Gift-giving during the holidays

If the holidays make you feel anxious, gift shopping will probably be one of the reasons why. However, you don’t need to abandon gift-giving this Christmas. But some awareness around our consumer behavior might be necessary to survive another holiday season. Buying new stuff should always be about one thing. How can this product or …

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Watch out for remote burnout

During the current worldwide crisis, we all have to make sacrifices and we need to adapt to the new normal. As there currently is no solution in sight, and a vaccine or cure is still in early development, we tell ourselves to settle with our new way of living. From a business perspective, it will …

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Why do you travel?

If we can learn something from today’s crises, it’s that traveling doesn’t come without consequences. Either to our own health safety or to the environment. By now we understand that traveling by plane for instance releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Have you ever looked at the chemtrails in the sky? There are …

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Do you believe in Karma?

The actions you take in life will have an effect on your future. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but the theory of Karma might hold some truth. I still believe that some things happen randomly. You play the lotto and you’re a winner, a loved one gets sick and passes away, you walk down …

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Face masks don’t make you invincible

The fight against coronavirus is global. But the guidelines on whether you should wear a face mask as part of that fight are often completely different from place to place. That means that, for a lot of people, whether you wear a face mask when you leave the house is basically up to you. In …

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Pop-up books

Recently, my wife bought a new pop-up book to read to our kids. And they managed to tear one of the pages within the first 24 hours. But there is still much to be keen on! It’s a book about vampires, monsters, and ghosts. It’s fun, they discover something new every time and I think …

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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 …

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Forever alone

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…

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How to survive a sunstroke

You get a sunstroke when you spend too much time in the sun, and your body is not able to handle all that heat. It’s not to be confused by a heatstroke, by the way. You get a sunstroke from being too long in the sun. But you can get a heatstroke from just being …

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Dive into a world of discovery, learning, and fun with YouTube Kids

You can find the YouTube Kids app in the app store. It’s an app devoted to the well-being of your child. With the possibility to have parental control. There are plenty of kid-friendly videos on YouTube. But not all of them might be parent-friendly. Thanks to the mobile app from YouTube, our kids can watch videos …

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Things you need to know about sugar

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 …

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How we are dealing with screen time

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 a 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 …

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