A deeper appreciation for science and less unnecessary spending could be in our future.
After a year of the pandemic, how might we change our travel and tourism habits going forward? Is this even possible in the face of gentrification?
The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on those with mental health conditions. Is it possible to find a solution to isolation within the online sphere of the internet?
The pandemic has been difficult for many, especially when marital problems arise. A writer retells the story of one of his friends.
The bubonic plague ravaged the world for centuries, killing up to 200 million people.
As the pandemic continues, one of our contributors imagines a future in which social isolation, lockdown and climate change have all become the new normal.
With the pandemic well underway, one of our readers has found – to her pleasant surprise – that her daily routine has adapted around that of her cat.
One of the great losses of the pandemic is the social life of the city. Without other people to illuminate our daily existence, everything has ground to a halt.
In the autumn, Sophie Perry moved to an environmentally-certified orchard in Michigan. There, she grew her own mushrooms, leading to positivity amid the pandemic.
During the pandemic, the experience of those with small children – especially mothers – has been a distinct and challenging one.
Given the year we’ve had, it’s easy to feel hopeless. Our writer – recovering from a certain illness – offers some positive reflections.
The pandemic might feel like a time when we must do our best to survive. On the contrary, a focus on living might bring benefits to ourselves – and those around us.
Amid lockdown and social isolation, our writer discovered that the kindness of others is still alive and well – especially in the kitchen.
We are currently living through strange times, to say the least. A misanthrope reflects on these times from behind her apartment window.
Post-break-up and amid a global pandemic, our writer decided to follow each and every piece of advice thrown at him to help him through uncertain times.
Looking out from the shore of Italy, across the Mediterranean Sea, a writer reflects on how in a short space of time, so much has changed.
As travel has become more accessible, it has also become more trivialized; an act of event tourism. Will the pandemic change this?
What can the sudden, unexpected emergence of the coronavirus tell us about attitudes towards death and societal inclusion?
A master yogi who was brought up in the West explains how to calm your mind and body in the times of the pandemic.
In this edition of “Conversations from the Playground”, the discussion is a little different – owing to everybody knows what.
In a time of unpredictability, it might be best to meet the cyclone head on – and break out of the confines of the status quo.
Father Maciej Zięba of the Polish Catholic Church talks about the difficulties of the pandemic, dealing with change, and his experiences in the Solidarity movement of the 1980s.
Our fearless biologist-reporter closes his eyes and wakes up to find himself summoned to the Virus Council – chaired by none other than the notorious SARS-CoV-2.
Our in-house ‘coaching guru’ shares his wisdom – this week on the joyous benefits of wearing a visor during the pandemic.
9-year-old child Marianna talks about her two-week quarantine, teaching during the pandemic, and whose fault the virus is.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought various changes to everyday life – for example, in our shopping practices. How do today’s supermarket queues compare to those under communism in Poland?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we keep hearing that we are living in the ‘new normal’. But how exactly have previous pandemics changed world history?
Some practical advice on handling the pressures of self-isolation, social distancing and lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Psychological coach and therapist Martyna Goryniak talks about what exactly anxiety is, why it can be harmful, and how we can try to mitigate it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Backwards Corona Forecast: Or how we will be surprised when the crisis is „over“.
As humans disperse from urban areas as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, wildlife is returning to our cities. But to what extent is this true? And for whom is it beneficial?
If you’re self-isolating at home with your family or housemates during the pandemic, why not take on a truly co-operative and creative task: trying your hand at surviving on a deserted, dangerous island?
We are panicking a bit. But we are also genuinely concerned about a situation where a huge amount will depend upon whether we want to work together.
You are stuck at home. The potatoes, groats and onions are all bought. You have oceans of time, so… read! Here are 10 books to help you extract a little sense and joy from quarantine.