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OBESITY: Spain has got a problem

Europe bad and good By 16 enero, 2017 No Comments

Edited by Sydney Ramgolam

The Institute of Obesity warns us about the increasingly strong relationship between lack of sleep and weight gain. In recent years, obesity has become a principal health problem. Spain is one of the countries where obesity is growing very quickly and despite a good diet, Spanish kids are often overweighted. The most recent calculations by la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) cited billions of adults as overweight and over 300 million as obese. In light of these increasing numbers, there’s been a push to find the link between obesity and the social factors that make it such a widespread problem, but with each investigation it becomes clearer that sleep is an important part of preventing obesity.


Culture, Europe bad and good By 21 diciembre, 2016 No Comments

by Kevin Schmidt

Your own wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life. For two people to proclaim their love for each other ceremoniously in front of family and friends involves much more than tradition in today’s globalised world. Furthermore, a wedding is a complex thing to organise, and the special day usually isn’t a success without the help – and presence – of family and friends.

EUROPE: Real change – more doing, less talking

Culture, Europe bad and good By 2 noviembre, 2016 No Comments

Interview with Stefanie Claudia Müller 

I think that the term proletariat refers to industrial workers while precariat includes all the badly paid service workers, some of them even have an academic carreer. It is more about financial exploitation than a physical one. The difference is that Precarians are totally aware of their situation, they have travelled, they have more knowledge and a lot of them dispose of a very good education, which makes it even harder for them to stand the situation. You have more precarians in countries like Spain where you nearly have any social benefits and just the family as your last chance.

FASHION: Europe is the place to be – Alexander McQueen

Culture, Europe bad and good By 26 octubre, 2016 No Comments

By Sol Vallejo Oyarzun

The world of fashion is as fascinating as each designers mind. It is a journey towards parallel worlds, where each artist recreates their magical vision of what design means to them. Everything revolves around transformative forms, bringing haute couture; to the creation of a universe where different textiles come to life. Bodies appear beautifully immersed en the craziness of each designer, and recreate their unique take on this art. To venture into this dreamy and wonderful cosmos, can really be an experience that takes us away from the earthly, to fly between volumes, cuts, folds, etc… If I had to disappear from this reality to arrive in the fascinating mind of a designer, I would say that Alexander McQueen made me feel an indescribable sensation, which made me want to study fashion. This magician of the needle made me emotional and made me feel passion for fashion.

SPAIN: You need a lot of patience in many restaurants

Culture, Europe bad and good By 10 septiembre, 2016 No Comments

Saturday evening in Madrid. I was thrilled.  At long last and after several fruitless attempts I had managed to get a table at a much praised restaurant in a trendy part of town. The elaborate menu promised an unforgetable experience… Two hours later I left the restaurant having eaten some fabulous food, but with no intention of recommending the place. What went wrong? Well, pretty much everything except for the food.