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.

25 May 2023

What causes motion sickness and how to cope with it?

If you’ve ever had an upset stomach on a rocking boat or turbulent flight, you know what motion sickness is. It doesn’t cause long-term problems, but […]
25 May 2023

How much you should walk on your holiday in order to sleep well at night

Going on holiday has countless advantages. You’re less stressed, you get to see new cultures, you get to spend some much needed quality time with your […]
22 May 2023

Mental health is one of the greatest challenges the world is facing today

The world is facing an unprecedented rise of depression, suicide and mental health issues. According to the WHO World Mental Health report published in June 2022, depression and […]
18 May 2023

How to keep your feet in shape during your summer holidays

It may seem like Spring just started but in reality Summer is swiftly approaching. And that means: time for holidays. Maybe you’re going on a staycation […]
12 May 2023

The worrying increase of mental health issues in a fragmented world

The world is facing an unprecedented rise of depression, suicide and mental health issues. According to the WHO World Mental Health report published in June 2022, […]
9 May 2023

Why Japanese workers are taking naps at the office

Being sleepy at work, we all know how it feels. You’re less productive, you feel cranky and at the same time you’re afraid you’ll either start […]
20 April 2023

How to avoid jet lag?

Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that can occur when you travel across multiple time zones.  1. Jet lag Its scientific name is called circadian […]
20 April 2023

Martinique added to the list of Blue Zones

Yesterday, we told you everything there is to know about Blue Zones. In short, people in certain regions of the world are prone to reach the […]
19 April 2023

Why people living in ‘Blue Zones’ have a longer life expectancy

For centuries humans have tried to find a way to escape death. Philosophers, novelists, and physicians alike have toiled with the dream of many: how to […]
5 April 2023

Why you should take a holiday with your mother once a year

There’s nothing more relaxing than a refreshing trip every now and then. A change of scenery allows us to contemplate about our daily life, to get […]
27 March 2023

Seoul to build a ‘floating’ swimming pool and art pier

The city of Seoul has announced plans to build a floating swimming pool along the Han River by 2026, along with a marina with restaurants, a […]
28 February 2023

Half of EU’s population is older than 44.4 years, new report shows

The median age of the EU’s population reached 44.4 years in January 2022, according to a report by Eurostat. The number is 0.3 years more than […]
13 February 2023

Amsterdam bans cannabis smoking in red-light district

In order to reduce crime rates, the Amsterdam City Council has decided to ban smoking marijuana outdoors in the red-light district. Residents have been complaining that […]
1 February 2023

Traffic pollution impairs brain function, new study shows

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of Victoria, Australia, has shown that typical levels of traffic […]
25 January 2023

What is Damp January and how does it differ from Dry January?

New year, new resolutions. That’s how it tends to be for most of us. We make a list, be it physical or in our mind, of […]
19 January 2023

Smoking in any public space is now illegal in Mexico

Mexico has just tightened its smoking laws, becoming one of the strictest in the world. As of 15 January, smoking in any public space, indoor or […]
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