Confused? Here are ten easy steps. (Trigger warning: some people might find some of the content in this post difficult.) Protect yourself Stop consuming toxic information. Don’t buy magazines that compare women’s levels of cellulite, then advertise pills and creams to make you skinnier. Skip songs where so-called artists label women whores and bitches and glorify assault. Unfollow … More Celebrate women, but remember to respect them too
Friday Five is your weekly list of things to check out while taking a break at work or enjoying a hot drink over the weekend. I hope the following links will make you think and/or smile! … More Friday Five
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that a sexist, racist and generally horrid man has been elected president of the United States of America. This is bad. Very bad. I had to take quite a few deep breaths Wednesday morning and I don’t even live in the US. Everyone and anyone has voiced … More Turn your anger into action
My last top five article was well received, so here’s a shorter and sweeter list of ideas you can implement this weekend! Just keep brambling… The time is now to enjoy the last few blackberries (their name is still up for debate: my mum and I refer to the fruit as brambles). Keep your eye out for them … More Friday five: Fall in love with autumn!
A couple weeks ago I read an article called “5 easy ways to help fight climate change without changing your lifestyle“. There are several good ideas – I particularly like the meatless Monday one – and it got me thinking about other steps that can help reducing one’s environmental footprint while also making life more enjoyable. Read on for … More Five ways to reduce your environmental footprint AND enhance your lifestyle
Unless you have been living under a rock these past few days, you probably know that Donald Trump has attracted a lot of controversy (and rightly so!) for vile things he has said about women. But in case you missed it, the object of the media frenzy is a video from 2005 that was shared by … More Trump & Co.: go take a walk
I am currently being quite intentional about the information I consume: no more aimless scrolling down my Facebook or Twitter feeds waiting for my time to be clickbaited away. Instead I am doing things like listening to podcasts on a daily basis and reading at least a chapter a day. I choose to listen to podcasts about personal development, entrepreneurship … More Three resources to start thinking critically about your lifestyle choices
Welcome to my blog! I am not yet sure which direction it will head in, but this is what has been on my mind recently. Earlier this month I attended a one-day conference about “Enthusiasm for Citizen Science: Taking stock of motivations, costs and benefits” at the University of Reading. First of all, I would like … More Potential for citizen science initiatives in Rio de Janeiro