Things you need to know about sugar

Geert 27-04-2018

I’m a sweet tooth. Cutting sugar from my life seems like an impossible goal. But I do wonder if my sugar intake could cause health problems. Stumbling on this article about “8 big lies about sugar” does present me with some reassurement. Not all sugar is bad, cutting sugar from life is not necessary and sugar …

Side hustles

Geert 25-04-2018

I believe most of us are looking for a side hustle. And my experience tells me that it is not an easy search. You can look up a ton of online articles about business ideas and techniques to make money on the side. But I remain skeptical. If it really were that easy, not many …

How we are dealing with screen time

Geert 20-04-2018

We don’t. In a world where we are more and more surrounded by screens, I’m not sure that denying your kid a screen is the right thing to do. Looking back in time, my parents (both in their late 60s) have known a time without TV. Can you imagine that? Fast forward 40 years. Where …

Dapper Sailor

Geert 17-04-2018

Rather have an old man on your chest? It’s just one of the design you can choose in our shop to support upcoming Earth Day!

Parenting around the world


Parenting is not the same in every part of the world. Heck, not even in every household in your own town. And that’s okay. We learn from each other. Because somewhere in the middle is the best way to raise a kid. Take a look at these 11 parenting styles around the world. You might not agree with all of them. But every culture brings its own rules and morals to the mix.

The Ocean Cleanup


One of the organizations that is actively working on a solution to get rid of the plastic waste, is The Ocean Cleanup. The non-profit organization founded by the Dutch inventor Boyan Slat, is developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

Earth, home planet

Geert 13-04-2018

In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, enjoy this selection of beautiful photos and be transported to different locations around our blue planet. It’s a reminder that we need to be thankful of this amazing place. Cover photo by Boris Baldinger. Photos taken by different photographers on Unsplash.

Celebrating the beginning of the space era

Geert 12-04-2018

12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.

What’s the right way to drink whiskey?


Whether you like to drink your whiskey neat, on the rocks or with water, is up to you. But science can help us understand what happens when you add water. For the most part it will have a negative impact on the flavor. But if whiskey overpowers you. Go ahead, and add those rocks.

Yet another dead whale as reminder of our plastic problem

Geert 11-04-2018

“A sperm whale was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris. The male sperm whale was found on the Murcian coast in southern Spain in late February, reminding us how critical plastic waste in the oceans has become.” The animal died of starvation. In its stomach they found almost 30 kg of plastic. It caused an infection as the animal wasn’t able to expel it from its system.

Turn old smartphones into security cameras


There is finally a reason for those old smartphones you have lying around. Use them as security cameras in your home with Manything @manythingapp. It’s easy to install, cheap and practical to use. You can even connect Manything with IFTTT. Home security and automation has never been easier!

A World Without Plastic Pollution

Geert 10-04-2018

In support of Earth Day on April 22, this month’s profits from the Dapper Esq shop on Etsy will be donated to the global campaign. Make your choice between an octopus, an old sailor or any other shirt to show your support! Find all items on