Joanna Mąkowska

An Americanist, literary scholar, lecturer at the Center for American Studies at the University of Warsaw, and at the Open University of Warsaw University, also a translator.
Brain on the Move
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Brain on the Move

Giving your gray matter a workout is a great idea, but the brain can also benefit immensely from physical activity. Dr. Joanna Podgórska explains how physical exercise impacts our memory and thinking.
Sylwia Niemczyk
Program Yourself to Be Happy
Art + Stories
Experiences

Program Yourself to Be Happy

Optimists live longer, are more self-confident, and deal with stress more effectively. Pessimists can also learn to be optimistic, but it takes some practice.
Jowita Kiwnik Pargana
Attentive
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Attentive

People suffered, but doctors were unable to help them. They sought new methods of alleviating pain, but in fact, such methods already existed. Everyone carries these methods inside themselves, says molecular biologist Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Sylwia Niemczyk
Another Me
World + People
Dreams and Visions

Another Me

To what extent are the need for friendship and the ability to form this kind of relationship encoded in us and to what degree are they socially acquired? 
Marek Bieńczyk
Are You an Accepting Type of Person?
Humor + Variety
Variety

Are You an Accepting Type of Person?

Reveal how accepting you really are – of lint on your clothes and of the world, but also of the results of this personality test.
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
How to Build a Nation
Art + Stories
Experiences

How to Build a Nation

It was thanks to the efforts of patriotic scholars that the Bohemian language and culture were rescued from the Habsburg Monarchy.
Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
Let’s Swarm
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Let’s Swarm

In May and June, honeybees migrate to a new nesting site. How do scout bees communicate potential sites in order for the colony to make a collective decision?
Łukasz Kaniewski
Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing
World + People
Nature

Nature’s Melodies Are Disappearing

Musician Marcin Dymiter discusses his field recordings of the natural world and the importance of getting away from human-made sound.
Aleksandra Kozłowska
The Yellow Dragon of the Yellow River
Soul + Body
Good Mood

The Yellow Dragon of the Yellow River

Across thousands of years, the colour yellow has held many meanings within Chinese society and culture.
Aleksandra Woźniak-Marchewka
Iron People
World + People
Science

Iron People

The history of the Celts stretches back thousands of years and across the breadth of Central and Western Europe.
Maciej Świetlik
Through Storm and Drought
World + People
Nature

Through Storm and Drought

Edith and Frederic Clements were early pioneers in ecology and the holistic approach to nature – yet their work has not been fully appreciated until recently.
Paulina Wilk
Dismantling Capitalism
World + People
Nature

Dismantling Capitalism

John Seymour was a leading pioneer of self-sufficiency. His ideas can today be felt in the post-growth movement, as well as the WWOOF community.
Dominika Bok