The Plastic Age

Geert 09-04-2019

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 ends up in our oceans? There are quite a …

Carry a Pocket Knife Every Day

Geert 04-04-2019

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 …

We procrastinate because of bad moods

Geert 26-03-2019

“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.”

Pop-up books

Geert

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 everytime and I think …

Animals Threatened by Climate Change

Geert 08-02-2019

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 …

From the Will Smith Archives

Geert 06-02-2019

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.

Phones are addictive

Geert 13-12-2018

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.

A friend of all children

Geert 27-11-2018

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 …

Forever alone

Geert 19-11-2018

What happens to men who stay bachelors forever, according to science? Despite plenty of studies that show how parenthood and marriage benefit men, a growing body of research reveals that it’s more of a mixed-bag for bachelors than scientists previously thought. It’s never really that black or white…

How are you taking all this heat?

Geert 27-07-2018

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Let’s talk about the weather. In the 4 continents where it’s summer, heatwaves are hitting hard. Record temperatures, extreme droughts, wildfires and people rushing to the emergency room. You can see it happening all over. While governments are issuing the preservation of water, scientists are trying to …

How to navigate with a map

Geert 25-07-2018

If you are out for a real adventure, you need to know how to find your way with a map and compass. It’s one of those skills I learned in boy scouting when I was a kid. I haven’t actually used it since, but still. We are so used to taking out our smartphones nowadays, …

The Dark Knight, 10 years later

Geert 20-07-2018

As a fan of the superhero genre, The Dark Knight left a big impression on me. Much more than it’s prequel or sequel. And it did so for many people. It’s dark, realistic and way more serious than the typical cartoonish movies at the time. The movie was rewarded with 2 Oscars in 2009. The …