Tag Archives: society

What you should know about Bitcoin

By Paul Tocatlian. Bitcoin is a complex topic, covering cryptography, software engineering and economics. It is difficult to grasp its essence with only a superficial look at it. But that is all this article has to offer. We’ll try to answer a few basic questions and wet your appetite for more.

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Vietnam – A Country on Two Wheels

By Paul Tocatlian. Thought you might enjoy some of the pictures I took last month of motorbikes zipping through the streets of Saigon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, and Ha Noi.

‘Like, Like’ Goes the Dynamite

By Jenna Tocatlian. Today’s teens really value what they see on social media. What a person posts offers a glimpse into the life they live, what they have, and inevitably their happiness. But sometimes the reality couldn’t be further from that.

Beautiful Pressures: The Influence and Impact of Beauty on Society

By Jenna Tocatlian. Lights. Camera. Action. In the media, we are constantly seeing abnormally thin women with flawless complexions that look like they are living the ideal lives. When many people look at an advertisement they often question what they could do to be more like the models. Will this product make me prettier? Will this product make me skinnier? One would not think that every ad you see is a lie; every image is retouched. This is a strategy used to make the women look more desirable.

Where to read Around The World in Eighty Missions

There are three places online where you can read “Around The World in Eighty Missions”, by Jacques Tocatlian: It’s available as a Google Book. You can also download it here. Or simply enjoy the rest of this blog section, where each post is a separate book chapter. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Around The World In Eighty Missions: Introduction

By Jacques Tocatlian. This Book is not an autobiography. It is rather the product of an interaction between imagination, experience, fiction, reminiscence and fantasy. A cocktail mixed in the environment of Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – and tempered by a sprinkling of light humor.

Does Life Start At Sixty?

By Jacques Tocatlian. At my recent farewell party at the Unesco Headquarters, in Paris, the Assistant Director-General had said in his speech, “After thirty years of service, our friend Jacques Dupont is retiring. Lucky man ! He will be free at last. He will rest. He will rediscover the joys of life. He will do exactly what he always dreamt to do. Jacques Dupont will finally be his own master.”