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Gooi wat in m’n laarsje

Gooi wat in m’n laarsje, dank u Sinterklaasje.

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We’re still figuring out how to cope with access to everything in your pocket

A new paper is published which investigates the unusual rise of depression in teens in the US between 2010 and 2015.

What happened so that so many more teens, in such a short period of time, would feel depressed, attempt suicide and commit suicide? After scouring several large surveys of teens for clues, I found that all of the possibilities traced back to a major change in teens’ lives: the sudden ascendance of the smartphone.

(Source: The Conversation)

We need to remind ourselves and our kids that we’re still figuring out what the infinite possibilities in our pocket does to us. We don’t know what is healthy, what is too much, what is too little. We’re riding a massive wave without practice, so it’s not surprising that lots of (young) people seem to drown.

The best advise to all seems to be to enjoy looking at your screen in moderation, just like all other addictive substances.

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Verhalend door Zeist

Het was een heerlijke herfstavond. Sterren en maan aan de hemel zichtbaar, niet te koud en vlagen wind die de bladeren voor de voeten weg waaiden. Met een vriendin ben ik in het donker door Zeist gewandeld. We hebben vooral verhalen uitgewisseld over werk, om elkaar te inspireren en bevragen. Met een hoofd vol ideeën reed ik in de auto terug. Een geslaagde avond.

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I wish I could see this

This is what Melissa McCracken sees when she listens to music. I wish I could see music this way (and paint as good!).

[Via: Open Culture]
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Rosling is back

No, not Hans, Ola, his son. Ola is continuing the work he and his father set out: educating people about their ignorance. Watch this talk by Ola and see for yourself how ignorant we all are.

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Hij is er!

Dat mooie paard.

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