MPH Tackles Bali’s Mounting Waste Problem at the Village Level

According to the World Bank’s global review of solid waste management, 62 percent of Indonesia’s household waste is organic, and convertible into compost, and the rest consists of paper, plastic, glass and metal, most of which can be repurposed. Despite this, unprocessed waste continues to flood Bali’s poorly-managed landfill sites, waterways and oceans, or is […]

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Raw Vegan Chocolate is Awesome

Chocolate is older than the dickens and enjoys a historical pedigree like coffee and tea. Its up march in history is well documented. 2000 years ago wild cacao trees grew abundantly in the Amazon basin. Cacao beans were fermented into alcoholic beverages as far as 1400 BCE and the cultivation spread widely from there. Due […]

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Running Remote Conference Explores Virtual Employment

Work culture is changing at a rapid pace. Once a corporate perk, remote work is fast becoming the norm for many companies. Many businesses these days operate from numerous cities, with a mix of local and remote workers spread across different time zones. While remote work is growing in popularity, hiring and managing remote employees […]

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The Science of Sleep and The Mysteries of Dreams

  Scientists have pretty well figured out the mechanics involved in the process of sleep and dreams. At the same time they have uncovered some weird and bizarre sleep- and dream-time behaviours. We all endure a sleepless night now and then; some of us more often than the rest. It comes with a busy, stressful […]

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Escape Nomade Promotes Wall-Free Living

“Tents are addictive,” says Anneke van Waesberghe, the founder of Escape Nomade, a Bali-based luxury tent manufacturer. For Anneke living in a tent equates to living without walls, both in the physical and psychological sense. According to her, the concept of living inside and outside simultaneously also means living in tune with nature, which in […]

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Is Bali’s heritage rice kept hostage to outdated regulations?

The recent Ubud Food Festival (UFF) hosted a number of ‘Food for Thought’ panel sessions and discussions around sustainable farming and the origins of the foods we consume. Of note was the strong message purveyed by the panellists that “consumers need to engage directly with farmers to safeguard sustainability and give farmers a better deal.” […]

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Bali’s FuckUp Nights Celebrate Failure

“Behind every failure, there’s a good story and a lesson learnt,” or so states the motto of FuckUp Nights Bali, an event that brings together four speakers who talk about their failed ventures and an audience ready to celebrate their so called fuck ups. Taking place four times a year in various locations around Ubud, […]

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Where can I refill my bottle?

Backpackers of yore started the trend  to pack their own water bottle and refill it at every opportunity. It certainly is a healthy habit and good for the planet, especially in Bali where tap water is not safe to drink and potable water is sold in throw-away bottles or single-serve cups. If you think of […]

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Zen Harmony Diving Bridges the Gap Between the Physical and the Mental

Bali is world-renowned for retreats that take a holistic approach to healing that looks at the entire person—body, mind and spirituality—rather than just a sum of parts and symptoms to be investigated individually. And some might be surprised to find that now this multi- disciplinary philosophy is also being applied to diving. Pioneered in Bali […]

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Procrastination is our favorite form of self-sabotage

The experts at Psychology Today define self-sabotage as a self-defeating action that gets in the way of your intent. Most often it takes the form of procrastination. If you’re saying to yourself you’ll do such and such right after you complete something else that is way less important but inherently more interesting, you are procrastinating […]

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