The outsider’s look: Jonge Harten Theater Festival

Fresh, raw and experimental International theater festival Jonge Harten with an 18-year tradition has opened its gates for Groningers and international audience this Saturday, November 19th. By Petra Ondrisakova, Masha Tsnompilantze, Migle Vaisnoraite “When everything is human, human is an entirely different thing” If you think that silence is boring and decorations are necessary for a…

Grab your skates, as “Groningen on ice” returns.

By Bala Chambers The centre of Groningen will be transformed into an ice skating rink during the Xmas period. Those interested will able to don their skates from 26th November until 6th of January, confirmed a tourist information spokesman . The rink will open daily from 9am until 11pm, as  “Groningen on ice” takes over…

Rejecting a Fortune to Build a New One

By Tommaso Lecca Imagine that you were born rich. You are the first child, and your family owns a construction company that rebuilt entire neighbourhoods in your hometown, which was bombed during the Second World War. You don’t have to worry about your future because you already have one: managing your family business. You are…

How business can help building a sweeter society

By Antonella Serrecchia No one could ever imagine a conference about business could be so sweet. Not many people could succeed, but an ice-cream maker is surely a good candidate. His name is Ben Cohen, and he is the co-founder of the worldwide famous company Ben & Jerry. On the 9th of November, Mr. Cohen…

Dan Ariely discusses self-control in Groningen

By Anna Portella How many of you have exercised less than desired during the last month? The world is very good at tempting us and we are very good at failing. Or do you think that Dunkin Donut’s goal is to make you a healthy person in 30 years? Self-control, then, “is a huge problem,”…