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 ends 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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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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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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How are you taking all this heat?

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 …

#ajplus #climatechange #globalwarming #heatwave #howto #video #weather

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How to navigate with a map

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, …

#compass #gps #hiking #howto #map #navigating #scouting #survivalskills

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The Dark Knight, 10 years later

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 …

#10years #batman #christophernolan #dccomics #film #heathledger #movie #superheroes #thejoker

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Treesizeverse bags and accessories

For once I’ll be patriotic, and not because we got 3rd place in FIFA World Cup. But because these bags look pretty amazing and they are made right here in Belgium.

#accessories #bag #belgium #etsy #fashion #handmade #leather #leatherbag

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Cucumber refreshments

Sure you can drop some cucumbers in your water. Infused freshwater is the ultimate, calorie free and refreshing drink for a hot summer day. But how about that little extra? There are quite some nice spirits that feature cucumbers. Let Distiller guide you through some ideas.

#cocktails #drinks #gin #spirit #summer #vodka

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Ride electric, ride in style

Since the popularity of electric bikes boomed the last few years, we finally see some exciting new companies coming to this new market. Recently Berlin based Urban Drivestyle got my attention with their new Unimoke bikes. They look badass, fun and robust. It’s something else than a traditional city bikes. To be honest I still think …

#bicycle #caferacer #ebike #electricbike #environment #motorbike

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Is the earth full?

July 11th we celebrate World Population Day. We are currently with over 7.6 billion people on this planet. Even though that number keeps rising, the growth has slowed. And it is believed that the total population will stop growing in the coming decennia. The theme of this year is “Family Planning is a Human Right”. …

#earth #family #humanrace #humanrights #parenthood #population #un