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We can all agree 2020 was not exactly the best year or was it for you? The pandemic took center stage this year. Maybe you lost your job or a family situation caused your life to take an unexpected turn. However, positive things also happened. The truth is that even though life puts us through trials that are sometimes very difficult to overcome, they should always be seen as challenges that you will learn from and that will make you a better person.

It is natural that after a year full of complications, you ask yourself if that was all and now you deserve a rest if it was enough and now it is time to enjoy moments of calm or if it was just the beginning of a season that promises to be hard and difficult.

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On this note I will leave you with some of them, so you can end the year with more hope and motivation.

The Great Conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn stretched within 0.1 degrees of each other, creating the first visible “double planet” in 800 years. The 2020 great conjunction is especially rare and was breathtaking for astrophiles! 

The Queen’s Gambit effect on chess

Anya Taylor Joy

If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and binge-watch this show on Netflix now! Since the release of Queen’s Gambit, sign-ups for Chess.com site are at record-setting numbers, while the new interest in chess is a definite positive. Maybe the world of chess play isn’t that dramatic. Beth was unusual. I loved how expressive her face was in each of her scenes. Inquisitive, imaginative, and you really get the mood she was a genius. Check out these Other Awesome Netflix Shows to Binge-Watch!

Another HIV cure in the world

This was the Venezuelan Adam Castijello (40), who was taken over by the media when certain researchers from the University of Cambridge announced that they had detected no trace of the HIV virus in his blood.

This was possible thanks to treatment with stem cells.

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The new normal to working from home

This one depends on your taste but since this is very unique in the tech world, do you need to be in the office? Most of us don’t. This sudden migration involved a lot of change, from normalizing home offices to creating remote hubs using mobile devices and cloud-based applications. Depending on the nature of the job, moving forward, employees may need new electronic devices, cybersecurity measures, and IT infrastructure enhancements so they can efficiently access the company’s servers.


SpaceX launched the world’s first crewed commercial spaceflight!

Courtesy of John Kraus

The 49-year-old South African-born American entrepreneur billionaire: Elon Musk always wanted to put plants on Mars, but it was too costly to obtain the rockets to do so. So he started his own company, SpaceX, to see if he couldn’t get those costs down years back. SpaceX then became the first private company to send a crew into orbital space with the Crew Dragon Demo-2 test flight, which was operated by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. 

First-ever vaccine listed under WHO emergency use!

Producing vaccines and having resulted from rigorous studies less than a year after the world discovered a never-before-seen disease is incredible. One made by Pfizer and BioNTech, the other by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health are so-called messenger RNA, or mRNA, vaccines, a brand-new technology. 

Dogs and cats will no longer be considered food in China

For the first time, the country excluded these beings from the “official list of edible animals”. Thus, the organization Humane Society International valued the measure, noting that the Chinese government considered these beings as pets.

What do you think about it? Everything is never so bad… Let’s welcome 2021 with more hope without getting too political about it!

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