Author Archives: Andreas Moser

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.

Chocolate makes smart

You always knew it, didn’t you? Now there is a study suggesting a correlation between chocolate consumption and winning Nobel prizes. While you are emptying that jar of Nutella, you may however want to consider why this study is bogus: … Continue reading

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The Island of the General

In November 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi could have asked for anything. He had begun a campaign with less than a thousand men, but had marched from victory to victory. He had ignited enthusiasm for an idea that had seemed unrealistic until … Continue reading

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How about tipping?

Wikipedia has this map of tipping customs in restaurants: This might be useful for those of you who like to do things as they are done customarily. Me, I am rather skeptical regarding tipping. And it really pisses me off … Continue reading

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The most beautiful time of the year

Well, by now it’s almost over again. But I sent out my father to take some photographs for you to enjoy the feast of colors for a little bit longer. Unfortunately, he doesn’t venture very far from home (I hope … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Season Ending

I have to share this because the editing is so good. And James Bond fans will like the music.

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New Facebook Notifications

Instead of ordering all notifications by time, Facebook introduced a new algorithm that (once again) thinks it knows what we are interested in. See my response below.

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Thoughts of the Day 17

Now I know why it’s called CATalonia: it doesn’t know if it wants to walk through the door or not. Shouldn’t nobody sign no contract that they ain’t read before. (I am now giving legal advice in country lyrics, at … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Law, Lithuania, Media, Politics, Spain, Statistics, Time, Travel, USA | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments