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Will Screen Time Deep Fry Your Brain? Emails, Roaring Lions and the Monkey Mind

The research on the effects of using smartphones, watching TV, playing video games and the like is far from conclusive. While mounting evidence suggests that it impairs our perception, focus, sleep quality, impulse-control, emotional state and general well-being, some researchers believe that it’s premature to attribute such effects to screen time alone. Spending too much […]

Garlic, Harissa and Mint – What a Pickle!

Unless you’re a vampire, you should really try to stuff as much garlic as you possibly can into your diet. For one thing, it’s delicious. For another, it’s a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, and calcium. Scientific evidence is still inconclusive as to its medicinal qualities, such as reducing cancer, […]

Do You Really Need All That Gear? A Minimalist Perspective on Fitness

There are claims that in ancient times, most people we’re actually as ripped as these fighting Greeks and Amazons – and if you look at pictures of indigenous people who still practice their traditional way of life, you’ll see that they are, too. Of course, this is a frieze, and we can’t know the exact […]

If you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough – The should have, could have, would have run

By: Kristoffer I should have brought more water, could have paced myself during the first ascent and sure would have suffered way less as a result. Still, this run/stumble up and around El Hacho mountain was an experience to treasure! Since I first came to Gaucín, attempting to run from the village up to the […]

Breathing Life Into the Mountainside – An Invitation to the Garden of Eden

“If you are interested in forest gardening, permaculture and organic food production, you may want to come and see the finca near Estacion Gaucín that we have been working on for 19 years.”, Stefan Lipka humbly suggests in a text message that we received a couple of weeks ago. We were, of course, greatly intrigued […]