In this nursing home in France’s Pays de la Loire, musical therapy is used to stimulate the minds of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders. The directors of the program and the home explain the benefits of this still underdeveloped technique.
This video describes a Chistmas celebration at the Secours Populaire, an organization in France that helps underprivileged children and families, without passing judgment on their plight. Here they are celebrating Christmas with a big snack, gifts, chocolates, and a magic show.
The Brigade Activiste des Clowns (Clown Activist Brigade) has some revolutionary ideas for French politics. Among them are auctioning off the Senate, instituting nationwide illiteracy, and gradually enforcing the British system of driving on the left. Proper spelling is optional.
In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt on New Year’s Day, many Coptic Christians are worried about celebrating Christmas (observed on January 6) as openly as they would like. Here is how a gorgeous Coptic church in Marseille is handling the situation.
Workers for the power company in the city of Lille aren’t happy and want management to know it. So they sabotaged the grid, cutting off power to thousands of businesses and residences. Despite the inconvenience, the mayor, and even many residents, support the workers.
Though we reported that some of the residents of Lille support the power workers and their blackout strikes, it turns out that not all of them do. Office workers shout from balconies to give the strikers a piece of their minds, and the workers respond in kind.
Cannabis use amongst French youth has more than doubled in the past ten years, and some parents are blaming it on their children’s erratic behavior. Specialists say that even moderate daily use can have detrimental effects on schoolwork.
Microcredit can make a big difference to people on welfare or those without good credit history. Case in point: this fifty-five-year-old man who succeeded in opening up his own pizzeria thanks to the help he received.