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6 lessons from spending time in the mountains

6 lessons from spending time in the mountains

Following a yearly tradition, my siblings, my partner, and I spent four days in the mountain doing a well-known Catalan route called Carros de Foc. It is a 55 km long hiking trail through the Pyrenees, with a total elevation gain of 9200 m. It all...

Science for the perfect poop

Science for the perfect poop

Have you ever asked for the toilet and found yourself standing in front of a hole on the floor? The first time I saw one of those was several years ago at a gas station in France. I was quite young and it really shocked me. What I saw was literally...

Things you wouldn’t do to your car but you do to your body

Things you wouldn’t do to your car but you do to your body

During my bachelor years, I studied a lot of subjects related to how our body functions at a molecular level. I remember sitting in class and being fascinated by the teacher's explanations. Slides full of weird names and drawings representing parts...

A night under the stars

A night under the stars

After one hour walking through the trails nearby the Costa Brava's beaches, it seemed I would never encounter a place to set up the tent. "What if an animal attacks me? Even worse, what if it's a person that attacks me? Or what if I start hearing...

There’s no magic pill

There’s no magic pill

I'm looking at her moving through the kitchen to prepare breakfast and something doesn't feel quite right. She grabs some ham, puts it in a white bread toast, and fills up a glass of orange juice. Finally, as part of the holiday routine, she...