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A snapshot of the Rocycle studio in Amsterdam-Pijp, featuring a vibrant atmosphere with a Stanley water bottle on the counter, young women in stylish Lululemon outfits, and a gentleman wearing comfortable Birkenstocks. The scene captures the essence of the 'oat milk elite' culture, reflecting a convergence of wellness, sustainability, and aesthetic awareness. The image illustrates the intersection of fashion and function, showcasing the Birkenstocks' comfort and style, Lululemon's blend of luxury activewear, and Stanley Water Bottles promoting fitness and sustainability. The overall ambiance embodies a deliberate choice for a harmonious mind, body, and soul rejuvenation within the Rocycle bubble.

Spinning Through Amsterdam’s Societal Bubbles

As I enter the Rocycle studio, nestled in Amsterdam-Pijp, for my weekly workout, my eyes sweep across the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds me. A Stanley water bottle resting on the counter, the energetic presence of young women, typically aged between 20-35, in stylish Lululemon outfits, and the casual entrance of a gentleman wearing comfortable Birkenstocks. …

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Explore the duality of urban life—its liberating anonymity and the prevalent loneliness it conceals. Shocking statistics reveal the darker side, prompting a reflection on the significance of seemingly ordinary gestures. Discover the impact of urban living on millennials and Gen Z, with insights into potential factors and Dutch initiatives combating loneliness. Read on to uncover a simple yet impactful challenge and be a positive force in the lives of those seeking connection.

The Anonymous City Life: a Curse or Blessing?

Sometime ago, I went on a holiday in a part of the Netherlands with the lowest population density: Drenthe. As I cycled through its picturesque landscapes, everybody passing by, from young to old, greeted me with warm salutations – “goodmorning”, “hello”, “good day”. I got confused. I found myself perplex, and wondering why everybody was …

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menstruation fascination

The Rising Fascination with Menstrual Cycles and Women’s Wellbeing

Recently, a captivating TikTok trend emerged with a powerful message: “You’re not ugly, you’re just in your luteal phase.” This statement sheds light on the connection between the menstrual cycle and self-image. The subject on TikTok has gathered millions of views. Yet, it’s just one among several social media trends centered around female mental health …

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Karen Napoly Femmelennial

Karen Napoly’s Reflections on Dilemmas, Challenges, and Life Lessons for Femmelennials

In a world where balancing one profession seems challenging enough, some individuals juggle multiple roles with grace, inspiring us with their determination and resilience.   Karen Napoly stands as a testament to this remarkable ability, embodying the essence of a modern woman. Having followed Karen Napoly as a successful model, a thriving entrepreneur, the face …

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Misconceptions about Amsterdam

Let’s Tackle some common Misconceptions about Amsterdam

Everybody knows Amsterdam, but do they really KNOW Amsterdam? And does the image regarding people from Amsterdam align with the reality? In this blog, I’ll share some fascinating questions I have been asked about Amsterdam. WE DON’T ALL SMOKE ALL THE TIME I will start with what I believe would be the biggest misconception about …

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