Re-think your thoughts on toothpaste.

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You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Do you do that? Do you reach the two minutes every time? I don’t always, I must honestly say. Yes, I know it’s important to keep my teeth clean. I want to keep my teeth clean. In order to keep my teeth clean, I use of course, toothpaste. That shouldn’t be too big of a surprise. (Also a brush).

Something that I used to believe is that the more expensive the toothpaste, the better it cleans my teeth. I thought cheap toothpaste didn’t clean my teeth very…

The grass is always greener on the other side.

man surfing alone
man surfing alone
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We have a pretty damn good life. There, I’ve said it. You haven’t just heard this statement for the very first time. Other people have said it before me and deep down you know it’s true. I know that it’s true.

However, I have to let you in on a little secret. I can’t fully accept that my life is good.

I have it all though. A house, healthy relationship, a job and a great new fulfilling hobby (photography). I live in a rich country with great healthcare. Why am I…

It good to get this clear first

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Have you ever thought about this question before? What kind of photographer am I? I have been thinking about this question. Not at the moment, I picked up photography as a hobby though. No, a little bit later in time.

To keep things short I'm a landscape photographer first and foremost. There's something extremely beautiful to me about going into nature and finding great compositions to photograph. I'm totally in my element when I’m out there photographing out there in the forests. I like to go alone too so I have all the time in the world to get the…

As is paying for something is that bad

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If you read the reviews on apps in the Google Play Store and I’m sure it’s the very same thing on the Apple App Store, you’ll quickly notice one thing. There are plenty of people saying things such as “nice app, but for most things you need to pay” and then they rate the app with one star.

As if it’s such a bad thing to pay for useful or fun features. And apparently, it is because seriously, people don’t like to pay for their apps. But why is that so?

The Prices of Apps aren’t High Yet...

If you take a look at what the apps…

On Instagram.

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Instagram is a cool platform. I’ve had a profile on the platform since forever posting random photos from my daily life and travels.

About 2 months ago I picked up a new hobby which is photography. I made a second instagram account in order to show of my best work.

In the beginning my biggest focus was to grow my new account as fast a possible. To get lots of likes on my photos and people following my brand new account. I worked for a bit. Then I got stuck. I’m still stuck around 80 followers.

Ain’t many, I know.

Even if you don’t feel you have the talent.

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Aaah landscapes. I love them. Who doesn’t when you think about it? The green grass, big beautiful trees and a tiny house in the background. Do you see yourself standing there already? Next to the small pond?

The lighting is great and the sky blue. Makes for a perfect photo. So you take the shot and.. It’s great, anything you wished for.

Unfortunately, landscapes won’t always look like that. The lighting won’t always be perfect. People will walk in to your shot. …

Every Day Carry

That’s my personal EDC up there. It’s what I choose to have on me every day to help me do the things I need and love to do. EDC stands for Every Day Carry. Basically, it’s everything you have on you on a daily basis.

So, let’s do a quick run through. From left to right my EDC consists out of:

  • My Phone. (Huawei P30 Pro)
  • House key in key holder
  • Card Holder
  • Victorinox Swiss army knife
  • Tiny flashlight
  • My Watch.

I suppose my EDC is pretty typical. Some people also carry a pen but I don’t since I pretty…

Including tips, you can use your phone’s camera as well

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Photography is a great hobby. There’s something magical about the process of taking a picture. I think photography doesn’t get the credit it deserves anymore. Everybody has a smartphone on them with at least a decent camera.

It’s so easy to shoot a quick shot, upload it to Facebook/Instagram and forget about it. For many, photography isn’t an art form. It’s a way to get a few cheap likes.

That’s why, we as photographers, need to stand up and show the world the art that’s photography. We need to take our bests shots so we can blow all the ‘quick…

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How come you can work for 8 hours straight 5 days a week and yet on the weekend you can’t even write 1 page? Too tired from working all week? Yet you find yourself in your pyjamas in front of the TV for the biggest part of your weekend. Maybe you get yourself to write a couple of sentences but then you find yourself ‘being too tired’ once again.

Imagine this though. What if your boss called you saying he really needed your help with a case. It’ll just take 2 hours. You accept. You do the work for 2…

People all around the world believe the earth is flat.

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Get it? ‘people all around the world believe the earth is flat’. I think this sentence is hilarious. It’s really funny. And it gets even better when you find out who said it.

In a more serious light however, people all around the world do believe this to be true. They think the earth is flat, not round.

Fact is, NASA and researchers don’t support this idea at all. They’ve sent people in to space who’ve said the earth is round. They have the satellites. There have been scientists from way back who’ve said the earth is round. Why would…

Lars Schipper

My name is Lars. I'm 27 years old and I live in Austria. Originally I'm from the Netherlands

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