Taking flight without fear
Medo de Voar (Fear of Flying) is an app that helps people suffering from aviatophobia control their fears. It does this by providing an explanation for the noises and vibrations of the plane as well give information on security measures that can be taken to feel safer. It also proposes exercises to lower stress levels.
Why it matters
According to the VALK Foundation, at least a third of the population in Portugal is afraid of flying and up to 14% of them say they will never fly at all. Could other travel organisations such as the AA provide tips to make your journey psychologically and physically easier?
19. July 2012
Nike has founded a runner’s community for young women. The goal of this initiative is to motivate young females to run regularly. The so-called "Club der Töchter" (Club of Daughters) set its first action at the 23rd "Austrian dm Women’s Run" in Vienna. Its famous ambassador is the young Austrian singer Christina Stürmer who is also a beginner in terms of running. Through Facebook members of the community could prepare themselves alongside Christina Stürmer for their first big run.
Portugal is the first European country to receive the Dentist for Good programme in partnership with Fundação EDP, the country's biggest electrical company. The programme provides children from low-income families with free dental care until the age of 18. Vulnerable children are chosen in public schools based on their standard of living and oral health.