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5 warm-up exercises before presentations – Part Three

After sharing three exerices on breathing, posture and vocalisation in part one and part two, now we come to the last two...

Miffy – The beloved bunny

Ever wondered how this little rabbit became the quintessential part of the Dutch household? Recognized as "Nijntje" (short version of Konijntje) in...

Roger Penrose: Nobel Prize, physics, art and the Dutch connection

Roger Penrose, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2020, has also contributed to the field of arts. His scientific research borrows from his artistic work, and there is a Dutch connection where the two domains intersect.

The first English detective novel by a Dutch writer

Published in 1889, The Black Box Murder by Utrecht-based writer Maarten Maartens was the first ever English detective novel by a Dutch writer.

How to stay relatively sane during a pandemic?

When the (intelligent) lock-down first started in the Netherlands back in March this year, everything immediately went online. Mobile phones devoured our...

A quest for belongingness

A few days ago, I came to a realization that I had been living in The Netherlands for six years. To tell...

5 one-day trips you can do around Utrecht

Looking for something to do with your friends? Even when you don’t have too much time at your disposal one-day-trips are the...

Technology Trends to Look Forward

Man-a creator of his imagination, is evolving since centuries. Let's get an insight of what future holds for us in the matter of technology.

Just five minutes a day can help you reduce stress and anxiety

With corona virus cases rising and the Netherlands government releasing advisories to stay home as much as possible, that uncomfortable feeling is back. While for...

5 warm-up exercises before presentations – Part One

Have you ever experienced dryness, tensions, or maybe even pain in your throat when you tried to speak loud or after speaking...

5 warm-up exercises before presentations – Part Two

In the previous article, I introduced the lie-down exercise for setting up a good posture and raising the awareness of the breathing....

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The age of dragons and georeferencing

This article is about georeferencing old maps which allows to compare them to new ones. Georeferencing is conducted by Utrecht University and is an interactive method which gives access to the old and new maps of the university library's collection.

The witch weighing house near Utrecht

In Oudewater near Utrecht, there still stands a weighing house. In the 16th century this weighing house produced not-a-witch certificates.

Coronavirus cases rising in Utrecht: All you need to know

The graph of coronavirus cases in the Netherlands is going up at a very fast rate. According to the latest data released...

Beer and Bitterballen

Dutch cuisine is not really the most mouth-watering in the world. But the beer-bitterballen combination is a delicious exception

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