Meet the Next Generation of YouTube Content Creators!

I first started blogging in 2006 and back then, it was just a bunch of people sharing their thoughts online through blogs. Soon, it evolved into a completely different beast with the rise of platforms like Twitter, where people can share short-form thoughts; Instagram, where it’s mostly visual; Snapchat, where the point is ephemera; and YouTube, where the idea is to become a talk show host. YouTube is one of the most exciting platforms because it allows people to share their humor, skill, and creativity.

YouTube recently revealed the 12 NextUp creators who are bringing their YouTube careers and channels to the next level. The program is part of the platform’s goal to help up-and-coming creators build their channels and produce creative and reliable content.

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Taking the IELTS

For those seeking greener pastures abroad, one of the things that they have to go through if they’re going to an English-speaking country is to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, a language assessment test to prove they can speak the language.

Over 10,000 organizations in 140 countries trust and accept IELTS as a reliable indicator of English proficiency. It covers four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. There are two types of tests, the IELTS Academic, which measures English proficiency needed for an academic environment, regardless of the subject focus; and the IELTS General Training, which measures proficiency in a practical and everyday context.

Because of the word test, people get intimidated by it, thinking that their chances of moving abroad will be crushed if they fail it. But that is just one of the many misconceptions about the IELTS. It’s not as scary as some people make it out to be.

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Going Abroad? Let the British Council Help You With the IELTS!

People go abroad for a variety of reasons: to migrate, to study, or to find greener pastures. Whatever your reason, one of the things you have to take when going to an English-speaking country is to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, a language assessment test to prove you can speak the language.

Over 10,000 organizations around the world trust and accept IELTS as a reliable indicator of English proficiency, so it’s important for those who are planning to pursue migration or higher education in 140 countries abroad. Just last year, three million people took the test!

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These 9 Families Are Running Successful Advocacies

There aren’t a lot of family-run non-governmental organizations (NGOs), but there are advantages to them: a smaller team makes it easier to mobilize teams and resources, and a team composed of family members makes it more personal and intimate. It’s also a great bonding experience.

I was recently introduced to nine advocacies run by families at the 7th Jollibee Family Values Awards. The award-giving body recognizes families who lead exemplary advocacies, and it was inspiring to see Filipinos giving back to the community.

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