Sylwia Niemczyk

is an editor and journalist; a reader and a flâneuse.
An Introduction to Przekrój
Humor + Variety
Variety

An Introduction to Przekrój

Near the end of the Second World War, a magazine made of wit and levity was born and everyone in Poland read it.
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Welcome to Przekrój!
Humor + Variety
Variety

Welcome to Przekrój!

Welcome to the world of Przekrój! We are delighted to introduce ourselves.
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A Dog’s Life
World + People
Dreams and Visions

A Dog’s Life

The dogs of Przekrój are not limited to our beloved current furry friends (Nero, Lula, Hegel). In fact, dogs at our magazine have a long history of serving as guides, cartoon inspiration, and even (yes, really) loyal editors.
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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.
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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.
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Space for Joy
Soul + Body
Breathe In

Space for Joy

Peace is within us, as is joy. Sylwia Niemczyk asks Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual teacher and founder of the Art of Living Foundation, about tough times and ways to deal with them.
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Don’t Stress the Mess
Soul + Body
Good Mood

Don’t Stress the Mess

Environmental psychology – the study of how our natural and built surroundings influence us as individuals – suggests that too much order can be of social detriment.
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The Fabricating Mind
AudioVisual, Soul + Body
Audio, Good Mood

The Fabricating Mind

As the pioneering work of Elizabeth Loftus shows, memory is fallible – and can, in fact, be replaced by imagination when we are asked to recall past events.
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Trembling Bodies
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Trembling Bodies

Alexander Lowen – the creator of bioenergetic analysis – developed a psychotherapeutic technique that placed equal focus on the importance of both mind and body.
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Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films
Art + Stories
Art

Reality Is Much Scarier than My Films

Japanese director Sion Sono talks about the importance of humour in his films, the realities of cruelty and suffering, and what he is afraid of.
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Backwards
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Backwards

Walking backwards is extremely beneficial to us. One wonders why we don’t do it all the time!
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Roots That Heal
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Roots That Heal

In the face of a global health crisis, the Secoya – an Indigenous peoples living in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon – have turned to the Amazon rainforest for help.
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