The news, a Swiss self-help guru claims, is worse than alcoholism. Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli wrote a piece called Avoid the News, which was a major inspiration for Dutch journalist Rob Wijnberg, who went on to found The Correspondent. That publication recently reprinted part of Dobelli’s essay. “Today, I’m “clean”. Since 2010, I’ve been entirely … [Read more…]
That was the question I wanted to answer for Dutch News. ‘We learn a lot from body language, voice tonality, and other non-verbal cues,’ says Dr Irwin. Ultimately, most people want to see each other visually and humans have difficulties forming intimate relationships without a real-life component. Read the whole article on Dutch News.
I’m working my way through my backlog of podcasts, leftover from my trip to the US, and currently am listening to Slate’s Culture Gabfest. The show discusses Karl Knausgård’s piece My Saga in the New York Times Magazine. When Dana Stevens calls the piece self-indulgent and solipsistic, Stephen Metcalf defends it, arguing that Knausgård was … [Read more…]
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I was listening to the Diane Rhem show a few weeks ago and a caller said something to the effect of “the tax system is the US is a total failure.” Problematic? Sure. But a total failure? C’mon. When one thinks of total failure, one should think of the Somali government. Or New Coke. Not … [Read more…]