Category: Lifestyle

German

Why Creative Berlin Is An Inspiration To Artists: From 1970s To NOW!

Germany has a long and exceptional artistic history – from Goethe to the Bauhaus movement and far beyond – it’s inspired both Germans and countless artists around the world. Berlin is one of Germany’s most inspirational cities for artists, and not without good reason. Below I’ve explained why Berlin is such an inspiration, covering the…

Language Learning

You’re The Alien! How Learning A New Language Gives You A Radically Different Perspective on Life (If You Let It…)

When I lived in Bangkok for four years, I often found myself stuck in the sprawling megacity’s notoriously bad traffic, staring out at the bustling sidewalks, and there was a certain recurring sign that never failed to catch my attention. It said: “Marriage for Alien“. Despite knowing better, I always imagined an almond-eyed couple with…

Guest Posts

What Ambitious Parents Can Teach You About Freelancing

When I first started with Fluent Language Tuition, I had no idea where the whole experiment was going to go. I was so hesitant to consider this a real business that I tried to hide my name from the website, the flyers and all business cards. My brand was not a consideration in those days,…

Lifestyle

Movies for Your Ears, and other Podcasts

Last week, I met a lot of amazing people and learned many new things. I sat down with the German that landed a Cessna on Moscow’s Red Square in the Cold War, listened to the Choirboy Robber’s exploits, and found out that the key ingredient to a successful marriage are multiple bathrooms. And best of…

Lifestyle

Associative Doing: a Theoretical Model for Work in a Hyper-linked World

For many people, the Internet has become an irreplacable part of both work and entertainment. Whether we’re sending an email to our boss, marathon watching series on Netflix, doing research, shopping on Amazon, managing our online bank accounts, or just idling on Facebook, the fun part and the work part often run very closely alongside…

Lifestyle

The Beast of Untamed Time

There used to be a time when we had to wait 7 days for the next episode of our favorite TV-series; when we needed to hang on until the next morning for our latest fix of news; when a written message from friends and family took many days to arrive. Waiting Is History We don’t…

Lifestyle

Code or Die: The Future Of Work?

In a new video designed to spread awareness about the importance of teaching people how to code, big promises are being made. Backed up by talking heads such as Zuckerberg, Gates and many more, the basic premise is that coding is the core asset for tomorrow’s job market. “Want to enjoy the colorful offices and…

Lifestyle

Botanicula: The Return Of Creative Adventure Games

I grew up with adventure games. Without characters like Zak McKracken, Guybrush Threepwood, Roger Wilco or Dr. Fred, my childhood is hard to imagine. Not only did these characters teach me the first meaningful sentences of English outside of an education curriculum, they fed my imagination, humor and curiosity, as well. I still remember the many…

Lifestyle

How To Create A Simple Google Chrome App In Less Than 5 Minutes

If you take a look at Google’s “Web Store” many Google Chrome apps listed there are basically just quick ways to access web-pages. For example, the official Google Docs app does what? It opens docs.google.com. The Hootsuite app? It opens hootsuite.com/dashboard Etc. While that may defeat the purpose of an app (shouldn’t it be more than…

Lifestyle

3 Things Children Would Like To See In The Future Of The Net And Technology

In 2010, Latitude asked children from all over the world aged 12 and below about their hopes, wishes and expectations about the Internet and technology in general. The results are surprising, not just because the kids were asked to draw their ideas in colors but for the ideas and paradigms they reveal. Here are just…

Lifestyle

Brains In The Cloud: The New Memory

If I think back to my primary school education, learning things by rote was a big thing: From multiplication tables to learning poems by heart, memorizing stuff seemed to be the name of the game. In high school it was all about irregular verbs and periodic tables. Sponging it up. Drilling it. And spilling it….