“We all need a hug”

How the pandemic influences our love lives By Melisa Salas Because of Covid-19, it’s challenging for young people to experiment with sex, and singles are struggling to find their big love. The 25-year-old Esther van der Heide is a blogger for erotic online magazine LotteLust in which she talks openly about love, dating and sex.  What do you think the consequences of the lockdown are … Continue reading “We all need a hug”

QUARANTINE QUEENS

By Claire Schouten & Gaby van Genderen  Drag is an ever-evolving term with a rich history and its roots stem from queer culture. Nowadays, the term can involve dressing up and making costumes, having a persona, gender crossing and wearing extravagant make-up. The drag scene is still more than relevant and important today. A big part of its history is sad and complicated, but now … Continue reading QUARANTINE QUEENS

Crypto Punk

By Sharon Verhoeks Cryptocurrency is gaining its popularity fast. The digital asset is a new form of payment and threatens the current monetary system. Around 4000 alternative currencies already emerged based on their decentralised ancestor, keeping the punk soul alive. Are we on the eve of a monetary revolution?   The current monetary system, which is based on the fiduciary idea that we are able … Continue reading Crypto Punk

Big Tech politics

By: Jurgen Vlaar We are entering a new era of the digital age and too many governments are not equipped yet. Government institutions with too much bureaucracy make the transition too slow-moving for them to keep up with the rapidly changing digital landscape. That is why they should reshape their way of working towards something called ‘Smart Governance’. Smart governance is a way for governments … Continue reading Big Tech politics

Everything is connected

By Josefien Gravendeel When it comes to hypnosis many people think of shows where people’s minds are being controlled. In reality, hypnosis is related to the subconscious part of the brain and has the purpose to lead a new way of living.  Jos van Os and Jildou Canrinus both decided to practice hypnotherapy. Van Os is 80 years old and practices hypnotherapy. At the age … Continue reading Everything is connected

Thrifting a new self

By Melisa Salas It has been over a year since the world erupted into a state of chaos. It was scary, yet considered as a positive thing by many people. For many people, a national lockdown meant we got the time to reflect more on ourselves and grow as a person. On the 19th of March, three of my best friends and I were on … Continue reading Thrifting a new self

There’s something about mushrooms

By Sharon Verhoeks It is the muse of many artists and the habitat of fairytale creatures: the mushroom. They are trendy and have been an ethereal organism since mankind started writing about them.  A mushroom or toadstool is the fleshy, spore-bearing body of a fungus, typically produced above ground, on soil, or on its food source. A fungus, plural fungi – is any member of … Continue reading There’s something about mushrooms