Topic: Lifestyle (82 articles)

Learning English

Zen and English, Part 1: Earth

The Post of Earth Earth represents the foundation of knowledge. It represents facts, logic, and reality. Knowledge must begin with what is tangible to our human experience. This experience is defined by the human body. We may say that we…

published on December 9, 2010, by


Are You Ready for the 21st Century ?

In my last article I wrote about the way the Internet changes our world and sketched out a few points. I also found a video for you which will give you some more ideas. I don’t necessarily agree with everything…

published on November 28, 2010, by


The Internet is not a Mass Medium. Or is it?

The term “mass medium” was coined in the early 20th century and referred to magazines, newspapers, radio & television broadcasts. I remember the times when watching an MTV music video on color television fried every teenager’s excitement-circuits, slouched in front…

published on November 28, 2010, by


What would you do if nobody’s watching?

I’m a big fan of minimalist writing. Minimalist prose that is from the likes of Amy Hempel, Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk. The latter who is mostly known for writing the book that the movie “Fight Club” was based upon…

published on November 26, 2010, by


Everybody wants to be Free. Nobody wants to change.

Have you ever heard your co-workers, classmates, etc. complain about their current situation? Something along the lines of “Not enough pay. Too many over-hours.” or “Stupid professors. Boring seminars.” and if you listen very closely you might hear the three…

published on November 23, 2010, by


Eat when Tired, Sleep when Hungry

Do you sometimes do things which aren’t on point? Do you sometimes do the opposite of what you feel you should? Do you sometimes wonder why it seems you want to do one thing and yet you do another? Don’t…

published on October 7, 2010, by


How to go on a Perpetual Holiday for the Rest of Your Life

For many people life is defined by alternating periods of very long work weeks and very short vacation slots. It’s pretty much like in school, just that the vacations are way shorter. Instead of that picky maths teacher your boss…

published on September 29, 2010, by


The Mystery Component of Goal-Setting

Goal setting is great. A basic notion of planning and timelines will help you get a long with your colleagues and project partners. They will appreciate if you can tell them what you want, till when you want it to…

published on September 27, 2010, by


3 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than Your Highly Prized Gadgets

1. They don’t make noises while you’re in the middle of something. 2. You don’t need to sit in crowded coffee-shops to feel connected. 3. No Loading Times created with strip generator

published on September 26, 2010, by


“Why play guitar when Guitar Hero is easier and so much fun?”

I remember when my father showed me one of the first Atari gaming consoles. Those red and green blocks bumping into one another to the unnerving but fascinating chip soundtrack; Somehow the world would never be the same again. You…

published on September 18, 2010, by


Imaginary Cures for Imaginary Ills

It seems there is an upsurge of “Lifestyle Design”, “Lifehacking”, “Personal Empowerment” or to use a milder term “Personal Development” blogs and sites, lately. Those are characterized by photos of their authors either grinning and showing a thumbs up, lifting…

published on September 17, 2010, by


Digital Sabbaticals: Off is the New On

Technology is great, alright. The Net, even better. It lets me be in touch with all my friends all over the world. It lets me publish articles, books, music albums and so on and so forth. It lets me work…

published on September 10, 2010, by