Spoon Food #3: 13 links for reading

Drop by Alex Stoddard

At last it’s Friday. This weekend I am planning to visit a really good friend in Bristol and we have so many plans that the two days of my visit seem insignificantly short already. Apart from that I am trying to plan an online humoristic seminar (surprise!) that I am preparing for some time now, in a (almost) snowy Amsterdam that refused to welcome spring. Here are some links for reading if you are in the mood. 

11 lies all readers have told.

What should I read next? An algorithm that recommends books for reading.

The everyday routines of a bookworm.

10 beautiful and practical kitchen gadgets.

The ULTIMATE guide for cycling in Amsterdam, cause (pause since I died from laughter) happy cycling is safe cycling.

Something beautiful is happening in this animal shelter in Missouri.

The Robin Hood of science. She makes our research lifes better.

It's a miracle we ever met.

A mixtape that I hear every morning this week.

Mark Zuckerberg's opinion about privacy and John Oliver's opinion about Trump.

Amazing new illustrations for the Harry Potter series.

From Athens to Peiraeus illustration by Costas Theoharis.

An overview on Oscars: What is it to work in Hollywood (if you are not a white straight man).

Anything good that you read and want to share? Write the link in the comments below. Have a fun and relaxing weekend! xoxo

(Photo: Drop by Alex Stoddard)

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!

Spoon food #2: for a relaxed Sunday

Double Exposure πορτραίτο από την Sara K Byrne

How is your weekend so far? Do you have a nice cozy Sunday? Here it was raining all night and I had the luck to wake up with the sound of the rain drops bombarding my window, such a bliss. This moody set makes this Sunday a perfect day for writing, since I am a bit behind with writing a kid's book. Today, also, is the day that I will try to make a corn, bacon and gorgotzola soup and only the thought of this creamy sensations makes me drooling.

Here are some links of things I enjoyed during the week if you are in reading mood too:

Since it is Valentine's Day today, here's a (neuro-scientifically proved) trick for a happy relationship (does not include chocolates and heart balloons sorry).

What kids need from the grown ups apart from love and food.

My favorite aspiring storyteller Eugene Trivizas wins the "Oscar" of interactive tales (putting down even Disney), using only cherry stalks.

Using 3D printing embossed copies of reknown artworks are made for people with visual impairments.

A tea that becomes purple from blue when you add to it some lemon drops.

I desperately want a huge poster (or two, or three) of Ernst Haeckel biological illustrations somewhere in my house.

I will never stop being amazed by the athletes of gymnastics, here's a brilliant example of Sophina DeJesus.

Here's your chance to stay in the bedroom that Vincent Van Gohn sleeped in (and painted).

Time to start sewing tassels to our clothes, the new pom pom.

I saw the film "The Revenant" with DiCaprio (very riveting, did you like it?) and started reading again the "Genesis" by Eduardo Galeano on (the not yet approved) genocide of the Native Americans. What are you reading lately?

With that said I wish you a cozy Sunday and a dynamic week start tomorrow. Tomorrow is my dad's birthday so I am expecting an amazing day already!

(Double Exposure portrait by Sara K Byrne)

 

 

 

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!

On my Way to Bremen & some Love Links

As you are reading this post, I will be on my way to Bremen (yay!), for a quick trip. If you have been in Bremen before and know the best places around don't hesitate to share them with me in the comments below.

As this is a 100% pleasure trip, I will be able to share with you bits and bytes of the city on my Instagram (new account, consider to follow), Twitter and Facebook account. Make sure to check. :) And when I will be back, you will have your traditional extensive list of go-to places.

 

Until then check my week's great findings:

:: The news of 4,7 billion years or how the scientists saw gravitational waves from the Big Bang. In other words, we have evidence that it really happened.

:: The BEST adventure, fantasy and science magazine that you will find; the Dodo magazine.

:: Researchers at Sony - CSL in Paris have developed an online storytelling game through which they are conducting research. It is basically an online game of collaborative comic book writing. It is meant to be a fun experience and one which will help them better understand the creative mind.

:: Such a great article on how to stop procrastinating and start writing!

:: March's track addiction, True Detective's opening video is true art.

:: This guy will search around Africa stories that make you smile, wanna support him?

:: And this hilarious guy using Disney and Pixar character's voices to sing Frozen's "Let it Go"

 

That's all for now, have a great weekend my friends!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!