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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

13 April 2022

Uber to offer rail, flight and hotel bookings

Uber has announced that in the UK it will run a trial where users will be able to book train, plane and bus trips and even […]
12 April 2022

Google Maps rolls out updates to further enhance navigation experience

The world of struggling to read maps has long gone and Google Maps is here to make everybody’s life easier. The Google app is more often […]
11 April 2022

Russian influencers are destroying their Chanel bags to protest against sales ban

Russian influencers are cutting up their Chanel bags to protest against the luxury brand that stopped sales in their country. The French brand has decided to […]
11 April 2022

EU rules block Denmark’s nicotine ban

Denmark cannot implement its wish that no one born after 2010 should start smoking due to EU rules. The Nordic country has seen a rising number […]
7 April 2022

EU pushes for “circular economy” model and sustainable production of clothes

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission presented a comprehensive package of initiatives to promote the circular economy and extend the life of products, so that […]
4 April 2022

US has lifted its risk advisory for cruise travel

The CDC has lifted its Covid-19 risk warning for cruise travel, dropping cruise ships from its list of travel health notices. This choice is a relief […]
1 April 2022

The most and least stressful countries to drive in

For some, driving can be a very pleasant experience and a great way to travel and discover new countries. For others however, driving is more a […]
30 March 2022

Could you put your phone away during dinner?

It is amazing to think how much technology has evolved in just a short period of time. Motorola created the first mobile phone in 1973 and […]
30 March 2022

For the first time ever, a Belgian beach welcomes wedding ceremonies

The big day. The happiest day of your life. The honeymoon night. There are so many ways we refer to our wedding day, it’s almost impossible […]
30 March 2022

How safe is it to use Wi-Fi during a flight?

As several airlines start to unveil its newly improved in-flight Wi-Fi and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are […]
25 March 2022

100-year-old Edith Murway-Traina is the oldest competitive powerlifter in the world

Edith Murway-Traina has just turned 100 a few months ago, on 8 August 2021, and she is featured in the 2022 Guinness World Records book as […]
22 March 2022

P&O Ferries have summarily sacked 800 workers

In a three-minute video call on Thursday 17th, 800 staff were told that it was their “final day of employment”. DP World, owners of P&O Ferries, […]
22 March 2022

New study finds connection between excessive napping and Alzheimer’s risk

A new study revealed that frequent or regular napping for an extended time throughout the day may be connected to signs of early dementia in elderly […]
21 March 2022

First US Super Nintendo World theme park to open in 2023

Nintendo fans are celebrating the news: there’s now an opening date for Super Nintendo World in the US. The innovative, immersive and highly anticipated themed area […]
18 March 2022

Royal Family of Belgium to host Ukrainian refugees

After a visit to the asylum centre at Palace 8, near the Atomium, the Belgian Royal Family has decided to offer some of the properties of […]
18 March 2022

Custom made LEGO of President Zelensky raised over $150,000 for Ukraine

Nowadays, people from around the world are doing the best they can to support Ukraine and its people. Countries are taking in refugees, people are booking […]