Communication for Millennials: the emoji

A quick search on the internet will give you a great inside into how Millennials like to communicate. But let me assure you that it’s not as bad as it might seem. 😉 In contrast to what you might read, Millennials don’t want to avoid in-person communication. But, as the speed of communication has risen …

#communication #emoji #emoticon #japan #millennials #smartphone #texting

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Your next Halloween party should be like Bauhaus

At Bauhaus, they didn’t do typical Halloween parties. It was a fierce competition between students and teachers. They tried to out-do one another by designing uniquely fantastical creations.

#bauhaus #cosplay #halloween #party #vintage

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Are billionaires immoral?

Billionaires are not immoral. But the idea that people exist who own their own island, while others living in the big cities aren’t even able to afford basic health care, is. The question is how we can balance this wealth. And more importantly, who do you trust with it? Watch Mark Zuckerberg explaining his point …

#billionaire #markzuckerberg #money #nowthis #wealth

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We need to focus on the message and not the messenger

The past few days I have been shocked by the reactions Greta Thunberg received on her speech at the United Nations earlier this week. And it’s sad to see she’s being attacked as a person just to discredit the message that she brings. And I get it, she is bringing a message that nobody wants …

#activist #climatechange #globalwarming #humankind #unitednations

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The Plastic Age

We’ve heard about the stone age and the bronze age. And since everything nowadays is made out of plastic. It seems obvious that we are currently living in the plastic age. But despite all the efforts of recycling, we must ask ourselves, how does all this plastic end up in our oceans? There are quite a …

#ocean #oceancleanup #plasticage #plasticpollution #plasticwaste

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Carry a Pocket Knife Every Day

I remember the first time I got a pocket knife. I was still a young boy when my father bought it for me. And I remember it didn’t take longer than an hour before I cut myself. Over the years I owned a few more. And used it mainly during my scouting days. For cutting …

#everydaycarry #leatherman #multitool #pocketknife #scouting #swissarmyknife

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We procrastinate because of bad moods

“Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods induced by certain tasks — boredom, anxiety, insecurity, frustration, resentment, self-doubt and beyond.”

#procrastination #selfhelp #taskmanagement #tips #work

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Pop-up books

Not that long ago, my wife bought a new pop-up book to read to our kids. Yes, they managed to tear one of the pages within the first 24 hours. But they’re also very keen on it! It’s a book about vampires, monsters, and ghosts. It’s fun, they discover something new every time and I …

#bedtimestories #halloween #mobile #parenting #popupbook #screentime

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Animals Threatened by Climate Change

NASA scientists announced recently that 2018 was the 4th hottest year on Earth, exceeded only by 2017, 2016 and 2015. After 140 years of record-keeping, 18 out of 19 of Earth’s warmest years have occurred since 2001! For humans, this means more destructive hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, and bone-chilling Arctic blasts resulting in thousands …

#animals #bumblebee #climatechange #earthday #globalwarming

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From the Will Smith Archives

Even in the magical land of Hollywood all-stars, kids mess up. Thanks to Will Smith’s Instagram page we get to peek in the family archives, where young Jaden Smith found some scissors! Everything else seem to be history.

#celebrity #family #fatherhood #parenting #son #willsmith

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Phones are addictive

Actually, phones are designed to be addictive. So it’s not your fault. Just as you want to be aware of misleading advertising, you can learn about the tricks they use. And have a healthier relation with your phone. Take a few pointers from Vox.com.

#addiction #health #offline #smartphone #unplug

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A friend of all children

December is right around the corner. It’s the month for family, tradition and festivities. But most of us get excited because of one man. You might know him as Father Christmas, Santa, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, or Sinterklaas. He brings candy and presents to nice children everywhere. It’s a long celebrated tradition. One that we should …

#christmas #folklore #history #santa #sinterklaas #tradition