Interview: Venezuelan street artist Garabato ARTe

By Kasmin Fernandes |  I met Garabato ARTe when he was spending six months in India meshing wall art with environmental activism. The artist created a mammoth elephant sculpture from cans; one of many installations he completed. His work is a direct riposte to those who believe that art should be only about aesthetics, conveying … Continue reading Interview: Venezuelan street artist Garabato ARTe

Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

(Guest writer Nate Martins is a San Francisco-based writer, who has been featured in New York Times Modern Love, San Diego Magazine, and 7x7. He was also the editor of Urbanist Guide)   The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels … Continue reading Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

humans write shorts – Kuyil

Today's short story by Jithin CH reminded me of the stories by R.K. Narayan (in writing style rather than plot) that brightened up my school years. Enjoy this short. KUYIL By Jithin CH | You see, things can get quite interesting in the general compartment; we tend to be more observant. I had to travel … Continue reading humans write shorts – Kuyil

How To Get Better At One Thing In One Month

Guest writer Josh Spector is a contributor for Silvernest and Founder of the newsletter, For The Interested; the newsletter is a weekly collection of 10 ideas to help you learn, do, and become better at your work, art, and life. You can read it on Medium Sometimes we focus so much on getting great at something … Continue reading How To Get Better At One Thing In One Month

A Dog is a Baby Boomer’s Best Friend

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, but some generations took that to heart a bit more than others. When it comes to pet ownership, baby boomers make up 37% of all dog owners. Although that is not the majority, it is a sizable chunk of all dog owners. Where previous generations could take … Continue reading A Dog is a Baby Boomer’s Best Friend

Give up perfection and try gratitude

I am excited to share a guest post by Barbara Waxman. Barbara is a Life Stage Coach and author of two books on ageing. She writes for Silvernest, Forbes, Thrive Global, Sixty & Me, Next Avenue. By Barbara Waxman I am a huge believer in the power of gratitude. I’ve worked with cancer survivors whose … Continue reading Give up perfection and try gratitude

All your doubts about KETO, vanquished

By Nate Martins | The ketogenic diet gained popularity through the weight loss community. It’s a low-carb (often 25g per day), high-fat diet triggering the body to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. With increased popularity, there has also been an increase in keto-naysayers; they think it’s a dangerous fad fueled by the common … Continue reading All your doubts about KETO, vanquished

Living with anxiety?

Guest writer Cori Read from Silvernest is a lifelong educator, international speaker, certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, and developer of programmes like "Transcend Anxiety". With all the stressors life has to offer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Unfortunately, it’s a more common problem than not.  However, with a little focus and patience, lasting change is achievable. … Continue reading Living with anxiety?

All my ex-boyfriends got married after dating me. Is that bad?

I got a phone call from an ex-boyfriend yesterday. He happened to be in my side of town (after three years, quite surprisingly). He told me he got married in a rush (two years ago) to his next-door neighbour. I congratulated him and asked him which of our common friends he was still in touch … Continue reading All my ex-boyfriends got married after dating me. Is that bad?

5 Safety Guidelines for Motocross Bikers (guest post)

Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. This extreme sport is grimy, it's edgy and gets the biker's adrenaline pumping. For a feel, check out this video: https://youtu.be/LjT3fzGK1oc Safety is everyone’s concern, whether you’re a motocross racer or a spectator. Accidents happen, but you can prevent them in some … Continue reading 5 Safety Guidelines for Motocross Bikers (guest post)