Health

The price of lies – Drug campaigns, authenticity and trust

*Note: Cannabis will also be referred to as ‘weed’ and ‘marijuana’. The 1936 anti-drug movie Reefer Madness[1] includes many scenes which have become iconic in American popular culture. Characters goi...Read More

Can veganism be the solution to a looming health crisis? 

Over the past decades, the world population has grown tremendously, both in numbers and in size.  Earth now has almost 8 billion inhabitants who are on average heavier than they were only a few 1...Read More

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