio, a British-Australian teenager, has been making Apps for the iPhone since he was twelve. When he was just fifteen years old he had massive success with his app called Summly.The app sums up various articles and topics in just a few sentences. Summly has received a 4.5/5 rating on the App Store, and […]

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Twin Creators of the Insane Trilogy

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Guptara Twins

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso Most people feel their most creative when they were children, basking in the joy of creation, unleashing their imagination without any constraint. Jyoti and Suresh Guptara, known simply as the Guptara Twins, born to English and […]

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A Moment as an Eternity: 14-Year-Old Writes Her First Novel

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Mihaela Bogdan
A Moment as an Eternity: 14-Year-Old Writes Her First Novel

The 14-year-old Romanian writer, Irina Novac, recently published her first book, “A Moment as an Eternity.” About love, crime, and drama, her novel takes place in the U.S. for the first half and Romania for the latter. The story centers on two high-school sweethearts, Angela and Chuck. At their prom, Chuck proposes to Angela and she accepts. The […]

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Jules Quinn: Tackling Tea One Cup at a Time

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Nakita Mason
Jules Quinn: Tackling Tea One Cup at a Time

There are few people who stick to their childhood career dreams, but in the case of Jules Quinn of the TeaShed, it’s safe to say she hasn’t ever wavered from her plan of running her own business. Starting with smaller projects from the age 14 like selling bracelets and running a catering service, Jules has […]

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The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

In 1954, a novella written by an eighteen-year-old took the French literary world by storm. Called “Bonjour Tristesse” (French: “Hello Sadness”), the ‘amoral’ story of a schoolgirl’s summer romance with an older university student, brought the author, Francoise Sagan, scandalous success. A best-selling novel, “Bonjour Tristesse” made Sagan independently wealthy. While the title was taken […]

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Captain Bean: Cluj’s Mobile Coffee Brigade

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Captain Bean: Cluj’s Mobile Coffee Brigade

Bogdan Pandea is a 23-year-old student in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, who runs a mobile coffee shop on his bike, called Captain Bean.  Through his initiative, the young Romanian aims provide customers locally brewed coffee that best suits their needs in a professional and interactive way. Bogdan started dreaming of opening Captain Bean in 2012, when he […]

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Prietenii Mocanitei: preserving and restoring the Sibiu-Agnita narrow gauge railway as a tourist attraction

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Prietenii Mocanitei: preserving and restoring the Sibiu-Agnita narrow gauge railway as a tourist attraction

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Mocanite, narrow gauge railways, trailed stunning mountainous areas to connect cities across Transylvania, Romania. The Mocanite, whose locomotives were steam-powered, were built for cargo and passenger services. The longest Mocanita at the time it was built ran for 123 km between Sibiu, Agnita and Sighisoara, crossing the […]

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15-Year-Old Jazz Podigy: The Girl With Big Hair and a Big Voice

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
15-Year-Old Jazz Podigy: The Girl With Big Hair and a Big Voice

Tallia Storm, a 15-year-old from a small Scottish village near Glasgow, has always known that her passion in life is jazz music. She believes that, if you are passionate about something, then you have to be constantly ready to seize any opportunity that presents itself to make your dream come true. That’s why, before she […]

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Conquers world with healthy jams

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Conquers world with healthy jams

Fraser Doherty, a 24-year-old Scot, is one of the leading jam makers in the United Kingdom (U.K.).He learned the art of jam making from his grandmother in Edinburgh when he was 14. Passionate about making jam, he decided to create his own company, SuperJam, and started selling his products door to door, at farmers’ markets […]

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Urban Explorer Captures the Beauty of Bucharest

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Urban Explorer Captures the Beauty of Bucharest

A journalism student passionate about photography and traveling, 22-year-old Alex Iacob is the creator of a blog about urban exploration in his hometown of Bucharest, Romania. Alex explores overlooked or forgotten urban spaces such as old bourgeois residencies, factories and monuments, all left to decay in the communist and post-communist eras. Because his explorations are […]

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Writer of Frankenstein was 21-year-old woman with knack for horror

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
HoverText

Frankenstein is a horror story dating back to the 1800′s that has been adapted many times and is still prevalent today.  In fact, the movie “I, Frankenstein,” which is set to come out in theaters on January 24, is yet another modernized adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original horror novel.  Incredibly, Shelley penned Frankenstein when […]

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Teen Dreams Of Cleaning The Oceans

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by Ravneet Sandhu
Boyan-Slat

“It will be very hard to convince everyone in the world to handle their plastics responsibly, but what we humans are very good in, is inventing technical solutions to our problems. And that’s what we’re doing.” – Boyan Slat Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old from the Dutch town of Delft, combines environmentalism, creativity and technology to […]

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Anton Abele: the youngest MP in the world

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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Anton Abele is the youngest Member of Parliament (MP) in the world. At the age of 18, he was elected as an MP for Stockholm County in the 2010 general elections. He represents the Moderate Party, which he has stressed, is in a process of renewal, as it is introducing increasing numbers of young people.  […]

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How a nasty poke in the eye made it possible for the blind to see

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Charlie Butts
How a nasty poke in the eye made it possible for the blind to see

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The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Jamal Edwards is a leading young British entrepreneurs. He started a media empire with his youth broadcasting channel, SB.TV, at the tender age of 15. Now 22, Jamal has an estimated fortune of £8m, runs a production team of ten people, and has worked with stars like Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. He played a […]

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Esha Marwaha Takes on the British Department for Education

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Esha Marwaha Source: Huff Post

In March 2013, the British Department for Education revealed new draft guidelines for key stages 1 to 3, covering children under 14, that excluded debate about climate change from the national curriculum. Outraged by this decision, 15-year-old Esha Marwaha, a student at the Heathland School in Hounslow and a member of the UK Youth Climate Coalition […]

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Jordan Casey: the youngest iOS app developer in Europe

Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Jordan Casey: the youngest iOS app developer in Europe

In 2012, 12-year-old Jordan Casey from Waterford, Ireland, became  the youngest iOS app developer in Europe and one of the youngest in the world, when his first game, Alien Ball Vs Humans, went on sale on the Apple App Store. The game, inspired by Space Invaders, went to the top of the Apple iTunes store in Ireland. […]

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Ionut Budisteanu invents low-cost, self-driving car

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Ionut Budisteanu invents low-cost, self-driving car

Nineteen-year-old Ionut Budisteanu from Romania developed a model for a low-cost self-driving car that uses artificial intelligence. Ionut is not the first one to put out a prototype for fully autonomous vehicles, which Google Inc has been working to develop since 2010. Google’s model would be extremely expensive, costing around $75,000, due to its use of a […]

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Can physical therapy be fun and fast? Romanian entrepreneur Cosmin Mihaiu proves it can!

Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Can physical therapy be fun and fast? Romanian entrepreneur Cosmin Mihaiu proves it can!

Cosmin Mihaiu, a 23-year-old Romanian, is on his way to revolutionizing physical therapy. With three other classmates from the Software Engineering Department at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Mihaiu has developed a computer software program called the Medical Interactive Recovery Assistant (MIRA), which helps patients undergoing physiotherapy recuperate faster and  have fun doing it. In an interview […]

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James Whelton makes computer coding easy and fun for young people

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
James Whelton makes computer coding easy and fun for young people

Through his organization, CoderDojo, 20-year-old James Whelton from Cork, Ireland, is helping provide a strong IT education to young people from around the world. Currently operating in around 24 worldwide and helping over 16,000 people, the CoderDojo runs completely free not-for-profit coding classes for young people, with ages ranging from 7 to 18. These courses […]

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Vlad Tudose: Young entrepreneur creates Puzzled.by to answer all your questions

Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Vlad Tudose: Young entrepreneur creates Puzzled.by to answer all your questions

Vlad Tudose is the young creator of Puzzled.by, a social platform aiming to answer all of its users’ questions and satisfy their curiosity. The idea for the site came to Vlad at work, where he needed access to a service to test an idea. He did not want to use the available Facebook tools, knowing […]

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Emi Gal: revolutionizing the world of ads

Sunday, April 14th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Emi Gal: revolutionizing the world of ads

Emi Gal, a 26 year-old Romanian entrepreneur, is the creator of Brainient, an innovative video advertising technology company. The basic idea came to him, while he was on a plane, watching an animation movie on his laptop. The little girl sitting next him also wanted to watch. So, he offered her a headphone and they started […]

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Luke Hood: 19 year-old builds huge business via Youtube

Sunday, April 14th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Luke Hood: 19 year-old builds huge business via Youtube

19-year-old Luke Hood owns the top, second and eight most popular Youtube Channels in the UK. He is the creator and owner of four music channels: UKF Dubstep, UKF Drum&Bass, UKF Mixes, and the newer UKFMusic. UKFDubstep, a channel promoting the latest drum & bass, dubstep and electro music, currently has over 3 million Youtube subscribers and […]

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Sabirul Islam motivates young people to become entrepreneurs

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Sabirul Islam motivates young people to become entrepreneurs

At the age of 13, Sabirul Islam, a young boy living in crime and violence-ridden East London, learned a valuable lesson. He was hired by his 14 year-old cousin, who had decided to start his own company designing calenders for teachers. Sabirul recalls: “I kind of took it for granted because he was my cousin […]

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Istvan Csakany: Connecting Classrooms to Promote Understanding

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 by Chris Landers
Istvan Csakany: Connecting Classrooms to Promote Understanding

Within ten minutes of talking to Istvan Csakany, it’s easy to forget that he’s actually halfway around the world in Hungary. Which, in a lot of ways, is exactly the point. Csakany, 25, works with the International Center for Democratic Transition (ICDT) in Budapest, where he’s launched the One World Learning (OWL) project—a series of […]

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