Month: November 2018

Christopher-Leake-economist

How to fuel the economic engine of a brain drain-affected country | Christopher Leake

Frustration is high in communities where brain drain has lead to depopulation, an inability to support rural education institutions, and ultimately, to an efficiency gap when compared to urban schools. Without an easy solution in sight, politicians become the target...

Arturs Miksons Psychotherapist

Don’t neglect your emotions. Express them — constructively! | Artūrs Miksons

As we grow through life, we’re taught what’s “ok” and what isn’t, when it comes to demonstrating emotions. We learn to push them away, reject, or suppress what has been deemed socially unacceptable. But when it comes down to it,...

42 marathons in 21 days: what I learned from running around my country Dins Vecāns

42 marathons in 21 days: what I learned from running around my country | Dins Vecāns

In the spirit of Latvian centennial happenings, Dins ran along the border of Latvia, his home country, to get to know it better. Despite all odds, he ran around the entire perimeter of Latvia, 1740 km, in 21.5 days. His...

Who paid for your news today? | Nellija Ločmele

Who paid for your news today? | Nellija Ločmele

Imagine losing half of your blood — could you survive? As the drain of advertising money threatens journalism worldwide, it becomes crucial for media users to seriously consider the saying “you get what you pay for”. The vanishing of free...

Technology's impact on our mind - and why we should care | Jānis Sārts

Technology’s impact on our mind – and why we should care | Janis Sarts

In a life of heightened information access and lowered attention spans, we find ourselves reading more headlines, but processing fewer facts. The result — an epidemic of anxiety. How are cognitive biases affecting our perception of reality? And are we...