Health

Community gardening: why not just a garden alone?

According to the American Community Garden Association, “a community garden is somewhere people come together to grow plants and share the benefits of doing so.” [1].  At first sight, it seems to be a...Read More

Gezond leven is een luxe

In Nederland zijn we veel bezig met gezond leven. De Nieuwjaarsvoornemens van de gemiddelde Nederlander bestaan dan ook vaak uit gezonder eten, minder alcohol drinken en met eindelijk eens van de bank...Read More

I am a meat fanatic, and this is my plea on how reduced meat consumption partly alleviates the biggest problems of the 21st century

In this direct attack on the meat industry, I (as the foremost sparerib’s lover in Western Europe) will tell you (the world saviour) why eating less meat is necessary to partially solve today...Read More

Finding meaning just like Rick?

Throughout human history, people have always tried to assign meaning to their lives. Believing that the world was created by a God who lets everything happen on purpose is extremely comforting. Howeve...Read More

Green Park or a Highway? How Neighbourhood Engagement Opportunities Affect Health and Wellbeing

Imagine two neighbourhoods. The first one is located near the city centre, but not too close, so the noise and hustle of the big city are filtered out. You live in a house nearby a beautiful green par...Read More

Veganism as a Purpose

First of all, what is a purpose?  Purpose is defined as a central, self-organizing life aim that directs our goals, behaviors and  gives us a sense of meaning. Purpose gives us guidance in our da...Read More

Decentralization of Youth Care in The Netherlands

This is a summary of the research paper from Eva Grevinga and Marjolein van Hattem for the course of Social Policy and Social Risks. The authors report that since 2015, the Dutch government has given ...Read More

Sustainable employability to reduce the burdens of the healthcare sector

The pressure on the healthcare sector is a well-known problem which can be attributed to various reasons. Stress could be the consequence of, for example, having saved money on support services. As a ...Read More

The fast food industry: from additives to addiction.

Can you imagine being addicted to something that your life depends on and that is part of everyday existence? Most of us have probably dealt with periods in our lives where we over-consumed a bit and ...Read More