Monthly Archives: February 2015


The Drifting Mind: A Cause for Unhappiness?

This month we’re talking about drifting, so today’s Talk of the Week deals with the drifting mind and its relation to personal happiness. The modern mindfulness movement has been encouraging us to keep our drifting minds “in the moment” and “focused on the now.” But does this truly make us […]


“Not all who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Home –  The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. ” A simple definition of the word ‘Home’ stated by the Oxford Dictionaries. Used by many to describe where they were born and raised, where they are living, what is the number of the street they live on. Then […]


Harder – Better – Faster – Stronger

When I finished my studies, a girlfriend – a wicked smart girl who had just started her PhD – asked me to ghostwrite her thesis for her. She wanted to organize the material and tell me a few of her ideas. I should be the one doing the writing part. “You’re […]


Hard decisions let you live a life of choice instead of a life of chance.

Everyday in life we are faced with new choices and possibilities. Meanwhile, most people stick to their routines, hold on to the familiar and the secure. They refrain from exploring new possibilities or questioning the choices that brought them to their current position. They settle for the life that befalls […]


Drifting towards infinity: 5 space stories to follow in 2015

Space travel has become en vogue again. Thanks to the critically acclaimed efforts of Christopher Nolans blockbuster Interstellar, ideas of empowering human expeditions across the universe are gathering interest at high speed – and as Stuart Armstrong pointed out at TEDxVienna 2014: “The sky is most definitely not the limit.”


Drifting along the Flood of Information: The paradox of human newspapers in a Big Data Society

Bigger, faster, stronger: This is how the Big Data Society appears to be. More interactive, more interconnected, offering humanity innumerable opportunities to fish out of the information flood we are drifting along. Thus it raises the unprecedented necessity to use newspapers as filters in order to pull out relevant and […]