Dear Society, Art is not a waste of Time

His hands move with expertise along the soft paper, the tip of the pencil clutched in his tiny grasp sometimes creating a train, at other times a house. His brows are knitted in concentration, unaware of the onlookers mesmerized by his work. “Your son is really gifted,” one of the onlookers comments as she cranes her neck to get a better view. “Have you ever … Continue reading Dear Society, Art is not a waste of Time

FIG&HAZELNUT COOKIES

During the COVID-19 lockdown, a lot of us is struggling with emotional eating. Emotional eating is consuming food without feeling physically hungry, mostly to cope with emotions like stress and anxiety. Foods we consume during emotional or stress eating are more likely to be comfort foods like fast foods and other packaged foods such as biscuits, which are high in fat and sugar. Consuming energy-dense foods or overeating may lead to weight gain which is … Continue reading FIG&HAZELNUT COOKIES

5 Things You Learn From Being a Math Major

In university, I fell in love with mathematics. Which really means that I fell in love with beauty, truth, and mystery. I am grateful every day that mathematics found me and enriched my life. And today, I want to tell you a little about my experience as a mathematics major. So, without further ado, here are 5 thing you learn from being a math major. … Continue reading 5 Things You Learn From Being a Math Major

Elizabeth and the Landlord’s Game

Elizabeth the game maker Elizabeth J. “Lizzie” Magie was born in a small Illinois town in the 1860s. He came from a petty bourgeois family: his father, James, was a newspaper editor, Lincoln’s contributor and therefore an abolitionist. Instead, the mother is basically unknown. Following in her father’s footsteps, Elizabeth first became a stenographer and then a writer, but also a comedian, feminist, engineer, finally returned to … Continue reading Elizabeth and the Landlord’s Game

Leopold II of Belgium and his statues

The owner of Congo In 1876, Léopold-Louis-Philippe-Marie-Victor of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha, better known as Leopold II of Belgium organized a private company with fake scientific and philanthropic purposes which he called the International African Society or International Association for the Exploration and Civilization of the Congo. The initial idea was to export ivory, not just for the Kingdom of Belgium, but also for the personal wealth of its king. In 1878, … Continue reading Leopold II of Belgium and his statues

Of Intersectionality and our Future

Different diversities I am a pale, heterosexual, baptized male (even if not a believer, the same as my whole family), I was born and I live in Northern Italy, not far from Milan, and I have a master’s degree. All this to say that I have never encountered major difficulties in my life, especially taking into account these characteristics, which undoubtedly can facilitate a person’s … Continue reading Of Intersectionality and our Future