Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Currently reading: Dreamland.

Lately I've been trying to read just one book at a time and it's rather nice to do so! The book I'm reading at the minute is called dreamland and was written by David K. Randall, who's a journalist. It's a non-fiction book that handles one of my favourite activities and topics: sleep. As you can see I'm not reading it in English; I got the Dutch version.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Books I'm currently reading.

Last spring I wrote about the books I was reading at the time. I still haven't finished one of them (Dali The Paintings), but other books have come and gone. Here's what I'm reading at the minute.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

London purchases part five: Books.

This is the last part of the London Purchases series. As the title suggests I got a few books. Two of them to be precise.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Books I'm currently reading.

Usually I only read one or maximum two books at a time. But lately I'm reading four at a time.
Here they are:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Latest obsession: TED-Ed YouTube channel.

On Saturday I stumbled upon a short and sweet video that explained how sugar affects our brain. I found it very interesting and well explained. Since the video was quite short, it's easy enough to stay focussed al the way through. And that's how I discovered the TED-Ed YouTube channel, which is filled with these animated educational videos! They cover a wide variety of topics and there are videos from talks on there too. 

What is TED-Ed?
According to their website:
TED-Ed is a free educational website for teachers and learners. We are a global and interdisciplinary initiative with a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing. Our approach to education is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.

Here's the video on how sugar affects the brain: 

I've spent quite a bit of my time watching TED-Ed videos this weekend. I haven't nearly seen all of them, but here are some favourites of the ones I did see.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Do anti-age creams make your skin age faster?

Anti-ageing cream may be an odd topic for me to discuss as I'm only 23. But there's something about it that has been bugging me for a couple of years. Some anti-ageing creams are advertised to speed up cell renewal. Now I assume this may make your skin look younger for a while, but I suspect that it will worsen things in the long run. Here's why: