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The world's richest economies - China no more

IN THIS week’s print edition we published a chart that looks at the world’s biggest economies over time. We timed it to coincide with the news that China, at least in purchasing-power parity terms, is now the world’s biggest economy. 87 more words


Rehearsals Begin (Everything hurts)

October 24, 2014

Last week, we began rehearsing for Holiday on Ice’s “Passion.” We are almost through week two and I finally have time to write (well, not exactly, but I thought I kept you waiting long enough). 264 more words

Behind The Scenes

Dutch Islamophobic policeman

This video is called Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Same message, different minority.

After the Dutch policeman who illegally kept wild animals, now another policeman. Apparently a police officer supposed to teach police students how to become good police officers … 134 more words


New mobile for babies will help post selfies from the crib

Social media is gaining a younger demographic with this new mobile. The mobile, “The New Born Fame, created by Laura Cornet, a student at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, looks like a mobile dangling over a baby’s crib.” Each of the little toys dangling from the mobile are cameras and are triggered by motions made by the babies. 96 more words

Birth Apologetics: Dutch Infant Mortality Rates- Proof That Homebirth Is Dangerous?

Note: This post is part of a series called “Birth Apologetics”. “Apologetics” comes from the Greek and means “to speak in defense”. (Often used in relation to defense of a particular idea or viewpoint, such as “Christian Apologetics”.) In these posts, I will be taking blog posts and articles that are critical of home birth and natural birth and doing a critical analysis on the data and arguments. 362 more words

CIEE Day trip to Groningen & Mikey's 21st!

Even though it was two weeks ago, I still remember cursing my alarm as it started blaring at 06.45 6:45 am.

It was Saturday, October 11 and time for another CIEE sponsored day trip, run by Jonathan! 504 more words