Monthly Archives: December 2019


Back to the Future: Food Stories

A popular pub sign sometimes reads… ‘because a good story never started with a salad’. While there are sure to be a number of capable writers able to start a good story with a salad, most would be inclined to believe in the ‘pub-ism’. However, food tells its own story. […]


Loneliness: A Myth of  Solo Travel

“Is this some kind of Eat, Pray, Love?”, was the reaction I got from my partly excited and mostly worried friends, when they found out I was going to travel alone to a different country every month. “Is everything alright with you?”… After all, even in modern travel books, there […]


Why Another Pair of Jeans May Not Be the Best Christmas Gift Idea (as of yet)

For me, Christmas is a special time to reflect on the year and to enjoy a peaceful time with family and friends. However, it is hard to ignore the fact that it is also a time of overconsumption when it comes to clothing, among other things. Guilty as charged! In […]


Social Media and Perpetual Self-Improvement

Last week, I decided to go low-carb. It was an attempt to finally get ‘bikini-ready’ (even though it’s December). The experiment went swimmingly – for about three hours until I saw someone eating pasta, and my willpower crumbled like freshly ground parmesan cheese. My following crisis over how little resolve […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


Rape is not just a women’s issue

About the words that make us uncomfortable   Rape. Sexual violence. Those words that make many of us feel uncomfortable. Words we seem to be hearing a lot about lately. More and more survivors speak out each day, and find the courage to share their stories. Yet, these victims still […]


Joe Hanson on Science Communication, Education, and Climate Change

Joe Hanson, the creator, and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, an award-winning science education YouTube show from PBS Digital Studios that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. We had a chance to speak with him after his talk at our tenth-anniversary conference, About Time. In […]