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!

Spoon Food #1: The Story Behind It

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So what the hell is this-how-you-call-it "spoon food"?

For months I tried to find some themed posts to share (eg. dinner and a movie,

tgif) only to find myself bored after a while. So I hope that I will stick to "spoon food" a while.

spoon food [spun fud-phrase

  1. something that is chewed, the grounded: "chewed food"
  2. (therefore) the abraded
  3. (translation) a)feeding someone (typically a baby) with a spoon by placing food on the spoon and then putting the spoon in the recipient's mouth until they remove the food using their tongue or lips. The only action required by the person being spoon-fed is to close the lips after the spoon has been inserted into the mouth and swallow the food. b) it refers to someone doing something for someone else to such a extent that the person being "spoon-fed" has to do only the absolute minimum. In the case of a class where students don't have to do any thinking, analysis, or practical tasks but just memorization of facts could be an example of "spoon feeding". 

Let's focus on the 3b a minute or two.

In real life we  all have some favorite words/phrases that we adore pronouncing often (no?). So, we will say what you want to say in such a way that our word/phrases fits appearing.For me one those words this time is the "spoon food" and kolobena, but that's another story.Example:

What I won't say: "Shit, Ι couldn't use my cheat sheet at the test today."

What I will say instead: "Well if I could cheat from my cheat sheet at the test today, well that would be a smashing good spoon food.

 

Are still following along? Nice.

So in this series of posts, I will bring to you some great chewed food, cooked over a low heat, fine and interesting for me and you(?), ready for brain processing. Your breathing will be more difficult than this.

So today we will cut the red ribbon with a few a few goodies:

::The best Disney mash-up. ever.

::The 5-secs rule for foods on the floor. Is it true?

::The differences between the unsalted good writing and the spicy talented writing.

:: The side effects of the internet on our minds

:: Of course... but maaaybe.

:: This song. Loop. 

:: The abandoned set of "Star Wars: A New Hope" in Tunisia.

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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!