Self-Improvement

Work & Holidays – the two don’t mix

Work & Holidays – the two don’t mix

Who’s never felt the urge to work during holidays? Setting boundaries between work and time off can be challenging. But maybe we should consider taking a break as also part of the job. An opportunity to step back, think differently, and take time for yourself and others.

Am I racist?

Am I racist?

Since May, the protests centered around the Black Lives Matter movement have forced us to gaze into a mirror and ask ourselves this very question. Resultant discussions among friends, in the news, and on social media have shown us that we must no longer ignore racism or remain silently complicit in its propagation. This uncomfortably challenging examination of ourselves and society requires an open mind and honest self-reflection.

We are more creative than we think

We are more creative than we think

The Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling used to say “I think I think harder, think more than other people do” to explain his remarkable creative performances. And he was probably right: not everyone could have unravelled the mystery of how atoms are arranged and bounded together (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1954). Yet, does it mean that creativity isn’t within everyone’s reach? What is creativity really and how can we master it?

Sing to remember

Sing to remember

In order to complete our routines, we rely on the power of memory. Remembering things is easier, not to mention funnier, if you do it through song!

Make me moral, now

Make me moral, now

Scientific breakthroughs have allowed us to enhance our living conditions. The emerging science of morality would soon permit upgrading ourselves. Do we want this?

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