About a month ago saw a great Al-Jazeera news piece on “Feeding the billions” which looks at sustainable solutions for food production. In this segment there was a story about a Finnish company growing mushrooms using discarded coffee grinds. They also sell grower-starter kits to people who want to try this at home. So I … More Growing mushrooms – mini project
I’m not known to be very nationalistic, in fact I feel like I’m somehow connected to all nations and people more than to any single geographical location. And to be honest nationalism, imaginary borders and how this is being weaponized so as to polarize identities, is something I believe is extremely counterproductive in creating a … More Finland turns 101 years today
Interesting short video about the future of humanity and technology. I’m not really sure what to think about it but I can see the links made here, I have also heard about/thought of these concerns before. What do you think?
Here is a new (digital) version of an old tradition that I have seen/heard many people do. Writing something to your future self. This can be a highly reflective and deep process! What you do is you visit this website: https://www.futureme.org/ Write a message to yourself, set a date, email address and press send! Voila. … More Write to your future self!
HBO with VICE have been producing mini-documentary series on different current issues around the world. The latest Season (4) is out and free to watch. It is very informative and interesting because the series examines a lot of the big problems and dividing issues that we are facing today worldwide. But even though this is … More Depressing but interesting.
So as I mentioned in a previous post I recently attended my graduation ceremony. During the one week there I met a lot of my good friends who I studied with. They all live abroad in various countries so meeting them was amazing and probably wont happen on this large of a scale again where … More Uncertainty expected so just get on with it
Found this interesting piece on why tipping might not be as good as the intention behind it. I do agree with the arguments in this video but I then wonder how easy it is to change this kind of a culture. Up here in Scandinavia tipping is slowly becoming culture but its nowhere close to … More Should tipping be encouraged or not?
I think he points out a fundamental problem that spans nearly all current conflicts and struggles. The fact that we as a race are at a point in time where we are unwilling and ignorant by choice in facing the real underlying problems which cause such unnecessary expressions of violence. Everything is interlinked so there … More Brilliant Cartoon Response to the French Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Follow this five series short documentary about the emerging player in cocaine production namely Peru. This is an interesting piece on how the war against drugs adapts to seemingly futile tactics adopted by mostly the West in this endless fight. I honestly do not believe that the answer is to try and regulate the production … More Peru the new King of coca production.
Lately I have started to immerse myself in what Russell Brand and similar thinkers write and say. I think their thoughts are quite similar to the ones I have and have had for quite sometime. These ideas have complemented my masters degree in Conflict, Security and Development in that they serve as solutions to all … More Cambridge Union Society and Russell Brand