Robin Sprong

264 Added | 8 Magazines | 89 Likes | 2 Following | 13 Followers | @agentsprong | Surface designer and interior visual applications living in Cape Town, South Africa.

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If you don’t want to be in this country anymore and if you don’t want to do the uncomfortable work that comes with justice and the redistributing of …

Dinner, Disrupted

SAN FRANCISCO — At a fancy Silicon Valley restaurant where the micro-greens came from a farm called Love Apple, I got a definitive taste of California in the age of the plutocrats. This state — and this native of it — have long indulged a borderline-comic impulse toward self-expression through …

San Francisco

Popular Myths About Parenting and Pediatrics

There are many popular myths that are spread to new parents by family members, friends and sometimes even their pediatrician. Many of these myths are …

Who Owns the Moon? | Space Law & Outer Space Treaties

Because space is an area without defined boundaries, there are many questions about legal jurisdiction on spacecraft orbiting Earth and other …

15 Reasons Why Toddlers Are Such Angry Little People

Toddlers get a bad rap. Their lives are tumultuous and filled with people who just don’t understand that they need their sandwiches cut into perfect …

Parenting

Beer prices in South Africa vs the world

European ticketing and travel comparison site, GoEuro, has compiled its annual Beer Price Index, showing which global cities give you the most beer …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

6 Genius Tips to Keep Kids Safe When You Get Separated in Crowds

Summertime means extra time out and about—and extra risk of getting separated from your kids in crowds. These safety tips can help you reunite …

Navigating the sleep-deprived world of toddler parenthood

We are not awake at this time. Lie: We are awake at this time and an hour earlier we were awake and an hour and a half from now, we will also be awake. We try to convince ourselves otherwise. It is a very lifelike dream. In the lonely electric hum of the night, our 23-month-old daughter wrestles us …

Parenting

A Trip to Nairobi Inspired This One-of-a-Kind Company

This story appears in the July 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I majored in biology in college and thought I’d become a doctor. But I also wanted to travel. So as a way to do both, I spent years with international humanitarian organizations. The work was satisfying, but the social life was …

Africa

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful children, how to interact with their kids in this dynamic landscape of advanced technological discovery, and so on. But …

Kids

Being My Own Worst Enemy Is Going OK

If I recognize everything that could possibly be wrong with me in every situation, I won't be caught off guard if someone else sees it.<p>For a while (approximately my entire life) I've been under the impression that my self-hatred is well deserved, important, a protective safety measure. This is …

Human Rights

5 school questions that have stumped adults - Can you solve them?

Ahmed Areff, News24<p>Video<p>We are joined in studio by Jo Besford, the founder behind Green Shoots, a South African NGO that takes a modern approach to …

Mathematics

Wheels24.co.za, South Africa's best motoring news source, provides breaking automotive news on new cars, future models, spy photos, road tests, 4x4, motorsport, formula one, bikes and quads.

Staggering salaries, Sebastian Vettel's speaks on Ferrari, F1's controversial halo safety device team... here is your midweek F1 wrap.<p>Is your …

Ruin Your Google Search History With One Click Using This Website

Reddit has officially freaked out over a site that automatically directs your browser to search terms pedophiles and would-be terrorists might use.<p>Unless you've specifically told it not to, Google remembers everything you've ever searched for—a fact that's been useful for artists, Google's bottom …

Surveillance

'It's hell': mothers who leave their children

Mauzin Claude was terrified she would “pollute” her kids, ruin their childhood or cause them harm. She left her three children under six with her …

Meatless smoking

Smokers are closely associated with meat. But there is a world of meatless uses for them as well, from potatoes and eggs to water and even ice cream.</i> …

Cooking

Here's What Happens After a Massive Cocaine Bust

Civilians "better duck, first of all, because the bullets are gonna fly."<p>Earlier this month, the Colombian national police uncovered almost nine tons of cocaine, some of it hidden in a chamber below a banana plantation. The series of seizures produced more than 17,500 pounds of blow, and Colombia's …

Fact Checking

7 Science-Backed Things You Must Do to Raise Successful Kids

It's not what you try once, or what attitudes you hold. It's what you actually do, every single day.<p>"We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." It's true, whether we're talking about ourselves our children.<p>Recently, we explored how wealthy parents …

Self-improvement

I failed at attachment parenting and my kids got a lot happier

Since becoming a mother two years ago, I have been haunted by the notion of attachment parenting. Its basic tenets—breastfeeding into toddlerhood, co-sleeping, and generally staying glommed onto your child at every possible moment—initially struck me as blissful, if wildly ambitious. No mother …

Parenting

The 6 best surf cities on the planet | Adventure Sports Network

These surf cities offer the best of both worlds: the fun, excitement and work opportunities of a major metropolis combined with great waves and a …

Playing the Wit Gevaar game

Max du Preez<p>Perhaps white South Africans still have some use 22 years into our democracy: as a bogeyman, a whipping boy for populist politicians to …

Australian politician sets river on fire to protest fracking dangers

An Australian politician has captured the world's attention after setting a river on fire in an effort to highlight the dangers of fracking.<p>New South …

A Master Of Science Visualization Animates Deadly Viruses

Using the Protein Data Bank, an illustrator puts a new spin on molecular science.<p>Twenty-three-year-old Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz is one of our favorite practitioners of the art of the science visualization, but it’s been a while since we last heard from her. Her latest work was worth the …

Data Visualization

Google receives threat at HQ, police say

Authorities say there were no injuries.<p>Police "assisted" Google security at the company's corporate campus in Mountain View, California, after a threat Friday, according to a tweet from the Mountain View Police Department.<p>The police said there were no injuries.<p>Google did not immediately respond to …

Mountain View

Artist photographs toys in the fantastical scenes you imagined as a child

Now that you're an adult, chances are you don't play with toys much anymore. But why not? Is it because you don't want to, or because society will …

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

iOS Apps
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