Don’t try this at home: Will this be our future?

Article | 2 min. read | In a social media post on Facebook, we were drawn towards this image (whose original owner we have not found yet - please let us know if you would! ). A LAN party with supersized laptops spread all over a main road […]

Are the days of machine-dried clothes counted?

Article | 2 min. read | A charming street scene that you can see especially in southern Europe. But will this soon become commonplace for all of us? The daily expenses that are going to weigh heavily on some families with everything becoming so much more expensive may […]

No money to travel? no problem …

Article | 2 min. read | Close your eyes and listen to world music, come out of your house and garden and visit Cosmopolitan Brussels or meet expats who are craving new social networks. Have dinner at world kitchens restaurant, or make Mediterranean dishes at your place and […]


We are the decisive element “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can […]

Arena’s first Climate Network Conference in Prague

Article | 3 min. read | And we were there! We attended the first Climate Conference in Prague on 26 April organised by Arena (for Journalism in Europe - focused on working together across borders). Together with other fellows, we ended up in a cultural pool with Italy, […]


A human being is a spatially and temporally limited piece of the whole, what we call ‘The Universe’ He experiences himself and his feelings as separate from the rest, an optical illusion of his consciousness. The quest for liberation from this bondage [or illusion] is the only object […]

Childcare centers in Belgium need to hire more people, but who is willing to take the job?

Article | 3 min. read | Childcare in Belgium should be highly encouraged by the government. Only one in every three families can not get the proper care they need because of the lack of availability. The sector urgently needs an image boost, because the work is not […]

Is traveling by train really less stressful these days?

Article | 2 min. read | When it comes to traveling, there are several options available, including road trips, air travel, and train journeys. While each mode of transport has its advantages and disadvantages, traveling by train is often touted as one of the less stressful options. With […]

Living with our heads in the clouds

Article | 2 min. read | We live with our heads in the clouds on many levels these days. The word 'clouds' is perhaps used more in the context of stored information than in the beautiful cloud formations above our heads. That's why for once we want to […]

A war over water in France: Mega water basins cause major unrest

Article | 3 min. read | In Deux-Sèvres, the West of France, only 1.5 hour's drive from Paris, a giant water war is going on as we speak. Mega water basins that are primarily used for agriculture, and pumping up groundwater affect the natural biotope in the area. […]