Monthly Archives: March 2017


When You’re Put on the Spot

At times, we all feel like we’re put on the spot. The lights are on us, we’re given ten thousand microphones that we never even asked for, or we simply feel judged from afar. The most common scenarios that lead to feeling a type of interpersonal anxiety include public speaking, doctor’s visits, […]


adolescence

Not all grown-up yet?
Don’t worry: You’re not supposed to be

Kids are not young adults. Well, we already knew that. And we knew that this is especially true for young children. What we did not know is that not only are kids’ brains different from adult ones, the brains of adolescents are too. So, teenagers don’t just act selfishly and […]


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Broaden your Horizon – a World of Superlatives and Nanoscopes

“One thing I liked about being in microscopy is it gets you out of your box constantly because there’s such a diverse range of applications.“ Eric Betzig Nobel prize laureate Eric Betzig brings it to the point: Looking at an actual process can make us learn a lot. Why is that so? […]


Chicken or the Egg Dilemma
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Learning or Performance

Most of us go through life trying to become better at the things we do. And while focusing on thousands of little different things at a time, at some point we realise that we are not getting better at the things we actually care about. Moreover, it seems that this […]


Coffee House Readings #14: Love Yourself – Like Your Life Depends On It

This month I want to share a book with you that is very special to me. It’s a book I often go back to when nothing seems to work out, when life seems to be hard, people seem to be mean and the universe just doesn’t seem to give a […]


Art à la Schrödinger? Meet the “the invisible man” – artist Liu Bolin. 1

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Henri L. Bergson Just because you do not see something, does not mean it is not there. Or, paradoxically enough, sometimes it can both be there and not – just like Schrödinger’s cat. Or like Liu Bolin. “To see […]