Mark Bence

Morality With Its Claws Out
Art + Stories
Experiences

Morality With Its Claws Out

We can learn from cats, especially that famous one in boots!
Kamila Dzika-Jurek
The Woods Do Us Good
World + People
Nature

The Woods Do Us Good

Greenery and birdsong are not only pleasant, but can also heal us. Is this a strong statement? Yes, but there is evidence for it. It seems that we are all biophiles for whom harmony with nature is a condition of happiness.
Adam Zbyryt
A Tender Cuddle
Soul + Body
Breathe In

A Tender Cuddle

Receiving a warm embrace stimulates the release of oxytocin and decreases cortisol levels, leading to less stress and anxiety.
Berenika Steinberg
Where Does War Come From?
World + People
Science

Where Does War Come From?

Conflict is usually attributed to disputes over land and resources, inherent aggressive tendencies, or gender. Yet perhaps none of the above provide an adequate explanation.
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Shake It Off
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Shake It Off

Krzysztof Karauda—a trainee Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) trainer—explains how the body uses movement to release tension after stressful experiences.
Maria Hawranek
Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Be Water: The Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s philosophy was borne primarily of Western sources, especially the American counterculture.
Tomasz Stawiszyński
How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony
World + People
Dreams and Visions

How Bruce Lee Reached Ten Million and Inner Harmony

On the 46th anniversary of his death, we consider the brief but remarkable life of Bruce Lee.
Piotr Żelazny
Archaic and Eternal Time in the Mediterranean Sea
Art + Stories
Opinions

Archaic and Eternal Time in the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a crossroads of the dispossessed, a place that bears witness to both watery deaths and renewed lives. A writer reflects on its timelessness, and what it might reveal about humanity.
Jarosław Mikołajewski
Art + Stories
Experiences

Bloody Ikebana? The Bruce Lee and Karate Craze That Swept Poland

Bruce Lee’s fighting style penetrated the Iron Curtain and found mass popularity in 1970s Poland. A karate teacher recounts its influence on a generation of martial arts fans.
Jerzy Miłkowski
Wise Words (Summer, 2018)
Humor + Variety
Variety

Wise Words (Summer, 2018)

A (fictional) interview with a man who has remained forever young, thanks to his penchant for drinking a certain red fluid.
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Five Steps to Eternal Youth
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Five Steps to Eternal Youth

According to Tibetan monks, by activating the body’s seven chakras—energy centers—vitality can be achieved.
Zuzanna Kisielewska