Plus: What Not to Say at a Dinner Party

Imagine this: you’re at a party with your partner’s family, or at a school reunion, or attending any other social gathering where you want to make a good impression (I know, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but try to picture it).

At some point, the dreaded question will…


Finding freedom in the time of social isolation.

I am not new to the concept of minimalism, but I still have a way to go.

What is minimalism? It is probably easier to say what minimalism is not. It is not about owning less than a hundred things, and it certainly is not about depriving yourself.

Similarly, you…


Spoiler alert: it’s not what you think.

I’m not the type to follow trends, especially the dietary ones. And while I’ve never been a big meat eater, going vegetarian was certainly not on my to-do list.

I’ll be honest with you: I found the general vegan rhetoric a bit forceful…


Remaining stable is no treat while the world is in panic.

Whenever you check your Facebook feed these days, you’re bombarded with scenes reminiscing the latest Black Mirror episode. Only this time, it’s for real. Is the world about to end? Is this the apocalypse? …


The fall of Forever 21 and the rise of shop-shaming

YouTube binge? We’ve all been there. And if you’re into fashion, you must have come across a shopping haul video at least once. In it, a bubbly fashionista presents a bunch of stuff from Primark, Zara or Forever 21, leaving…


Tropenmuseum challenges viewers in its vibrant expo

Oh, “what a genderful world!” — is not just the title of the exhibition, but a phrase that you will likely want to exclaim in awe as you immerse yourself in Tropenmuseum’s latest offering. …


Dietary dilemmas in midst of climate crisis.

Going veggie is all the rage right now. From Beyoncé’s vegan cleanse to “meatless meat” products that could fool even the most demanding carnivores: being cruelty-free is no longer just a hippie trend. With the recent findings on climate change, even scientists can…

Martyna — Words Of Noise

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