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How to cook spinach like a pro
A bright green recipe for Earth Day 2017

This is a quick & easy "fundamentals" recipe to make your spinach tasty & perfectly green every time:
1. wash well in lots of cold water
2. throw it in a huge pot with lots of boiling water
3. drain it in a colander as soon as it looks limp
4. plunge it immediately in a pot of lots of cold water
5. drain it as soon as it is cold and squeeze the water out by pressing with your hands
6. chop the spinach & enjoy as is or in other dishes!
[example: with cream, with butter, with lentils etc]

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Earth Day 2017: No snow in Winter/No water in Summer

Throughout this winter in the Alps, I was able to climb high mountain peaks in my sneakers that should normally be inaccessible even in snowshoes: there was that little snowfall!

Snow melts into torrents which merge into rivers which flow into reservoirs which become your tapwater. But snow itself is the perfect reservoir for the hot summer seasons: it keeps the water high up on the mountains, distributing it to us evenly, as it melts with the warming weather. This way, rivers can flow more or less steadily throughout the year. This planet-wide "water system" is as important to the earth as blood circulation is to ourselves.

What can you do about it?
Simple:
- support those who promote awareness of global warming
- do not support global warming deniers
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We are a group of members of Google+ Create, a Google program for recognizing creative users of Google+. This year we are celebrating Earth Day with this small, symbolic project with the theme: Earth Day 2017 - My planet. My part.
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Ads at the Louvre

To me, advertising does not exist (almost). I have both structured my life to avoiding it (no TV etc) and trained myself to not see it. Advertising is simply not the way I want to receive messages about the world: call me "*ad-blind*".

But I am not necessarily completely against it: apart from the drivel, it also pays for a lot of good things (concerts, festivals, art exhibits, internet services etc).

Which is why this Apple ad campaign at the Louvre finds me accepting...

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How the best salt in the world is made

Battles have been fought over salt. It used to be so valuable that the word "salary" derives from it. And we can't live without it: it runs in our veins and in our cells, a biological memory of the distant sea out of which we emerged.

The best-tasting, healthiest salt is evaporated sea-water. Here's how it's made!

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If I were a man!

"One morning she woke up with an extra thing!" This is the byline for the new French comedy "If I were a man!"
If you think French cinema is still about the experimentation of auteurs such as Truffaut, Godard etc, think again!
The cinematic gems that are still being produced in France are definitely swamped by a plethora of "entertainment" films of this genre. It is not just the US: Hollywood's influence is spread far and wide...

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Nazi bunkers on the beach

There are still plenty of sobering mementos of WWII lingering in Europe. One of the most telling reminders of how scary it got: hundreds of German-built bunkers on French beaches designed to prevent Allied landfall.

If they had not lost the war, you can easily imagine the Germans strengthening this defensive network to deflect future American incursions. An impenetrable wall of beachfront fire-power to keep the Yanks out of a Nazi-occupied Europe.

Suddenly, today's news for the West seems tame and innocent...

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The highest village in Europe

The more digital our lives become, the more tweeted our emotions, the more tindered our love lives, the more we search for authenticity.

The more of us search for authenticity, the more the budget airlines schedule flights to tiny, hard-to-get places, thereby eviscerating precisely the feeling we went there to rediscover.  
Santorini, Malta, Saint Tropez, Santa Fe, Phuket used to be the boonies.  Now they are packed with selfie sticks!

Where to go?  I head for the mountains, which are still a safer bet than sun-&-beach destinations.  In this tiny village on the Alps, the highest village in all of Europe, you can still experience the authentic and get a feel of how people lived here centuries ago, on the toughest conditions.  

Beautiful and (still) real!

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Still standing after 300 years...

What would it feel like to stand still all your life? To see the world only through a single window, a single aperture? To not be able to run away, ever, but to stay put come-what-may?

To be the home of millions of creatures? To give shade and sustenance to everyone that passes by, unable to ever follow them? To dance with the seasons and the weather for centuries?

What would it feel like to be a tree?


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What is your escapist fantasy?

I am always amazed about how different people are when I ask them for their escapist fantasies.
- In the US, I am often shocked by the number of people that tell me "I want to retire next to a golf course", for example.
- In much of southern europe and parts of Asia, I get a lot of "I want to spend more time with my grandchildren".
- And then, there are all those people whose fantasies relate to shopping: "I want a sports car", "I want to inject silicon to parts of my body", "I want a flat on Trump Tower" etc

And yours? What is your escapist fantasy?

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Gold in the snow: the blooms of Winter Jasmine

Just when you need it the most, in the middle of snowstorms and glacial weather, the slender but tough Winter Jasmine, explodes with a shower of golden blossoms.

Let's take a look at this perennial garden favorite!

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