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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.

19 May 2022

A hidden Google Maps Street View feature lets you travel back in time

Who hasn’t seen a Google car passing by? For more than ten years, a fleet of vehicles has been driving through the streets of cities and […]
18 May 2022

First next generation Lego Discovery Centre in the world to open in Brussels in June

The long-awaited LEGO Discovery Centre (LDC) will finally open on 24 June at Docks, Brussels. It will be the first next generation LDC in the world, […]
18 May 2022

Which countries spend the most time on social media?

Global internet users spend, on average, 2 hours and 27 minutes on social media per day, though trends differ widely by country. In many of the […]
17 May 2022

Göttingen is the first German city to allow women to be topless at public pools

Göttingen is the first German city to allow women to use public pools while topless. Located in Lower Saxony, in the centre of the country, the […]
17 May 2022

Brussels Airport Marathon is back after 2 years of pandemic

The Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon is back on Sunday 2 October after a forced absence of two years. What’s more, the event can reveal […]
13 May 2022

5 Wellness Spas in Belgium

Given it was the Belgians who first began using the term ‘spa’ centuries ago, it is not surprising that this relaxing past time remains extremely popular […]
12 May 2022

Why ecotourists in the Bahamas are spoiling the local iguanas’ health

“Don’t feed the animals.” For those acquainted with (petting) zoos, it’s a well-known sign. One we’ve read so often we could dream it and yet, some […]
12 May 2022

Why Portugal’s sustainability journey is a model for the EU textile industry

Yesterday, the Portuguese Association of Textiles and Clothing (ATP) showcased at the Press Club Brussels Europe its project ‘Sustainable Fashion from Portugal’, in the framework of […]
11 May 2022

What day of the week is best to take off?

Our society is one focused on work. In order to be able to afford something, we need money, and therefore we need a job. It might […]
9 May 2022

Brussels-born actress Audrey Hepburn gets park and statue in Ixelles

Audrey Hepburn (birth name: Audrey Kathleen Ruston) was born in the municipality of Ixelles on the 4th of May, 1929. Her parents were Joseph Ruston and […]
5 May 2022

The Prince of Wales has some odd travel habits

Everybody has their own travel habits without which they cannot go on a trip. But when you are a royal, people are all eyes and ears […]
5 May 2022

59% of European adults are overweight or obese, warns WHO

The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, published on 3 May, reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached “epidemic proportions” across Europe and are […]
5 May 2022

A sneak peek into the world’s biggest yacht

Somnio is the world’s first ocean liner conceived to provide all the benefits of superyacht ownership and the highest possible standards, with onboard amenities that reflect […]
26 April 2022

American artist uses Artificial Intelligence to recreate famous historical figures

American artist Nathan Shipley uses artificial intelligence to recreate the faces of historical figures, whether they are leaders, kings, presidents, musicians or writers. To carry out […]
26 April 2022

Bison to be reintroduced in the UK after absence of thousands of years

The People’s Postcode Lottery is investing £1,575,000 in a project called Wilder Blean, which aims to reintroduce bison in the United Kingdom, a territory once roaming […]
22 April 2022

5 of Europe’s best circular shopping chains you can’t miss

Let’s be real for a moment, shopping is fun. We may try to conceive that fact to ourselves as it’s not so fun for our wallet […]
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