Owning a Pet: Mostly Beneficial

The relationship between men and domesticated animals was built on the principle of mutual gain. However, this relationship has evolved into a more sentimental bond, as urbanization took over farm-life. Today they are more like our friends, with whom we share our homes. In fact, this evolved relationship has broken the historical win-win equilibrium, to…

World Health Day: Let’s Talk

World Health Organization (WHO) is celebrating April 7th as the World Health Day, since 1950. The institution has also been dedicating each years’ World Health Day to increase awareness in certain health problems, since 1995. This years’ theme is depression, which has become the most serious health problem in the world. The WHO’s slogan for…

The Magic of Steampunk From the Eyes of a Steampunk Artist

Published in Life as a Human, May 2017. (link) Alternative future is a favorite sub-genre of Science Fiction&Fantasy forms of art. Cyberpunk, Atompunk, Dieselpunk and others generally define the inspired era, reflecting the level of technological advance. However, none of them has reached the popularity of Steampunk, the fantasy based on industrial revolution and Victorian…

Know Your Orange Juice

Just as every parent, I care about the well-being of my child and I prefer my daughter having fresh fruit juice, instead of processed alternatives. However, squeezing only a single glass of orange juice every morning, with all the preperations before and cleaning after, is a tedious job. The natural solution is squeezing orange juice…

A Trouble of Its’ Own: Chinese New Year Data

According to this article, 乱七八糟 (luàn qī bā zāo), meaning “a total mess”, ranks #2 at list of “the common and useful Chinese idioms”. Just as China comes back from a long New Year holiday, it reminds us the distortion in economic data, which is caused by this break. This one is among many difficulties…

How to Save Capitalism: Treat Employees Better

Several months ago, a friend had argued that, after the collapse of Communism as an anti-thesis, capitalism had no reason to favor the labor force anymore. We don't know whether he was the original owner of this idea or he had read it somewhere. Nevertheless, given the increasing inequality and rising populist waves around the…