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My 6 concentration hacks

Your office is ready! The Starbucks manager at Casablanca’s train station turned over to me with a large smile. The couple that had been sitting at my usual table near the power outlet had just left, and the manager had spotted me. I cracked a joke on Starbucks indeed being my office,

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French Paradox? Meet my young 80-year-old father

Interested as I am in ancestral health principles and traditional wisdom, and always in search of proof that aging sick and fat is avoidable, I read about stories from far far away, maybe from some insect-eating primitive tribe or from some white-and-blue-island in Greece, stories in which old men and women age gracefully as a result of their whole lifestyle.

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Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain – Photographs.

 

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Sevilla, Andalucia

Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain – Photographs.

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Maroc – Port de Tanger

Photographs taken from the ferry, leaving Tangier’s port.

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – The Magic Number

I love tracking. My phone has several tracking apps. I sleep with my phone on my bed for tracking my sleep. I measure my fasting glucose levels on a regular basis. I remember myself sitting at the bar of the long gone Tout Va Bien in New York City when I was 20-something,

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What I learned losing $150 on package forwarding

I recently read several great books. One is What I learned losing one million dollars on how to avoid irreversible losses in the stock market. It inspired me the title of this post, in my search to rationalise the (much smaller) amount I lost trying to save money with package forwarding.

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Language learning shortcuts – what are the challenges?

tifinaghOne day long ago, somewhere in the depth of the Andes, my English mother heard two kids quarreling in Spanish and didn’t recognise one of them. She went over to stop the fight only to find out that one of the boys was me, her son. I’d picked up Spanish on my own and Spanish remained my everyday language for the next six years.

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Prepaid international credit cards outside your country

Why exactly does your credit card need to be attached to your bank? And what if your account is in Euro or GBP and you are frequently making purchases in USD? I’d personally prefer to separate cards and banks, with no constraints of where the bank or the credit card issuer are located. 

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7 best VPN providers for a Life Without Borders

I’ve been visiting a great deal of VPN services recently, which was quite an interesting journey. The journey goes from the US-based company with the ultra fashionable website claiming they’re the worldwide best, to the guys in Eastern Europe with a not-so-up-to-date website informing you that, well, it already works pretty well,

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