BREAKDOWNS: How to manage defeats

Culture, Europe bad and good By 22 enero, 2017 No Comments

Many companies or people in Europe are in a breakdown at the moment, either on a professionnal or private basis. A breakdown is a situation in which you realize you cannot continue like before, and you can´t go foreward as you had planned. It is a huge obstacle on the way to where you were going and it is a stiuation that you can´t ignore and need to pay attention to. Breakdowns occur regularly in our lives, whether we like it or not.

A breakdown doesn´t necessarily have to be negative. It can be meaningful for an indivicual but it is huge to deal with. An example would be a promotion in your company or a change in career: for example that you have left the environment of a multinational corporation and want to set up your own business.

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.

EUROPEAN LITERATURE: Bryan van Scoyk

Culture By 15 enero, 2017 No Comments

by Arantza Mendez-Aguirre

After the Laughter Slaughter the Otter, Bryan van Scoyk’s “opera prima”, was the focus of the last literary event run by the Planet-BPM team: an English book which curiously saw the light of day in Madrid and is, no doubt, a clear exponent of all the personal involvement, time investment and stamina required in auto-edition.

PARIS: Au Bon Marche

Living By 12 enero, 2017 No Comments

The crossroads of rue de Sevres and boul Raspail offer a feast for the eye. A square, a hotel, and a shopping ‘marché’ are only the beginning. Here there are places to relax, to eat or drink, or do some of the most exciting shopping in Paris.

TRAVELLING: What to pack for a safari

Culture By 3 enero, 2017 No Comments

Going on safari is a dream for many people. We are used to watching wildlife in all its glory on the Discovery Channel, but seeing a lion or leopard in the wild is a humbling experience. There was a time when ordinary people had no chance of ever seeing majestic creatures such as elephants and hippos anywhere other than within the confines of a zoo. These days, safaris are much more affordable, even if you are a cash-strapped student looking at online doctoral nursing programs, or you are partway through an MSN to DNP online and you need a break.