First a brief explanation of the platform I have been using:
Raiz Invest in Australia and other nations of the Pacific, is practically the American robo-advisor investing app: Acorns. For who doesn’t know anything about neither version:
Raiz is a micro-investing product that offers an easy way to regularly invest small or large amounts of money using the App on your mobile phone or the Website. The Fund is a registered managed investment scheme. If you apply to participate in Raiz, you apply to receive an interest in the Fund known as a Raiz Investment Account.
Practically, Raiz gives you…
Walking down the street this morning, in search of a coffee to drink before entering the library to study, everything seemed like any other day. Sun was out, people were out and about, I was in no particular mood. Until suddenly, out of nowhere — more like, I never noticed it — I see something magical.
A new bubble tea spot in Melbourne. Any bubble tea spot? No! INSTEA. And let me tell ya, it felt pretty fancy to step in the shop.
Apart from being the most Instagram-worthy tea in the city, INSTEA is a Malaysian Tea concept-café that…
Last night I thought
that what you told me was in place of
hate. Then, I saw her face painted
today, and recognised your expression. So
now, I see the hate was really pain.
There is no easy answer, but I’ll try to keep it short. Generally, forgiveness is defined as being almost a synonym of “letting go”. More specifically, letting go of negative, hateful, or vengeance-driven thoughts towards someone who has “offended” us one way or another.
For years, if not millennia (think about Christianity), forgiveness has been linked to several positive benefits. …
Fashion, photography, and all arts have often been tools of fringe (or former fringe) culture to express themselves and drive change.
Surely, for too long, fashion has also seen itself been monopolised, and therefore led to not much more than inequality. Body exclusion, white-washing, and so much more. But things can, and have to change. And hopefully, this change is already in motion.
I have recently started following a Masterclass by Tyler Mitchell. Feel free to find it here (it’s a referral, but no affiliate, I do not get gain anything if you decide to join): Tyler Mitchell’s Masterclass.
Some time ago, I was watching YouTube when I encountered a video Struthless named Before you “quit your job and follow your passion” watch this. In the video, he argues that despite himself quitting his job to pursue his passions, it is not for everyone. I agree. But it also got me thinking about it, so I would like to add to the conversation.
How to work only 4 hours a week, quit the 9–5 rat race, live in Bali and be an instagrammer. I wish! …
Do you remember that kid who never got chosen to join one of the two teams in P.E.? Yes, like in the movies! Well, that kid was me. Actually, my story goes even further: I was so unfit and uncoordinated that my teachers would ask me to “wait this one out”, at least once a month. And we only had three classes a month.
The fact is that fitness (but also things such as learning, being organised, or mentally healthy) never came to me naturally. Getting “directions”, being told to act fast, being a “hustler”. None of these were in…
Months ago I was trying out Medium as one of my “side hustles”. I did not know how to write, and possibly I am still not that great at it either. Certainty, we have improved.
Today I noticed my stats going a bit down, so I decided to research which where my better performing stories. Well, surprise-surprise! One of my (imho) most disappointingly written stories is my second highest-read one. What?
I suppose it has got to do with the title. Can I turn 50 dollars in 10000? Mission Side Hustle. …
Note: this story was originally publishes 1 month ago on the former Weaving Subjectivities.
You may have noticed, given my frequent remarks, that I haven’t read a whole book in quite a while.
Well, it’s time to fix it. I have decided!
This month of May (at least in intention) I’ll read 4 books. But it doesn’t stop there. No. In fact, for no particular reason, I have decided to read books in different formats and genres.
The plan is the following.
Well yes. The…
I really wish that all pyramids where waffle pyramids. Of course, not everything can be sweet and delicious. Though, we could argue that not everything useful has to be sweet and delicious…but yes, I am digressing!
A pyramid of waffle would in fact only be related to what Maslow would call our “physical needs”, or in other terms, the bottom of his pyramid. This pyramid is known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
What is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?
Maslow’s HON is a motivational theory, usually used in marketing and consumer behaviour research. It delineated five different levels which are associated…
It’s my birthday. Nope, not at the time I am writing this. But 23 hours later it will be. June 12th. Il dodici Giugno.
And I came to terms with the fact that I will never ever be as cool as — born 2 days after me — Princess Nokia.
Still, I can forever listen to her song, Gemini, and be able to relate. At least at some levels.
Here, her first verse:
I am Gemini, super fly, fly guy
I am Gemini, two heads, one eye
I am Gemini, like Pac, André, Lauryn
And Kanye, Boy George, and Anne…
Italian from Taranto, Australian from Melbourne. Writing about social psychology, businesses, marketing, art and…ok, I write about a lot of different s**t.