Just a day

Just to be clear about this right from the start: Personally, I’m not a fan of Valentine’s day. I never celebrated it, I have no relation with it and my (pitiable, some might say) girlfriend never got a single gift. Not because of deliberate rejection, but because of indifference. 14th of February for me never was Valentine’s day, it was just a day.i_hate_valentines_day_card-p1370222628779258148h2w_210[1] Continue reading

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How about some extra endorphins?

by Michael Seckler

“From a biochemical perspective happiness is nothing more than the release of endorphins in the brain. Love, music, a nice sculpture or chocolate can cause that, but also complex mathematical constructs”. If math professor Christian Hesse was telling the truth in his interview with good impact magazine we seem to miss out on loads of endorphins all the time. Noort Bakx showed it with dating the other day: There is more math in your everyday-life than you might expect. You don’t think so? Maybe a look at this extremely average Wednesday of mine can convince you of the contrary (Do I already sound like the math teacher you hated? Good!): 

The Travelling-Salesman-Problem (Picture: dogonews.com)

The Travelling-Salesman-Problem (Picture: dogonews.com)

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Who’s at the helm in Europe?

by Michael Seckler

“Eurosur”! Ever heard of it? Even though it may sound like a new “no-frills-airline” it is not about moving people. Actually, quite the opposite. Eurosur is short for “European Border Surveillance System” and is part of Europe’s answer to illegal immigration. For me, it is the law that convinced me to go vote in May 2014 when the next European parliamentary elections are being held.

picture: zeit.de

photo: zeit.de

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The Message, Not The Man: Why Russell Brand Is Not Our Messiah, Nihilist or Otherwise

by Hannah Wallace Bowman

Let me begin by saying, I like Russell Brand. A lot. There is actually quite a high chance that I am in love with the rambunctious quipster. That now famous interview with Jeremy Paxman has been viewed worldwide and, quite honestly, I could not be more thrilled that he was able to articulate, in less than 10 minutes, the frustrations of a generation. 1384097_10101192290364329_1355535520_n

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So ladies, would you pay for sex?

by Hannah Wallace Bowman

Small boobs, big boobs, blonde ones and leather thongs: it’s Saturday evening in Amsterdam’s red light district and the women in the windows are open for business. Potential clients meander through the canal-lined streets, perusing the veritable candy-shop of sexual delight on offer, the air thick with a heady combination of testosterone and beer.

Foto: Mathieu Milot

Foto: Mathieu Milot

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