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The Gamification of my ADHD life.

Gamification: boosting your productivity, by turning your life into a game, or in my case: trying to use the fast pace of games, as a powerful tool to fire up my permanently bored ADHD brain. As a 20 year old with ADHD, I experience difficulties with trying to stay focused on what is important: university. I unwillingly procrastinate, forget deadlines, forget to…

Smartphones? try a little less

More and more scientists say that social media and smartphones are highly addictive. They say that notifications etc. are causing receptors to release dopamine in the human brain. The thing with these harming phenomena in our societies is that they do not seem harmful from the start but they become harmful when large companies benefit from people becoming addictive to them. That’s…

Intuitive Eating (of Social Media Feeds)

A friend responding with 'I would love to help you but I honestly first need to understand what's going on'

The Context Social media platforms bring about so many opportunities for enhanced global connection and access, and yet I often feel very passive on these platforms. Passively consuming content can be great, especially considering the fast-paced nature of our society today. However, I feel the prolonged periods of time I spend passively scrolling negatively affects my ability to think clearly and more…

Disney’s Struggle: Disclaimers and Diversity

For my last blog, I decided to direct my attention to an interesting current phenomenon: warnings and disclaimers. ‘Political correctness’ Over the last couple of years, there has been more attention for what many call ‘political correctness’, I feel in most parts it is just common-sense, but sure we can call it something political if you would like. It entails the notion…

E – poetry and its cyber branches

“I’m just a squirrel looking for a nut You are a wizard harry I’m a what Glad to believe in #Jesus, He’s the best… From Fresno to Pomona fuck the rest” – By Pentametron (https://twitter.com/pentametron?lang=en) This may seem like a random compilation of Twitter posts that happen to rhyme and that is because they are. Well, the fact that they rhyme and…

extracting the quintessence.

And here we are: the last blogpost of my little journey into the field of language published in this semester. You are finally released! Almost!I would like to use this last post to provide you with a short recap and a reflection what we have explored during the last weeks. I was trying to raise your awareness but also interest in the…

✏️ and 👅 in the 💻 🌍

(Okay, so the title is ‘Writing and speaking in the digital world’ ✌️) In class, we have already discussed emojis, their advantages (such as that of boosting people’s sense of inclusion – you can read a paper about it here) and possible negative aspects. During one of the classes, I briefly mentioned an article discussing how emojis are ruining the English language.…